Contemporary Readings are a monthly compilation of analytical scholarly, journalistic, and think-tank pieces focusing on Israeli domestic and foreign affairs issues. We select 20-35 readings a month, all online accessible. The monthly collection dates to January 2013. Searching a topic is easy with Control F; you obtain the list's monthly delivery at no cost by signing up on the CIE homepage.


#135 Contemporary Readings May 2024 – Including Israel-Hamas War

May 24, 2024

Assembled by Scott Abramson and Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education (May 23, 2024)

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Does the Palestinian Authority Really Want to Return to Gaza?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 21, 2024 https://jcpa.org/does-the-palestinian-authority-really-want-to-return-to-gaza/

Alan Baker, “The UN’s World of the Absurd,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 12, 2024, https://jcpa.org/the-uns-world-of-the-absurd/

Chietigj Bajpaee, “India’s Engagement with the Middle East Reflects New Delhi’s Changing Worldview,” War on the Rocks, May 22, 2024, https://warontherocks.com/2024/05/indias-engagement-with-the-middle-east-reflects-new-delhis-changing-worldview/

Michael Barak, “Egypt’s Perspective on Israel’s War against Hamas in Gaza,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 15, 2024 https://dayan.org/content/egypts-perspective-israels-war-against-hamas-gaza

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The PA’s Return to Gaza Is Impractical and Unwanted,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 21, 2024, https://jcpa.org/the-pas-return-to-gaza-is-impractical-and-unwanted/

Gabriel Epstein, “Untangling the UN’s Gaza Fatality Data,” WINEP PolicyWatch 3871, May 17, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/untangling-uns-gaza-fatality-data

Robert Freedman, “Russian Policies During the Israeli-Hamas War Since October the 7th,” 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Reports no 57, May 13, 2024, https://besacenter.org/russian-policies-during-the-israeli-hamas-war/

Chuck Freilich and Eldad Shavit, “A US-Israeli Defense Treaty: The Time Has Come,” Institute for National Security Studies, Memorandum 234, May 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/defense-treaty/

Hanin Ghaddar, “How Israel’s Rafah Campaign Might Shape Hezbollah’s Operations,” WINEP PolicyWatch 3870, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-israels-rafah-campaign-might-shape-hezbollahs-operations

Eado Hecht, “The Gaza Terror Offensive: 15 April – 13 May 2024,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 15, 2024, https://besacenter.org/the-gaza-terror-offensive-october-7-8-2023/

Joshua Krasna, “The Struggle for Stability: Arab Reactions to the Hamas-Israel War,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 15, 2024, https://dayan.org/content/introduction-struggle-stability-arab-reactions-hamas-israel-war

Matthew Levitt, “What Hamas Wants in Postwar Gaza: The Power to Fight Without the Burden of Governing,” Foreign Affairs, May 10, 2024 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/what-hamas-wants-postwar-gaza-power-fight-without-burden-governing

Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, “Criticism of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Objections to the War with Israel,” May 15, 2024,  https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/criticism-of-hezbollah-in-lebanon-and-objections-to-the-war-with-israel/

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, “The Palestinian Perspective on the IDF Operation in Rafah,” May 10, 2024, https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/the-palestinian-perspective-on-the-idf-operation-in-rafah/

Maurice Hirsch, “Deflating the Threat Posed by the International Criminal Court (ICC),” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 8, 2024, https://jcpa.org/article/deflating-the-threat-posed-by-the-international-criminal-court-icc/

Ephraim Lavie, Meir Elran, and Tomer Fadlon, “Between Restraint and Protest: Arab Society in Israel After Seven Months of War,” INSS Insight, Institute for National Security Studies, no. 1854, May 19, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-society-7-months/

Gallia Lindenstrauss and Remi Daniel, “Turkish–Israeli Relations at a Dangerous Turning Point,” INSS Insight, Institute for National Security Studies, no. 1853, May 19, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/turkey-israel-low/

Orna Mizrahi and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Likelihood of the Conflict Between Israel and Hezbollah,”  INSS Insight, Institute for National Security Studies, no. 1850, May 2, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hezbollah-israel-war-chance/

Amir Oren, “Gaza-lighting: How Israel’s Weakest Foe Became its Worst Enemy,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, May 2024, https://jstribune.com/oren-gaza-lighting/

Dennis Ross, “Israel Needs a New Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, March 13, 2024 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-needs-new-strategy

Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, “Why Israel Should Declare a Unilateral Cease-Fire in Gaza,” Foreign Affairs, May 1, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-israel-should-declare-unilateral-cease-fire-gaza

Harold Rhode, “The Attack on Iran’s IRGC Leaders in Damascus and the Iranian Attack on Israel: An Iranian View,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 12, 2024  https://jcpa.org/the-attack-on-irans-irgc-leaders-in-damascus-and-the-iranian-attack-on-israel-an-iranian-view/

Shay Shabtai, “The ‘Seven Sins’ of Intelligence: A Basis for Discussion,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Center Perspectives Paper no. 2,273, May 12, 2024 https://besacenter.org/the-seven-sins-of-intelligence-a-basis-for-discussion/

Boaz Shapira, “Hezbollah – Equipping Itself with Iranian Sayyad 2 Surface-to-Air Missiles,” Alma Research and Education Center, May 20, 2024 https://israel-alma.org/2024/05/20/hezbollah-equipping-itself-with-iranian-sayyad-2-surface-to-air-missiles/

David Schenker, “An Israel-Lebanon Agreement May Not Be Worth the Costs,” WINEP PolicyWatch 3868, May 14, 2024 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-lebanon-agreement-may-not-be-worth-costs

Dana Stroul, “The Dangers of an Ungovernable Gaza,” Foreign Affairs, May 20, 2024 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/dangers-ungovernable-gaza

Steven Windmueller, “In the Wake of October 7: Reflections on the American Jewish Community,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 20, 2024 https://jcpa.org/in-the-wake-of-october-7-reflections-on-the-american-jewish-community/

Ofir Winter, “The Iranian Attack: An Opportunity to Repair Israel-Jordan Relations,” INSS Insight, Institute for National Security Studies, no. 1851, May 6, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/jordan-israel-2024/

Dov S. Zakheim, “Turkey and Israel Ties at Low Ebb, But Could Recover,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, May 2024, https://jstribune.com/zakheium-turkey-and-israel-ties-at-low-ebb/


#134 Contemporary Readings April 2024 – Including Israel-Hamas War

April 30, 2024

Assembled by Scott Abramson and Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education

CIE Webinar, “Women Respond to the War With Hamas,” Ken Stein, Yocheved Kim Ruttenberg, Pnina Sharvit Baruch, and Julia Elad-Strenger, April 17, 2024 (audio/visual)https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-women-respond-to-the-war-with-hamas/

CIE Webinar, “Europe-Israel Relations Under Pressure,” Ken Stein, Joan Ryan, Colin Shindler, and Raouf Leeraar, April 10, 2024, (audio/visual) https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-europe-israel-relations-under-pressure/

CIE Webinar, “A General Assesses the Hamas War: Rafah’s Value, Gaza’s Future, and Effects on U.S. and Saudi Relations,” Ken Stein and Amir Avivi, April 3, 2024, (audio.visual) https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-a-general-assesses-the-hamas-war-rafahs-value-gazas-future-and-effects-on-u-s-and-saudi-relations/

Scott Abramson, “Gen Z, Infected with Antisemitism, Is Spreading the Very Disease It’s Committed to Eradicating—Racism,” (originally published in Newsweek, April 8, 2024) https://israeled.org/scott-abramson-gen-z-infected-with-antisemitism-is-spreading-the-very-disease-its-committed-to-eradicating-racism/

Scott Abramson, “Antisemitism,” Center for Israel Education, April 18, 2024,  https://israeled.org/themes/antisemitism/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Is the Palestinian Authority Trying to Return to Gaza?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 21, 2024, https://jcpa.org/is-the-palestinian-authority-trying-to-return-to-gaza/

Yaakov Amidror, “Iran’s ‘Ring of Fire,’” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 8, 2024, https://jiss.org.il/en/amidror-irans-ring-of-fire/

Ben-Dror Yemini, “Hamas Loses War in Gaza But Wins It in US, West,” Ynet, April 24, 2024, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkascqlb0

Yoni Ben Menachem, “How the Failed Iranian Attack Benefitted Israel,”  Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 18, 2024, https://jcpa.org/how-the-failed-iranian-attack-benefitted-israel/

Ruthie Blum, “Shai Davidai’s War on Campus Antisemitism,” Jewish News Syndicate, April 26, 2024, https://www.jns.org/shai-davidais-war-on-campus-antisemitism/

Ahmed Charai, “Iran’s Attack Requires a Broad Response,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune April 2024, https://jstribune.com/charai-irans-attack-requires-a-broad-response/

Julia Christ, “Anti-Zionism: a Realistic Option?” K., April 26, 2024,  https://k-larevue.com/en/antizionism-option/?utm_campaign=K.%20La%20Revue%20%23161EN&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Mailjet

=Daniel Edelson, “Gaza Journalist Who Captured October 7 Horrors Makes Time’s 2024 Most Influential,” YNet, April 18, 2024, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bya11uvaga

Alan Eyre, “Iran and the ‘Ship of Theseus’ Paradox,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, April 2024, https://jstribune.com/eyre-iran-and-the-ship-of-theseus-paradox/

Freddy Etyan, “Recognition of a Palestinian State Will Be a Victory for Iran and a Reward for Islamist Terrorism,” April 8, 2024, https://jcpa.org/recognition-of-a-palestinian-state-will-be-a-victory-for-iran-and-a-reward-for-islamist-terrorism/

Douglas J. Feith & Lewis Libby, “Humanitarians Should Want Hamas’s Human-Sacrifice Strategy to Fail,” Hudson Institute, April 19, 2024, https://www.hudson.org/terrorism/humanitarians-should-want-hamas-human-sacrifice-strategy-fail-douglas-feith-lewis-libby

Macha Fogel, “What Is the Yiddish Orthodox Press Saying about October 7 and the War in Gaza?” K. April 4, 2024, https://k-larevue.com/en/what-is-the-yiddish-orthodox-press-saying-about-october-7-and-the-war-in-gaza/

James Foggo, “The Day After Tomorrow: Dark Clouds Loom over the Middle East,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, April 2024 https://jstribune.com/foggo-dark-clouds-loom-over-the-middle-east/

Jonathan Ghariani, “Comparing Israeli-Turkish Relations: The 1990s Versus Post-October 7,” Turkeyscope, April 11, 2024 https://dayan.org/content/comparing-israeli-turkish-relations-1990s-versus-post-october-7

Gidi Harari and Sarit Zahavi, “Opinion: A Turning Point for Israel and the Middle East,” Alma Research, April 16, 2024, https://israel-alma.org/2024/04/16/opinion-a-turning-point-for-israel-and-the-middle-east/

Olli Heinonen, “Detecting and Blocking Iran’s Nuclear Breakout,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, April 2024, https://jstribune.com/heinonen-detecting-and-blocking-irans-nuclear-breakout/

Tamar Hermann, Lior Yohanani, and Yaron Kaplan, “Israelis Say the Time Has Come for Those Responsible for October 7 to Step Down,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 21, 2024  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/53666

“Iranian Disabled Man Gets Four Years in Prison for ‘Supporting Israel,’” IranWire, April 26, 2024,  https://iranwire.com/en/news/128166-iranian-disabled-man-gets-four-years-in-prison-for-supporting-israel/

“ISIS Calls for Attacking Christians and Jews Everywhere,” The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, April 1, 2024,  https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/isis-calls-for-attacking-christians-and-jews-everywhere/

Meir Finkel, “Preventive War: Its Disappearance from Israel’s Security Toolbox and the Need for Its Return,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,270, April 21, 2024, https://besacenter.org/preventive-war-its-disappearance-from-israels-security-toolbox-and-the-need-for-its-return/

John Hannah, “US, Israeli, Arab Coordination in Mideast Against Iran Comes to Fruition,” Defense News, April 18, 2024,  https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/2024/04/18/us-israeli-arab-coordination-in-mideast-against-iran-comes-to-fruition/

Michael Harari, “Urgently Needed: Agreed Principles for Initiating a Political Process,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,273, April 4, 2024, https://besacenter.org/urgently-needed-an-agreed-principles-for-initiating-a-political-process/

James Jeffrey, “Israel’s Next Steps: Build on Victory,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, April 2024, https://jstribune.com/jeffrey-israels-next-steps-build-on-victory/

Eliana Jordan, “Israel Prepares to Evacuate One Million Palestinians from Rafah Ahead of Invasion,” The Jewish Chronicle, April 24, 2024, https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/israel-prepares-to-evacuate-one-million-palestinians-from-rafah-ahead-of-invasion-x35q0iwk

David Litman, “CNN Article Errs and Misleads on Gaza Humanitarian Aid,” CAMERA, April 18, 2024, https://www.camera.org/article/cnn-article-errs-and-misleads-on-gaza-humanitarian-aid/

Tricia Miller, “Tucker Carlson’s Assault on American Christian Support for Israel,” CAMERA, April 11, 2024, https://www.camera.org/article/tucker-carlsons-assault-on-american-christian-support-for-israel/

Jacob Olidort, “Israel’s Response to Iran’s Attack Requires U.S. Follow-Through,” Real Clear Defense, April 20, 2024, https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2024/04/20/israels_response_to_irans_attack_requires_us_follow-through_1026382.html

Michael Oren, “A Page from the 1968 Playbook?” Clarity, April 28, 2024, https://claritywithmichaeloren.substack.com/p/a-page-from-the-1968-playbook?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

Simon Plosker, “Israel at War: The Media Battlefield–Briefing #27,” Honest Reporting, April 25, 2024, https://honestreporting.com/israel-at-war-the-media-battlefield-briefing-27/

Dana Polak Kanarik & Tal Beeri, “Six Months Into The War in The Northern Arena – A Summary of Key Insights and Trends,” Alma Research, April 7, 2024 https://israel-alma.org/2024/04/07/six-months-into-the-war-in-the-northern-arena-a-summary-of-key-insights-and-trends/

Neomi Neumann, Devorah Margolin, “The Palestinian Arena in the Shadow of the Iran-Israel Crisis,” WINEP PolicyWatch 3861, Apr 25, 2024 https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/palestinian-arena-shadow-iran-israel-crisis

David Schenker, “Will Israel temper its war on Iran’s regional proxies?” Al Majalla, April 24, 2024, https://en.majalla.com/node/315431/politics/will-israel-temper-its-war-irans-regional-proxies

Ilya Shapiro, “Abolish Anti-Semitic Student Groups, April 24, 2024, City Journal https://www.city-journal.org/article/abolish-anti-semitic-student-groups

George N. Tzogopoulos, “The EU Engagement in the Red Sea, BESA Center Perspectives 

Paper no. 2275, April 10, 2024, https://besacenter.org/52796/

Mike Watson, “The International Trade Commission Is Hobbling Israel. City Journal, April 3, 2024, https://www.city-journal.org/article/the-international-trade-commission-is-hobbling-israel


#133 Contemporary Readings March 2024

March 30, 2024

Including Israel-Hamas War

Assembled by Scott Abramson and Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education

Tal Beeri, “Is Israel Responsible for Lebanon’s Economic Situation?” Alma Research and Education Center, March 13, 2024,  https://israel-alma.org/2024/03/13/is-israel-responsible-for-lebanons-economic-situation/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Assessing Hamas’ Failures,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 14, 2024, https://jcpa.org/assessing-hamas-failures/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Parallels Between Yahya Sinwar and Yasser Arafat,” March 14, 2024, https://jcpa.org/the-parallels-between-yahya-sinwar-and-yasser-arafat/

Yigal Carmon, “Port Of Hope In Gaza: The Beginning Of The End Of The War,” Memri, March 11, 2014, https://www.memri.org/reports/port-hope-gaza-beginning-end-war

Ari Cicurel and Jacob Olidort, “U.S. Abstention at the UN Undermined Support for Israel—And Stated U.S. Policy,” JINSA, March 26, 2024, https://jinsa.org/jinsa_report/us-abstention-at-the-un-undermined-support-for-israel-and-stated-us-policy/

Dan Diker, Zvi Yehezkeli, “Gaza’s Understanding of U.S. Humanitarian Aid: A ‘Free Lunch,’” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 20, 2024, https://jcpa.org/gazas-understanding-of-u-s-humanitarian-aid-a-free-lunch/

Gabriel Epstein, “Gaza Fatality Data Has Become Completely Unreliable,” WINEP Policy Analysis, March 26, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/gaza-fatality-data-has-become-completely-unreliable

“Five Months of Hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon Border,” The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, March 17, 2024, https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/five-months-of-hostilities-on-the-israel-lebanon-border/

Hillel Frisch, “Biden’s Veto on Israeli Victory Is a Threat to Western Security and the Arab States,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, March 07, 2024,

https://jiss.org.il/en/frisch-bidens-veto-on-israeli-victory/

Hillel Frisch, “Cement Is One of the Reasons Why Hamas Must Be Defeated,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, March 26, 2024, 

https://jiss.org.il/en/frisch-cement-is-one-of-the-reasons-why-hamas-must-be-defeated/

Leila Gilbert, “Is the White House Playing Political Games with Israel’s Soldiers and Hostages?” Hudson Institute, March 22, 2024, https://www.hudson.org/terrorism/white-house-playing-political-games-israels-soldiers-hostages-lela-gilbert

John Hannah and Michael Makovsky, “Joe Biden’s Plan for a Palestinian State Will Harm America and Israel,” The National Interest, March 6, 2024, https://jinsa.org/joe-bidens-plan-for-a-palestinian-state-will-harm-america-and-israel/

Michael Harari and Elai Rettig, “How Energy Considerations Affect Hezbollah’s Involvement in the War in Gaza,” BESA Geo-Energy Insights No. 1, March 5, 2024, https://besacenter.org/how-energy-considerations-affect-hezbollahs-involvement-in-the-war-in-gaza/

Simon Henderson, “Israeli Gas Field Near Lebanon Starts Production,” WINEP Policy Analysis, March 4, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-gas-field-near-lebanon-starts-production

Maurice Hirsch, “The PA Tries to Fool the World,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 3, 2024, https://jcpa.org/the-pa-tries-to-fool-the-world/

Enia Krivine, “The two-state solution is a dangerous pipedream- Israel’s adversaries want all the land “from the river to the sea,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, March 10, 2024, https://www.fdd.org/analysis/op_eds/2024/03/10/the-two-state-solution-is-a-dangerous-pipedream/

“Is The Lebanese Army Capable of Enforcing a New Political Outline in Southern Lebanon and Being a Counterweight to Hezbollah?” Alma Research and Education Center, March 4, 2024, https://israel-alma.org/2024/03/04/is-the-lebanese-army-capable-of-enforcing-a-new-political-outline-in-southern-lebanon-and-being-a-counterweight-to-hezbollah/

Eran Lerman, “Debunking the Myth of the Muqawwamah (“Resistance”): The Strategic Significance of the Surrender of Hamas Terrorists,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, March 26, 2024, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-debunking-the-myth-of-the-muqawwamah/

David Levy, “Port of No Return: The US Plan for Aid Relief in Gaza,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No.2,269, March 20, 2024, https://besacenter.org/port-of-no-return-the-us-plan-for-aid-relief-in-gaza/

Lewis Libby, “The Day After: A Plan for Gaza,” Hudson Institute, March 7, 2024,

https://www.hudson.org/international-organizations/day-after-plan-gaza-lewis-libby

James Lindsay, “Options for UNRWA: From Systemic Reform to Dissolution,” WINEP Policy Notes 146, March 21, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/options-unrwa-systemic-reform-dissolution

Michael Makovsky, Don Davis, and August Pfluger, “Conditioning U.S. Aid to Israel Would Be a Mistake,” Washington Examiner, March 27, 2024, https://jinsa.org/conditioning-us-aid-to-israel-would-be-a-mistake/

Dennis Ross, “Israel Needs a New Strategy,” WINEP, March 13, 2024,

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-needs-new-strategy

Jonathan Ruhe, “The Biden Administration Has an Opportunity to Rein In Iran,” The Dispatch (JINSA), March 27, 2024, https://jinsa.org/the-biden-administration-has-an-opportunity-to-rein-in-iran/

Jonathan Rynhold and Toby Greene, “Beyond Humanitarian Aid: A Plan for Gazan Civilians Is a Strategic Necessity for Israel,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,271, March 26, 2024, https://besacenter.org/beyond-humanitarian-aid-a-plan-for-gazan-civilians-is-a-strategic-necessity-for-israel/

Robert Satloff, “There No Such Thing as a ‘Ramadan Truce,’” The Hill, March 12, 2024, https://thehill.com/opinion/international/4524779-theres-no-such-thing-as-a-ramadan-truce/

Shay Shabtai, “What Would ‘Total Victory’ Mean in Gaza?” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,267, March 27, 2024, https://besacenter.org/what-would-total-victory-mean-in-gaza/

Jeremy Sharon, “In ‘Historic’ Step, High Court Orders Halt to Yeshiva Funds for Students Eligible for Draft,” Times of Israel, March 28, 2024, https://rb.gy/wlvoe7

Eldad Shavit and Chuck Freilich, “US—Israel Relations Amid Growing Disagreement Over a Military Operation in Rafah,” INSS Insight No. 1839, March 25, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-usa-rafah/

Eldad Shavit, Pnina Sharvit Baruch, Tammy Caner, Chuck Freilich, “The Implications of the UN Security Council’s Decision, the US Veto, and Israel’s Response,” INSS, March 27, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/israel-usa/

Boaz Shapira, “Israel Sends a Message to Iran,” Alma Research and Education Center, March 27, 2024, https://israel-alma.org/2024/03/27/israel-sends-a-message-to-iran/

John Spencer, “Israel Has Created a New Standard for Urban Warfare. Why Will No One Admit It?” Newsweek, March 25, 2024, https://www.newsweek.com/israel-has-created-new-standard-urban-warfare-why-will-no-one-admit-it-opinion-1883286

Manuel Valls, “Israel On the Front Lines,” Tablet, March 27, 2024, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/israel-on-front-lines-manuel-valls

Abraham Wyner, “How the Gaza Ministry of Health Fakes Casualty Numbers,” Tablet, March 6, 2024, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-gaza-health-ministry-fakes-casualty-numbers


#132 Contemporary Readings February 2024 – Including Israel-Hamas War

March 4, 2024

Assembled by Scott Abramson and Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education

Hussain Abdul-Hussain, “Is Gaza Really the Biggest Case of Arab Suffering?” Algemeiner, February 28, 2024, https://www.algemeiner.com/2024/02/28/is-gaza-really-the-biggest-case-of-arab-suffering/

Hezki Baruch, “Netanyahu Presents: The Plan for ‘The Day after Hamas,’” Arutz Sheva, February 23, 2024, https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/385675

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Why the Palestinian Authority Opposes Marwan Barghouti’s Potential Prison Release,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 25, 2024, https://jcpa.org/why-the-palestinian-authority-opposes-marwan-barghoutis-potential-prison-release/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Saudi Arabia Aligns with the PA, Sets Preconditions for Normalization with Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 21, 2024, https://jcpa.org/saudi-arabia-aligns-with-the-pa-sets-preconditions-for-normalization-with-israel/

Louis René Beres, “The Deeper Causes of Anti-Israel Terror,” The Algemeiner, February 24, 2024, https://www.algemeiner.com/2024/02/28/the-true-motivation-of-terror-hamas-terrorists-dont-want-a-state/

Soner Cagaptay, “How Turkey Moved East,” Washington Institute for Near Eastern Affairs, February 19, 2024, “https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-turkey-moved-east

Michael Doran, Can Kasapoğlu, and Jonathan Schachter, “Three Things about the Israel-Hamas War,” Hudson Institute, February 13, 2024, https://www.hudson.org/foreign-policy/three-things-about-israel-hamas-war-february-13-2024-michael-doran-can-kasapoglu-jonathan-schachter

Dean Shmuel Elmas, “Rafah: Striking at the Heart of Hamas Operations,” Globes, February 15, 2024, 

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-rafah-striking-at-the-heart-of-hamas-operations-1001471315

Jacob Gurvis, “Jewish Teens Are Looking at a New Factor in Their College Search: Antisemitism,” The Forward, February 16, 2024, https://forward.com/news/583833/jewish-teens-college-antisemitism/

Jack Elbaum, “‘Enough is Enough’: Petition to Replace UNRWA Gets More Than 130,000 Signatures,” Algemeiner, February 28, 2024,

https://www.algemeiner.com/2024/02/28/enough-is-enough-petition-to-replace-unrwa-gets-more-than-130000-signatures/

Josh Feldman, “Why Is the World Not Helping Gazans Flee a War Zone?” The Forward, February 20, 2024 https://forward.com/opinion/584142/gaza-refugee-evacuation-palestinian/

Douglas Feith, “Who Should Run Gaza After the War?” The Free Press, February 23, 2024, https://www.thefp.com/p/who-should-run-gaza-after-the-war-douglas-feith

Noah Feldman, “The New Antisemitism,” Time Magazine, February 27, 2024, https://time.com/6763293/antisemitism/

Niall Ferguson, “Ukraine Needs Total Western Support — and So Does Israel,” Bloomberg News, February 25, 2024, https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-02-25/ukraine-needs-total-western-support-and-so-does-israel

Jesse Ferris, “What Happens When Israel Runs Out of Ammo?” Israel Democracy Institute, February 27, 2024, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/53132

Tal Fortgang, “The ‘Occupation’ Dodge,” City Journal, February 27, 2024, https://www.city-journal.org/article/the-occupation-dodge

Meir Finkel, “The Occupation of Territory in War: A Diplomatic and Strategic Achievement for Israel,” BESA, February 14, 2024, https://besacenter.org/the-occupation-of-territory-in-war-a-diplomatic-and-strategic-achievement-for-israel/

Azar Gat, “Achieving the Aims of the War in Gaza,” INSS, February 26, 2024, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/gaza-war-targets/

Yoav Gelber, “Israel’s Revised National Security Doctrine Must Include Border Defense,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, February 2024, https://jstribune.com/gelber-israels-revised-national-security-doctrine-must-include-border-defense/

Hanin Ghaddar, “Reinforcing U.S. Diplomacy to Stop a Hezbollah-Israel War,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 8, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/reinforcing-us-diplomacy-stop-hezbollah-israel-war

Hesham al-Ghannam, “Arab Normalisation With Israel Loses Appeal Amid Gaza Horrors,” al-Majalla,https://en.majalla.com/node/311471/politics/arab-normalisation-israel-loses-appeal-amid-gaza-horrors

Alexander Grinberg, “Tehran’s Armenian Weapons Supply Route,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 20, 2024 https://jiss.org.il/en/grinberg-tehrans-armenian-weapons-supply-route/

“Hamas Governance in the Gaza Strip: Activity, Institutions, Administration and Public,” The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, February 20, 2024, https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/hamas-governance-in-the-gaza-strip-activity-institutions-administration-and-public/

Tariq Al-Homayed, “Hamas Has Become ‘Hamases,’” al-Sharq al-Aswat, February 28, 2024, https://english.aawsat.com/opinion/4882306-hamas-has-become-%E2%80%9Chamases%E2%80%9D

Efraim Inbar, “The Myopia of Containment,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 06, 2024, https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-bacharach-the-myopia-of-containment/

Ariel Kahana, “‘Not Coincidental’: Drastic Drop in Aid That Goes Through UNRWA,” IsraelHaYom, February 26, 2024, https://www.israelhayom.com/2024/02/26/not-coincidental-drastic-drop-in-israeli-aid-that-goes-through-unrwa/

Liam Karr, “Hamas and Iran in Nigeria; Turkey Capitalizes on Horn of Africa Tensions,” Institute for the Study of War, February 23, 2024. https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/hamas-and-iran-nigeria-turkey-capitalizes-horn-africa-tensions

Ayelet Kroizer, “From the Ulpana to the Army: More Young Religious Women are Joining the IDF Since the Outbreak of War,” Shomrim, February 12, 2024, https://www.shomrim.news/eng/from-the-ulpana-to-the-army

Eli Lake, “Could October 7 Bring Down the Squad?” The Free Press, February 20, 2024, https://www.thefp.com/p/could-october-7-bring-down-the-squad

Yaakov Lappin, “How Is the Gaza Buffer Zone Going to Work?” Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 2024, https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/how-is-the-gaza-buffer-zone-going-to-work-lny81v8q

Yaakov Lappin, “At Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, IDF Achieves War Goals With Precision,” Jewish News Syndicate, February 25, 2024, https://www.jns.org/at-nasser-hospital-in-khan-yunis-idf-achieves-war-goals-with-precision/

Tovah Lazaroff, “IDF Presents Rafah Military Operation and Evacuation Plan to War Cabinet,” Jerusalem Post, February 25, 2024, https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-788771

Mark Lavie, “Who’s Afraid of a Palestinian State?” Media Line, February 22, 2024,  https://themedialine.org/news/opinion/whos-afraid-of-a-palestinian-state/

David Levy and Elai Rettig, “‘Confused Seas’: The Current State of Maritime Affairs,” BESA, February 6, 2024, https://besacenter.org/confused-seas-the-current-state-of-maritime-affairs/

David Makovsky, “Without Enforcement, Talk of Two States Is Hollow,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 16, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/without-enforcement-talk-two-states-hollow

Benny Morris, “The NYT Misrepresents the History of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict,” Quillette, February 27, 2024, https://quillette.com/2024/02/27/the-nyt-misrepresents-the-history-of-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

Neomi Neumann, “Sinwar, Mashal, and Israel’s Dilemma for the ‘Day After,’” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 9, 2024,  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/sinwar-mashal-and-israels-dilemma-day-after

Jacques Neriah, “Hizbullah Claims Seven Villages in Northern Galilee Are Part of Lebanon,”  Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 21, 2024,  https://jcpa.org/hizbullah-claims-seven-villages-in-northern-galilee-are-part-of-lebanon/

Gianluca Pacchiani, “No Longer Afraid of Sparking War, Israel Takes Gloves Off Against IRGC in Syria,” Times of Israel, February 27, 2024, https://www.timesofisrael.com/no-longer-afraid-of-sparking-war-israel-takes-gloves-off-against-irgc-in-syria/

Anshel Pfeffer, “Did Israeli Intelligence Fail to Spot an Obvious Mobile Phone Signal About the October 7 Invasion?” Jewish Chronicle, February 27, 2024, https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/analysis/did-israeli-intelligence-fail-to-spot-an-obvious-mobile-phone-signal-about-the-october-7-invasion-m25s4bsc

Daniel Pipes, “The Rapid Return of Israel’s Disastrous Policy,” Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2024, https://www.meforum.org/65275/the-rapid-return-of-israel-disastrous-policy

Yair Ramati, Yaakov Lappin, and Tal Beeri, “The Iranian Precision Weapon Vision Expands to Hezbollah’s Short-Range Rockets,” Alma Research and Education Center, https://israel-alma.org/2024/02/18/the-iranian-precision-weapon-vision-expands-to-hezbollahs-short-range-rockets/

Robert Satloff, “From War to Peace in the Middle East? Observations from a Regional Tour,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 23, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/war-peace-middle-east-observations-regional-tour

David Schenker, “Leaving Iraq May Be Washington’s Wisest Choice,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 26, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/leaving-iraq-may-be-washingtons-wisest-choice

David Schenker, “Mideast Failure Leads Biden Back to Trump Policies,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 14, 2024, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/mideast-failure-leads-biden-back-trump-policies

Barak Seener, ““Unfreezing the Abraham Accords: A New Transatlantic Strategy for Greater Peace, Stability and Integration in the Middle East,” Henry Jackson Society, 2024, https://henryjacksonsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Unfreezing-the-Abraham-Accords-by-Barak-Seener.pdf

Avraham Shalev, “The Legality of the Israeli Buffer Zone in Gaza,” Kohelet Policy Forum, February 20, 2024, https://en.kohelet.org.il/publication/the-legality-of-the-israeli-buffer-zone-in-the-gaza-strip

Chen Shalita, “The Physicians of October 7: ‘’One Day, We’ll All Break Down. Now is Not the Time’” Shomrim, February 1, 2024 https://www.shomrim.news/eng/the-physicians-of-october-7

Gabi Siboni, “Israel Must Go Ahead with an Operation in Rafah,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 22, 2024, https://jiss.org.il/en/siboni-israel-must-go-ahead-with-an-operation-in-rafah/

Asya Sigelman, “Academia’s Double Standard on Rape,” City Journal, February 6, 2024, https://www.city-journal.org/article/academias-double-standard-on-rape

Brian Stewart, “Broken Covenant,” Quillette, February 27, 2024, https://quillette.com/2024/02/28/broken-covenant/

Ksenia Svetlova, “The Danger of Failed States Surrounding Israel,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, February 2024, https://jstribune.com/svetlova-the-danger-of-failed-states-surrounding-israel/

U.N. Watch, “Report: UN Silent on Displaced Israelis,” February 19, 2024, https://unwatch.org/report-un-silent-on-israeli-idps/

Michael Young, “Hezbollah’s Unity Strategy Is Posing Problems for the Party,” The National News, February 27, 2024, https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/comment/2024/02/28/a-certain-unity-strategy-of-hezbollah-is-posing-problems-for-the-party/

Yoav Zitun, Lior Ben Ari, Israel Moskowitz, Yair Kraus, “Israel Strikes Deep Inside Lebanon for First Time Since Start of War,” Ynet, February 26, 2024, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1eke11cnp#autoplay

Yoav Zitun, “Hamas Elite Commander Surrenders in Tunnel: ‘We Decided Not to Fight and Waited for the IDF,’” Ynet, February 08, 2024, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r133pvgjt


#131 Contemporary Readings January 2024 – Including Israel-Hamas War

February 1, 2024

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Is Hamas Waging a Smear Campaign against Egypt?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 21, 2024. https://jcpa.org/is-hamas-waging-a-smear-campaign-against-egypt/

Lior Ben-Ari, “Abraham Accords Hold Steady amid Gaza War Turmoil,” Ynet, January 9, 2024. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bja2d9q006?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=internal

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Egypt Fears the Strengthening of the “Muslim Brotherhood” Movement,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 28, 2024. https://jcpa.org/egypt-fears-the-strengthening-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-movement/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Yahya Sinwar’s Exorbitant Demands,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 21, 2024. https://jcpa.org/yahya-sinwars-exorbitant-demands/

Patrick Clawson, “Tehran Makes Gains, But Concerns Persist About Regime Vulnerability,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 30, 2024.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/tehran-makes-gains-concerns-persist-about-regime-vulnerability

Amichai Cohen, “Explainer: South Africa’s Case Against Israel at the International Court of Justice,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 10, 2024. https://en.idi.org.il/experts/1491

Raphael S. Cohen, “Netanyahu May Be Standing in the Way of a Two-State Solution. But He’s Far From Alone,” The Rand Corporation, January 22, 2024. https://www.rand.org/pubs/commentary/2024/01/netanyahu-may-be-standing-in-the-way-of-a-two-state-solution.html

Stephane Cohen, Orna Mizrahi, “The Political Vacuum in Lebanon and the Fighting in the North,” Institute for National Security Studies, January 28, 2024. https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/the-political-vacuum-in-lebanon-and-the-fighting-in-the-north/

Geoffrey S. Corn, “‘Rules of War’ are Complicated, not only in Gaza,” Jewish Institute for National Security of America, January 9, 2024. https://jinsa.org/rule-of-war-complicated-corn-jan9/

Ari Cicurel, “Strikes Against the Houthis Should Not Be a One-Off,” Jewish Institute for National Security of America, January 12, 2024. https://jinsa.org/jinsa_report/strikes-against-the-houthis-should-not-be-a-one-off/

Deborah Danan, “Oct. 7 Was Worse Than a Terror Attack. It Was a Pogrom,” Tablet, January 24, 2024. https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/hamas-palestinians-pogrom-israel

Udi Dekel, “To Meet the War’s Objectives, Controlling Northern Gaza is Essential,”  Institute for National Security Studies, January 25, 2024. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/north-gaza/

“Documents Brought Back From the Gaza Strip Indicate That Hamas Premeditated Its Atrocities Against Israelis and to Kidnap and Maltreat Them,” Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, January 20, 2024. https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/documents-brought-back-from-the-gaza-strip-indicate-that-hamas-premeditated-its-atrocities-against-israelis-and-to-kidnap-and-maltreat-them/

Michael Doran, Can Kasapoğlu & Jonathan Schachter, “Three Things about the Israel-Hamas War,” Hudson Institute, January 25, 2024. https://www.hudson.org/defense-strategy/three-things-about-israel-hamas-war-michael-doran-can-kasapoglu-jonathan-schachter-january-25-2024

Gabriel Epstein, “How Hamas Manipulates Gaza Fatality Numbers,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 25, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-hamas-manipulates-gaza-fatality-numbers-examining-male-undercount-and-other#:~:text=In%20this%20Policy%20Note%2C%20Gabriel,of%20men%20and%20militants%20killed.

Emanuel Fabian, “IDF Says It Has Killed More Than 9,000 Hamas Operatives in Gaza Since Start of War,” Times of Israel, January 14, 2024. https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/idf-says-it-has-killed-more-than-9000-hamas-operatives-in-gaza-since-start-of-war/

Seth J. Frantzman, “Comparing Gaza with Mosul,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2024. https://jstribune.com/frantzman-comparing-gaza-with-mosul/

Matti Friedman, “What If the Real War in Israel Hasn’t Even Started?” The Free Press, January 28, 2024. https://www.thefp.com/p/matti-friedman-israel-hezbollah-war

Nimrod Goren, Michael Harari, “What Does Israel Want to See Come Out of US Mediation Efforts on Israel-Lebanon?” The Middle East Institute, January 26, 2024. https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-does-israel-want-see-come-out-us-mediation-efforts-israel-lebanon

Efraim Inbar, “What Can We Learn So Far From the War on Hamas?” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 24, 2024. https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-what-can-we-learn-so-far-from-the-war-on-hamas/

Avi Issacharoff, “With Our Boots on Hamas’ Neck, We Can’t Quit Now,” Ynet, January 25, 2024. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bj00zo515t#autoplay

“Military Admin Then Int’l Coalition Floated as ‘Day After Hamas’ Plan, Jewish News Syndicate, January 31, 2024. https://www.jns.org/military-admin-then-intl-coalition-floated-as-day-after-plan/

Ariel Kahana, “Make UNRWA Go Away,” Jewish News Syndicate, January 31, 2024.  https://www.jns.org/make-unrwa-go-away/

Charlotte Kleberg, “The Search for a High Seas Solution,” The Rand Corporation, January 17, 2024. https://www.rand.org/pubs/commentary/2024/01/the-search-for-a-high-seas-solution.html

Yaakov Lappin, “Hezbollah’s Attack On IAF Base Was A Wake-up Call,” Jewish News Syndicate, January 9, 2024. https://www.jns.org/hezbollahs-attack-on-iaf-base-was-a-wake-up-call/

Eran Lerman, “Even Before the Guns Fall Silent: Israel’s Political Debates Reawaken,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2024. https://jstribune.com/lerman-israels-political-debates-reawaken/

Matthew Levitt, “How to Keep Hamas From Bouncing Back,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 9, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-keep-hamas-bouncing-back

Matthew Levitt, “For All That Changed, Hamas Is Still Hamas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 22, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/all-changed-hamas-still-hamas

David Makovsky, “Domestic Disagreements Limit Netanyahu’s Options with Washington,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 19, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/domestic-disagreements-limit-netanyahus-options-washington

Hillel C. Neuer, “The UN’s Terrorism Teachers,”  The Free Press, January 28, 2024. https://www.thefp.com/p/the-united-nations-terrorism-teachers

Assaf Orion, “The Red-Hot Blue Line,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 11, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/red-hot-blue-line

Gianluca Pacciani, “Hamas Bigwig Rejects 2-State Solution, Says Oct. 7 ‘Revived Dream to Free Palestine,” Times of Israel, January 23, 2024. https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-bigwig-rejects-2-state-solution-says-oct-7-revived-dream-to-free-palestine/

Daniel Pipes, “Making Sense of the Hamas-Israel War,” Middle East Forum Webinar, January 15, 2024. https://www.meforum.org/65469/daniel-pipes-making-sense-of-the-hamas-israel-war

Yohanan Plesner, “Can a Unified Israel Rise From the Ashes of the Hamas War?” Israel Democracy Institute, January 7, 2024. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/52282

Jane Prinsley, “Hamas Booby-Trapped Dead Bodies with Explosives Say Israeli First Responders,” The Jewish Chronicle, January 31, 2024. https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/hamas-booby-trapped-dead-bodies-with-explosives-say-israeli-first-responders-lsxjecx8

David Rose, “Iran s at the Heart of Middle East’s Chaos: Here’s What UK Can Do About It,” The Jewish Chronicle, January 26, 2024. https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/iran-is-at-the-heart-of-middle-easts-chaos-heres-what-uk-can-do-about-it-g70qc7gf

Armin Rosen, “Israel’s Man in Black,” Tablet, January 8, 2024. https://www.tabletmag.com/feature/yoav-gallant-profile-armin-rosen

Nicholas Rostow, “Legal Briefing: Israel and the ICJ,” Jewish Policy Center, January 26, 2024. https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2024/01/26/legal-briefing-israel-and-the-icj/

Shay Shabtai, “How Can Israel Complete Its Victory in the Swords of Iron War?” BESA Center January 25, 2024. https://besacenter.org/how-can-israel-complete-its-victory-in-the-swords-of-iron-war/

Shaul Shay and Jacob Rosen Koenigsbuch, “Jordan and the Iranian Affiliates Drug Offensive,” Research Institute for European and American Studies, January 28, 2024. https://rieas.gr/researchareas/editorial/4845-jordan-and-the-iranian-affiliates-drug-offensive

Robert Silverman, “Let Israel Finish the Job,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2024. https://jstribune.com/silverman-let-israel-finish-the-job/

Jay Solomon, “Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Deployed in Yemen,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 15, 2024. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/irans-revolutionary-guard-deployed-yemen

Alexandra Stark, “What’s Behind the Surge in Attacks by Yemen’s Houthis,” The Rand Corporation, January 11, 2024. https://www.rand.org/pubs/commentary/2024/01/whats-behind-the-surge-in-attacks-by-yemens-houthis.html

Yoni Tobin, “Alleged UNRWA Involvement in 10/7 Attack Highlights Dangers of Agency,” Jewish Institute for National Security of America, January 30, 2024. https://jinsa.org/jinsa_report/alleged-unrwa-involvement-in-10-7-attack-highlights-dangers-of-agency/

Irina Tsukerman, “The Record of Palestinian Unity Governments,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2024. https://jstribune.com/tsukerman-the-record-of-palestinian-unity-governments/

Clint Van Winkle, “UNRWA Is a ‘Horror Show’ With Jew-Hatred at Its Core, House Committee Is Told,” The Media Line, January 31, 2024. https://themedialine.org/top-stories/unrwa-is-a-horror-show-with-jew-hatred-at-its-core-house-committee-is-told/

Amos Yadlin, “Gazan Futures: After Operation Guardians of the Wall,” Fathom Journal, June 2021. https://fathomjournal.org/gazan-futures-after-operation-guardians-of-the-wall/

Dov S. Zakheim, “Self-Deterrence Will Not Stop the Houthis or Their Iranian Suppliers,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2024. https://jstribune.com/zakheim-self-deterrence-will-not-stop-the-houthis/

Sarit Zehavi, “Hezbollah Wrote the Plan that Hamas Executed,” Alma Research and Education Center, January 29, 2024. https://israel-alma.org/2024/01/29/hezbollah-wrote-the-plan-that-hamas-executed/


#130 Contemporary Readings December 2023 – including Israel-Hamas War

January 6, 2024

Assembled by Scott Abramson and Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education

Adam Asad and Yaron Kaplan, “Most Arab Israelis: October 7 Attack Does Not Reflect Islamic, Palestinian, or Arab Society Values,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 26, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/52016

Tal Avraham and Carmit Valensi, “Syria and the Israel-Hamas War: Symbolic Support, Short of Escalation,” Institute for National Security Studies, December 24, 2023. https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/No.-1803.pdf

Tal Be’eri, “Hamas Lebanon is a ticking time bomb,” Alma Research and Education Center, December 6, 2023. https://israel-alma.org/2023/12/06/hamas-lebanon-is-a-ticking-time-bomb/

Lenny Ben-David, “A Coordinated Media Attack on Israel by the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 28, 2023.https://jcpa.org/article/a-coordinated-media-attack-on-israel-by-the-new-york-times-washington-post-and-cnn/

Lenny Ben-David, “Qatar’s Role in Undermining Israel’s Legitimacy on U.S. University Campuses,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 21, 2023. https://jcpa.org/article/qatars-role-in-undermining-israels-legitimacy-on-u-s-university-campuses/

Ron Ben-Yishay, “Hamas’ Last Stand in Shijaiyah Proves Costly for IDF,” Ynet, December 13, 2023. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hkrlzgwla

Yoni Ben-Menachem, “Securing the ‘Philadelphi Corridor’: A Strategic Imperative for Israel,” 

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 28, 2023. https://jcpa.org/securing-the-philadelphi-corridor-a-strategic-imperative-for-israel/

Brian Carter, “The Order of Battle of Hamas’ Izz al Din al Qassem Brigades,” Institute for the Study of War, December 22, 2023.  https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/order-battle-hamas%E2%80%99-izz-al-din-al-qassem-brigades

Amichai Cohen and Adaya Kisos, “Israel’s War in Gaza and International Law,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 25, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51994

Ari Cicurel, “Seventh U.S. Strike Amid Over 100 Iran-backed Attacks in Iraq and Syria,” Jewish Institute for National Security of America, December 27, 2023. https://jinsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Seventh-U.S.-Strike-Amid-Over-100-Iran-backed-Attacks-NatSec-Brief-12-27-23-5.pdf

Udi Dekel, “Palestinian Authority, Yes or No: Israel Needs Political Wisdom,” Institute for National Security Studies, December 21, 2023. https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/No.-1802.pdf

Michael Doran, Can Kasapoğlu, Jonathan Schachter, and Zineb Riboua, “Three Things about the Israel-Hamas War,” Hudson Institute, December 5, 2023.  https://www.hudson.org/terrorism/three-things-about-israel-hamas-war-michael-doran-can-kasapoglu-jonathan-schachter-december-5-2023

Chen Druyan Feldman and Arkady Mil-Man, “Russia’s ‘New World Order’ and the Israel-Hamas War,” Institute for National Security Studies, December 18, 2023. https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/No.-1801.pdf

Chuck Freilich and Eldad Shavit, “The US, Israel, and the Ongoing War in Gaza,” Institute for National Security Studies, December 12, 2023.  https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/No.-1798.pdf

Eado Hecht, “The Gaza Terror Offensive,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, December 14-24, 2023.https://besacenter.org/the-gaza-terror-offensive-october-7-8-2023/

Efraim Inbar, “What Can We Learn So Far from the War on Hamas?” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 24, 2023. https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-what-can-we-learn-so-far-from-the-war-on-hamas/

Avi Issacharoff, “Israel Must Fight Gaza War to the End,” Ynet, December 17, 2023. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bk9johh8a?utm_source=https://www.ynetnews.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=general_share

“Iran: Hamas’s Oct. 7 Massacre Was Response to 2020 Soleimani Killing,” Jewish News Syndicate, December 27, 2023. https://www.jns.org/iran-hamass-oct-7-massacre-was-response-to-2020-soleimani-killing/

Ron Kampeas, “The Big Issues Dividing the US and Israel as the Gaza War Bleeds into 2024,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, December 29, 2023. 

Dania Koleilat Khatib, “Can Mansour Abbas Convince Palestinian Factions to Lay Down Their Arms?” Arab News, December 7, 2023. https://www.arabnews.com/node/2421806

Nadim Koteich, “Hamas Could End… Then What?,” al-Sharq al-Aswat, December 26, 2023. https://english.aawsat.com/opinion/4751346-hamas-could-end-then-what

Kobi Michael and Gabi Siboni, “On the Goals of the War: Between National Security and Personal Security,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 12, 2023.  https://jiss.org.il/en/michael-siboni-on-the-goals-of-the-war/

Yaakov Lappin, “IDF Chief: We’ll Reach Hamas Leaders ‘Whether It Takes a Week or Months,’” Jewish News Syndicate, December 26, 2023. https://www.jns.org/idf-chief-well-reach-hamas-leaders-whether-it-takes-a-week-or-months/

Eran Lerman, “Even Amidst the War in Gaza, Iran’s Nuclear Project Must Remain Uppermost on Israel’s Strategic Agenda,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 12, 2023. https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-irans-nuclear-project-must-remain-uppermost/

Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky, “The Threat to Maritime Security in the Red Sea,” International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, December 4, 2023. https://ict.org.il/the-threat-to-maritime-security-in-the-red-sea/

“Hamas Exploitation of Hospitals for Military-Terrorist Purposes: Shifa Hospital as a Test Case,”  Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, December 12, 2023. https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/hamas-exploitation-of-hospitals-for-military-terrorist-purposes-shifa-hospital-as-a-test-case/

“Rifts between Gazan Civilians and the Hamas Leadership, and Increasing Public Criticism of the Organization,” Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, December 13, 2023.  https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/rifts-between-gazan-civilians-and-the-hamas-leadership-and-increasing-public-criticism-of-the-organization/

Michael Milshtein, “Why is It So Difficult for Israel to Decipher Hamas?” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, December 2023.  https://jstribune.com/milsthein-why-is-it-so-difficult-for-israel-to-decipher-hamas/

Neomi Neumann, “Why a West Bank Front Has Not Opened So Far,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 13, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-west-bank-front-has-not-opened-so-far

Michalis Sarlis, “Turkey’s Regional Policy in the Shadow of the Gaza War,”

Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 14, 2023.  https://dayan.org/content/turkeys-regional-policy-shadow-gaza-war

Institute forNational Security Studies 

Robert Satloff, Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, “Israel’s War Aims and the Principles of a Post-Hamas Administration in Gaza,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 17, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-war-aims-and-principles-post-hamas-administration-gaza

Jonathan Schanzer, “Egypt’s Gaza Dilemma,” Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, December 26, 2023. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2023/12/26/egypts-gaza-dilemma/

Ksenia Svetlova, “Why Is Israel Unable to Explain the War in Gaza to the World?” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, December 2023. https://jstribune.com/svetlova-why-is-israel-unable-to-explain-the-war-in-gaza-to-the-world/

Ehud Yaari and Matthew Levitt, “Growing Internal Tensions Between Hamas Leaders,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 21, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/growing-internal-tensions-between-hamas-leaders

Ben-Dror Yemeni, “The Free World Must Recognize ‘Intellectuals’ Have Betrayed The Truth,” Ynet, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sjtopfdhp

Ben-Dror Yemeni, “Europe Is Terrified and Kowtows to Hamas,” Ynet, December 27, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sjef8ckvp

Sarit Zehavi and Tal Be’eri, “The Northern Arena–Position Paper and Key Insights So far,” Alma Research and Education Center, December 17, 2023. https://israel-alma.org/2023/12/17/the-northern-arena-position-paper-and-key-insights-so-far/


#129 Contemporary Readings November 2023 – including Israel-Hamas War

November 29, 2023

Additional readings and resources on the war may be found here.

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Jon Alterman, “Israel Could Lose,” Center for Strategic & International Studies, November 7, 2023. https://www.csis.org/analysis/israel-could-lose 

Emil Avdaliani, “For China and Russia, the Gaza War May Be a Blessing in Disguise,” Stimson Center, November 9, 2023. https://www.stimson.org/2023/for-china-and-russia-the-gaza-war-may-be-a-blessing-in-disguise/ 

Zvi Bar-El, “Analysis | Fearing for Hezbollah’s Image, Nasrallah’s in No Rush to Resume Hostilities With Israel,” Ha’aretz, November 28, 2023. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-11-28/ty-article/.premium/fearing-for-hezbollahs-image-nasrallahs-in-no-rush-to-resume-hostilities-with-israel/0000018c-1659-dd03-a7ff-be79f8270000 

Roni Ben Canaan and Hadas Ziv, “Gender-Based Violence as a Weapon of War during the October 7 Hamas Attacks,” Physicians for Human Rights, November 26, 2023. https://www.phr.org.il/en/gender-based-violence-eng/

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Will Mossad be allowed to assassinate Hamas leaders in Qatar? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/defense-news/article-775403 

Christina Bouri and Diana Roy, “The Israel-Hamas War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza,” Council on Foreign Relations, November 14, 2023. https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/israel-hamas-war-humanitarian-crisis-gaza 

Nabih Bulos, Tracy Wilkinson, Laura King, “News Analysis: A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war does little to solve deep dilemmas on all sides,” Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2023. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2023-11-24/a-temporary-ceasefire-in-the-israel-hamas-war-does-little-to-solve-deep-dilemmas-on-all-sides 

Tommaso Canetta, “EDMO – Preliminary analysis of the Israel/Hamas conflict-related disinformation,” European Digital Media Observatory, October 17, 2023. https://edmo.eu/2023/10/17/edmo-preliminary-analysis-of-the-israel-hamas-conflict-related-disinformation/ 

Ben Caspit, “Hamas escape: How Netanyahu had the chance to kill Yahya Sinwar six times,” Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/gaza-news/article-775527 

Center for Israel Education, “A Short History of Hamas,” Center for Israel Education, October 23, 2023. https://israeled.org/a-short-history-of-hamas/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Annotated Hamas Bibliography –articles in depth assessments organization, operations, objectives, and regional relations – most recent to first listings,” Center for Israel Education, November 29, 2023. https://israeled.org/annotated-hamas-bibliography-in-depth-assessments-organization-operations-objectives-and-regional-relations/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Hamas Charter totally rejects Israel and Zionism – 1988,” Center for Israel Education, October 23, 2023. https://israeled.org/hamas-charter-totally-rejects-israel-and-zionism/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Hamas: A Document of General Principles & Policie,” Center for Israel Education, October 16, 2023. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/hamas-a-document-of-general-principles-policies/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Hamas’ political thought and stances in light of the Arab uprisings,” Center for Israel Education, November 15, 2023. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/hamas-political-thought-and-stances-in-light-of-the-arab-uprisings/ 

Center for Israel Education, “International Voices Urging the Recognition of Hamas as a Legitimate Political Actor, 2003-2018,” Center for Israel Education, November 11, 2023. https://israeled.org/international-voices-urging-the-recognition-of-hamas-as-a-legitimate-political-actor/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Jimmy Carter’s Hamas Decade of Embrace,” Center for Israel Education, October 29, 2023. https://israeled.org/jimmy-carters-hamas-decade-of-embrace/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Maps of the Middle East and the Gaza Strip,” Center for Israel Education, November 15, 2023. https://israeled.org/maps-of-the-middle-east-and-the-gaza-strip/  

Center for Israel Education, “Quotations from Hamas Sources Expressing Hatred For Zionism, Israel and Jews, 1988-2014,” Center for Israel Education, October 13, 2023. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/quotations-from-hamas-sources-expressing-hatred-for-zionism-israel-and-jews-1988-2014/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Suggested Videos on the Hamas-Israel War,” Center for Israel Education, November 15, 2023. https://israeled.org/suggested-videos-on-the-hamas-israel-war/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Timeline – Hamas-Israel Relations with events, statements and previous clashes, 1988 – present,” Center for Israel Education, October 14, 2023. https://israeled.org/timeline-hamas-israel-relations-with-events-statements-and-previous-clashes-1988-present/ 

Center for Israel Education, “Understanding Hamas” (compilation), Center for Israel Education, November 15, 2023. https://israeled.org/israel-hamas-war/understanding-hamas/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Yaron Ayalon and Jonathan Rynhold, “Israel’s 9/11 — The October 2023 Hamas Attack on Israel,” Center for Israel Education, October 11, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-the-october-2023-hamas-attack-on-israel/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Meir Litvak, Sarah Feuer, Amnon Cavari, “Israel’s 9/11 — Domestic Reactions, Regional Motivations, International Responses,” Center for Israel Education, October 18, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-domestic-reactions-regional-motivations-international-responses/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Steven Cook, Nachman Shai, David Menashri and Harel Chorev, “Israel’s 9/11 — Local, Regional and International Responses: Political Considerations, Public Reactions, and Military Replies,” Center for Israel Education, October 25, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-local-regional-and-international-responses-political-considerations-public-reactions-and-military-replies/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Meir Litvak, Doron Shultziner and Jonathan Schanzer, “Israel’s 9/11 — Regional Transformations: Great Power Chess and Israeli Volunteerism,” Center for Israel Education, November 1, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-regional-transformations-great-power-chess-and-israeli-volunteerism/  

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Michael Eisenstadt, Itamar Rabinovich and Asher Susser, “Israel’s 9/11 — the Hamas-Israel War: Into the Second Month,” Center for Israel Education, November 9, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-the-hamas-israel-war-into-the-second-month/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Sarah Feuer, Eran Lerman and Matthew Levitt, “Israel’s 9/11 — Hamas and Unrest on Israel’s Border,” Center for Israel Education, November 15, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-hamas-and-unrest-on-israels-border/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Alan Makovsky, Yitzhak Reiter and Shai Feldman, “Israel’s 9/11 — Hamas-Israel War: Israeli Border Regions, Islam and Turkey,” Center for Israel Education, November 22, 2023. https://israeled.org/israels-9-11-hamas-israel-war-israeli-border-regions-islam-and-turkey/ 

Center for Israel Education’s webinar with Meir Litvak, Steven Bayme and Mark Heller, “Israel’s 9/11 — A Pause in the War – Unknown Paths Forward: Strategic Considerations and Directions of Anti-Semitism,” Center for Israel Education, November 29, 2023. [Link to come.]

Stephen Cook interviewed by Gabrielle Sierra, “Understanding the U.S. Role in the Israel-Hamas War” (podcast and transcript), Council on Foreign Relations, November 22, 2023. https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/understanding-us-role-israel-hamas-war 

Ami Rojkes Dombe, “Analysis | Mossad Will Face Difficulties Eliminating Hamas Senior Members Abroad,” Israel Defense, November 28, 2023. https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/60437 

Thomas Friedman, “The Rescuers,” New York Times, November 22, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/22/opinion/israel-palestinians-arabs.html 

Hanin Ghaddar and Ahmad Sharawi, “Mapping Clashes Along the Israel-Lebanon Border,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October-November 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/mapping-clashes-along-israel-lebanon-border 

Yoel Guzansky and Ilan Zalayat, “Indispensable Qatar?,” Institute for National Security Studies, November 27, 2023. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/qatar-gaza/ 

Yossi Klein Halevi, “For Israel, a War Unlike Any Other,” Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2023.  https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/for-israel-a-war-unlike-any-other-b8160908 and https://www.facebook.com/YossiKleinHalevi/posts/pfbid036WgjgbY7ydavQ4ELNE9ALdaomL9fSAYNCQbDjHX5K4ZwHMDTuudiLocGJjDqsZcDl  

Sabina Henneberg and Amine Ghoulidi, “Balancing U.S. Relations in North Africa Without Undermining the Abraham Accords,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 22, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/balancing-us-relations-north-africa-without-undermining-abraham-accords 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Overwhelming Majority of Jewish and Arab Israelis: The Release of all Hostages is a Goal of Importance,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 24, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51616 

Maurice Hirsch, “A New Poll of Palestinians: Supporting Terror and Rejecting Peace,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 22, 2023. https://jcpa.org/a-new-poll-of-palestinians-supporting-terror-and-rejecting-peace/ 

Honest Reporting staff, “Broken Borders: AP & Reuters Pictures of Hamas Atrocities Raise Ethical Questions,” Honest Reporting, November 8, 2023. https://honestreporting.com/photographers-without-borders-ap-reuters-pictures-of-hamas-atrocities-raise-ethical-questions/ 

IMPACT-se staff, “Education for Terrorism in Palestinian Schools: 2023 Israel-Hamas War,” IMPACT-se, November 2023. https://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Education-for-Terrorism-in-Palestinian-Schools.pdf   

Steve Inskeep, “Israel’s lack of a strategy is a strategy,” NPR, November 19, 2023. https://www.npr.org/2023/11/19/1213797712/israels-lack-of-a-strategy-is-the-strategy 

Brian Michael Jenkins, “The Israel-Hamas War Has Upended the Terrorist Threat Matrix,” RAND Corporation/The Hill, November 22, 2023. https://www.rand.org/pubs/commentary/2023/11/the-israel-hamas-war-has-upended-the-terrorist-threat.html 

Moran Kandelshtein-Haina, “The War in Gaza: Who is Authorized to Approve a Deal for the Return of the Hostages in Exchange for the Release of Palestinian Prisoners?,” Israeli Democracy Institute, November 13, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51475 

Mandi Kogosowski, “Israel Files 14,600 Requests to Remove Malicious Social Media Content Since October 7th,” Israel Defense, November 12, 2023. https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/60290 

Martin Kramer, “The Salience of Islamic Antisemitism,” Institute of Jewish Affairs, October 2, 1995. https://martinkramer.org/reader/archives/the-salience-of-islamic-antisemitism/ 

Zoran Kusovac, “Analysis: Lessons from Day One of truce in Gaza,” Aljazeera, November 25, 2023. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/25/analysis-lessons-from-day-one-of-truce-in-gaza 

Zoran Kusovac, “Analysis: Can the US, Israel stop Yemen’s Houthis from seizing more ships?,” Aljazeera, November 20, 2023. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/20/analysis-can-the-us-and-israel-stop-the-houthis-from-seizing-more-ships 

Mark Landler, “Viewed Warily by Democrats, a Netanyahu Ally Is a Key Conduit to U.S.,” New York Times, November 7, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/07/world/middleeast/netanyahu-dermer-israel-war.html

Morr Link, “The Gaza War and Israel-Morocco Relations: The Common Interests Need Bolstering,” Institute for National Security Studies, November 28, 2023. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/morocco-war/ 

Meir Litvak, “The Islamization of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Case of Hamas,” Center for Israel Education/ResearchGate, January 1998. https://israeled.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Litwak-The_Islamization_of_the_Palestinian-Israeli_Conflict.pdf  

Devorah Margolin and Matthew Levitt, “The Road to October 7: Hamas’ Long Game, Clarified,” Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point, October-November 2023. https://ctc.westpoint.edu/the-road-to-october-7-hamas-long-game-clarified/ 

MEMRI staff, “Hamas Leader Abroad Khaled Mash’al: Our Tunnels And Weapons Are Still Intact; We Can Maneuver And Fire Rockets; We Follow The Example Of The Prophet, Who Preached The Conquest Of Byzantium Even As He Was Besieged In Medina; I Advise Western Leaders To Consider The Phase After Israel, Not After Hamas,” Middle East Media Research Institute, November 27, 2023.  https://www.memri.org/reports/hamas-leader-abroad-khaled-mashal-our-tunnels-and-weapons-are-still-intact-we-can-maneuver 

John Merriam, “Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium– Inside IDF Targeting,” Lieber Institute, October 20, 2023. https://lieber.westpoint.edu/inside-idf-targeting/  

Greg Miller, “Zim container ships divert as threat to Israel-linked vessels mounts,” Freight Waves, November 27, 2023. https://www.freightwaves.com/news/zim-container-ship-diverts-as-threat-to-israel-linked-vessels-mounts 

Michael Oren, “Israel’s choice: Body or soul,” Times of Israel, November 27, 2023. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-choice-body-or-soul 

Michael Oren, “The Day After,” SAPIR Journal, October-November 2023. https://sapirjournal.org/war-in-israel/2023/11/the-day-after/ 

Joe Parkinson, “Thailand’s Hostage Crisis in Gaza Takes a Shocking Turn: ‘I’m Not Dead Yet!,’ MSN/Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2023. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/thailand-s-hostage-crisis-in-gaza-takes-a-shocking-turn-i-m-not-dead-yet/ar-AA1kJ6FI 

PCPSR Survey Research Unit, “Settler Terrorism is the Biggest Threat to West Bank Residents,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, November 12, 2023. https://pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/WB%20Security%20Poll_on%20settlers%20violence_12%20Nov%202023_ENGLISH.pdf  

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Hostage deal, even if it fails, shows Hamas’s desperation,” Times of Israel, November 23, 2023. https://www.timesofisrael.com/hostage-deal-even-if-it-fails-shows-hamass-desperation/ 

Paul Ronzheimer and Claudia Chiappa, “Netanyahu: Don’t accuse me of boosting Hamas with Qatari money,” Politico, November 26, 2023. https://www.politico.eu/article/benjamin-netanyahu-hamas-qatar-money-war-israel-gaza-palestine/ 

Shira Rubin and Joby Warrick, “Hamas envisioned deeper attacks, aiming to provoke an Israeli war,” Washington Post, November 13, 2023. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/11/12/hamas-planning-terror-gaza-israel/?pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWFzb24iOiJnaWZ0IiwibmJmIjoxNjk5NzY1MjAwLCJpc3MiOiJzdWJzY3JpcHRpb25zIiwiZXhwIjoxNzAxMTQ3NTk5LCJpYXQiOjE2OTk3NjUyMDAsImp0aSI6IjVmNWU2YWVhLTRlN2YtNDQ0My1hNmM2LTczYTYzZWI3NjRlZiIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndhc2hpbmd0b25wb3N0LmNvbS9uYXRpb25hbC1zZWN1cml0eS8yMDIzLzExLzEyL2hhbWFzLXBsYW5uaW5nLXRlcnJvci1nYXphLWlzcmFlbC8ifQ.U6GgB9eUNpnFPb-EhpzUpKXU6-Aa-MvYk9ZfvLg-eCg&fbclid=IwAR3VG93UQLBSnI5QUV-WRXRxcKHs29f3SSSCM0Wfg2UvSA6MAJS26zHp7GM  

Shaked Sadeh, “Israel-Hamas war: Hezbollah’s Nasrallah plead for ceasefire in last speech,” Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-774787 

Michael Schaffer, “The Real Debate Over Israel Is Taking Place Behind Closed Doors,” Politico, November 10, 2023. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/11/10/schaffer-israel-dissent-biden-00126405 

Miriam Schler, “The obscene betrayal of Israelis who survived – and didn’t survive – rape,” Times of Israel, November 20, 2023. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-obscene-betrayal-of-israelis-who-survived-and-didnt-survive-rape/ 

Eric Schmitt, Ronen Bergman and Adam Goldman, “Is Israel’s Military Strategy to Eradicate Hamas Working?,” New York Times, November 18, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/18/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-gaza-war-strategy.html 

Khalil Shikaki, “Palestinian Future after the Israeli Reoccupation of the Gaza Strip,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, November 2023. https://pcpsr.org/en/node/959 

Barbara Slavin, “The Gaza War Will Not Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Stimson Center, October 20, 2023. https://www.stimson.org/2023/the-gaza-war-will-not-solve-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/  

Kenneth Stein, “Anti-Israel Activism in American Universities I: The Advent of Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2023. https://jstribune.com/stein-anti-israel-activism-in-american-universities/ 

Kenneth Stein, “Anti-Israel Activism in American Universities II: Middle Eastern Studies and Israel Studies,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2023. https://jstribune.com/stein-anti-israel-activism-in-american-universities-ii/ 

Ksenia Svetlova, “The primary victims of Hamas are Palestinian,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2023. https://jstribune.com/svetlova-the-primary-victims-of-hamas-are-palestinian/ 

Jacob Sweet, “The Israel-Palestine Debate, on TikTok,” The New Yorker, November 28, 2022. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/rabbit-holes/the-israel-palestine-debate-on-tiktok 

Benedict Vigers, “Palestinians in Gaza at Risk Before Israel-Hamas War,” Gallup, November 2, 2023. https://news.gallup.com/poll/513662/palestinians-gaza-risk-israel-hamas-war.aspx 

Bilal Wahab and Selin Uysal, “Will an Iraqi Front Open in the Hamas-Israel War?,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 21, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/will-iraqi-front-open-hamas-israel-war 

Tom Wilson and Elizabeth Howcroft, “Focus: New crypto front emerges in Israel’s militant financing fight,” Reuters, November 27, 2023. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/new-crypto-front-emerges-israels-militant-financing-fight-2023-11-27/ 

Patrick Wintour, “Corrupt, discredited: could a reformed Palestinian Authority run Gaza?,” The Guardian, November 27, 2023. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/27/corrupt-discredited-could-a-reformed-palestinian-authority-run-gaza 

Nicholas Wu and Ursula Perano, “Activists wanted a Middle East cease-fire. They got something else from Dems.,” Politico, November 29, 2023. https://www.politico.com/news/2023/11/29/israel-cease-fire-democrats-00128958 

Xinua staff, “Israel’s Elbit to provide Canada’s air force with laser self-protection systems,” Xinua, November 28, 2023. https://english.news.cn/20231128/81d52f639406424f8f1f28d4f660ce58/c.html 

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Major Issues and U.S. Relations,” Congressional Research Service, September 27, 2023. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245/140 


#128 Contemporary Readings October 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Agencies, “Hezbollah-allied politician says Lebanon won’t initiate war with Israel,” Times of Israel, October 24, 2023. https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hezbollah-allied-politician-says-lebanon-wont-initiate-war-with-isael/ 

Ali Ahmed, “Cost of neglecting conflict resolution in favour of conflict management is rather steep,” Deccan Herald, October 10, 2023, https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/cost-of-neglecting-conflict-resolution-in-favour-of-conflict-management-is-rather-steep-2719941  

Ghaith al-Omari, “How the Palestinian Authority Failed Its People,” Washington Institute, October 19, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-palestinian-authority-failed-its-people 

Galit Altstein, “Israel’s Economy Convulsed by the War With Hamas,” Bloomberg, October 30, 2023. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-10-30/israel-hamas-war-s-economic-shock-turkey-rates-egypt-pound-egp-black-market?srnd=undefined (register for free access)

Naama Barak, “100 Years of Photographs at Machane Yehuda Market,” Israel21c, July 23, 2023. https://www.israel21c.org/100-years-of-photographs-at-machane-yehuda-market 

Matt Berg, “Israel’s using widespread GPS tampering to deter Hezbollah’s missiles,” Politico, October 23, 2023. https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/23/israels-gps-tampering-deter-hezbollahs-missiles-00123026 

Ronen Bergman, Mark Mazzetti and Maria Abi-Habib, “How Years of Israeli Failures on Hamas Led to a Devastating Attack,” New York Times, October 29, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/29/world/middleeast/israel-intelligence-hamas-attack.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

Natasha Bertrand, Katie Bo Lillis, Zachary Cohen and Jennifer Hansler, “Intelligence shows Iranian-backed militias are ready to ramp up their attacks against US forces in the Middle East,” CNN, October 23, 2023. https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/23/politics/iranian-militias-israel-hamas/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1kO5zyRPEmX7_ALgjZUDdS9YHgBmbKYU8VZ1krSTaKsneKWVVvzl2Ht2Q 

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Israel uses AI to uncover lost Yom Kippur War pages, 50 years on.” Jerusalem Post, September 7, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-757918 

Julian Borger and Sufian Taha, “Palestinian PM: we will not run Gaza without solution for West Bank,” The Guardian, October 29, 2023. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/29/palestinian-pm-we-will-not-run-gaza-without-solution-for-west-bank 

Catherine Cleveland and David Pollock, “Polls Show Majority of Gazans Were Against Breaking Ceasefire; Hamas and Hezbollah Unpopular Among Key Arab Publics,” Washington Institute, October 10, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/polls-show-majority-gazans-were-against-breaking-ceasefire-hamas-and-hezbollah     

Isabel Debre, “Israeli arms quietly helped Azerbaijan retake Nagorno-Karabakh, to the dismay of region’s Armenians,” Associated Press, October 5, 2023. https://apnews.com/article/armenia-azerbaijan-nagorno-karabakh-weapons-israel-6814437bcd744acc1c4df0409a74406c 

Steven Erlanger, “War Has Smashed Assumptions About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” New York Times, October 23, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/23/world/europe/israeli-hamas-middle-east-implications.html 

David Folkenflik, “News outlets backtrack on Gaza blast after relying on Hamas as key source,” NPR, October 24, 2023. https://www.npr.org/2023/10/24/1208075395/israel-gaza-hospital-strike-media-nyt-apology 

Seth Frantzman, “Mystery customer pays $135m. for Israel’s Elbit to build ammo factory,” Jerusalem Post, October 29, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/all-news/article-770678 

Adam Gabbatt, “‘This war is prophetically significant’: why US evangelical Christians support Israel,” The Guardian, October 30, 2023. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/30/us-evangelical-christians-israel-hamas-war 

Alon Goldstein, “Col. Richard Kemp: When Israel’s biggest advocate is not even Israeli,” Ynet News, October 18, 2023. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sj3gl9s11p 

Yael Ingel, “Growing Up Overnight: The Teenagers of the Yom Kippur War,” National Library of Israel, October 5, 2023. https://blog.nli.org.il/en/yom_kippur_war_youth/?blm_aid=42105859  

Assaf Kamar, “Dairy farmers volunteer to save cows in Gaza border towns under fire,” Ynet News, October 24, 2023. https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/bjfsv6nf6 

Michael Koplow, “Three Problems to Think About Now Rather Than Later,” Israel Policy Forum, October 16, 2023. https://israelpolicyforum.org/2023/10/16/three-problems-to-think-about-now-rather-than-later/ 

Jason Lange and Matt Spetalnick, “Exclusive: Americans want US to help get Gaza civilians out of harm’s way-Reuters/Ipsos poll,” Reuters, October 16, 2023. https://www.reuters.com/world/americans-want-us-help-get-gaza-civilians-out-harms-way-reutersipsos-2023-10-16/ 

Tovah Lazaroff, “US: Palestinian, Israeli women are silent heroines of quest for peace,” Jerusalem Post, October 4, 2023. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-761604 

Jay Loschky, “Palestinians Lack Faith in Biden, Two-State Solution,” Gallup, October 18, 2023. https://news.gallup.com/poll/512828/palestinians-lack-faith-biden-two-state-solution.aspx [data gathered prior to October 7 war]

Guy Lurie, “Special State of Emergency in Israel’s Court System,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 16, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51115 

Guy Lurie, “Israel needs a strong supreme court now more than ever,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 16, 2023. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51122 

Jennifer Medina and Lisa Lerer, “On Israel, Progressive Jews Feel Abandoned by Their Left-Wing Allies,” New York Times, October 20, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/20/us/politics/progressive-jews-united-states.html 

Ruth Michaelson and Sufian Taha, “‘Support our people’: growing frustration at Palestine’s leadership in West Bank,” The Guardian, October 18, 2023. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/18/mahmoud-abbas-leadership-west-bank-palestine  

David Pollock, “More Israelis Optimistic Now Than Before Hamas Attack; 70% Say Hamas Must Go,” Washington Institute, October 27, 2023. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/more-israelis-optimistic-now-hamas-attack-70-say-hamas-must-go 

Alex Pomson and Wendy Rosov, “Reconsidering the ‘distance’ between Israel and the Diaspora,” eJewishPhilanthropy, October 30, 2023. https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/rosov-consulting-survey-diaspora-jews-israel/ (enter email address for access)

Itamar Rabinovich, “Israel’s 1973 October War: A 50-year perspective,” Brookings Institute, October 3, 2023. https://www.brookings.edu/articles/israels-1973-october-war-a-50-year-perspective/ 

Reuter’s staff, “Iran’s Khamenei says normalising Israel ties is a losing bet – state media,” Reuters, October 3, 2023. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/irans-khamenei-says-normalising-ties-with-israel-is-betting-losing-horse-state-2023-10-03/ 

Emily Rose and James Mackenzie, “Fifty years on, divided Israel remembers the war for its survival,” Reuters, October 6, 2023. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/fifty-years-divided-israel-remembers-war-its-survival-2023-10-06/ 

Sue Surkes, “In stunning response, 15,000 volunteers fill leadership vacuum to help victims of Hamas,” Times of Israel, October 22, 2023. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-stunning-response-15000-volunteers-fill-leadership-vacuum-to-help-victims-of-hamas 

Sneha Swaminathan, “Explained | Why did Israel bomb Syrian airports in the thick of its ongoing war with Hamas?,” WIONews, October 23, 2023. https://www.wionews.com/world/explained-why-israel-bombed-syrian-airports-in-the-thick-of-its-ongoing-war-with-hamas-650322 

Andrew Wilks, “Is Turkey uniquely positioned to mediate between Palestinians and Israel?,” Aljazeera, October 22, 2023. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/22/is-turkey-uniquely-positioned-to-mediate-between-palestinians-and-israel 

Adir Yanko, “Since beginning of war, 23 families request to retrieve sperm from fallen soldiers,” Ynet News, October 24, 2023. https://www.ynetnews.com/health_science/article/hyblx64zp 

Oded Yaron, “150,000 Missiles Aimed at Israel: How Far Does Hezbollah’s Deadly Arsenal Reach,” Ha’aretz, October 23, 2023. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/security-aviation/2023-10-23/ty-article-magazine/150-000-rockets-and-missiles-the-weapons-israel-would-encounter-in-a-war-with-hezbollah/0000018b-573d-d2b2-addf-777df6210000 


#127 Contemporary Readings September 2023   

October 3, 2023

October 2, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

30 Years Since Oslo – Curated Readings, Center for Israel Education, September 2023.

Ghaith al-Omari, “The Palestinian Authority, a Flawed but Necessary Legacy of Oslo,” Washington Institute of Near East Policy, September 7, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/palestinian-authority-flawed-necessary-legacy-oslo 

Ofer Ateret, “Golda Meir Was ‘Open’ to a Palestinian State, Newly Released Archives From 1970 Reveal,” Ha’aretz, August 1, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-08-01/ty-article/.premium/golda-meir-was-open-to-a-palestinian-state-1970-minutes-reveal/00000189-b054-d083-a999-fc5ff4350000 

Atlantic Council experts, “Israel is joining the US Visa Waiver Program. Here’s what that means,” Atlanta Council, September 28, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/experts-react/israel-is-joining-the-us-visa-waiver-program/ 

Sarah Austin and Jonathan Evans, “Israelis have grown more skeptical of a two-state solution,” Pew Research Center, “September 26, 2023, https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/09/26/israelis-have-grown-more-skeptical-of-a-two-state-solution/ 

Meir Ben Shabbat, “Israel’s two-pronged challenge,” Israel Hayom, October 2, 2023, https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/israels-two-pronged-challenge/ 

Raffi Berg, “Israel judicial reform explained: What is the crisis about?,” BBC, September 11, 2023, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-65086871 

Ben Caspit, “Unprecedented breakdown in Israel-US channels as Netanyahu bars ministers from visiting Washington,” Al-Monitor, September 1, 2023, https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2023/09/unprecedented-breakdown-israel-us-channels-netanyahu-bars-ministers-visiting  

Raghida Dergham, “Why Iran might favour Biden’s Lebanon-Israel peace mission,” The National News, September 3, 2023, https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/comment/2023/09/03/why-iran-might-favour-bidens-lebanon-israel-peace-mission/ 

Michael Doran, “The hidden Calculation Behind the Yom Kippur War,” Mosaic, October 2, 2023, https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/israel-zionism/2023/10/the-hidden-calculation-behind-the-yom-kippur-war/ 

Foreign Relations of the United States, The Arab-Israeli Crisis and the 1973 War, 1969-1976, (several hundred pages).

Lawrence Freedman, “Eighteen Days in October –  how Israel turned the tide,” Financial Times, September 13, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/e4386688-13f3-4677-b788-8cca446b0921 

Amir Fuchs, “The Supreme Court Hearing on the Incapacitation Law,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 26, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/50968 

Daniel Gordis, “The Second Yom Kippur War,” Substack: Israel on the Inside, September 28, 2023, https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/the-second-yom-kippur-war 

Roya Hakakian, “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Idealist,” Sapir Journal, August 2023, https://sapirjournal.org/antisemitism/2023/08/letter-to-an-anti-zionist-idealist/ 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Many Israelis believe a deal with Saudi Arabia would strengthen PM Netanyahu politically,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 24, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/50980 

INSS Staff, “A US-Israel Defense Treaty: Strengthening the Long-Term Relationship and Providing a Strategic Response to Future Challenges,” Institute for National Security Studies, September 27, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/defense-treaty/ 

James Jeffrey, “How Turkey-Israel reconciliation will reshape the Middle East,” The Hill, September 29, 2023, https://thehill.com/opinion/international/4228775-what-turkey-israel-reconciliation-means-for-the-region-and-the-world/ 

Brian Michael Jenkins, “U.S. and Israel on Parallel Paths,” RAND Corporation, September 6, 2023, https://www.rand.org/blog/2023/09/us-and-israel-on-parallel-paths.html 

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The state of our brokenness,” Times of Israel, September 27, 2023, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-state-of-our-brokenness 

Paul Iddon, “Morocco Procured Israeli And Turkish Weapons That Enabled Azerbaijan To Prevail Over Armenia,” Forbes, September 21, 2023, https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauliddon/2023/09/21/morocco-procured-israeli-and-turkish-weapons-that-enabled-azerbaijan-to-prevail-over-armenia/?sh=9916ee4130ba 

Herb Keinon, “The fragility of Israel’s image abroad – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, September 18, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-759590 

Israel State Archives, The Yom Kippur War, October 1973, 100 plus pages.

Alyza Lewin, “Anti-Zionist Harassment is Against the Law, Too,” Sapir Journal, August 2023, https://sapirjournal.org/antisemitism/2023/08/anti-zionist-harassment-is-against-the-law-too/  

Jacob Magid, “PA officials: If Israel stops unilateral actions for Saudi deal, we’ll stop ours ,” Times of Israel, September 26, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-officials-if-israel-stops-unilateral-actions-for-saudi-deal-well-stop-ours 

Jacob Magid, “Abbas’s son was part of PA delegation to meetings in Riyadh on Israel normalization,” Times of Israel, September 15, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/abbass-son-was-part-of-pa-delegation-to-meetings-in-riyadh-on-israel-normalization/ 

David Makovsky, “An Inside Look at Rabin’s Oslo Expectations,”  Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 15, 2023.

Bethan McKernan, “Saudi Arabia ‘getting closer’ to normalising relations with Israel, crown prince says,” The Guardian, September 21, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/21/saudi-arabia-getting-closer-to-normalising-relations-with-israel-crown-prince-says  

PCPSR Staff, “Public Opinion Poll No. 38,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 13, 2023, https://pcpsr.org/en/node/955 

Jihane Rahhou, “Morocco and Israel Forge Agricultural and Water Cooperation Deal,” Morocco World News, September 29, 2023, https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2023/09/357978/morocco-and-israel-forge-agricultural-and-water-cooperation-deal 

Ido Gadi Raz, “Far But Present: Israel’s Three Major Threats Coming From Afghanistan – Analysis,” Eurasia Review, September 24, 2023, https://www.eurasiareview.com/24092023-far-but-present-israels-three-major-threats-coming-from-afghanistan-analysis/ 

Grant Rumley, “Israel Normalization Negotiations and the U.S.-Saudi Defense Relationship,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 25, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-normalization-negotiations-and-us-saudi-defense-relationship 

Ofer Shelah, “The Attacks on Israel’s Security Leadership: More than Populism and Bad Manners,” Institute for National Security Studies, September 11, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/security-leadership-attacks/ 

Oslo at 30: Personal Perspectives from Washington Institute Scholars: A compendium (Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, Neomi Neumann, Gaith al-Omari, Mohammed Dajani, Nickolay Mladenove, and Catherine Cleveland, The Washington Institute, September 29, 2023.

Eran Shamir-Borer and Mirit Sharabi, “Fifty Years After the Yom Kippur War. It’s Time the Security Cabinet Replaced the Prime Minister’s ‘Kitchen Cabinet’,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 22, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/50962 

Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler and Itai Brun, “Yom Kippur War: How ChatGPT can be used for military intel, war simulation,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 24, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/51022 

Michael Starr, “Israel entering unstable paradigm on Gaza border – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/defense-news/article-760549 

TOI Staff, “State comptroller: Arab murder rate a resounding failure of Israeli governments,” Times of Israel, September 14, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/state-comptroller-arab-murder-rate-a-resounding-failure-of-israeli-governments/ 

Ken Stein, “The October 1973 War – A Short History, (Espanol)

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Major Issues and U.S. Relations,” Congressional Research Service, September 27, 2023, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245 


#126 Contemporary Readings August 2023   

September 10, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Ofer Ateret, “Golda Meir Was ‘Open’ to a Palestinian State, Newly Released Archives From 1970 Reveal,” Ha’aretz, August 1, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-08-01/ty-article/.premium/golda-meir-was-open-to-a-palestinian-state-1970-minutes-reveal/00000189-b054-d083-a999-fc5ff4350000 

Guy Azriel, “Israel considering pipeline to Turkey to increase gas exports,” i24, August 29, 2023, https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/economy/1693292330-israel-examines-construction-of-gas-pipeline-to-turkey 

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Terror in Israel is out of control – what can be done? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-757083 

Dechlan Brennan, “Australia Resumes Use of the Phrase ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’,” The Diplomat, August 24, 2023, https://thediplomat.com/2023/08/australia-resumes-use-of-the-phrase-occupied-palestinian-territories/ 

Catherine Cleveland and David Pollock, “Fikra Forum: Palestinians Surprisingly Split on Saudi-Israel Normalization,”, Washington Institute, August 17, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/palestinians-surprisingly-split-saudi-israel-normalization 

Center for Israel Education, CIE Israel@75 and analyses, 26 items, videos, webinars, etc.

Center for Israel Education, Where Does Zionism Go From Here? August 22, 2023, (32:00).

Center for Israel Education, Israel State Archives, The Yom Kippur War, October 1973.

Seth Cropsey, “In the Middle East, Biden is taking shortcuts he cannot afford,” The Hill, August 23, 2023, https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/4162308-in-the-middle-east-biden-is-taking-shortcuts-he-cannot-afford/  

CRS Staff, “U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel,” Congressional Research Service, March 1, 2023, https://sgp.fas.org/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

Udi Dekel, Reem Cohen and Noy Shalev, “The Struggle over Area C: Change Direction toward a Space for Understanding with the Palestinian Authority,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 23, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/c-territory/ 

Shradha Dinesh and Laura Silver, “How Americans view Israel, Netanyahu and U.S.-Israel relations in 5 charts,” Pew Research Center, August 21, 2023, https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/08/21/how-americans-view-israel-netanyahu-and-u-s-israel-relations-in-5-charts/ 

Louise Fischer, Secret Negotiations with the PLO and the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington, January-September, 1993,

Ben Fishman, “The Rise and immediate Fall of Israel-Libya Relations,” Washington Institute, August 29, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rise-and-immediate-fall-israel-libya-relations 

Seth Frantzman, “What can be learned from Libya’s anti-Israel protests? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, August 29, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-756743 

President Herzog’s speech to the US Congress, July 19, 2023, (Spanish).

Oren Kessler, “Herbert Samuel’s secret 1937 testimony on the infamous mufti of Jerusalem revealed,” Times of Israel, August 19, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-reveals-herbert-samuels-secret-1937-testimony-on-the-infamous-mufti-of-jerusalem/   

Abigail Klein Leichman, “A classroom where teachers and kids have fun, and succeed,” Israel 21c, August 29, 2023, https://www.israel21c.org/a-classroom-where-teachers-and-kids-have-fun-and-succeed/ 

Alaa Lahlouh, “Armed Groups in Northern West Bank: The Beginning of an Armed Intifada or the Seeds of an Internal Palestinian Conflict?,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, August 2023, https://pcpsr.org/en/node/948 

Bethan McKernan, “UK ‘seeking to block ICJ ruling’ on Israeli occupation of Palestine,” The Guardian, August 24, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/24/uk-seeking-block-icj-ruling-israeli-occupation-palestine   

Suzanne McGee, “How Golda Meir Rose to Become the ‘Iron Lady’ of Israel,” History, August 25, 2023, https://www.history.com/news/golda-meir-israel-prime-minister-iron-lady-yom-kippur-war 

Gianluca Pacchiani, “Protests against Hamas reemerge in the streets of Gaza, but will they persist?,” Times of Israel, August 8, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/protests-against-hamas-reemerge-in-the-streets-of-gaza-but-will-they-persist/ 

Jonathan Panikoff, “The Last Chance for a Two-State Solution for Israelis and Palestinians May Be to Think Much Bigger,” Just Security, August 7, 2023, https://www.justsecurity.org/87487/the-last-chance-for-a-two-state-solution-for-israelis-and-palestinians-may-be-to-think-much-bigger/

Reuters staff, “Israel approves increase in gas exports to Egypt,” Al Jazeera, August 23, 2023, https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2023/8/23/israel-approves-increase-in-gas-exports-to-egypt

Reuters staff, “Analysis-Israel-Hezbollah Tensions Elevate Risks of Conflict,” U.S. News and World Report, August 17, 2023, https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2023-08-17/analysis-israel-hezbollah-tensions-elevate-risks-of-conflict 

Abeer Salman, “Saudi Arabia appoints first envoy to Palestinians amid talks on Israel normalization,” CNN, August 14, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/14/middleeast/saudi-appoints-first-envoy-palestinians-intl/index.html  

Robert Satloff, “President Biden can show his support for Israel by staying silent,” The Hill, July 29, 2023, https://thehill.com/opinion/international/4124907-president-biden-can-show-his-support-for-israel-by-staying-silent/ 

Yasmeen Serhan, “The American Public’s Views on Israel Are Undergoing a Profound Shift. Washington Hasn’t Caught Up,” Time Magazine, July 19, 2023, https://time.com/6295703/israel-herzog-visit-washington/   

James Sinkinson, “Palestinian Society Sinks into Shambles,” Algemeiner, August 10, 2023, https://www.algemeiner.com/2023/08/10/palestinian-society-sinks-into-shambles  

TOI Staff and Lazar Berman, “Libya fires its FM amid furor over her unprecedented meet with Israeli counterpart,” Times of Israel, August 28, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/libya-fires-foreign-minister-amid-backlash-over-meeting-with-israeli-counterpart 

Ilan Zalayat and Yoel Guzansky, “Three Years to the Israel-Bahrain Normalization: The Forgotten Peace,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 31, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-bahrain-3/ 


#125 Contemporary Readings July 2023

July 28, 2023

August 1, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Adnan Abu Amer, “Analysis: Can Islamic Jihad survive Israel’s assassination drive?,” Al-Jazeera, July 7, 2023, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/7/7/analysis-can-islamic-jihad-survive-israels-assassination-drive 

Farris Almarri, “Jordanians Favor De-escalation in the Region, But Sentiment Against Israel Remains,” Poll, Washington Institute for Near East Studies, June 9, 2023, https://t.co/yMEuoaMYoU 

Jimmy Carter, “The US and Iran, the Shah’s down-fall, the hostage crisis and the rise of Ayatollah Khomeyni,” a presentation to undergraduates at Emory University, Center for Israel Education/Emory University, 1985, https://israeled.org/president-jimmy-carter-the-us-and-iran-the-shahs-down-fall-the-hostage-crisis-and-the-rise-of-ayatollah-khomeyni/  

Center for Israel Education, “Political Statements on a Two-State Solution to Resolve the Arab (Palestinian)-Israeli Conflict, 1937 -present, July 12, 202.

Center for Preventative Action staff, “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Council on Foreign Relations, July 6, 2023, https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/israeli-palestinian-conflict 

Rafi Demogge, (pseudonym) “The Looming War over Israel’s Law of Return,” Mosaic, July 3, 2023, https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/israel-zionism/2023/07/the-looming-war-over-israels-law-of-return/ and Response from Yedidia Stern, “Allowing the grandchildren of Jews to come to Israel is problematic, but preventing them is even more problematic. The solution: opening the gates of conversion,”  Mosaic, https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2023/07/how-to-avoid-a-war-over-the-law-of-return/

Louise Fischer, “The Yom Kippur War, October 1973,” Israel State Archives, undated, https://catalog.archives.gov.il/en/publication/the-yom-kippur-war-october-1973/ 

Seth Frantzman, “Report reveals Iran’s growing threat to US, Israel from Syria – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-752105 

Seth Frantzman, “Iran media celebrates possible Israel ‘civil war’ and Netanyahu’s ‘crisis’ – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-752086 

Daniel Gordis, “The day the music died….,” Substack: Israel from the Inside, July 24, 2023, https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/the-day-the-music-died  

Yoel Guzansky, “The Road to Normalization: Relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia,” Institute for Security Studies, July 23, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/saudi-arabia-normalization/ 

Amos Harel, “Analysis | Iran Gets an Unwritten Deal From the U.S. as Israel Gets a Bear Hug,” Ha’aretz, July 14, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-07-14/ty-article/.premium/iran-gets-an-unwritten-deal-from-the-u-s-as-israel-gets-a-bear-hug/00000189-508e-d2fd-abdd-daae79910000 

Hiba Husseini, “Participation of East Jerusalem in Future Palestinian Parliamentary and Presidential Elections: Challenges and Policy Options,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, July 2023, https://pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Brief%203_Participation%20of%20East%20Jerusalem%20in%20future%207%20June%202023%20_English.pdf 

INN staff, “Report: Credit rating agencies seek clarifications from Israel,” Arutz Sheva Israel National News, July 22, 2023, https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/374520 

INSS staff, “The Judicial Overhaul: A Complete Guide,” Institute for National Security Studies, undated, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/judicial-overhaul-guide/ 

Israel Kasnett, “Israel’s Recognition of Morocco’s Western Sahara a Blow to Iran,” Jewish Press, July 21, 2023, https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/israels-recognition-of-moroccos-western-sahara-a-blow-to-iran/2023/07/21/

Nicholas Kristoff, “With Israel, It’s Time to Start Discussing the Unmentionable,” New York Times, July 22, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/22/opinion/israel-military-aid.html 

Eran Lerman, “As Tensions escalate, Israel is right to insist on reviving the regional Framework,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, July 3, 2023. https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-israel-is-right-to-insist-on-reviving-the-regional-framework/

Matthew Levitt & Lauren von Thaden, “Guns, Drugs, and Smugglers: A Recent Heightened Challenge at Israel’s Borders with Jordan and Egypt,” Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, July 2023, https://ctc.westpoint.edu/guns-drugs-and-smugglers-a-recent-heightened-challenge-at-israels-borders-with-jordan-and-egypt/ 

Suzie Navot, “The Reasonableness Issue Requires Serious, Informed and Consensual Discussion, Israel Democracy Institute, July 14, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/50172

PCPSR Staff, “The Palestine/Israel Pulse: A Joint Poll,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, January 2023, https://pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Press%20Release_Eng%20_Joint%20Poll%2024JAN2023.pdf 

PCPSR Staff, “Public Opinion Poll No. 88,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 23, 2023., https://pcpsr.org/en/node/944 

Paul Rivlin, “Israel’s Economy: From Start-Up to Shut-Down Nation?,” Center for Israel Education, July 6, 2023, https://israeled.org/israels-economy-from-start-up-to-shut-down-nation-opinion-paul-rivlin-moshe-dayan-center/ 

David Rosenberg, “The Power of Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Has Peaked,” Foreign Policy, July 27, 2023, https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/07/27/israel-ultra-orthodox-judicial-religion-netanyahu/ 

Yair Rosenberg, “Israel has already lost,” The Atlantic, July 27, 2023, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/07/israel-supreme-court-netanyahu-parliament/674833/ 

Dennis Ross & Ghaith al-Omari, “Why a Weak Abbas is Dangerous for Israel,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 6, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-weak-abbas-dangerous-israel 

Abeer Salman, “Palestinian leader calls on world to ‘protect us,’ and his people respond with bitter laughter,” CNN, July 14, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/14/middleeast/palestinians-mock-abbas-mime-intl/index.html 

Ahmad Sharawi & Essa Nahari, “Middle East Visits to the United States Under Biden, Trump, and Obama,” Washington Institute, July 20, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/middle-east-visits-united-states-under-biden-trump-and-obama 

Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland & Simon Lewis, “Biden’s Israel dilemma: Few good options to counter Netanyahu’s defiance,” Reuters, July 25, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/bidens-israel-dilemma-few-good-options-counter-netanyahus-defiance-2023-07-25/ 

Jared Szuba, “Pentagon seeks to deepen military ties with Israel despite judicial overhaul,” Al-Monitor, July 25, 2023, https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2023/07/pentagon-seeks-deepen-military-ties-israel-despite-judicial-overhaul 

TOI Staff, “Knesset votes to postpone election for new chief rabbis,” Times of Israel, July 24, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-votes-to-postpone-election-for-new-chief-rabbis/

TOI Staff, “Iranian, Hamas officials discuss response to upheaval in Israel — report,” Times of Israel, July 26, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-hamas-officials-secretly-discuss-response-to-upheaval-in-israel-report 

Mohammed S. Wattad, Zhanyang Liu & Derek Lief, “What Deters the Arab Population from the Protests?,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 18, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-protest/ 


#124 Contemporary Readings June 2023

July 5, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

AJC Global Forum 2021, “Unveiling Israel’s Strategic Vision: A Conversation with Ron Dermer, Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs,” American Jewish Committee, June 12, 2023,  https://www.ajc.org/news/unveiling-israels-strategic-vision-a-conversation-with-ron-dermer-israeli-minister-of 

Farris Almarri, “Jordanians Favor De-escalation in the Region, But Sentiment Against Israel Remains,” Poll, Washington Institute for Near East Studies, June 9, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-public-opinion-poll-jordanians-favor-de-escalation-region-sentiment-against 

AP Staff, “China inks ‘strategic partnership’ with Palestinian Authority as it expands Middle East presence,” Associated Press, June 14, 2023, https://apnews.com/article/china-abbas-palestinian-israel-saudi-dd55f1cc81b53cb00cb1d045bc239566 

Samara Azzi and Hanin Ghaddar, “Cash Cabal — How Hezbollah Profits from Lebanon’s Financial Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 22, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/cash-cabal-how-hezbollah-profits-lebanons-financial-crisis 

Gershon Baskin, “Clarity of intentions, actions of consequence is what is required – opinion,” Jerusalem Post, June 15, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-746319

Lazar Berman, “Muslim-majority Kosovo wants ‘strategic partnership’ with Israel — former PM,” Times of Israel, June 14, 2023, https www.timesofisrael.com/muslim-majority-kosovo-wants-strategic-partnership-with-israel-former-pm/ 

Howard Blass, “From Pitching to Prayers, Synagogues should take a lesson from baseball,” The Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-745862 

Cleveland Jewish News staff, “Palestinian terrorists are ‘born via smartphones, not mosques’,” Cleveland Jewish News, June 27, 2023, https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/jns/palestinian-terrorists-are-born-via-smartphones-not-mosques/article_6166bf02-8c53-566a-98e7-6732fb392999.html 

Alexander B. Downes and Jonathan Monten, “Forced to Be Free? Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Rarely Leads to Democratization,” International Security, Vol. 37, Vol. 4, Spring 2013, pp. 90-131, https://www.almendron.com/tribuna/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/forced-to-be-free.pdf 

Yaron Druckman, “In 30 years, 1 out of every 3 students in Israel will be ultra-Orthodox,” Y-net, June 28, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/by3rahuo2 

Tomer Fadlon, “Trends in Trade Between Israel and China Over the Past Decade (2013–2022),” INSS, June 18, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-china-10-years/ 

Seth Frantzman, “Jenin’s threat to Israel and the region – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/defense-news/article-747796 

Seth Frantzman, “Israel reaches out to Palestinian Authority ahead of Eid – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, June 27, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-747941 

Seth Frantzman, “Israel-Saudi normalization requires more long-term planning – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/abraham-accords/article-748150 

Thomas Friedman, “From Tel Aviv to Riyadh,” New York Times, June 6, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/06/opinion/israel-saudi-arabia.html 

Leon Hadar, “From the Alliance of the Periphery to a Solidifying the Arab-Israeli Core,” National Interest, June 4, 2023, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/alliance-periphery-solidifying-arab-israeli-core-206524 

Raymond Hinnebusch, “Authoritarian persistence: democratization theory and the Middle East: An overview and critique,” Democratization, June 2006, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13510340600579243?needAccess=true&role=button 

“Immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1948-1985,” Israel State Archives, 2022, https://catalog.archives.gov.il/en/chapter/israel-and-the-jews-of-ethiopia-1948-1973/  

INSS and Moshe Dayan Center conference (audio and video), “Saudi Arabia: Between Iran and Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies,  May 28, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEz8W2fk2zs&ab_channel=INSSISRAEL 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Germany and Israel’s strategic relationship – editorial,” Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-746668 

Carrie Keller-Lynn, “Hours after losing battle for Bar Association, Likud moves to void its power,” Times of Israel, June 21, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/hours-after-losing-battle-for-bar-association-likud-moves-to-void-it-of-power/ 

Bilahari Kausikan, “Southeast Asia between Major Powers: Lessons for the Middle East,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, June 2023, https://jstribune.com/kausikan-southeast-asia-between-major-powers/ 

Mandi Kogosowski, “Israel State Comptroller to Audit Country’s Readiness for AI Era,” Israel Defense, June 29, 2023, https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/58720 

Etgar Lefkovits, “Cyprus-Greece-Israel ties are a ‘strategic partnership’,” Jewish News Syndicate, June 20, 2023, https://www.jns.org/israel-news/cyprus/23/6/20/296567/ 

Meir Litwak with Adi Kantor, “Anti-Semitism in the Arab World New Manifestations to an Old Problem, INSS Podcast, 38:00, June 1, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1Qq3Djdx8 

Ameer Makhoul, “On the question of the Palestinian Authority, Israel’s security institutions diverge,” Middle East Eye, June 27, 2023, https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/palestinian-authority-israel-security-institutions-diverge 

Mark Mazzetti, Ronen Bergman, Edward Wong and Vivian Nereim,” Biden administration engages in long-shot attempt for Saudi-Israeli deal,” Buffalo News/New York Times, June 18,  2023, https://buffalonews.com/biden-administration-engages-in-long-shot-attempt-for-saudi-israel-deal/article_61b1d0f0-573e-58c9-9f0e-717915e54671.html 

MEI Staff “Itamar Rabinovich on Middle Eastern Maze,”(audio),  Middle East Institute, June 21, 2023, https://www.mei.edu/multimedia/podcast/itamar-rabinovich-middle-eastern-maze 

Caroline Morganti, “Recent Polls of US Jews Reflect Polarized Community,” Jewish Currents. June 29, 2023, https://jewishcurrents.org/recent-polls-of-us-jews-reflect-polarized-community 

PCPSR Staff, “The Palestine/Israel Pulse: A Joint Poll.” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, January 24, 2023, https://www.pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Press%20Release_Eng%20_Joint%20Poll%2024JAN2023.pdf 

PCPSR Staff, “Public Opinion Poll No. 87,” Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research, March 23, 2023, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/938 

PCPSR Staff, “Public Opinion Poll No. 88,” Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 26, 2023, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/944 

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: Israeli security chief in D.C. for talks on West Bank and Gaza tensions,” Axios, June 1, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/06/01/shin-bet-bar-biden-talks-west-bank-gaza-tensions 

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: White House expressed concern that Israel is leaking info on indirect Iran talks,” Axios, June 29, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/06/28/iran-talks-leak-white-house-israel-sullivan 

Marc Rod, “Bipartisan group of lawmakers urge expanding Abraham Accords into Africa,” Jewish Insider, June 5, 2023, https://jewishinsider.com/2023/06/abraham-accords-africa-israel-u-s-peace-normalization/ 

Jonathan Schanzer “Iran’s Multifront Strategy Against Israel,” Commentary, June 2023, https://www.commentary.org/articles/jonathan-schanzer/irans-multifront-strategy-against-israel/ 

Ksenia Svetlova, “Four Tribes of Modern Israel, The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, June 2023, (Israel Education systems), https://jstribune.com/svetlova-the-four-tribes-of-modern-israel/ 

Ksenia Svetlova, “In an endless series of Israeli operations, Operation Shield and Arrow in Gaza was yet another name on the list,” Atlantic Council, June 2, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/operation-shield-arrow-gaza-israel-hamas-pij/ 

Times of Israel Staff, “Israel agreed to give up sovereignty in part of Jerusalem Old City in 2000,” Times of Israel, June 19, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-agreed-to-give-up-sovereignty-in-part-of-jerusalem-old-city-in-2000-document/  

Times of Israel Staff, “‘Strategic mistake’: Netanyahu panned for planning China visit as signal to Biden,” Times of Israel, June 27, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/strategic-mistake-netanyahu-panned-for-planning-china-visit-as-signal-to-biden/ 

Times of Israel Staff, “Netanyahu rules out giving Ukraine Iron Dome anti-missile system,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-rules-out-giving-ukraine-iron-dome-anti-missile-system/ 

Amir Hossein Vazirian, “Arming the West Bank: A Look at Iran’s New Israel Strategy,” National Interest, June 28, 2023, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/arming-west-bank-look-iran%E2%80%99s-new-israel-strategy-206588 

Avi Weiss and Eitan Fischberger, “The National Antisemitism Strategy Has No Clothes,” Tablet, June 2, 2023, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/national-antisemitisim-strategy-has-no-clothes 

Ben Dror Yemeni, “Netanyahu’s government opts for a bi-national state,” Y-net, June 20, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hkfr4x1u3 

Kawala Xie. “China’s Xi meets Palestinian leader Abbas, offers 3-point proposal for ‘lasting solution’ to conflict with Israel,” South China Morning Post, June 14, 2023, https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3224032/china-pledges-support-peaceful-resolution-palestinian-issue-amid-abbas-visit-and-profound-changes 


#123 Contemporary Readings May 2023

June 9, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Elliott Abrams, “As Israel Turns 75, ‘Foreign Affairs’ Publishes a Call to Eliminate It,” Council of Foreign Relations, May 9, 2023, https://www.cfr.org/blog/israel-turns-75-foreign-affairs-publishes-call-eliminate-it 

Ghaith al-Omari, “The Palestinian succession Crisis,” Foreign Affairs, May 16, 2023, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/palestinian-territory/palestinian-succession-crisis  

Zvi Bar’el, “Saudi Arabia’s New Middle East Strategy Leaves Israel in the Dust,” Ha’aretz, May 19, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/2023-05-19/ty-article/.highlight/saudi-arabias-new-middle-east-strategy-leaves-israel-in-the-dust/00000188-32e3-d7fd-adec-ffeb11e20000 

Lenny Ben-David, “The First Jerusalem Liberation Day in the Modern Era – in 1917,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 17, 2023, https://jcpa.org/the-first-jerusalem-liberation-day-in-the-modern-era-in-1917/ 

“Saudi Arabia: Between Iran and Israel,” INSS and the Moshe Dayan Center conference, May 28, 2023, video and audio, (2 plus hours, English translation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEz8W2fk2zs

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Israel’s Operation Shield and Arrow: Is blowing stuff up a strategy?,” Jerusalem Post, May 12, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/article-742798 

Amanda Borschel-Dan, “What Matters Now to ToI analyst Haviv Rettig Gur: The political perils of conflict,” Times of Israel, May 12, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/what-matters-now-to-toi-analyst-haviv-rettig-gur-the-political-perils-of-conflict/ 

Udi Dekel, “Israel Must Establish the rules of the game,” Times of Israel, May 13, 2021, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-must-establish-the-rules-of-the-game/ 

Gabby Deutch, “‘Times’ reporter goes inside Israel’s identity crisis, 75 years in the making,” Jewish Insider, May 24, 2023, https://jewishinsider.com/2023/05/new-york-times-isabel-kershner-israel-reporter-book/ 

Stanley Dubinsky and Hesh Epstein, “How Hebrew Kept Us as a People,” Tablet, May 19, 2023, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/belief/articles/lashon-hebrew-language-anchor-jewish-identity 

Assaf Gilead and Meital Veizberg, “Startup Nation: rooted in socialism and military technology,” (short history of its origins), Globes, May 3, 2023, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-startup-nation-rooted-in-socialism-and-military-technology-1001445529

Dominic Green, “Why does Joe Biden’s antisemitism strategy barely mention Israel?,” Jewish Chronicle, May 31, 2023, https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/all/why-does-joe-bidens-antisemitism-strategy-barely-mention-israel-4uRsnFpEx4vAL8q7qIup40 

Leon Hadar, “From the Alliance of the Periphery to a Solidifying the Arab-Israeli Core,” National Interest, June 4, 2023, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/alliance-periphery-solidifying-arab-israeli-core-206524 

Ezra Kopelowitz and Shlomi Ravid, “Jewish Peoplehood: Mapping the Field in Israel,” Reut Institute, October 2021, https://www.reutgroup.org/_files/ugd/7c17af_63bc25e1240c4f9898fdeec9acb96590.pdf 

Martin Kramer, “Israel’s Declaration of Independence,” undated 8-episode course, Tikvah Fund, https://tikvahfund.org/course/declaring-israels-independence/ 

Meir Litwak with Adi Kantor, “Anti-Semitism in the Arab World New Manifestations to an Old Problem, INSS Podcast, 38:00, June 1, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1Qq3Djdx8 

Oved Lobel, “Essay: A New Multifront Strategy?,” Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, May 25, 2023, https://aijac.org.au/australia-israel-review/essay-a-new-multifront-strategy/ 

Ameer Makhoul, “Israel: How leaders threaten war on Iran to resolve internal crisis,” Middle East Eye, May 31, 2023, https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-how-leaders-threaten-war-on-iran-resolve-internal-crisis 

Yossi Melman, “Israel’s Targeted Assassinations Are a Poor Substitute for a Strategy,” Ha’aretz, May 17, 2023,  https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/2023-05-17/ty-article-opinion/.premium/israels-targeted-assassinations-are-a-poor-substitute-for-a-strategy/00000188-25af-d18b-a79d-25ffb14c0000 

Yariv Mohar and Aya Shoshan, “Strategic Assessment: The Struggle against Radicalization that Encourages Terror: Israel vs. the World,” INSS, March 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/strategic_assessment/radicalization/ 

Benny Morris, “Striking the right balance between black and white narrative,” The Jewish Chronicle, May 11, 2023, https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/striking-the-right-balance-between-black-and-white-narratives-4GiGTvgpSSswQMS6cmMbQk  

Michael Oren, “When Israel gave Hamas something worth not fighting for,” Times of Israel, May 15, 2023, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/when-israel-gave-hamas-something-worth-not-fighting-for/  

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: Israel tells U.S. it won’t turn Homesh outpost into new settlement threatens Israel,” Axios, May 23, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/05/23/israel-homesh-settlement-palestinians-west-bank 

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: Israeli security chief in D.C. for talks on West Bank and Gaza tensions,” Axios, June 1, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/06/01/shin-bet-bar-biden-talks-west-bank-gaza-tensions 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “For Netanyahu, the storm before the calm?,” Times of Israel, May 11, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-storm-before-the-calm-2/  

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Why the new state budget both favors and hurts Haredim… and deeply,” Times of Israel, May 23, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-new-state-budget-favors-haredim-and-hurts-them/  

Marc Rod, “Bipartisan group of lawmakers urge expanding Abraham Accords into Africa,” Jewish Insider, June 5, 2023, https://jewishinsider.com/2023/06/abraham-accords-africa-israel-u-s-peace-normalization/ 

Robert Satloff, “The No-State Solution,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 31, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/no-state-solution 

Jonathan Schanzer “Iran’s Multifront Strategy Against Israel,” Commentary, June 2023, https://www.commentary.org/articles/jonathan-schanzer/irans-multifront-strategy-against-israel/  

Bret Stephens, “At 75, Israel Has Plenty to Celebrate,” New York Times, May 16, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/16/opinion/israel-75th-anniversary.html 

Jake Sullivan, NSA Adviser, “US Policy in the Middle East,” Soref Symposium, May 4, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/keynote-address-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan 

Ksenia Svetlova, “In an endless series of Israeli operations, Operation Shield and Arrow in Gaza was yet another name on the list,” Atlantic Council, June 2, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/operation-shield-arrow-gaza-israel-hamas-pij/ 

TOI Staff, “US wants Israel to shelve judicial overhaul in return for Saudi normalization — TV,” Times of Israel, May 23, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-wants-israel-to-shelve-judicial-overhaul-in-return-for-saudi-normalization-tv/ 

Avi Weiss and Eitan Fischberger, “The National Antisemitism Strategy Has No Clothes,” Tablet, June 2, 2023, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/national-antisemitisim-strategy-has-no-clothes 


#122 Contemporary Readings April 2023

May 2, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Agence France-Presse, “China ready to broker Israel-Palestine peace talks, says foreign minister,” The Guardian, April 17, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/18/china-ready-to-broker-israel-palestine-peace-talks-says-foreign-minister 

Fares Akram, “In First, Iran’s president addresses Palestinians in Gaza,” Associated Press, April 14, 2023, https://apnews.com/article/iran-palestinians-gaza-jerusalem-256ccdd3029ba63f8b19302a6640b363 

Peter Beinart, “Could Israel Carry Out Another Nakba?,” Jewish Currentshttps://jewishcurrents.org/could-israel-carry-out-another-nakba  

Ilan Ben Zion and Tia Goldenberg, “Fraught US-Israel ties on display as Knesset reconvenes,” ABC News, May 1, 2023, https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/fraught-us-israel-ties-display-knesset-reconvenes-98979912 

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “As F-35 deals move forward in US, where does Israel stand? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, April 30, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-741716 

Andrew Esensten, Marta Furlan, Evgeni Klauber, Talia Naamat, Fabian Spengler, Moses Toshimasu, Jesse Weinberg, and Carl Yonker, “Anti-Semitism Worldwide: Report for 2022,” Tel Aviv University and the Anti-Defamation League, April 2023, https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/2023-04/AntisemitismWorldwide_e.pdf 

Adam S. Ferziger, “Israelization and Lived Religion: Conflicting Accounts of Contemporary Judaism,” Contemporary Jewry, 2020, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7265156 

Tuvia Gering, “Full throttle in neutral: China’s new security architecture for the Middle East,” The Atlantic Council, February 15, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/issue-brief/full-throttle-in-neutral-chinas-new-security-architecture-for-the-middle-east/ 

Idit Shafran Gittleman (moderator), Podcast: “From Declaration to State: IDF Generals in a Special Podcast for Independence Day,” Institute of National Security Studies, April 24,2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyfUCdZhrwQ&ab_channel=INSSISRAEL 

Daniel Gordis, “What if the Declaration of Independence became a ‘Basic Law’?,” Substack: Israel from the Inside with Daniel Gordis, April 20, 2023, 
https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/what-if-the-declaration-of-independence

Daniel Gordis, “”It’s over,” the protesters are saying — and they no longer mean just judicial reform,”, Substack: Israel from the Inside with Daniel Gordis, May 1, 2023, https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/its-over-the-protesters-are-saying 

Kathleen Hayes, “An Open Letter to Anti-Zionists from a Veteran of the Left,” Fathom, April 2022, https://fathomjournal.org/an-open-letter-to-anti-zionists-from-a-veteran-of-the-left 

David Hazony, “Israel at 75,” April 20, 2023, Jewish Journal, https://jewishjournal.com/cover_story/358025/israel-at-75-the-rebirth-of-israel/ 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “National Mood Unrestful,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 3, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48985 

Shale Horowitz, “Why Israel is Judged Differently: Jerusalem’s International Challenges, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2023, Vol 30, No 2, https://www.meforum.org/64210/why-israel-is-judged-differently 

Paul Iddon, “’Convergence Of Arenas’: What Israel’s Future Wars Might Look Like,” Forbes, April 29, 2023, https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauliddon/2023/04/29/convergence-of-arenas-what-israels-future-wars-might-look-like/?sh=31d623275555 

INN/Arutz 7 Staff, “As expected: Moody’s downgrades Israel’s credit rating outlook to stable,” Israel National News, Arutz Sheva, April 15, 2023, https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/
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Jewish Learning Institute, Jewish Literacy, 6 part video (Tanakh, Midrash, Talmud, Halacha, Musar, Kabalah), each is 7-12 minutes, 2022-2023, origins and relationships of Jewish texts over the centuries, https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgzGsmNWvCKvvMkmkpXlnnlszVHQd

Martin Kramer, “Israel’s Declaration of Independence,”  (8 video and audio episodes), Tikvah Fund, https://tikvahfund.org/course/declaring-israels-independence/

Martin Kramer, “Israel from 25 to 75: The lesson is perpetual vigilance,” Times of Israel, April 25, 2023, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-from-25-to-75/ 

Martin Kramer and Neil Rogachevsky, “Constitutions and Courts in Israel: From the Declaration of Independence to the Current Crisis,” Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, April 4, 2023, (Video, 1:10), https://www.asmeascholars.org/constitutions-and-courts-in-israel–from-the-declaration-of-independence-to-the-current-crisis 

Shalom Lipner, “Netanyahu’s coalition isn’t built to last: Expect high sparks within and fragile prospects for Israel’s incoming government,” Atlantic Council, February 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/issue-brief/netanyahus-coalition-isnt-built-to-last-expect-high-sparks-within-and-fragile-prospects-for-israels-incoming-government/ 

Guy Lurie and Daphne Benvenisty, “The Role of Legal Advisors – Explainer From Professional to Political,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 4, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48989 

Guy Lurie and Amichai Cohen, “Appointment of Judges to High Courts in Democratic Countries: A Comparative Study,” examines 42 countries in detailed study, Israel Democracy Institute, April 4, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48993 

Jacob Magid, “Despite baggage, some Palestinians rooting for Israel to secure US visa waiver,” Times of Israel, April 17, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-baggage-some-palestinians-rooting-for-israel-to-secure-us-visa-waiver/ 

Yoram Margalit, “How is this the “End of Democracy?” Israel Democracy Institute, March 21, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/49023 

Heather May and Ben Winslow, “Why did Utah leaders go to Israel?,” KSL, April 30, 2023, https://www.ksl.com/article/50633450/why-did-utah-leaders-go-to-israel 

Kobi Michael, “A Sea Change and a Slippery Slope: When the Military Becomes a Political Actor,” Institute for National Security Studies, April 18, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/idf-politics/ 

Ash Obel, “Gantz’s National Unity party soars past Netanyahu’s plunging Likud, poll finds,” Times of Israel, April 17, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/gantzs-national-unity-party-soars-past-netanyahus-plunging-likud-poll-finds/ 

Marc Rod, “House lawmakers relaunch Latino-Jewish caucus,” Jewish Insider, April 28, 2023, https://jewishinsider.com/2023/04/latino-jewish-caucus-capitol-hill-american-jewish-committee/ 

PCPSR Staff, “Public opinion poll No. 87,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, March 23, 2023, http://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/938 

Alon Pinkas, “Analysis: McCarthy’s High-profile Israel Visit Sets Netanyahu on a Collision Course With Biden,” Ha’aretz, May 1, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-05-01/ty-article/.highlight/netanyahu-is-desperate-for-a-white-house-invite-mccarthys-israel-visit-wont-help/00000187-d66d-d9b4-abaf-feff1d720000 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “The implosion of Israel’s ruling party,” Times of Israel, March 22, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-implosion-of-israels-ruling-party/ 

Neil Rogachevsky, “Against Court and Constitution: A Never Before Translated Speech by David Ben-Gurion,” Mosaic Magazine, March 10, 2021, https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/israel-zionism/2021/03/against-court-and-constitution-a-never-before-translated-speech-by-david-ben-gurion/ 

Neil Rogachevsky and Dov Ziegler, “Israel’s Declaration of Independence: A Biography,” Jewish Review of Books, Spring 2023, https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/uncategorized/
13858/israels-declaration-of-independence-a-biography/
 

Shmuel Rosner, Camil Fuchs, and Noah Slepkov, “Pluralism Index 2023: Israelis Want a Democratic and Jewish State,” Jewish People’s Policy Institute, March 22, 2023, https://jppi.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Pluralism-Index-Clean-1.pdf 

Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, “Israeli Public’s Commitment to Democracy Shines as the Country Turns 75,” The National Interest, April 27, 2023, https://nationalinterest.org/blog/
lebanon-watch/israeli-publics-commitment-democracy-shines-country-turns-75-206433
 

Sheren Falah Saab, “Palestinian Author: We Should Join Israeli Protests, Without Palestinian Flags,” Ha’aretz, May 1, 2023, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-05-01/ty-article-magazine/.premium/palestinian-israeli-author-we-have-to-fight-even-for-crumbs-of-democracy/00000187-b3d7-d803-ad8f-ffd7f0020000 

Robert Satloff, “Saudi Normalization with Israel, Domestic ‘Transformation,’ and U.S. Policy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 1, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/media/6395?disposition=inline  

Dan Schueftan, “The beginning of the end of Israel’s ‘Grand Coalitions’,” Tablet, March 8, 2023, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/end-of-israels-grand-coalitions 

Zaki Shalom and Sophia Schmidt, “The Israel-U.S. Relationship in Face of the Judicial Controversy,” National Interest, May 1, 2023, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/israel-us-relationship-face-judicial-controversy-206445 

Leah Soibel, “Israel is a Hispanic opportunity,” SAPIR Journal, Spring 2023, https://sapirjournal.org/israel-at-75/2023/04/israel-is-a-hispanic-opportunity/ 

Meir Soloveichik, “The Miracle at 75,” Commentary, May 2023, https://www.commentary.org/articles/meir-soloveichik/miracle-of-israel-at-75/ 

Ken Stein, “Context and Consequences of Israel’s Proposed Judicial Overhaul,” The Torah Center ATL, March 30, 2023, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTNu6WCcQt4 and audio only: https://soundcloud.com/thetorahcenteratl/context-consequences-of-israels-proposed-judicial-overhaul-dr-ken-stein  

TOI Staff and agencies, “Report: Israel got intel on Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program from executed spy,” Times of Israel, May 1, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-israel-got-intel-on-irans-secret-nuclear-weapons-program-from-executed-spy/ 

Noam Zohar, “Tyranny of the majority is not democratic; certainly, it is not Jewish,” Ynet, April 16, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/b1ddi7tz2 


#121 Contemporary Readings March 2023

April 3, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Ghaith al-Omari, “To Prevent the PA from Unraveling, Address Internal Reform,” Washington Institute, February 28, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/prevent-pa-unraveling-address-internal-reform

AJC Staff, “The State of Anti-Semitism in American 2022: AJC’s Survey of American Jews,” American Jewish Committee, February 2023, https://www.ajc.org/AntisemitismReport2022/
AmericanJews
 

Bank of Israel head issues new warning on overhaul, says bodies independence vital,” Times of Israel, March 28, 2023.

BICOM Morning Brief Staff, “Israeli Cabinet resignations expose coalition tensions,” Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, March 1, 2023, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/
israeli-cabinet-resignations-expose-coalition-tensions/
 

Sarah Blau, “A family tale about Herzl and the will of Israel,” Ynet News, March 22, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkkcpbig2

Conference staff, “Economic Consequences of the Judiciary ‘Reform’,” Tel Aviv University Frenkel-Zuckerman Institute, Israel Democracy Institute, Reichman University Aaron Institute for Economic Policy and TAU’s Business-Academic Club, March 2, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvVR5Mc3jS8 

Center for Israel Education, “A Review of the Four Elements of the Planned Overhaul of Israel’s Judiciary, March 21, 2023 (revised) (videos, articles, detailed summaries, think tank items)

Robbie Corey-Boulet, “Reestablishment of Saudi- Iran ties adds twist to Israel’s Arab Outreach,” Times of Israel, March 11, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/reestablishment-of-saudi-iran-ties-adds-twist-to-israels-arab-outreach/ 

Michael Crowley, Vivian Nereim and Patrick Kingsley, “Saudi Arabia Offers Its Price to Normalize Relations With Israel,” New York Times, March 10, 2023, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/09/us/politics/saudi-arabia-israel-united-states.html 

Abraham Diskin, “Putting an end to the upheaval of the high court,” Kohelet Policy Forum, March 19, 2023, https://en.kohelet.org.il/publication/putting-an-end-to-the-upheaval-of-the-high-court 

Oren Dori, “Treasury: Judicial reform will cost NIS 50-100b annual growth loss,” Globes, March 21, 2023, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-treasury-judicial-reform-will-cost-nis-50-100b-annual-growth-loss-1001441803 

Nadeen Ebrahim, “Netanyahu is backed into a corner. Here’s what he may do next,” CNN, March 29, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/29/middleeast/netanyahu-options-israel-mime-intl/index.html 

Maria Fantappie and Vali Nasr, “A New Order in the Middle East?,” Foreign Affairs, March 22, 2023, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/china/iran-saudi-arabia-middle-east-relations 

Gerald Feierstein and Yoel Guzansky, “Two years on, what is the state of the Abraham Accords?,” Middle East Institute, September 14, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/two-years-what-state-abraham-accords 

Luis Fleischman, “Israeli Civil Society Has Displayed a Model of Resistance to Global Illiberalism,” Palm Beach Center for Democracy and Policy Research, March 30, 2023, https://palmbeachdemocracy.org/israeli-civil-society-has-displayed-a-model-of-resistance-to-global-illiberalism/ 

Seth Frantzman, “What have been Iran’s reactions to Israel political chaos? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, March 27, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-735553 

Amir Fuchs, “What is ‘Incapacity’ and what are the Implications of a Prime Minister’s Incapacity?” Israel Democracy Institute, March 5, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48090 

Aharon Garber and Avraham Shalev, “Why judicial reform is essential,” Kohelet Policy Forum, February 19, 2023, https://en.kohelet.org.il/publication/why-judicial-reform-is-essential 

Yoav Gallant, “Speech to Nation Seeking Pause in Judicial Overhaul,” March 25, 2023.

Derek Gatopoulos, Costas Kantouris and Josef Federman “Israel’s Netanyahu: Mossad helped Greece uncover terror plot,” Associated Press, March 29, 2023, https://apnews.com/article/greece-terrorism-arrests-12946c19a59d61edba970184b547e578 

Daniel Gordis, “What you just witnessed was one of the greatest weeks in Israel’s history,” Substack: Israel From the Inside, March 27, 2023, https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/what-you-just-witnessed-was-one-of 

Evelyn Gordon, “Israel’s Judicial Reckoning,” Mosaic, March 6, 2023, http://tikvahfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Israels-Judicial-Reckoning-MosaicMosaic.pdf 

IDI Staff, “The Planned Overhaul of Israel’s Judiciary,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/tags-en/47383 

INSS Staff, “A Strategic Alert in the Wake of the Judicial Reform,” March 21, 2023, Institute for National Security Studies, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/strategic-alert/ 

Jewish People’s Policy Institute, “Pluralism Index 2023: Israelis Want a Democratic and Jewish State,” Jewish People’s Policy Institute, March 22, 2023, (20pp), https://jppi.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Pluralism-Index-Clean-1.pdf

JFNA Staff, “How the New Government Policy Affects Israel’s Economy & Foreign Policy,” Jewish Federations of North America with Israel Democracy Institute, March 21, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/galleries/48470 

President Isaac Herzog “People’s Directive” for a compromise to the judicial overhaul controversy,” March 15, 2023.

Brian Katulis, Firas Maksad, Charles Lister, Intissar Fakir and Marvin G. Weinbaum, “Four factors to watch to assess the Saudi-Iranian diplomatic opening,” Middle East Institute, March 13, 2023, https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-four-factors-watch-assess-saudi-iranian-diplomatic-opening 

Herb Keinon, “Israel’s striking reservist pilots are short-sighted — analysis,” Jerusalem Post, March 6, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-733525 

Michael Kopelowitz, “Why a Judicial Compromise is Important No Matter the Content,” Israel Policy Forum, March 9, 2023, https://israelpolicyforum.org/2023/03/09/why-a-judicial-compromise-is-important-no-matter-the-content/ 

Nicole Lampert, “Does the BBC not care about Jews expelled from Arab countries?,” The Jewish Chronicle, March 21, 2023, https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/all/does-the-bbc-not-care-about-jews-expelled-from-arab-countries-2G3gRzcPUlBPmD56aupHfC 

Ephraim Lavie, Mohammed Wattad, Orit Perlov, Mora Deitch and Meir Elran, “Israel’s Arab Society Following the Establishment of the 37th Government,” Institute for National Security Studies, March 6, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arabs-in-israel-37-government/ 

Dave Lawler, “Democrats now sympathize more with Palestinians than Israelis, poll finds,” Axios, Match 16, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/03/16/democrats-sympathize-more-palestinians-israelis-gallup 

Jonathan Lemire and Nahal Toosi, “Biden’s favorite Middle East ally is spoiling his democracy party,” Politico, March 29, 2023, https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/29/netanyahu-biden-democracy-israel-00089326 

Canaan Lidor, “In new poll, 63% of Israeli Jews call Diaspora coreligionists ‘brethren’,” Times of Israel, March 22, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-new-poll-63-of-israeli-jews-call-diaspora-coreligionists-brethren/

David Makovsky, “The National Security Implications of Israel’s Judicial Debate,” video discussion (1:09) with Shimrit Meir, Yaacov Amidror, Uzi Dayan, Zohar Palti, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 8, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/national-security-implications-israels-judicial-debate 

David Makovsky, David Patkin, Gabriel Epstein, “Israel Expands Settlements as Smotrich Increases his Authority, Policy Watch, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 1, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-expands-settlements-smotrich-increases-his-authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “Two Speeches to the Nation – continuing and pausing the the judicial legislative overhaul process,” March 23 and March 27, 

MEM Staff, “Israel launches spy satellite days after Saudi-Iran deal,” Middle East Monitor, March 29, 2023, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20230329-israel-launches-spy-satellite-days-after-saudi-iran-deal/ 

Suzie Navot, “There’s no ‘compromise’ in the coalition’s play for unlimited Power,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 22, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48542 

Assaf Orion, “On the Brink of Nuclearization, the Brink of War, the Brink of the Abyss,” Institute for National Security Studies, March 15, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/edge/ 

PCPSR Staff, “Public Opinion Poll No. 87,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, March 14, 2023, http://pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Poll%2087%20English%20full%20text%20
March2023.pdf

Anshel Pfeffer, “Opinion: What on earth was Netanyahu thinking?,” CNN. March 30, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/30/opinions/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-protest-judicial-pfeffer/index.html 

Barak Ravid, “First look: Experts from Israel, Arab nations to meet to discuss water, food security,” Axios, March 13, 2023, https://www.axios.com/2023/03/13/israel-arab-meet-uae-water-food-security-meeting-n7 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “The implosion of Israel’s ruling party,” Times of Israel, March 22, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-implosion-of-israels-ruling-party/ 

Haviv Rettig Gur, ” Haredi parties were at forefront of overhaul push. Then they weren’t. What changed?,” Times of Israel, March 31, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/haredi-parties-were-at-forefront-of-overhaul-push-then-they-werent-what-changed/ 

Henry Rome and Louis Dugit-Gros, “‘No deal, no crisis’ is no plan for Iran,” The Hill, March 29, 2023, https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/3922002-no-deal-no-crisis-is-no-plan-for-iran/ 

Oded Ron and Muhammad Khalaily, “The Judicial Revolution and Arab Society in Israel,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 12, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48240 

Dennis Ross, “Iran Needs to Believe America’s Threat,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 5, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/iran-needs-believe-americas-threat 

Yuval Shany, “The Judicial Reforms Implications on Israel’s Standing in the International Courts- weakening judiciary and endangering commanders,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 2, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/48084 

Michael Singh, “Iran’s Nuclear Endgame Warrants Change in US Strategy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 28, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/irans-nuclear-endgame-warrants-change-us-strategy 

Michael Starr, “Movement for Quality Government’s Eliad Shraga fights Israeli judicial reform,” Jerusalem Post, March 10, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-733907

TOI Staff, “Knesset passes ‘Hametz Law’ allowing (requiring) hospitals to ban leavened products on Passover,” Times of Israel, March 28, 2023, https://t.co/t6znQHefmp

TOI Staff, “Despite pause, government files contentious judicial selection bill for final votes,” Times of Israel, March 28, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-pause-government-files-contentious-judicial-selection-bill-for-final-votes/ 

TOI Staff, “Recordings show divisions inside Likud over pace of judicial overhaul,” Times of Israel, March 13, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/recordings-show-divisions-inside-likud-over-pace-of-judicial-overhaul/ 

TOI Staff, “Report: Israel offered PA full security duties over city as pilot, Ramallah refused,” Times of Israel, March 23, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-israel-offered-pa-full-security-duties-over-city-as-pilot-ramallah-refused/

TOI Staff, “Moody’s warns judicial shakeup could scorch Israel’s credit outlook,” Times of Israel, March 7, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/moodys-warns-judicial-shakeup-could-scorch-credit-outlook/ 

Kenneth Stein, Context and Consequences of Israel’s Proposed Judicial Overhaul, Congregation Beit Tefillah Atlanta, Center for Israel Education, Torah Center Atlanta, March 30, 2023, (1:16 video, audio)

U.S. House Subcommittees on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, “Expanding the Abraham Accords – Hearing,” (Video), March 9, 2023, Foreign Affairs Committee, https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/expanding-the-abraham-accords/  

Universities Announce strike from tomorrow morning over judicial overhaul,” Times of Israel, March 26, 2023.

Yochanan Visser, “Analysis: Hezbollah, the Iranian Axis and the Internal Crisis in Israel,” Israel Today, March 27, 2023, https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/analysis-hezbollah-the-iranian-axis-and-the-internal-crisis-in-israel/ 

Roi Weinberger, “Israel’s risk premium rises after rejection of Herzog’s plan,” Globes, March 20,2023, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israels-risk-premium-rises-after-rejection-of-herzogs-plan-1001441747 


#120 Contemporary Readings February 2023

March 2, 2023

March 3, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Suleiman Al-Khalidi, “Israelis, Palestinians pledge to curb violence at Jordan meeting,” Reuters, February 27, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/jordan-hosting-israeli-palestinian-talks-avert-escalation-violence-officials-2023-02-25/ 

Ghaith al-Omari, “To Prevent the PA from Unraveling, Address Internal Reform,” Washington Institute, February 28, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/prevent-pa-unraveling-address-internal-reform 

Shlomo Avineri, “Self-Determination and Israel’s Declaration of Independence,” in Alan Baker, (ed.) Israel’s Rights as a Nation-State in International Diplomacy, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2011, https://jcpa.org/text/downloads/israels-rights-as-a-nation-state-in-international-diplomacy.pdf#page36 

Michael Bachner, “Breaking silence, Bennett admits mistakes, urges government not to act ‘power-drunk,” Times of Israel, February 5, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/breaking-silence-bennett-admits-mistakes-urges-government-not-to-act-power-drunk/ 

Ramzy Baroud, “Palestine is my cause: Arabs reaffirm support in broad survey for Palestinians, rejection of the occupation,” Jordan Times, January 31, 2023, https://jordantimes.com/
opinion/ramzy-baroud/palestine-my-cause-arabs-reaffirm-support-palestinians-rejection-occupation
 

Eliyahu Berkovits, “There’s a New Player in Haredi Politics: Voters,” Times of Israel, February 16, 2023, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/theres-a-new-player-in-haredi-politics-voters/ 

BICOM Staff, “Israel ties tightening with Chad and the Sudan,” British Israel Communications and Research Centre Morning Brief, February 3, 2023, https://mailchi.mp/bicom.org.uk/morning-brief-16817792-3jbc6aanhd-16832920?e=edd9061ca7 

BICOM Staff, “Israeli Foreign Minister visits Ukraine,” ,” British Israel Communications and Research Centre Morning Brief, February 17, 2023, https://mailchi.mp/bicom.org.uk/morning-brief-16817792-3jbc6aanhd-16834756?e=63bb4f262f 

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Huwara attack could mark turning point for ICC Israel probe – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, February 27, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-732892

Andrew England and James Shotter, “The angry divide in Israel over the rule of law and religion,” Financial Times, February 28, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/05f15936-882e-4a4f-a7c4-96870cc39a3e 

Seth Frantzman, “If Iran thinks Israel can’t launch a war, does its calculous change? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, February 28, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-733009 

Jacob Frenkel and Karnit Flug, “The Proposed ‘Reform’ of the Judicial System Poses Risk to the Israeli Economy,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 31, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/47542 

Matti Friedman, Daniel Gordis, Yossi Klein Halevi, “An open letter to Israel’s friends in North America,” Times of Israel, February 2, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/an-open-letter-to-israels-friends-in-north-america/ 

Amir Fuchs, “How Many Laws Were Struck Down by the Supreme Court in Israel?,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 22, 2020, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31874 

Elis Gjevori, “Huwwara riots: Israel’s leaders stoke flames by lauding settler attacks,” Middle East Eye, February 27, 2023, https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-huwwara-deadly-settler-riot-politicians-laud 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Overhauling the Judicial System – What Do Israelis Think?,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 3, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/47607 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Only a Minority of Israelis Support the Proposed Judicial Overhaul,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 23, 2033, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/47968 

Yaacov Katz, “Blinken’s judicial reform comments are a US-Israel turning point – opinion,” Jerusalem Post. February 3, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-730432 

Yaacov Katz, “Israeli judicial reform nuance: Both sides have legitimate concerns – opinion,” Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-731823 

Dalia Dassa Kaye, “Israel’s Dangerous Shadow War With Iran,” Foreign Affairs, February 27, 2023, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/israel/israels-dangerous-shadow-war-iran 

Herb Keinon, “Israel’s coalition needs to compromise unilaterally – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, February 26, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-732787 

Maayan Lubell, “Analysis: Netanyahu’s balancing act got harder after post-summit violence,” Reuters, February 27, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/netanyahus-balancing-act-got-harder-after-post-summit-violence-2023-02-27/ 

David Makovsky, Yedidia Stern and Elyakim Rubinstein, “The Judiciary Debate and the Future of Israeli Democracy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy Decision Points, Video https://shows.acast.com/decision-points/episodes/the-judiciary-debate-and-the-future-of-israeli-democracy

Ash Obel, “JPMorgan warns of growing risk to investing in Israel due to judicial shakeup plans,” Times of Israel, February 3, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/jpmorgan-warns-of-growing-risk-to-investing-in-israel-due-to-judicial-shakeup-plans/ 

Ariel Oseran, “Analysis: Israeli-Palestinian security coordination continues in West Bank, despite tensions,” i24 News, February 27, 2023, https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/defense/1677263977-analysis-israeli-palestinian-security-coordination-continues-in-west-bank 

Daniel Rakov, “The Netanyahu Government’s Approach to Russia and Ukraine,” Washington Institute, February 28, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/netanyahu-governments-approach-russia-and-ukraine 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “The sudden, surprising indispensability of the Israeli presidency” Times of Israel, February 20, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-sudden-surprising-indispensability-of-the-israeli-presidency/ 

Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, “Israel shouldn’t cherry-pick the American model in its judicial debate,” February 14, 2023, The Hill, https://thehill.com/opinion/international/3857233-israel-shouldnt-cherry-pick-the-american-model-in-its-judicial-debate/ 

Eli M Salzberger, “Judicial Activism in Israel,” SSRN, January 20, 2007, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=957849 

Robert Satloff, “Why Arabs should learn about the Holocaust,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 21, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-arabs-should-learn-about-holocaust 

Pnina Sharvit Baruch and Bell Yosef, “The Independence of the Courts and Israel’s National Security,” The Institute for National Security Studies, February 19, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/legal-reform/ 

Yedidia Stern, “No to Levin’s revolution, yes to changes in the legal system,” Jewish People Policy Institute, January 15, 2023, https://jppi.org.il/en/english-no-to-levins-revolution-yes-to-changes-in-the-legal-system/#.Y_6AbHbMIdW 

Yochanan Visser, Analysis: Israel’s changing role in the escalating Ukraine war,” Israel Today, February 29, 2023, https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/analysis-israels-changing-role-in-the-escalating-ukraine-war/ 

Jim Zinotti, “Israel: Major Issues and U.S. Relations,” Congressional Research Service, February 9, 2023, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245 


#119 Contemporary Readings January 2023

February 6, 2023

February 3, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

Abbas Al Lawati, “Israel’s rightward shift leaves its new Arab allies in an awkward spot,” CNN, January 4, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/04/middleeast/israel-uae-ben-gvir-mime-intl/index.html 

Nidal Al-Mughrabi, “Analysis: Hamas sees West Bank as battleground with new Israel gov’t,” Reuters, January 18, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/hamas-sees-west-bank-battleground-with-new-israel-govt-2023-01-18/ 

Eric Alterman, “Altercation The American — and Jewish — Divide Over Israel,” The American Prospect, November 18, 2022, https://prospect.org/culture/books/altercation-american-and-jewish-divide-over-israel/ 

Ramzy Baroud,  “Palestine is my cause: Arabs reaffirm support in broad survey for Palestinians, rejection of the occupation,” Jordan Times, January 31, 2023, https://jordantimes.com/opinion/ramzy-baroud/palestine-my-cause-arabs-reaffirm-support-palestinians-rejection-occupation

Lenny Ben-David, “The Evolution of AIPAC’s Political Operation in Washington over 50 Years – An Eyewitness Perspective,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 12. 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/the-evolution-of-aipacs-political-operation-in-washington-over-50-years-an-eyewitness-perspective/

Lazar Berman, “Netanyahu and Abdullah meet in Jordan, signaling they want to move past tensions,” Times of Israel, January 24, 2023.

BICOM Staff, “Bicom Morning Brief: Deri Fired from Ministerial Posts,” Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, January 23, 2023, https://mailchi.mp/bicom.org.uk/morning-brief-16817792-3jbc6aanhd-16831384?e=63bb4f262f 

Center for Peace Communications and TOI Staff, “What’s life like under Hamas? ‘Whispered in Gaza’ offers unique, courageous testimony,” Times of Israel, January 16, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/whats-life-like-under-hamas-whispered-in-gaza-offers-unique-courageous-testimony 

Udi Dekel, “The Day After Abbas: Possible Scenarios and the Strategic Significances for Israel,” The Institute for National Security Studies, undated, https://www.inss.org.il/research/day-abbas-possible-scenarios-strategic-significances-israel/ 

Udi Dekel and Noa Schusterman, “Memorandum 225: The Day after Abbas: Strategic Implications for Israel,” The Institute for National Security Studies, December 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-day-after-abu-mazen/  

Charles Dunne, “Arab, Israeli positions on Ukraine continue to frustrate US,” Responsible Statecraft, January 29, 2023, https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2023/01/29/arab-and-israeli-positions-on-ukraine-war-continue-to-frustrate-us/ 

Asaf Elia-Shalev, “Far-right Maoz seeks to end Diaspora donations to pluralistic school education,” Times of Israel, February 1, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/far-right-maoz-seeks-to-end-diaspora-donations-to-pluralistic-school-education/ 

Seth Frantzman, “How Israel is preparing the next generation of cyber soldiers,” DefenseNews, November 29, 2022, https://www.defensenews.com/interviews/2022/11/29/how-israel-is-preparing-the-next-generation-of-cyber-soldiers/ 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Who Runs Netanyahu’s Israel?” Times of Israel, January 11,2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/who-runs-netanyahus-israel/ 

Michael Harari, “Is a formal Israeli-Saudi agreement achievable,” Mitvim, January 2023, https://mitvim.org.il/en/publication/is-a-formal-israeli-saudi-agreement-achievable/ 

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, (Israel) Majority Think Too Many Concessions Made to Coalition Partners, Israel Democracy Institute, January 4, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/47050 

David Horowitz, “Netanyahu truly aims to be ‘King Bibi’ now. We must use all legal means to thwart him,” Times of Israel, January 25, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-truly-is-king-bibi-now-israelis-must-use-all-legal-means-to-thwart-him 

IDI Staff, “All You Wanted to Know About the Planned Judicial Overhaul,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 20, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/tags-en/47383?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_11_2021_16_7_COPY_01 

David Ignatius, “Opinion  The U.S.-Israel military simulation is a show of force to Iran,” The Washington Post, January 26, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/01/26/us-military-israel-joint-exercise-iran/ 

IPF Task Force Staff, “Critical Neighbors: Egypt, Jordan, and the Israeli-Palestinian Arena,”) Israel Policy Forum, May 2022-January 2023 https://israelpolicyforum.org/critical-neighbors-egypt-jordan-and-the-israeli-palestinian-arena 

JFNA Staff, “Jewish Federations Briefing on the New Israeli Government with the Israel Democracy Institute,” Jan. 4, 2023, Jewish Federations of North America, https://youtu.be/WtVeBYS1SsM 

Adi Kantor, Udi Dekel and Noa Schusterman, Podcast: “The Day after Abbas: Strategic Implications for Israel,” The Institute for National Security Studies, January 18, 2023, www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKZwHEsUW3o   

Richard LeBaron, “People-to-people exchanges matter. They’re integral to nurturing the Abraham Accords.” Atlantic Council, January 26, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/people-to-people-exchanges-matter-theyre-integral-to-nurturing-the-abraham-accords/ 

Eran Lerman, “The Battle Over Israel’s Judicial Reforms,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 2023, https://jstribune.com/lerman-the-battle-over-israels-judicial-reforms/ 

Edward N. Luttwak, “The Failed British Double Cross of Israel,” Tablet, November 29,2022, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/failed-british-double-cross-israel 

David Makovsky and Ben Caspit, “Decision Points: Grappling with the Direction of the New Netanyahu Government,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 23, 2023,  https://youtube.com/watch?v=FmKycowuDp8  (all of Season 4: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/decision-points-podcast-season-4

Kobi Michael, “The ‘Intifada Cognition’ of the Young Palestinians,” The Institute for National Security Studies, January 29, 2023, https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/the-cognition-behind-the-intifada-of-the-young-palestinians/ 

Debbie Mohnblatt, “Walking a Tightrope: Netanyahu May Have Taken a Calculated Risk in Allowing Ben-Gvir’s Early Morning Temple Mount Visit,” The Media Line, January 3, 2022, https://themedialine.org/by-region/walking-a-tightrope-netanyahu-may-have-taken-a-calculated-risk-in-allowing-ben-gvirs-early-morning-temple-mount-visit/ 

Artemis Moshtaghian and Mohammed Tawfeeq, “Israel was behind drone attacks at military plant in Iran, US media report,” CNN, January 30, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/30/middleeast/drone-strikes-iran-isfahan-intl/index.html 

Danielle Nagler, “US developer pays over $200 million for slice of central Jerusalem,” Times of Israel, January 20, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-developer-pays-over-200-million-for-slice-of-central-jerusalem/ 

Colonel Jacques Neriah, “Foreign Policy Forecast for the Middle East in 2023,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 11, 2023, https://jcpa.org/article/foreign-policy-forecast-for-the-middle-east-in-2023/ 

Tom O’Connor, “Exclusive: Iran Keeps Building Air Defense Network in Syria, Israel Keeps Bombing It,” Newsweek, January 10, 2023, https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-iran-keeps-building-air-defense-network-syria-israel-keeps-bombing-it-1772013 

JP O’Malley, ” How the ‘Jewish Kennedys’ helped save 200,000 Jews in WWII and delayed Iranian nukes,” Times of Israel, January 21, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-the-jewish-kennedys-helped-save-200000-jews-in-wwii-and-delayed-iranian-nukes

PCPSR Staff, “Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: A Joint Poll: Support for a two-state solution among Palestinians and Israelis declines to just one-third on each side; growing opposition to a permanent peace agreement for implementing a two state solution. Palestine Policy Center Survey Research, January 24, 2023, https://www.pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Summary%2
0Report_%20English_Joint%20Poll%2024%20Jan%202023.pdf
 

Yohanan Plessner, “What Are the Challenges to Israel’s Democracy?” Israel Democracy Institute, December 9, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46652 

David Pollock, “Israel’s Power Shift: To Bibi, or Not to Bibi,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 11, 2023, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-power-shift-bibi-or-not-bibi 

Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz. “Almost half of Israelis think that the diaspora Jewry should be part of the public debate on the Law of Return, Israel Democracy Institute, January 25, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/experts/36244 

Paul Salem, Howard Eissenstat, Alex Vatanka, Nimrod Goren, Khaled Elgindy, Mirette F. Mabrouk, Gerald M. Feierstein, Intissar Fakir, Jonathan M. Winer, Charles Lister, Randa Slim, Marvin G. Weinbaum, Mohammed Mahmoud, Brian Katulis, 15 assessments: “A turbulent year for MENA in 2023: Economic stresses, political instability, and the need for decisive leadership,” Middle East Institute, January 30, 2023, https://www.mei.edu/publications/
turbulent-year-mena-2023-economic-stresses-political-instability-and-need-decisive
 

Ksenia Svetlova, “Ben-Gvir’s controversial new position angered the Arab world. But how will it impact a potential peace deal with Saudi Arabia?,” Atlantic Council, January 30, 2023, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/ben-gvirs-controversial-new-position-angered-the-arab-world-but-how-will-it-impact-a-potential-peace-deal-with-saudi-arabia/ 

Izabella Tabarovsky, “Mahmoud Abbas’ Dissertation,” Tablet, January 18, 2023, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/mahmoud-abbas-soviet-dissertation 

TOI Staff, “Netanyahu vows to maintain Temple Mount status quo in meeting with Jordanian king,” Times of Israel, January 25, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-vows-to-maintain-temple-mount-status-quo-in-meeting-with-jordanian-king 

TOI Staff, “Reform or ruin? The next coalition’s plans for the judiciary,” Times of Israel, December 8, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/join-tois-live-event-reform-or-ruin-the-next-coalitions-plans-for-the-judiciary/ 

TOI Staff and Lazar Berman, “Antisemitic book that spurred Israeli complaint is taken off shelves at Cairo fair,” Times of Israel, January 30, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/antisemitic-book-that-spurred-israeli-complaint-is-taken-off-shelves-at-cairo-fair/ 

Sharon Wrobel, “For first time in 35 Years, Israel posts budget surplus driven by higher tax revenue,” Times of Israel, January 11, 2023.

Kenneth Stein, “The Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian Triangle,” Center for Israel Education, January 26, 2023.

Moshe Zaq, “Thirty Years of Clandestine Meetings The Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty,”, Middle East Quarterly, March 1995, pp. 53-59, https://www.meforum.org/241/thirty-years-of-clandestine-meetings 


#118 Contemporary Readings December 2022

January 6, 2023

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Wendy Kalman, Center for Israel Education

“37th Government of the State of Israel and 25th Knesset is Sworn in,” [links to speeches by PM Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Yair Lapid, Knesset speaker Amir Ohana], Knesset website, December 29, 2022, https://main.knesset.gov.il/EN/News/PressReleases/Pages/press291222r.aspx 

Khalil Al-Anani, Yara M. Asi, Amal Ghazal, Imad K. Harb, Khalil E. Jahshan, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, “The Biden Administration and the Middle East in 2023,” Arab Center Washington DC, January 4, 2023, https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/the-biden-administration-and-the-middle-east-in-2023/ 

Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Dan Williams and Aziz El Yaakoubi, “Analysis: New Arab allies face quandary as Israel shifts hard-right,” Reuters, January 5, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/new-arab-allies-face-quandary-israel-shifts-hard-right-2023-01-05/ 

Jon B. Alterman, “India’s Middle East Strategy,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 13, 2022, https://www.csis.org/analysis/indias-middle-east-strategy 

Ramzy Baroud, “Israel was never a democracy: So why is the West lamenting end of ‘liberal’ Israel?,” The Jordan Times, January 3, 2023, https://jordantimes.com/opinion/ramzy-baroud/israel-was-never-democracy-so-why-west-lamenting-end-%E2%80%98liberal%E2%80%99-israel 

Lenny Ben-David, “The Evolution of AIPAC’s Political Operation in Washington over 50 Years – An Eyewitness Perspective,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 12. 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/the-evolution-of-aipacs-political-operation-in-washington-over-50-years-an-eyewitness-perspective/

Calev Ben Dor, “Episode 194: The National Religious Vote,” BICOM Podcast, December 7, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/podcast/episode-194-the-national-religious-vote/ 

BICOM staff, “Civil Society Pushes Back on New Government Appointment,” BICOM, December 5, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/civil-society-pushes-back-on-new-government-appointment/ 

Elias Breuer and Tzvi Joffre, “Netanyahu requests extension to mandate to form coalition Agreement,” Jerusalem Post, December 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-724328 

Udi Dekel, “From Slow to Accelerated Annexation: Transferring the Civil Administration from the Minister of Defense to the Minister of Settlement,” INSS, December 13, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/No.-1668.pdf 

Seth Frantzman, “Israel-Turkey ties will be in spotlight of new Israel government – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-726117 

Nimrod Goren, “What the UN vote tells us about international sentiments and Israeli diplomacy,” Middle East Institute, January 4, 2023, https://www.mei.edu/blog/what-un-vote-tells-us-about-international-sentiments-and-israeli-diplomacy 

Masjid Halabi, “To Forge Ties with Saudi Arabia, Israel must respect its concerns,” Y-Net, December 30, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hyqgorwti 

Israel’s Basic Laws, “The Knesset Explanation,”  https://m.knesset.gov.il/en/activity/pages/basiclaws.aspx

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “Majority Think Too Many Concessions Made to Coalition Partners,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 4, 2023, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/47050 

Clara Keuss, “Jordan is Buying Iran’s Palestine Fallacy,” American Enterprise Institute, January 3, 2023, https://www.aei.org/foreign-and-defense-policy/jordan-is-buying-irans-palestine-fallacy/ 

Carrie Keller-Lynn, “Netanyahu puts extremist homophobic politician in charge of Israel’s Jewish identity,” Times of Israel, November 27, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-puts-extremist-homophobic-politician-in-charge-of-israels-jewish-identity/ 

David Klein, “Oman, once considered next Abraham Accords signer, criminalizes relations with Israel,” ynet, January 4, 2023, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sk51c8m5i 

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The Jewish Path Back to Israeli Democracy,” Shalom Hartman Institute, January 5, 2023, https://www.hartman.org.il/the-jewish-path-back-to-israeli-democracy/ 

Arie Krampf, “The Netanyahu Doctrine,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://jstribune.com/krampf-the-netanyahu-doctrine/ 

Ben Lefkowitz, “The Israeli-Lebanese Maritime Agreement Was a Strategic Misstep,” American Enterprise Institute, January 4, 2023, https://www.aei.org/foreign-and-defense-policy/the-israeli-lebanese-maritime-agreement-was-a-strategic-misstep/ 

Edward N. Luttwak, “The Failed British Double Cross of Israel,” Tablet, November 29,2022, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/failed-british-double-cross-israel 

Yiftach Mandelbaum, “Hendel slams political demands that will delay 5G,” Globes, December 29, 2022, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-hendel-slams-political-demands-that-will-delay-5g-1001434133 

Debbie Mohnblatt, “Walking a Tightrope: Netanyahu May Have Taken a Calculated Risk in Allowing Ben-Gvir’s Early Morning Temple Mount Visit,” The Media Line, January 3, 2022, https://themedialine.org/by-region/walking-a-tightrope-netanyahu-may-have-taken-a-calculated-risk-in-allowing-ben-gvirs-early-morning-temple-mount-visit/ 

Jack Omer-Jackaman, “The Progressive Friend of Israel in the era of Ben Gvir: Prospects and Tasks,” Fathom Journal, Winter 2022, https://fathomjournal.org/the-progressive-friend-of-israel-in-the-era-of-ben-gvir-prospects-and-tasks/ 

Yohanan Plesner, “What are the Challenges to Israeli Democracy?” December 9, 2022, Israel Democracy Institute, December 9, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46652 

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: Netanyahu asked for Ukraine’s support at the UN — and Zelensky asked for military aid,” Axios, December 31, 2022, https://www.axios.com/2022/12/31/netanyahu-zelensky-ukraine-israel-occupation-un-icj 

Jonathan Schanzer, “Neither Here nor There: Jordan and the Abraham Accords,” Research Memo, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 8, 2022, https://www.fdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/fdd-memo-neither-here-nor-there-jordan-and-the-abraham-accords.pdf 

Ari Shavit, “Far-right will drive Israelis to the streets en masse,” Y-Net, December 8, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjigk4k00j 

Eldad Shavit, “From Jerusalem to Washington: The Significance of Israel’s New Government,” INSS, December 21, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/biden-new-israeli-government/ 

Ofer Shela, “National Security Decisionmaking Processes in Israel,” RAND Corporation, November 15, 2022, https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PEA2156-1.html 

Sima Shine and Eldad Shavit, “The Iranian Challenge Intensifies, while the International System seems Otherwise Engaged,” INSS, December 8, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-and-global-arena/

 Nimr Sultany, “The Legacy of Justice Aharon Barak: A Critical Review.” Harvard ILJ On-Line, April 2007, Vol. 48, pp. 83-92, https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/17286/1/Legacy%20of%20Barak.pdf

Times of Israel staff, “As Netanyahu’s coalition deadline nears, Likud signs interim deal with UTJ,” Times of Israel, December 6, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-netanyahu-closes-in-on-coalition-deadline-likud-signs-interim-deal-with-utj/ 

Times of Israel staff, “Ben Gvir to get newly created role of national security minister in deal with Likud,” Times of Israel, November 25, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/likud-said-to-make-progress-in-coalition-talks-with-otzma-yehudit-shas/ 

Times of Israel staff, “Who’s who in the New Netanyahu-led government, Times of Israel, December 29, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/whos-who-in-the-new-netanyahu-led-government/ 

Times of Israel, “Reform or ruin? The next coalition’s plans for the judiciary,” December 8, 2022, five speakers, 2:15 video, https://www.timesofisrael.com/join-tois-live-event-reform-or-ruin-the-next-coalitions-plans-for-the-judiciary/

Ori Wertman and Meir Elran, “The Israeli Electorate from the Perspective of the 2022 Elections,” INSS, December 1, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-elections-2022/ 

Dov S. Zakehim, “The Middle East in the New US National Security Strategy,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://jstribune.com/zakheim-the-middle-east-in-the-new-us-national-security-strategy/ 


#117 Contemporary Readings November 2022

December 5, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Wendy Kalman,  Center for Israel Education

Stewart Ain, “Are Birthright participants more likely to marry Jews? A study says yes,” The Forward, November 14, 2022, https://forward.com/fast-forward/524798/birthright-israel-marriage-pew/ 

Antebi, “Iranian Drones in Ukrainian Skies: Not the Battlefield of the Future that Was Expected,” INSS, October 31, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ukraine-uav/ 

Shlomo Avineri, David Makovsky host, “Herzl’s Chutzpah: Unpacking a Founder’s Vision,” Decision Points, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 17, 2022, https://play.acast.com/s/5db0a7590a8d06631ea7967e/636571f36087460011869008  (Full season: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/decision-points-podcast-season-4

Gershon Baskin, “Political Battle: Is Israel more Jewish or more Israeli?,” Jerusalem Post, November 17, 2022, https://m.jpost.com/opinion/article-722585   

Meir Ben-Shabbat, “The Abraham Accords at Year Two: A Work Plan for Strengthening and Expansion,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://t.co/qWcpvWj5U1 https://t.co/qWcpvWj5U1

Gideon Bromberg, “Bringing Water Security for Palestinians and Israelis: A Call for a “Green Blue Deal” for the Middle East,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://t.co/l2uUIjBiKD

Petra Dachtler, “From New to Normal: Two Years after the Abraham Accords,” German Institute for Global and Area Studies, August 2022, https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/publications/giga-focus/from-new-to-normal-two-years-after-the-abraham-accords 

Hillel Halkin, David Makovsky host, “Jabotinsky and the Birth of the Israeli Right,” Decision Points, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 28, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/decision-points-podcast-season-4

Simon Davies and Joshua Hantman, :How Netanyahu and his allies won by a knockout: The data.” Times of Israel, November 7, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-netanyahu-and-his-allies-won-by-a-knockout-the-data/ 

Yaacov Katz, “Yair Lapid to ‘Post’: Centrism will win through hope and optimism, Jerusalem Post, October 28, 2022, https://t.co/D2x01iVDL7

Yossi Klein Halevi, “What Netanyahu’s comeback means for Israel,” The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2022, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-netanyahu-election-results-israel 

David Horovitz, “Netanyahu, who mainstreamed Israel’s radicals, now the last obstacle to their agenda,” Times of Israel, November 6, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-who-mainstreamed-israels-radicals-now-the-last-obstacle-to-their-agenda 

Arie Krampf, “The Netanyahu Doctrine,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://jstribune.com/krampf-the-netanyahu-doctrine/

Ephraim Lavie, Mohammed Wattad, Aref Abu Gweder, Ilham Shahbari, Jony Essa and Meir Elran “Arab society in Israel and the Elections to the 25th Knesset,” INSS, November 20, 2022, (in depth, incisive) https://www.inss.org.il/publication/elections-2022-arab-society 

Jacob Magid, Biden elevates “State Department official to new role solely focused on Palestinians,” Times of Israel, November 23, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/biden-elevates-state-dept-official-to-new-role-solely-focused-on-palestinians/ 

Walter Russell Mead, David Makovsky host, “Genesis of American Support for Israel: The Gentile Push for a Jewish State,” Decision Points, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 31, 2022, https://play.acast.com/s/5db0a7590a8d06631ea7967e/635c3aa282b77a0012302b29 (Full season: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/decision-points-podcast-season-4)

Jacob Metzer, The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestine, Cambridge University Press,  1988, https://yplus.ps/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/General-Metzer-Jacob-The-Divided-Economy-of-Mandatory-Palestine.pdf  (250 pp)

Jack Mukand, “Netanyahu is ‘not a man who believes in peace,’ says Mahmoud Abbas in rare interview,” Times of Israel, November 14, 2022,   https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-is-not-a-man-who-believes-in-peace-says-mahmoud-abbas-in-rare-interview/ 

Jonah Naghi, “Bridging the gulf between Israel’s Arab citizens and the Gulf,” Times of Israel, October 19, 2022, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/bridging-the-gulf-between-israels-arab-citizens-and-the-gulf 

Haviv Rettig Gur, “The Israeli left has lost more than an election,” Times of Israel, November 7, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-israeli-left-has-lost-more-than-an-election/ 

Henry Rome and Louis Dugit-Gros, “New EU Sanctions Indicate More Willingness to hold Tehran Accountable,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 15, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-eu-sanctions-indicate-more-willingness-hold-tehran-accountable 

Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, “A Narrow Government with Ben Gvir and Smotrich Threatens US-Israel Ties,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/narrow-government-ben-gvir-and-smotrich-threatens-us-israel-ties 

Itamar Rabinovich, “Testing the “Israel Lobby” Thesis, reprinted from The American Interest, March/April 2008 (with permission of the author). 

Arik Rudnitzky, “Arab votes for the 2022 Israel Elections — Analysis,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 9, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46271 

Paul Scham, “Israel’s election produces a clear winner — and a lurch further to the right,” Middle East Institute, November 3, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/israels-election-produces-clear-winner-and-lurch-further-right 

Yoron Schneider and Rom Zimmt, “A New Government in Iraq: The Significance for Tehran and the Iranian Camp,” INSS, November 15, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iraq-new-government/ 

Ken Stein, “The US-Israeli Relationship,” Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society, November 2020. 50pp.

Marilyn Stern, “Joshua Teitelbaum on Israel and the Persian Gulf: Dawn of a New Era,” webinar, Middle East Forum, October 31, 2022, https://www.meforum.org/63763/joshua-teitelbaum-on-israel-and-the-persian-gulf  

Chaim Sukenik, “The key to haredi integration in Israeli society is education — opinion,” The Jerusalem Post, November 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-723322 

TOI staff, “8.7% of votes went to parties that failed to enter Knesset, the highest in over 3 decades,” Times of Israel, November 8, 2022. https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/8-7-of-votes-went-to-parties-that-failed-to-enter-knesset-the-highest-in-over-3-decades/  

TOI staff and agencies, “Palestinian Authority PM: Israeli power swap is ‘difference between Pepsi and Coke,” Times of Israel, November 3, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-authority-pm-israeli-power-swap-is-difference-between-pepsi-and-coke/ 

Dov S. Zakehim, “The Middle East in the New US National Security Strategy,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2022, https://jstribune.com/zakheim-the-middle-east-in-the-new-us-national-security-strategy/


#116 Contemporary Readings October 2022

November 5, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org

November 3, 2022

Marie Abdi, “Where is the US’s red line on Iran’s protests?” Middle East Institute, October 24, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/where-uss-red-line-irans-protests

AFP, “Algeria president urges Arab unity to confront ‘tensions and crises,” Ahram Online, November 1, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/478940/World/Region/
Algeria-president-urges-Arab-unity-to-confront-;te.aspx

AFP, “As Israel’s far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrug,” Ahram Online, November 3, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/479066.aspx

Al Jazeera staff/news agencies, “Palestinian leader Abbas meets Putin, rules out US mediator role,” Al Jazeera, October 13, 2022, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/13/putin-meets-palestinian-leader-abbas-in-astana

Suleiman Al-Khalidi, “Analysis: Arabs view revived Netanyahu with concern but as balance against Iran,” Reuters, November 2, 2022, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/arabs-view-revived-netanyahu-with-concern-balance-against-iran-2022-11-02/

Liran Antebi, “Iranian Drones in Ukrainian Skies: Not the Battlefield of the Future that Was Expected,” INSS, October 31, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ukraine-uav/

Ehud Barak, “When Israel Struck Syria’s Reactor: What Really Happened,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2022, Vol. 29, No. 4 https://www.meforum.org/63517/when-israel-struck-syrias-reactor  

Lazar Berman, “Leaked text of Lebanon-Israel maritime deal underscores its ambiguity,” Times of Israel, October 12, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/leaked-text-of-lebanon-israel-maritime-deal-underscores-its-ambiguity/

Udi Dekel, “The Lion’s Den: A Wake-Up Call [by Palestinians] for Imminent Challenges [to Israel], INSS, October 19, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lions-den/

Gerald M. Feierstein and Yoel Guzansky, “The Arab Peace Initiative returns. Will it supplant the Abraham Accords?,” Middle East Institute, October 27, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/arab-peace-initiative-returns-will-it-supplant-abraham-accords

Ariel Finkelstein, Ayala Goldberg, Adv. Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz , “Who is a Jew? Survey on Religion and State,Israel Democracy Institute, September 21, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/45962

Robert O. Friedman, “Israel’s Tightrope between Russia and Ukraine,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2022, Vol. 29, No. 4, https://www.meforum.org/63520/israel-tightrope-between-russia-and-ukraine

Simon Henderson, “Israel’s Karish Offshore Gas Field: Facts and Figures,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 14, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-karish-offshore-gas-field-facts-and-figures

Simon Henderson, Hanin Ghaddar, Matthew Levitt, Ehud Yaari, David Makovsky, David Schenker, Andrew J. Tabler ,“Israel’s Karish Gas Fields: Diplomatic Opportunity or Casus Belli?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 22, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-karish-gas-field-diplomatic-opportunity-or-casus-belli

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “39% of Israelis Do Not Trust the Purity of the Knesset Elections,” The Israel Democracy Institute, October 28, 2022. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46175

Sivan Hilaie, Elisha Ben Kimon, Kobi Nachshoni, Einav Halabi , “Israeli parties prepare for crucial battles ahead of November 1 elections,” Y-Net, October 2, 2022 (multiple authors), https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjd71suzi

Yaacov Katz, “Yair Lapid to ‘Post’: Centrism will win through hope and optimism, JerusalemPost, October 28, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-elections/article-720826

Sheldon Kirshner, “Anti-Semitism: 2000 years of history,” Times of Israel, September 22, 2022, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/anti-semitism-2000-years-of-history/

Elias Leight, Kanye West Documentary Scrapped by Producer MRC After Antisemitic Comments,Billboard, October 24, 2022, https://www.billboard.com/business/business-news/kanye-west-documentary-canceled-producer-mrc-antisemitism-1235160273/

Jonathan Lincoln, “Middle East Peace: The Biden Administration’s Approach,” RANDCorporation, August 31, 2022, https://www.rand.org/blog/2022/08/middle-east-peace-the-biden-administrations-approach.html

David Makovsky and Tamar Hermann, “Israel Goes to the Polls: the State of the Race Less Than One Week Out,” (1:07 video), Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 27, 2022,  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-goes-polls-state-race-less-one-week-out

Walter Russell Mead, (David Makovsky host), “Decision Points Podcast: Genesis of American Support for Israel: The Gentile Push for a Jewish State,” October 31, 2022, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/decision-points-podcast-season-4#episode-1-genesis-of-american-support-for-israel-the-gentile-push-for-a-jewish-state

Media Line, “Israel’s elections: scenarios, upsets and intrigue,” Ynet News, October 27, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hyahdtdej

Orna Mizrahi, “The Agreement with Lebanon: The Benefits Outweigh the Drawbacks,” INSS, October 25, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-lebanon-agreement/

PCPSR Staff, “West Bank and Gaza Public Opinion Poll No. 85,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, October 2, 2022, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/920

Dennis Ross, “When There’s Good News about the Middle East, We Should Take Note,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 17, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/when-theres-good-news-about-middle-east-we-should-take-note

Arik Rudnitzky, “Arab Politics in the 2022 Election Campaign,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46056

Yoram Schweitzer and Orna Mizrahi, “The Maritime Border Agreement: What Israel and Lebanon Gain, and Hezbollah’s Position,” podcast (26:41), INSS, October 24, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/podcast/the-maritime-border-agreement-what-israel-and-lebanon-gain-and-hezbollahs-position/

Ksenia Svetlova, “The Israel-Lebanon maritime deal is an example of successful US-led mediation. Can it be copy-pasted to other Middle Eastern arenas?,” Atlantic Council, October 28, 2022, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-israel-lebanon-maritime-deal-is-an-example-of-successful-us-led-mediation-can-it-be-copy-pasted-to-other-middle-eastern-arenas/


#115 Contemporary Readings September 2022

September 30, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org

October 1, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Mohamed Abdelaziz , “In New Poll, Most Egyptians Split on Relations with Foreign Powers, Pessimistic About Domestic Economy,”  The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 9, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-poll-most-egyptians-split-relations-foreign-powers-pessimistic-about-domestic 

James Doubek, “50 years ago, the Munich Olympics massacre changed how we think about terrorism,” NPR, September 4, 2022, https://www.npr.org/2022/09/04/1116641214/munich-olympics-massacre-hostage-terrorism-israel-germany 

Hassan Elbahtimy, “Diplomacy under the nuclear shadow: Kennedy, Nasser and Dimona,” Middle Eastern Studies, June 11, 2022, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/
00263206.2022.2083109?src=
 

Asaf Elia-Shalev, “Israel to measure inequality between Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews with new statistics,”  JTA, September 8, 2022,  https://www.jta.org/2022/09/08/israel/israel-to-measure-inequality-between-mizrahi-and-ashkenazi-jews-with-new-statistics  

Tomer Fallon and Estaban Klorfein, “The Israeli Economy in an Uncertain Global Environment,” INSS, August 31, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-economy/ 

Amos Gilead, Ephraim Sneh, Ehud Yaari and Amos Yadlin, “Israeli National Security on the Eve of Yet Another Election,” Washington Institute, September 22, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-national-security-eve-yet-another-election-forum-memory-zeev-schiff 

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “On the Eve of the Jewish New Year: How Optimistic Are Israelis and What Are Their Opinions on Iran and the Two-State Solution?” Israel Democracy Institute, September 25, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/46000 

Avi Issacharoff, “Israel doesn’t have an alternative to Palestinian Authority,” YNet, September 7, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/s1vdk6rgs 

Yaakov Katz, “Iran nuclear program hasn’t crossed Israel’s red line yet,” Jerusalem Post, September 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-716694 

Yaacov Katz, “Netanyahu has finally removed ‘liberal’ from the Likud’s identity,” Jerusalem Post, September 16, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-717259 

Yaacov Katz, “Rosh Hashanah: What image best embodies the past Jewish Year,” Jerusalem Post, September 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-717949 

Avi Kumar, “Forty-five years on, Vietnamese refugees are still writing their Israeli story,” Intermountain Jewish News, July 14, 2022, https://www.ijn.com/vietnamese-refugees-israelis/ 

Walid Ladadweh and Khalil Shikaki, “Can the Demographic Advantage be an Effective Weapon in the Struggle to Achieve Palestinian Rights?” Palestinian Center for Policy and Research,  September 2022, https://www.pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Brief%203_2022_Ladadweh_Shikaki%20on%20Demography_English%20transl.pdf

Lapid, Yair, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2022, https://israeled.org/resources/documents/israel-prime-minister-yair-lapids-speech-to-the-united-nations-general-assembly/

Lev-Ram, Tal, “The Challenges Facing the Next Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, September 2022, https://jstribune.com/lev-ram-the-challenges-facing-the-next-idf-chief-of-staff/

Navon, Emmanuel, “Leveraging the Abraham Accords for Israel’s Relations with Europe,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, September 29, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/navon-leveraging-the-abraham-accords-for-israels-relations-with-europe/

Dan Perry, “Springtime for Ben Gvir,” Times of Israel, September 27, 2022,  https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/springtime-for-ben-gvir 

David Pollock, “New Saudi Poll Shows Biden’s Visit Barely Budged Skepticism,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 30, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-saudi-poll-shows-bidens-visit-barely-budged-skepticism 

David Pollock, “July/August 2022 UAE Survey Shows U.S. Leads Iran, but Lags Russia and China,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 30, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/julyaugust-2022-uae-survey-shows-us-leads-iran-lags-russia-and-china 

Shmuel Sandler, “From Tribal to Territorial Democracy: How can Israel emerge from its political abyss?” Jewish Political Studies Review, July 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/from-tribal-to-territorial-democracy-how-can-israel-emerge-from-its-political-abyss/ 

Attila Somfalvi, “Israel’s November Elections: What’s It All About,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, August 2022, https://jstribune.com/somfalvi-israels-november-elections/

Chen Artzi Sror, “The miseducation of religious Jewish children,” YNet, September 12, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjku1tnli 

Svetlova, Ksenia, “The Lost Opportunity of Mahmoud Abbas,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, August 2022, https://jstribune.com/svetlova-the-lost-opportunity-of-mahmoud-abbas/

Dov Zakheim, “Turkey, Israel, and the Road to Capitol Hill, The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, September 2022, https://jstribune.com/zakheim-turkey-israel-and-the-road-to-capitol-hill/ 

Neil Zilber, “What if Netanyahu Wins?” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 24, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/what-if-netanyahu-wins 

Zinotti, Jim, “Israel Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, 

https://sgp.fas.org/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf

Raz Zimmt, “Islamic Republic or Islamic Monarchy? The Possible Transfer of Power in Iran to the Supreme Leader’s Son,” INSS, September 18, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/
mujtaba-khamenei/
 


#114 Contemporary Readings August 2022

September 4, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Or Anabi, “The Democratic Characteristics of [Israeli] voters, Israel Democracy Institute, August 1, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/39409 

Ibrahim Awad, “Arab Nationalism, Regionalism, and Regional Integration,” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Winter 2022, https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/arab-nationalism-regionalism-and-regional-integration/ 

Maysam Bazaer, “What Iran’s emerging demographic “tsunami” means for Tehran,” Middle East Institute, August 25, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-irans-emerging-demographic-tsunami-means-tehran 

Ricky Ben-David, “Cost of living, economy are top priority for voters in upcoming election — survey,” Times of Israel, August 10, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/cost-of-living-economy-are-top-priority-for-voters-in-upcoming-election-survey/ 

Mordechai Chaziza.  “Israel-China Relations in an Era of Strategic Rivalry and Great Power Competition,” INSS, July 2022, https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/en/articles/israel-china-relations-in-an-era-of-strategic-rivalry-and-great-power-competition/ 

Steven A. Cook, “How Israel and Turkey Benefit From Restoring Relations,” Council of Foreign Relations, August 23, 2022, https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/how-israel-and-turkey-benefit-restoring-relations 

Hillel Frisch, “Normalizing Relations Between Israel and the Arab World Continues Calmly in a Turbulent World,” August 9, 2022, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, https://jiss.org.il/en/frisch-normalizing-relations-between-israel-and-the-arab-world/ 

Naftali Granot, “Hezbollah’s threats against Israeli Gas rigs,” The Miryam Institute, August 15, 2022,  https://www.miryaminstitute.org/commentary-blog/hezbollahs-threats-against-israeli-gas-rig-possible-miscalculations

Judah Ari Gross, “In Basel, Israeli minister urges paradigm change on Israel-Diaspora relations,” Times of Israel, August 28, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/in-basel-israeli-minister-urges-paradigm-change-on-israel-diaspora-relations/ 

Marinanne Guenot,  “The US had a plan in the 1960s to blast an alternative Suez Canal through Israel using 520 nuclear bombs,” Business Insider, March 25, 2021, https://www.businessinsider.com/us-planned-suez-canal-alternative-israel-blast-with-nuclear-bombs-1960s-2021-3 

Tawfiq Hamid, “The Intellectual revolution that the Arab world needs,” Middle East Broadcasting Network, August 5, 2022, https://www-alhurra-com.translate.goog/different- 

Tamar Hermann, Or Anabi and Yaron Kaplan, “Israelis Say They Base Their Vote on Party’s Economic Platform,” August 7, 2022, Israel Democracy Institute Voice Index, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/39510   

Aryeh Lightstone, “Behind the Curtain at the Creation of the Abraham Accords,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, July 2022, https://jstribune.com/lightstone-behind-the-curtain-of-the-abraham-accords/ 

Gallia Lindenstrauss and Remi Daniel, “Normalization between Turkey and Israel: will it last, INSS, August 28, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/turkey-israel-normalization/ 

Media Line, “India’s growing ties with Israel can make it a great mediator,” Ynet News, August 19, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjumz1nc9  

Sayid Hossein Mousavian, “A Revolution and A War: How Iran Transformed Today’s Middle East,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Winter 2022, https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/a-revolution-and-a-war-how-iran-transformed-todays-middle-east/ 

Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer, “Another Iran Deal? Looking Back and Looking Ahead,” The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 18, 2022, https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2022/08/18/another-iran-deal-looking-back-and-looking-ahead/ 

David Pollock, “July/August 2022 UAE Survey Shows U.S. Leads Iran, but Lags Russia and China,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 30, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/julyaugust-2022-uae-survey-shows-us-leads-iran-lags-russia-and-china

David Pollock, “New Saudi Poll Shows Biden’s Visit Barely Budged Skepticism,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 30, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-saudi-poll-shows-bidens-visit-barely-budged-skepticism

Uzi Rabi, “Israel and the Arab Middle East—A New Geopolitical Architecture,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, June 2022, https://jstribune.com/rabi-israel-and-the-arab-middle-east/ 

Paul Rivlin, “The Ukraine War and the Middle East: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer,” The Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, July 20, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/ukraine-war-and-middle-east-rich-get-richer-and-poor-get-poorer 

Attila Somfalvi, “Israel’s November Elections: What’s It All About,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, August 2022, https://jstribune.com/somfalvi-israels-november-elections/

Michael Tanchum, “The India-Middle East Food Corridor: How the UAE, Israel and India are forging a new inter-regional supply chain,” Middle East Institute, July 27, 2022,  https://www.mei.edu/publications/india-middle-east-food-corridor-how-uae-israel-and-india-are-forging-new-inter

Neil Zilber, “What if Netanyahu Wins?” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 24, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/what-if-netanyahu-wins

Ido Zelkovitz, “Game of Thrones: The Struggle between Fatah and Hamas for Political Hegemony in the Palestinian Authority, 2011-2022,” INSS, July 2022, https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/en/articles/game-of-thrones-the-struggle-between-fatah-and-hamas-for-political-hegemony-in-the-palestinian-authority-2011-2022/ 


#113 Contemporary Readings July 2022

August 1, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Vic Alhadeff, “25 years after Maccabiah Bridge Collapse: ‘It has left a gaping hole’,” Plus61j Media, July 12, 2022, https://plus61j.net.au/featured/25-years-after-maccabiah-bridge-collapse-it-has-left-a-gaping-hole/ 

Ron Ben Yishai, “Biden’s strategic goals in his Mideast tour are in the Gulf,” Y-Net News, July 9, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/h1rqassj5 

BICOM Staff, Israeli-Palestinian coordination ahead of Biden visit, July 10, 2022, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israeli-palestinian-coordination-ahead-of-biden-visit/

Joe Biden, “Why I’m going to Saudi Arabia,” Washington Post, July 9, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/09/joe-biden-saudi-arabia-israel-visit/

Itamar Eichner, “Jewish Agency names Major General (Res.) Doron Almog as new chairman,” Y-Net, July 16, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjqea2dfq 

Tamir Hayman and Yoel Guzansky,” The Arab World amidst Great Power Competition,” INSS, June 13, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-states/ 

Tamir Heyman and Eldad Shavit, “President Biden’s Visit to the Middle East: Recommendations for Israel,” INSS, July 3, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/biden-visit-to-the-me/ 

Frederic Hof, “I almost negotiated Israel-Syria peace. Here’s how it happened,” Atlantic Council, May 26, 2022. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/i-almost-negotiated-israel-syria-peace-heres-how-it-happened/

Yaacov Katz, “Lapid has a chance to be what Israel needs in his turn as PM,” The Jerusalem Post, June 30, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-710930 

Jon Hoffman, “The Middle East and the Manipulation of Great Power Competition,” The National Interest, May 9, 2022, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/middle-east-and-manipulation-great-power-competition-202264 

James Jeffrey and Dennis Ross, “The True Promise of Joe Biden’s Middle East Trip,” The National Interest, July 27, 2022, https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/true-promise-joe-biden%E2%80%99s-middle-east-trip-203856?page=0%2C1

Tzvi Joffre, “IDF releases court documents from Kafr Kassem massacre,” Jerusalem Post, July 29, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-713447 

Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen and Hesham Youssef, “The Negev Summit Furthers Arab-Israeli Normalization,”  United States Institute of Peace, March 31, 2022, https://www.usip.org/publications/2022/03/negev-summit-furthers-arab-israeli-normalization 

Yair Lapid, “I am a Zionist,” Y-Net News, January 30, 2009, https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3664422,00.html 

Yair Lapid, Inaugural speech upon taking office, July 2, 2022, Israel Prime Minister’s Office, https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/event_statement020722 

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “The Israeli Government Falls: New Election and Implications for U.S-Israel Relations, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 27, 2022, (webcast, 1:12) https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-government-falls-new-election-and-implications-us-israel-relations 

Irwin J. Mansdorf, “Jewish Americans and Antisemitism: How their Views Compare with the Rest of America,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 24, 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/jewish-americans-and-antisemitism-how-their-views-compare-with-the-rest-of-america/ 

Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, “The Liberation of the Arabs From the Global Left,” Tablet, July 11, 2022, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/history/articles/liberation-arabs-global-left 

MEMRI Danielle Nagler, “After a century, mystery owners of coveted Petah Tikva plot identified,” Times of Israel, July 29, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-a-century-mystery-owners-of-coveted-petah-tikvah-plot-identified 

Staff, “Saudi Press Ahead Of Biden Visit And Summit With Regional Leaders: We Expect Satisfactory Answers Regarding Iran; Should U.S. Disappoint, We Have Alternative Allies, MEMRI, June 28, 2022, https://www.memri.org/reports/saudi-press-ahead-biden-visit-and-summit-regional-leaders-we-expect-satisfactory-answers 

Zohar Palti, “Israel Hoping for Shift in US Iran Policy from Diplomacy to Deterrence, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 30, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/
policy-analysis/israel-hoping-shift-us-iran-policy-diplomacy-deterrence
 

Michael Robbins, Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, Arab attitudes toward its strengths/shortcomings across the region, deep analyses, Arab Barometer, July 2022, https://www.arabbarometer.org/wp-content/uploads/ABVII_Governance_Report-EN-1.pdf 

Paul Salem, and others, “Monday Briefing: Biden’s Realist Roadshow,” Middle East Institute, July 18, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-bidens-realist-roadshow 

Daniel Shapiro, “The Israeli government collapse was a curveball for Biden’s upcoming visit. But it shows the depth of the US-Israel relationship,” Atlantic Council, 2022, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-israeli-government-collapse-was-a-curveball-for-bidens-upcoming-visit-but-it-shows-the-depth-of-the-us-israel-relationship/ 

Khalil Shikaki, “Can A Newly Elected Parliament Repair the Damage Done to the Palestinian Political System in its Absence,” Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research, January 2021,  http://pcpsr.org/en/node/831 

Yedidia Stern, “Israel must maintain, preserve future of diaspora Jews,” Y-Net News, July 16, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rj11d5rqj9 

Michael Tanchum, “The India-Middle East Food Corridor: How the UAE, Israel and India are forging a new inter-regional supply chain,“ Middle East Institute, July 27, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/india-middle-east-food-corridor-how-uae-israel-and-india-are-forging-new-inter 

Rich Tenorio, “Hollywood and Israel, a love story: How the Jewish state met the silver screen,” Times of Israel, July 25, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/hollywood-and-israel-a-love-story-how-the-jewish-state-met-the-silver-screen 

The Syrian Observer Staff, “Syrian Islamic Council: Mufti’s Meeting with Haniyeh to Discourage Hamas from Normalizing with Regime,” The Syrian Observer, July 6, 2022, https://syrianobserver.com/news/77268/syrian-islamic-council-muftis-meeting-with-haniyeh-to-discourage-hamas-from-normalizing-with-regime.html 

TOI Staff, “Biden in Israel: A blessing to be where Jewish People’s roots date to biblical times,” [Biden, Lapid and Herzog’s full airport speeches], Times of Israel, July 13, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/biden-in-israel-a-blessing-to-be-where-jewish-peoples-roots-date-to-biblical-times/ 

TOI Staff, “Saudi cleric known for Auschwitz visit, interfaith dialogue gives main hajj sermon,” Times of Israel, July 10, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-cleric-known-for-auschwitz-visit-interfaith-dialogue-gives-main-hajj-sermon/ 

Gil Troy, “A New Way to Look at Israel and the Arabs,” Commentary, July/August 2022,  https://www.commentary.org/articles/gil-troy/israel-arab-conflicts-diplomacy/


#112 Contemporary Readings June 2022

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Ahmed Aleiba, “No Arab NATO,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 28, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1201/470815/AlAhram-Weekly/Egypt/No-%E2%80%98Arab-NATO%E2%80%99-.aspx 

Dalia al-Qadi, “The Need for an Arab NATO is growing ever more pressing,” Arab News, April 5, 2022, https://www.arabnews.com/node/2057496 

Moran Azoulai, “What pushed Bennett to dissolve Knesset – and what happens next?” Y-Net News, June 20, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sye1sertc 

Peter Baker/Ben Hubbard, “Biden to Visit Saudis in Bid to Repair Ties,” New York Times, June 3, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/02/us/politics/biden-saudi-arabia.html 

Joseph Berger. “A.B. Yehoshua, Politically Engaged Israeli Writer, Dies at 85,” New York Times, June 14, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/books/ab-yehoshua-dead.html 

Aaron Boxerman, “As elections loom, Arabs take stock of Ra’am’s year-long experiment in government,” Times of Israel, June 24, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-elections-loom-arabs-take-stock-of-raams-year-long-experiment-in-government/ 

Aaron Boxerman and TOI Staff, “Top Abbas adviser al-Sheikh to lead PLO’s executive committee,” Times of Israel, May 26, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-abbas-adviser-al-sheikh-to-lead-plos-executive-committee-report/ 

Jotam Confino, “Israel’s former UN ambassador tells of the hostility he faced every day at the global organisation’s HQ,” The Jewish Chronicle, June 1, 2022, https://www.thejc.com/news/world/israels-former-un-ambassador-tells-of-the-hostility-he-faced-every-day-at-the-global-organisations-hq-59e1fbjXJj5O200OixmkHs 

Steven Cook, “The BDS movement has already lost,” Foreign Policy, May 18, 2022, https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/05/19/bds-movement-boycott-israel-palestine-harvard-crimson/ 

Abraham Cooper and Johnnie Moore, “Silence will doom Iranians to become a generation facing ongoing tyranny,” AlArabiya News, May 31, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/05/31/Silence-will-doom-Iranians-to-become-a-generation-facing-ongoing-tyranny 

Noga Emanuel, “What is your nation, if I may ask?’: Antisemitism and Zionism in James Joyce’s Ulysses,” Fathom, June 2022, https://fathomjournal.org/what-is-your-nation-if-i-may-ask-antisemitism-and-zionism-in-james-joyces-ulysses/ 

Jihad Harb, “With Recent Shifts in the Structure of the Palestinian Political System, What Choices Remain for a Safe Succession Process?” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 2022, https://pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Brief%201_2022%20succession_Harb%20ENGLISH.pdf

Prof. Tamar Hermann, Dr. Or Anabi, Yaron Kaplan, Inna Orly Sapozhnikova), “Jews and Arabs a Conditional Partnership,” Israel Democracy Institute, 12 pages, June 2022 https://en.idi.org.il/publications/39009 

Frederic Hof, “I almost negotiated Israel-Syria peace. Here’s how it happened,” Atlantic Council, May 26, 2022. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/i-almost-negotiated-israel-syria-peace-heres-how-it-happened/ 

Yossi Klein Halevi, “Israel democracy faces its most critical test I the upcoming elections,” The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2022, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-israeli-democracy-faces-its-most-critical-test-in-the-upcoming  

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The soon-to-end coalition that nurtured two visions of Israel,” Times of Israel, June 12, 2022, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-soon-to-end-coalition-that-nurtured-two-visions-of-israel 

Israel Democracy Institute staff, “Israel’s Worst Political Crisis Is Not Over,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 20, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/39157 

Carrie Keller-Lynn and TOI Staff, “Lapid at PM handover ceremony with Bennett: ‘The job is bigger than all of us’, Times of Israel, June 30, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-at-pm-handover-ceremony-with-bennett-the-job-is-bigger-than-all-of-us/ 

Ofer Kenig, “Five (Elections) in Less Than Four (Years),” Israel Democracy Institute, June 20, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/39154 

Doron Kooperstein, “U.S. medics who leave everything behind to come to Israel midlife.” Y-Net, June 17, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/rjvvzzblc 

Joseph Krauss and Josef Federman, “Rumored Abbas successor claims ‘no partner,’ while working closely with Israelis,” Times of Israel, June 14, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/rumored-abbas-successor-claims-no-partner-while-working-closely-with-israelis 

David Makovsky, “Bennett on the Brink: Israel’s Precarious Coalition One Year On,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 13, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-brink-israels-precarious-coalition-one-year 

David Makovsky/Dennis Ross, “The Israeli Government Falls: New Election and Implications,” June 22, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-government-falls-new-election-and-implications-us-israel-relations 

David Makovsky/Dennis Ross, “The Israeli Government Falls: New Election and Implications for U.S-Israel Relations, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 27, 2022, (webcast, 1:12) https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-government-falls-new-election-and-implications-us-israel-relations

The Media Line and Y-Net staff, “Palestinians face uncertainty over Abbas’ successor as leader’s health declines,” Y-Net, June 13, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/r1tuswnkc 

MEMRI staff, “Saudi Analyst In Article On Al-Arabiya Website: Solution To Palestine Problem Is Naturalizing Palestinians In Jordanian Kingdom That Includes Gaza, West Bank; It’s Time For The Palestinians To Accept Reality, Focus On Living Their Lives,” MEMRI, June 21, 2022,   https://www.memri.org/reports/saudi-analyst-article-al-arabiya-website-solution-palestine-problem-naturalizing 

Yitzhak Mualem, “Quiet Diplomacy: The Exodus of Egyptian Jews between the Six-Day War and the War of Attrition,” Jewish Political Studies Review, January 13, 2020, https://jcpa.org/article/quiet-diplomacy-the-exodus-of-egyptian-jews-between-the-six-day-war-and-the-war-of-attrition/ 

David Pollock, “Shifting East Mediterranean Tides: From Conflict to Club Med?,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/shifting-east-mediterranean-tides-conflict-club-med 

Eunice G. Pollack, “Black Antisemitism in America: Past and Present,” INSS, June 1, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/black-antisemitism/ 

Shmuel Rosner, Camil Fuchs and Noah Slepkov, “Should Moral Considerations be Brought to Bear in Foreign and Security Policy? Attitudes of Israeli Jews,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, June 6, 2022, https://jppi.org.il/en/article/morals-interests-survey/#.YrxDAnbMIdV 

Dennis Ross, “The Abraham Accords and the Changing Shape of the Middle East,” Caravan, The Hoover Institution,  June 21, 2022, https://www.hoover.org/research/abraham-accords-and-changing-shape-middle-east 

Jalal Selmi, “Rebuilding Israeli-Turkish Relations: A Marriage of Convenience,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 26, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rebuilding-israeli-turkish-relations-marriage-convenience 

Khalil Shikaki, “Can A Newly Elected (Palestinian) Parliament Repair the Damage Done to the Palestinian Political System in its Absence,”  Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, January 2021,  http://pcpsr.org/en/node/831  (This is a superb history of the institutional inter-relationships, competitions, and weaknesses of the PA, the PLO, the PLO Central Committee, Fatah, Hamas, and the Palestinian presidency.)

Anita Shapira, “Tel Aviv on the Sands,” (origins and meaning of Tel Aviv’s building in 1909), der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien eV, 2009, pp. 11-21, https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/opus4-ubp/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/3489/file/pardes15_s11_21.pdf 

Assaf Shapira/Chen Friedberg, “Dissolving the Knesset: A Historical Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38887 

Ari Shavit, “The Tragedy of Naftali Bennett,” Y-Net News, June 18, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryoesuny9 

Leon Wieseltier, “Language, Identity, and the Scandal of American Jewry,” Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 2011, pp. 14 -22, https://www.bjpa.org/content/upload/bjpa/leon/Leon%20Wieseltier%20Language%20Identity%20Scandal%20of%20American%20Jewry.pdf 


#111 Contemporary Readings May 2022

June 9, 2022

Updated June 1, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

Ahram Online Staff, “UAE to earmark $10 bln for investments in Egypt, Jordan,” Ahram Online, May 29, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/467021/Business/Economy/UAE-to-earmark–bln-for-investments-in-Egypt,-Jord.aspx 

AP. “Israel, UAE sign free trade deal, first with an Arab country,” Ahram Online, May 31, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/467144/Business/Economy/Israel,-UAE-sign-free-trade-deal,-first-with-an-Ar.aspx 

Anat Thon Ashkenazy, “The Democratic Ethos and the Rules of the Political Game,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 8, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38827 

Alan Baker, “Jordan and the Temple Mount,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 9, 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/jordan-and-the-temple-mount/  

Ofra Bengio, “Has Erdogan turned Turkey around?” Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-706163 

BICOM Staff, “Jerusalem Day passes relatively quiet,” BICOM, May 30, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/jerusalem-day-passes-relatively-quiet/ 

Carl Bindt Javier Solana, “All eyes are on Ukraine, but another crisis is brewing in Iran,” Washington Post, May 17, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/17/carl-bildt-javier-solana-revive-iran-nuclear-deal/ 

Sagi Cohen, “The War Inside Israel to Rule the Next Cyber Frontier,” Haaretz, May 22, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/tech-news/2022-05-22/ty-article/.premium/the-war-inside-israel-to-rule-the-next-cyber-frontier/00000180-f6bf-d18b-a787-f7ff5d7b0000 

Abraham Cooper and Johnnie Moore, “Silence will doom Iranians to become a generation facing ongoing tyranny,” AlArabiya News, May 31, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/05/31/Silence-will-doom-Iranians-to-become-a-generation-facing-ongoing-tyranny

Steven R. David, “Israel, and China: Making a Difficult Threesome Work,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 18, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/david-biden-israel-and-china/ 

Hagai Etkes and Wifag Adnan, “Illegal Workers in Israel: Did Israeli Policy during the Pandemic Boost their Employment?” INSS, May 22, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/illegal-workers/ 

Chen Friedberg and Assaf Shapira, “Dissolving the Knesset: A Historical Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38887 

Amir Fuchs, “Legislating the Right to Equality is a Must,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 18, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38888 

Clement Gibon, “Lebanon’s election sees political vote buying and intimidation,” Al-Arabiya News, May 26, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/05/26/Lebanon-s-election-sees-political-vote-buying-and-intimidation 

Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “The Gulf Countries and Turkey: (Re-)Drawing the Map of Alliances in the Middle East,” INSS, May 2, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/turkey-gulf-states/ 

Yoel Guzansky and Elad Shavit, “US Relations with Arab Gulf States: A Passing Crisis?” INSS, May 30, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/usa-gulf/ 

Nasreen Haddad Haj Yahya and Oded Ron, “A Year Later: Arab-Jewish Relations in Mixed Cities,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 24, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38956 

Lahav Harkov, “Israel negotiating gas exports to Europe,” Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-707371 

Rany Hasan, “First year of the coalition: The situation of the Arab parties and the balance of power between them,” Moshe Dayan Center: Bayan, May 11, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/first-year-coalition-situation-arab-parties-and-balance-power-between-them 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “50% Jewish Israelis support Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 4, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38824 

Gil Hoffman, “Lapid working on plan to stop Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott,” Jerusalem Post, May 18, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-706950 

Hiba Husseini, “An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Is the Best Path to Peace,” Foreign Policy, May 23, 2022, https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/05/23/israeli-palestinian-confederation-peace/ 

John Jeffay, “Israeli robots to be care companions for 800 New York seniors,” Israel21C, May 29, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-robots-to-be-care-companions-for-800-new-york-seniors/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Israeli startup Watergen, SMV Jaipuria Group partner to bring India ‘air-to-water’ technology,” Jerusalem Post, May 26, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-707711 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “President Herzog speaks with PA head Abbas, Middle East leaders,” Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-705625 

Carrie Keller-Lynn, “New elections creep closer with resignation, but coalition of 59 not buried yet,” Times of Israel, May 19, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-elections-creep-closer-with-resignation-but-coalition-of-59-not-buried-yet/ 

Isabel Kershner, “Israel’s Political Crisis Is Resolved, but Governing Remains a Strain,” New York Times, May 22, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/world/middleeast/israel-government-crisis.html?searchResultPosition=5 

Patrick Kingsley, “Israeli Government Loses Parliament Majority, Raising Prospect of Election,” New York Times, May 19, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/world/middleeast/israel-opposition-parliament-majority.html?searchResultPosition=6 

Patrick Kingsley, “Old Palestinian Wound Resurfaces at Israeli Resort,” New York Times, May 11, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/world/israeli-palestinian-mass-grave-tantura.html?searchResultPosition=12 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Tens of thousands expected at Tel Aviv Pride Month events,” Israel21C, May 19, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/tens-of-thousands-expected-at-tel-aviv-pride-month-events/ 

Zvika Klein, “’Crimson editors aligned to movement most Jews see as antisemitic,’ Israeli students at Harvard say,” Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-707363 

Joshua Krasna, “A Tale of Two Normalizations: Israeli Normalization with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Part I,” Moshe Dayan Center: Tel Aviv Notes, May 17, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/tale-two-normalizations-israeli-normalization-united-arab-emirates-uae-part-i 

Eran Lerman, “The Roots of Israel’s Diplomatic Revolution,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 4, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-the-roots-of-israels-diplomatic-revolution/ 

Nermeen Al-Mufti, “No normalisation with Israel in Iraq,” Ahram Online, May 31, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/467179/AlAhram-Weekly/World/No-normalisation-with-Israel-in-Iraq.aspx 

Maha Natoor, “Life, Death, and Beyond: The Belief in Reincarnation and the Phenomenon of Notq in the Druze Community,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 24, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/life-death-and-beyond-belief-reincarnation-and-phenomenon-notq-druze-community 

Suzie Navot, “Equality Now!” Israel Democracy Institute, May 19, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38890 

Alon Pinkas, “Biden’s Dilemma: Is Saudi Arabia Really a U.S. Ally?” Haaretz, May 31, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/2022-05-31/ty-article/.highlight/bidens-dilemma-is-saudi-arabia-really-a-u-s-ally/00000181-1a5a-dd8a-a9f9-bffb91e40000 

Sever Plocker, “The danger of Israel becoming a bi-national state,” YNet, May 4, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjglt11tbc 

David Pollack, “Shifting East Mediterranean Tides: From Conflict to Club Med?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/shifting-east-mediterranean-tides-conflict-club-med 

Daniel Rakov, “Israel Must Adjust its Ukraine Policy,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 10, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/israel-must-adjust-its-ukraine-policy/ 

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, “Did Biden change his mind?” Al-Arabiya News, May 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/05/29/Did-Biden-change-his-mind- 

Barak Ravid, “Key Israeli official to travel to U.S. for talks on Biden visit, Iran and Saudi Arabia,” Axios, May 26, 2022, https://www.axios.com/2022/05/26/israel-washington-saudi-arabia-iran-hulata-white-house 

Reuters, “Iran’s energy export revenue up 60 pct in March-May vs year ago: Oil ministry media,” Al- Arabiya News, May 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/business/energy/2022/05/29/Iran-s-energy-export-revenue-up-60-pct-in-March-May-vs-year-ago-Oil-ministry-media 

Reuters, “Israel ramping up gas output, looks to help supply Europe,” YNet, May 16, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/h1n5jyldc?utm_source=Taboola_internal&utm_medium=organic 

Grant Rumley, “The Impact of Russia’s Ukraine Invasion in the Middle East and North Africa,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 18, 2022,  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/impact-russias-ukraine-invasion-middle-east-and-north-africa 

Tal Schneider and David Horovitz, “Herzog to ToI on Israel at 74: Celebrate, unify, seize moment for regional dialogue,” Times of Israel, May 5, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/herzog-to-toi-on-israel-at-74-celebrate-unify-seize-moment-for-regional-dialogue/ 

Jalal Selmi, “Rebuilding Israeli-Turkish Relations: A Marriage of Convenience,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 26, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rebuilding-israeli-turkish-relations-marriage-convenience 

Carol Silber, “Polling Indicates Widespread Frustration in Lebanon and Sectarian Disagreement on Global Powers,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 19, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/polling-indicates-widespread-frustration-lebanon-and-sectarian-disagreement-global 

Sam Sokol, “A Violent Schism Just Exploded in Israel’s Most Powerful Hasidic Sect,” Haaretz, May 23, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-05-23/ty-article/.highlight/a-violet-schism-just-exploded-in-israels-most-powerful-hasidic-sect/00000180-f6cc-d18b-a787-f7edc0320000 

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel at 74: Economy shows resilience, though clouds loom large on the horizon,” Times of Israel, May 4, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-at-74-economy-shows-resilience-though-clouds-loom-large-on-the-horizon/ 

TOI Staff, “Khaled Kabub sworn in as Israeli Supreme Court’s first Muslim justice,” Times of Israel, May 9, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/khaled-kabub-sworn-in-as-supreme-courts-first-muslim-justice/ 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas wins Birzeit University student council elections,” Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-707081 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “PA: Sovereignty over Jerusalem, holy sites belongs to ‘State of Palestine’,” Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-706138 

Biancamaria Vallortigara, “Mercenary Fighters in Libya and Ukraine: How Social Media Are Exposing the Russian Wagner Group,” Moshe Dayan Center: Beehive, May 31, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/mercenary-fighters-libya-and-ukraine-how-social-media-are-exposing-russian-wagner-group 

Alexander Ward and Nahal Toosi, “Biden made final decision to keep Iran’s IRGC on terrorist list,” Politico, May 24, 2022, https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/24/biden-final-decision-iran-revolutionary-guard-terrorist-00034789 

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, April 15, 2022, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245/107 

Raz Zimmt, “Demonstrations in Iran in Protest of the Sharp Rise in Prices of Basic Goods,” INSS, May 19, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-demonstrations-2022/ 

Eyal Zisser, “Expect more of the same in Lebanon,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 17, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/expect-more-same-lebanon 


#110 Contemporary Readings April 2022

May 5, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Ramy Aziz, “Egypt, Israel, and Hamas: Opportunities for Progress in Gaza,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 19, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-israel-and-hamas-opportunities-progress-gaza 

Nahum Barnea, “Israel must not let its regional allies’ undemocratic practices stick to it,” YNet, April 18, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/b1kmvicvc 

Lazar Berman, “‘A historic milestone’: Israel and UAE sign free trade agreement,” Times of Israel, April 1, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-significant-and-historic-milestone-israel-and-uae-sign-free-trade-agreement/ 

Lazar Berman, “Turkey targets Israel with charm offensive as it angles to regain regional status,” Times of Israel, April 13, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/turkey-targets-israel-with-charm-offensive-as-it-angles-to-regain-regional-status/ 

BICOM Staff, “Calm restored on Temple Mount following more rioting,” BICOM, April 29, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/calm-restored-on-temple-mount-following-more-rioting/ 

BICOM Staff, “Rocket fire from Lebanon into Israel,” BICOM, April 25, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/rocket-fire-from-lebanon-into-israel/ 

Nir Boms, “Warm Peace and the Challege of People to People Relations after the Abraham Accords,” Moshe Dayan Center, April 15, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/warm-peace-and-challenge-people-people-relations-after-abraham-accords 

Brian Blum, “Apple Watch now monitors your health with Israeli pee-analysis tech,” Israel21C, April 19, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/olive-diagnostics-brings-pee-tech-to-the-apple-watch/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2022-04-20&utm_medium=email 

Soner Cagaptay and Rich Outzen, “Turkey’s Lethal Weapon,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 27, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/turkeys-lethal-weapon 

Gökhan Çınkara, “A U-Turn in Israeli-Turkish Relations: The Fall of Ikhwanism and the Rise of the Abraham Accords,” Moshe Dayan Center, April 12, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/u-turn-israeli-turkish-relations-fall-ikhwanism-and-rise-abraham-accords 

Itamar Eichner, “Putin demands ownership of Jerusalem landmark in angry letter to Bennett,” YNet, April 18, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/b1e61100qn9 

Giora Eiland, “Managing Palestinian Conflict Requires Israeli Discretion,” YNet, April 21, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjul00ra45 

Mona El-Naggar, “Baking Challah in Dubai: A Jewish Community Heads Out Into the Open,” New York Times, April 26, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/26/world/middleeast/dubai-jewish-community.html?searchResultPosition=13 

Gal Perl Finkel, “Nonetheless, We Need to Maneuver,” INSS, April 3, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/idf-maneuvers/ 

Karnit Flug, “The Israeli Economy: Basic Facts, Recent Developments, Strengths and Challenges,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 12, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38770 

Seth J. Frantzman, “Iran could be planning a ‘surprise’ for Israel in Jerusalem – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-703194 

Marta Furlan, “Russian Gamble with Syrian Fighters in Ukraine could have Repercussions for Syrian Regime, Israel,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 11, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/furlann-russian-gamble-with-syrian-fighters-in-ukraine/ 

Judah Ari Gross, “Diaspora minister: Ukraine war is showing Israelis that ties with Jews abroad,” Times of Israel, April 3, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/diaspora-minister-ukraine-war-is-showing-israelis-that-ties-with-jews-abroad-matter/ 

Judah Ari Gross, “Once it was F-15s on Shabbat; now, hametz: The religious issues that end governments,” Times of Israel, April 13, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/once-it-was-f-15s-on-shabbat-now-hametz-the-religious-issues-that-end-governments/ 

Yoel Guzansky and Inbal Nissim-Louvton, “Seven Years Later: Is the War in Yemen Nearly Over?” INSS, April 14, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/yemen-war/ 

Joseph Haboush, “Biden, King Abdullah discuss violence in Jerusalem,” Al-Arabiya, April 25, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/04/25/Biden-King-Abdullah-discuss-violence-in-Jerusalem 

Amani Hamad, “Saudi Arabia, Kuwait call on Iran to hold talks on energy-rich offshore area,” Al-Arabiya, April 13, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/business/energy/2022/04/13/Saudi-Arabia-Kuwait-call-on-Iran-to-hold-talks-on-energy-rich-offshore-area 

Amr Hamzawy, “The Negev Summit’s Participants Had Wildly Different Goals,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 6, 2022, https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/04/06/negev-summit-s-participants-had-wildly-different-goals-pub-86826 

Amos Harel, “The Common Thread Between Recent Terror Attacks in Israel,” Haaretz, April 8, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-the-common-thread-between-recent-terror-attacks-in-israel1.10728149?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=haaretz-most-read&utm_content=fcf4a80747 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 – The Israeli Voice Index,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 27, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38802 

Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, “Lessons from Nazi Holocaust that can help guide a world in turmoil,” Al-Arabiya, April 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2022/04/29/Lessons-from-Nazi-Holocaust-that-can-help-guide-a-world-in-turmoil 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “PA slammed by EU Committee for producing new antisemitic textbooks,” Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/international/article-702997 

Eden Kaduri and Jony Essa, “11 Years of War in Syria: Situation Assessment,” INSS, April 24, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/syria-war-11-years/ 

Max Kaplan-Zantopp, “How Israel used innovation to beat its water crisis,” Israel21C, April 28, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/how-israel-used-innovation-to-beat-its-water-crisis/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2022-05-03&utm_medium=email 

Jack Khoury, “A Month of Violence? Palestinians Challenge Israeli View of Ramadan,” Haaretz, April 3, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-a-month-of-violence-palestinians-challenge-israeli-view-of-ramadan-1.10716563 

Patrick Kingsley and Isabel Kershner, “Israel’s Government in Crisis After Senior Lawmaker Quits Coalition,” New York Times, April 6, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/world/middleeast/idit-silman-israel-coalition.html?searchResultPosition=11 

Zvika Klein, “Diaspora Week: Tours showcase American Jewry in the streets of Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Post, April 3, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/article-703107 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel stands in silence in commemoration of the Holocaust,” Israel21C, April 28, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israel-stands-in-silence-in-commemoration-of-the-holocaust/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2022-05-03&utm_medium=email 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli agricultural innovations will keep the world fed,” Israel21C, April 24, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-agricultural-innovations-will-keep-the-world-fed/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2022-04-27&utm_medium=email 

Ariel Koch, “Campaigning For Aafia: From ‘Twitter Storms” to Terrorism,” Beehive: Moshe Dayan Center, April 26, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/campaigning-aafia-twitter-storms-terrorism 

Martin Kramer, “Twin Towers and Ivory Towers, 20 Years Later,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2022, https://www.meforum.org/63036/twin-towers-and-ivory-towers-20-years-later 

Anat Kurz, “The Negev Summit – What Next?,” INSS, April 3, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/negev-summit/ 

Eran Lerman, “US -Israeli Relations in the Shadow of Nuclear Talks in Vienna: A return to Ben-Gurion’s WW2 Dual Strategy?” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 5, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-us-israeli-relations-in-the-shadow-of-nuclear-talks/ 

Asaf Malchi, “Working Together: Secular and Ultra-Orthodox Israelis in Mixed Workplaces,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 4, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38653 

Jonah Mandel, “As EU eyes stopping Russian gas imports, Israel sees an opening,” Yahoo! News, April 12, 2022, https://news.yahoo.com/eu-eyes-stopping-russian-gas-083340120.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMzAeTiNN0YWVZHaCWfbXAGQ86Q55wibuQPU2ep7o65uoXG1UwvLLqSX2Ji5fis4Q6SgfV9gUqxq53FKwSyH8ehnwg6EAO9yA9qDU4AXrh1LVbEze_LCLg-EPqs9uPeHJM4VrCgSI6URkRl33rZfRiJlw78wh4X8GdEF0qm50zim 

Joshua Marks, “Can Israel solve Europe’s gas problem? We asked the experts,” Israel21C, April 10, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/can-israel-export-gas-to-europe-we-asked-the-experts/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2022-04-13&utm_medium=email 

David Makovsky, “Beyond the Blocs: Jewish Settlement East of Israel’s Security Barrier and How to Avert the Slide to a One-State Outcome,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/beyond-blocs-jewish-settlement-east-israels-security-barrier-and-how-avert-slide 

David Makovsky, “Political Tempest in Israel: Can Bennett Right the Ship?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 11, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/political-tempest-israel-can-bennett-right-ship 

Robert McKelvey, “Lebanon oil spill cleanup continues over one year after catastrophe,” Al-Arabiya, April 29, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/features/2022/04/29/Lebanon-oil-spill-cleanup-continues-over-one-year-after-catastrophe- 

Aaron David Miller, “Opinion: Why the world fails on the ‘Never again’ pledge,” CNN, April 19, 2022, https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/19/opinions/ukraine-never-again-genocide-miller/index.html 

Omri Nahmias, “IRGC is terror org., I do not support delisting – Joint Chiefs of Staff chair,” Jerusalem Post, April 7, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/article-703548 

Gabriel Noronha, “How Congress Can Nix Biden’s Iran Deal,” Tablet, April 17, 2022, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-congress-can-nix-bidens-iran-deal 

Gaith al-Omari and David Pollock, “Managing New Israeli-Palestinian Tensions During Ramadan,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/managing-new-israeli-palestinian-tensions-during-ramadan 

Nadia Oweidat, “The Russian Propaganda in Arabic Hidden from the West,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 18, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/russian-propaganda-arabic-hidden-west 

Barak Ravid, “Israel and Jordan to meet after Ramadan to discuss Jerusalem tensions,” Axios, April 27, 2022, https://www.axios.com/israel-jordan-meet-jerusalem-tensions-al-aqsa-ee97d5e3-afc7-4a77-a2f6-6ccc1a12f38d.html 

Aaron Reich, “Israel’s 2nd astronaut to launch Friday on mission to ISS,” Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/science/article-703212 

Paul Rivlin, “Russia invades Ukraine: The economic fall-out and consequences for energy markets,” Moshe Dayan Center, April 4, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/russia-invades-ukraine-economic-fall-out-and-consequences-energy-markets 

David Rosenberg, “The Year Israel Defied All the Economists’ Expectations,” Haaretz, April 14, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-biggest-change-in-israel-s-economy-since-last-passover-1.10740474 

David Rosenthal, “Sholem Aleichem: The Jewish Mark Twain,” YNet, April 16, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjnc57lnc 

Dennis Ross, “West’s Weakness Led Putin into Ukraine—and Other Enemies Are Looking for Similar Signs,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 8, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/wests-weakness-led-putin-ukraine-and-other-enemies-are-looking-similar-signs 

Abdel-Moneim Said, “Arab peace initiative revisited,” Ahram Online, April 19, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1204/464937/AlAhram-Weekly/Opinion/Arab-peace-initiative-revisited.aspx 

Robert Satloff, “Why Arab Allies Don’t Trust the U.S. on Ukraine,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 9, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-arab-allies-dont-trust-us-ukraine 

Yaakov Schwartz, “Muslim influencers visit Auschwitz, seek to bring truth of Holocaust to Arab world,” Times of Israel, April 28, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/muslim-influencers-visit-auschwitz-seek-to-bring-truth-of-holocaust-to-arab-world/ 

Yoram Schweitzer, Ephraim Lavie, and Meir Elran, “Between ISIS and Arab Citizens of Israel,” INSS, April 14, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/isis-israel/ 

Gabi Siboni and Yuval Bazak, “The Campaign to Thwart Iran’s Strategy,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 13, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/siboni-bazak-the-campaign-to-thwart-irans-strategy/ 

Ken Stein, “Dayenu–From Exodus to Contemporary Israel,” Center for Israel Education, April 2022, https://israeled.org/dayenu-from-exodus-to-contemporary-israel/ 

Itay Stern, “Israel Heading to Eurovision Despite Security Snag,” Haaretz, April 28, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/.premium-israel-heading-to-eurovision-despite-security-snag-1.10769278 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinian-Israeli violence shows PA, Jordan powerless in Jerusalem – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/article-703213 


#109 Contemporary Readings March 2022

April 2, 2022

April 2, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

Ramy Aziz, “Cairo’s Opportunity for Policy Change on the War in Ukraine,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 10, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/cairos-opportunity-policy-change-war-ukraine 

Michael Barak, “The War on Public Consciousness: Social media as a tool of influence by supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood,” Moshe Dayan Center, March 28, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/war-public-consciousness-social-media-tool-influence-supporters-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood 

Naama Barak, “Arab women in Jerusalem study Hebrew for a stronger future,” Israel21C, March 20, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/arab-women-in-jerusalem-study-hebrew-for-a-stronger-future/ 

Katherine Bauer, “Israel-UAE Economic Cooperation Has Deep Roots and Broad Dividends,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 8, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-uae-economic-cooperation-has-deep-roots-and-broad-dividends 

Ferid Belhaj, “Compounded stress: The impact of the war in Ukraine on the Middle East and North Africa,” Middle East Institute, March 7, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/compounded-stress-impact-war-ukraine-middle-east-and-north-africa 

Ofra Bengio, “Turkey Finds Israel Useful Again,” Tablet, March 13, 2022, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/turkey-finds-israel-useful-again 

BICOM Staff, “Regional summit in Israel overshadowed by terror attack,” BICOM, March 28, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/regional-summit-in-israel-overshadowed-by-terror-attack/  

Hussein Dakroub, “Ahead of elections Lebanese see no hope for political change,” Al-Arabiya,  March 30, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/editor-choice/2022/03/30/Ahead-of-elections-Lebanese-see-no-hope-for-political-change 

Udi Dekel, “Terrorist Attacks in Israel: A Time to Change the Rules of the Game,” INSS, March 31, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/terrorist-attacks-in-israel-a-time-to-change-the-rules-of-the-game/ 

Itamar Eichner, “Ball in Zelensky’s court when it comes to ending war, Israeli officials say,” YNet, March 8, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/sjwgwgrwc 

Marta Furlan, “Taliban Victory Serves as a Model for Palestinian Terror Groups,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, March 8, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/furlan-taliban-as-a-model-for-palestinian/ 

Daniel Gordis, “Interview with Knesset Member Alon Tal,” with appropriate nuance explains Israel’s responses to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine,” https://danielgordis.substack.com/p/mk-alon-tal-on-israel-and-ukraine?s=r

Roy Gutman, “No Going Back: Activists Reflect a Decade After the Arab Spring,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 7, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/no-going-back-activists-reflect-decade-after-arab-spring 

Yoel Guzansky, “The War in Ukraine and Strategic Hedging by Arab Countries,” INSS, March 21, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-states-and-the-war-in-ukraine/ 

Great Britain, Palestine: Termination of the Mandate, May 15, 1948, (ten page summary of the Mandate) https://israeled.org/resources/documents/great-britain-palestine-termination-of-the-mandate/

Joseph Haboush, “Middle East one of most vulnerable regions due to Russia-Ukraine war: IMF official,” Al-Arabiya, March 28, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/business/economy/2022/03/28/Middle-East-one-of-most-vulnerable-regions-due-to-Russia-Ukraine-war-IMF-official 

Joseph Haboush, “US hostage envoy in Beirut to discuss missing Americans in Syria: Sources,” Al-Arabiya, March 31, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/03/31/US-hostage-envoy-in-Beirut-to-discuss-missing-citizens-in-Syria-Sources 

Nasreen Haddad Haj-Yahya, Muhammed Khalaily, Arik Rudnitzky, Ben Fargeon, “Statistical Report on Arab Society in Israel: 2021,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 17, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38540 

Yoseph Haddad, “Yoseph Haddad’s Brilliant Defense Of Israel In The Irish Parliament,” VINnews, March 1, 2022, https://vinnews.com/2022/03/01/yoseph-haddads-brilliant-defense-of-israel-in-the-irish-parliament/ 

Sivan Hilaie, “Israel braces for a housing crisis amid Ukraine immigration wave,” YNet, March 15, 2022,  https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rjm6vfpw9#autoplay 

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s Ukraine policy: ‘Right side of history’ vs national interest,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security,  March 21, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-israels-ukraine-policy/ 

Martin Indyk and Itamar Rabinovich, “Learning from History: Henry Kissinger’s Statecraft,” INSS, March 30, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRY-wdDDy0w,

Amr Kandil, “Egypt has always strived to encourage Israelis, Palestinians to compromise and end conflict: FM Shoukry,” Ahram Online, March 28, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/1234/463629/Egypt/Foreign-Affairs/Egypt-has-always-strived-to-encourage-Israelis,-Pa.aspx 

Isabel Kershner and Safak Timur, “Israel’s President Visits Turkey in Sign of Thawing Relations,” New York Times, March 9, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/world/middleeast/israel-isaac-herzog-turkey-visit.html 

Isabel Kershner, “Ukraine War Ignites Israeli Debate Over Purpose of a Jewish State,” New York Times, March 23, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/23/world/middleeast/israel-ukraine-refugees-jewish.html?searchResultPosition=10 

Patrick Kingsley, “Israel summit shows ties with Arabs moving from ceremony to substance,” Union-Bulletin, March 26, 2022, https://www.union-bulletin.com/seattle_times/israel-summit-shows-ties-with-arabs-moving-from-ceremony-to-substance/article_1c62dcab-332f-5cc6-a5e9-280ef1cf191b.html

Kemal Kirişci and Dan Arbell, “President Herzog’s visit to Ankara: A first step in normalizing Turkey-Israel relations?” Brookings, March 7, 2022, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2022/03/07/president-herzogs-visit-to-ankara-a-first-step-in-normalizing-turkey-israel-relations/ 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Golda Meir – the only woman in the room,” Israel21C, March 27, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/golda-meir-reconsidered-through-a-feminist-lens/ 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Healing strangers in the midst of a war zone,” Israel21C, March 28, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/healing-strangers-in-the-middle-of-ukraines-war/ 

Joshua Krasna, “Politics, War and Eastern Mediterranean Gas,” Moshe Dayan Center, March 24, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/politics-war-and-eastern-mediterranean-gas 

Yossi Kupperwasser, “The United States Is Determined to Return to the Dangerous Iran Deal at Any Cost: The Implications for Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 21, 2022, https://jcpa.org/article/the-united-states-is-determined-to-return-to-the-dangerous-iran-deal-at-any-cost-the-implications-for-israel/ 

Matthew Levitt, “Don’t Drop Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from FTO List,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 21, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/dont-drop-irans-revolutionary-guards-fto-list 

Yaniv Levyatan, “The First TikTok War,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, March 2022, https://jstribune.com/levyatan-the-first-tiktok-war/ 

Alexander Loengarov, “Between Maritime Law and Politics in the East Mediterranean,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 24, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/between-maritime-law-and-politics-east-mediterranean 

David Makovsky, “A New Regional Role for Israel, as Washington Shows Signs of Stepping Back,” Times of Israel, March 28, 2022, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-new-role-in-the-middle-east-easing-the-arabs-way-in-washington/ 

Hamdi Malik, Michael Knights, Crispin Smith, “Exposing Kataib Hezbollah’s Royal Family? Insights from Recent Leaks,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 9, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/exposing-kataib-hezbollahs-royal-family-insights-recent-leaks 

Yotam Margalit and Itamar Yakir, “The Israeli Labor Market and COVID-19: What Really Happened?” Israel Democracy Institute, March 28, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38655 

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Neutralize Firebrand Marwan Barghouti Sitting in Prison,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 20, 2022, https://jcpa.org/mahmoud-abbas-seeks-to-neutralize-firebrand-marwan-barghouti-sitting-in-prison/ 

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Saudi Crown Prince’s Messages to Israel and Iran.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 7, 2022, https://jcpa.org/the-saudi-crown-princes-messages-to-israel-and-iran/ 

Ruwayda Mustafah, “Addressing Violence Against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 28, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/addressing-violence-against-women-iraqi-kurdistan 

Ghaith al-Omari, “Making the Most of Jordan’s Peace Diplomacy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 29, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/making-most-jordans-peace-diplomacy 

Aurora Ortega, “Hezbollah in Columbia Past and Present Modus Operandi and the News for Greater Security,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 28, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/hezbollah-colombia-past-and-present-modus-operandi-and-need-greater-scrutiny

Asaf Romirowsky and Alex Joffe, “MESA’s Israel boycott encapsulates everything wrong with academia – opinion,” The Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-702382

Avraham Sela, “Arab Historiography of the 1948 War: The Quest for Legitimacy,” Center for Israel Education, reprint from Truman Institute Reprints and Laurence J. Silberstein (ed.) New Perspectives on Israeli History, New York University Press, 1991, https://israeled.org/avraham-sela-arab-historiography-of-the-1948-war-the-quest-for-legitimacy/

Francisco Serrano, “War in Ukraine and drought at home: A perfect storm in the Maghreb,” Middle East Institute, March 21, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/war-ukraine-and-drought-home-perfect-storm-maghreb  

Khalil Shikaki, “Press Release: Public Opinion Poll No (83),” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, March 22, 2022, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/902 

Clément Therme, “The Russian-Iran Partnership in a Multipolar World,” French Institute of International Relations, March 2022, https://www.ifri.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/therme_russian_iran_partnership_2022.pdf 

Gil Troy, “Ukraine can happen in Israel too – opinion,” Jerusalem Post, March 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-702042#google_vignette 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “73% of Palestinians want Abbas to step down – poll,” Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-702367 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Israeli, Palestinian women call to revive peace talks,” Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-702370 

Gil Troy, “Ukraine Can Happen in Israel Too,” Jerusalem Post, March 22, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-702042

Yohanan Tzoreff, “With Ramadan Approaching, the Fear of Escalation,” INSS, March 30, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ramadan-2022/ 

Carl Yonker, “Hizballah, Lebanon, and Reconciliation with the Gulf: The Impasse,” Moshe Dayan Center, March 10, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/hizballah-lebanon-and-reconciliation-gulf-impasse 


#108 Contemporary Readings February 2022

March 2, 2022

Updated February 28, 2022

Assembled by Ken Stein, Michele Freesman-Levenson, and Ana Kilbourn Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

AFP, “Israel’s economy minister visits Morocco to cement trade ties,” Ahram Online, February 20, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/461440/World/Region/Israel;s-economy-minister-visits-Morocco-to-cement.aspx 

Mansour Abbas, David Makovsky, and Robert Satloff, “An Arab Leader in Israel: A Conversation with Mansour Abbas,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 10, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/arab-leader-israel-conversation-mansour-abbas 

Emily Alhadeff, “What Happened to Jewish (Israel) Studies” University of Washington, February 20, 2022, https://thecholent.substack.com/p/what-happened-to-jewish-studies?s=r

Taheilla Schwart Altshuler and Amir Cahane, “The NSO Affair – What is Allowed and What is Forbidden in Online Surveillance,” Israeli Democracy Institute, January 23, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38153

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, Yarden Kedar, “Israelis Out of Work as a Result of COVID-19,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 28, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38301  

Prime Minister Bennett, “The State of Israel’s Foreign, Defense and Domestic Matters,” Center for Israel Education, February 7, 2022, https://israeled.org/resources/documents/remarks-by-israel-prime-minister-naftali-bennett-to-the-inss-15th-annual-international-conference/

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, “PM Bennett Addresses the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,” Conference of President of Major American Jewish Organizations, Jerusalem, February 20, 2022, https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/pm-bennett-addresses-the-conference-of-presidents-of-major-american-jewish-organizations-20-feb-2022 

BICOM Staff, “Israel offers to mediate between Russia and Ukraine,” BICOM, February 28, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-offeres-to-mediate-between-russia-and-ukraine/ 

BICOM Staff, “Not supporting the Abraham Accord was a mistake, says Abbas,” BICOMI, February 14, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/not-supporting-the-abraham-accord-was-a-mistake-says-abbas/ 

BICOM Staff, “Tension in the West Bank following counter-terrorism operation,” BICOM, February 11, 2022, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/tension-in-the-west-bank-following-counter-terrorism-operation/ 

Diana Bletter, “Helping Israel’s minorities find jobs in high-tech,” Israel21C, February 15, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/helping-israels-minorities-find-jobs-in-high-tech/  

Anna Borshchevskaya, “How to Make Russia Pay in Ukraine: Study Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 15, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-make-russia-pay-ukraine-study-syria  

Margaret Dene, Hannah Labow, Carol Silber, “Middle East Responses to the Ukraine Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 25, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/middle-east-responses-ukraine-crisis  

Renee Ghert-Zand, “3 Days in March: How the 2nd Intifada’s Bloodiest Hours Seeded Today’s Middle East,” The Times of Israel, February 23, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/3-days-in-march-how-the-2nd-intifadas-bloodiest-hours-seeded-todays-middle-east/ 

Judah Ari Gross, “PM meets Reform, Conservative leaders after 6-year hiatus under Netanyahu,” Times of Israel, February 28, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-meets-reform-conservative-leaders-after-6-year-hiatus-under-netanyahu/ 

Yoseph Hadad, “Amnesty Tries to Distort My Arab Identity and Dismantle Israel – Opinion,” The Jerusalem Post, February 7, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-695337 

Simon Henderson, “Bennett’s Bahrain Visit Further Invigorates Israel-Gulf Diplomacy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 14, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennetts-bahrain-visit-further-invigorates-israel-gulf-diplomacy  

David Horovitz, “Why Israel must stand squarely with Ukraine,” Times of Israel, February 28, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-israel-must-stand-squarely-with-ukraine/ 

Ephraim Inbar, “A US failure in Ukraine Crisis could lead to a conflagration in Middle East, Asia,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 7, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-us-failure-in-ukraine-crisis/ 

INSS Staff, INSS Researchers Tweet about the War in Europe,” INSS, February 24, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/inss-researchers-tweet/  

Yaakov Katz, “Hamas Doesn’t Need Sheikh Jarrah or Jerusalem to Start a War,” The Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-696874 

Patrick Kingsley, Isabel Kershner and Ronen Bergman, “War in Ukraine Forces Israel Into a Delicate Balancing Act,” New York Times, February 27, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/27/world/middleeast/israel-ukraine-russia.html?searchResultPosition=1 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli aid experts reach typhoon-hit Philippines,” Israel21C, February 22, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-aid-experts-reach-typhoon-hit-philippines/  

Moshe Kwiat, “Solemeini’s Revenge from Cyberspace: A Blatant Escalation,” Beehive, Moshe Dayan Center, February 28, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/solemeinis-revenge-cyberspace-blatant-escalation  

Edward Luttwak, “Iran’s Performative Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: An Interpretation of Iran’s Current Policy Toward Its Jewish Community and Israel,” The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, January 11, 2022, https://jstribune.com/luttwak-irans-performative-antisemitism-and-anti-zionism/ 

The Media Line and Ynet, “Palestinian Authority’s Waning Power in West Bank Cause for Concern,” YNet, February 19, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bkxl0w5kq 

Kobi Michael, Yoel Guzansky, “Revisiting the Possibility of a Regional Military Alliance,” INSS, February 24, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/nato-of-the-middle-east/  

Aaron David Miller, “Israel and the Gulf: A Security Partnership Around the Corner?” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 10, 2022, https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/02/10/israel-and-gulf-security-partnership-around-corner-pub-86433 

Michael Milshtein, “The New Way”: The Key to Understanding Ra’am’s Strategy,” Bayan, Moshe Dayan Center, February 24, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/new-way-key-understanding-raams-strategy  

Assaf Orion, “Beyond Chastity Belt and Road: US-Israel Relations in the Age of Great Power Competition,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 6, 2022,  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/beyond-chastity-belt-and-road-us-israel-relations-age-great-power-competition  

Daniel Rakov, “Understanding the Russia-Iran-Israel Triangle,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 9, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/rakov-the-russia-iran-israel-triangle/ 

Reuters Staff, “Demand for Hebrew lessons jumps in Gaza as Israel eases work restrictions,” Alarabiya News, February 23, 2022, https://english.alarabiya.net/features/2022/02/23/Demand-for-Hebrew-lessons-jumps-in-Gaza-as-Israel-eases-work-restrictions 

Reuters Staff, “U.S. House Leader Nancy Pelosi arrives in Israel, vows support on Iran,” Reuters, February 16, 2022, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-house-leader-nancy-pelosi-arrives-israel-vows-support-iran-2022-02-16/ 

Paul Rivlin, “Zero-Sum versus Win-Win in the Middle East,” Iqtisadi: Moshe Dayan Center, February 22, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/zero-sum-versus-win-win-middle-east  

Shira Rubin, “Capitalism had Israel’s kibbutzim on the ropes. Then they discovered pot,” Washington Post, February 12, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/02/09/israel-cannabis-marijuana-kibbutz/ 

Robert Satloff, “Three Presidents, Three Flawed Iran Policies, and the Path Ahead,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 25, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/three-presidents-three-flawed-iran-policies-and-path-ahead  

Tehilla Schwartz Altshuler, Amir Cahane, “The Israeli Public Has a Right to Know About Illegal Surveillance,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 7, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38287  

Mohamed Abu Shaar, “Escalation in Jerusalem and the West Bank,” Ahram Online, February 19, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/461158/AlAhram-Weekly/World/Escalation-in-Jerusalem-and-the-West-Bank.aspx 

Amy Spiro, “Dozens of US lawmakers descend on Israel with AIPAC-affiliated trip,” Times of Israel, February 21, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/dozens-of-us-lawmakers-descend-on-israel-with-aipac-affiliated-trip/ 

Carol Troen, “A Glossary of Terms on modern Israel,” February 27, 2022, https://israeled.org/a-glossary-of-terms-on-modern-israel-in-essential-israel/

Yohanan Tzoreff, “Fatah Central Committee Decisions Accelerate the Decline of PA Legitimacy,”INSS, February 6, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/pa-legitimacy/ 

Frederic Wehrey, Ninar Fawal, “Cascading Climate Effects in the Middle East and North Africa: Adapting Through Inclusive Governance,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 24, 2022, https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/02/24/cascading-climate-effects-in-middle-east-and-north-africa-adapting-through-inclusive-governance-pub-86510 

Moran Zaga, “The UAE Under Attack: A Foreign Policy Test,” Tel Aviv Notes: Moshe Dayan Center, February 10, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/uae-under-attack-foreign-policy-test  

Tova Zimuky, “Israel appoints first-ever Muslim Supreme Court justice,” YNet, February 21, 2022, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hylwdxzgq 


#107 Contemporary Readings January 2022

February 2, 2022

Updated February 2, 2022
Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

Musa Alami, “The Lesson of Palestine,” Middle East Journal, October 1949, reprinted with permission,https://israeled.org/musa-alami-the-lesson-of-palestine-middle-east-journal-october-1949-reprinted-with-permission/

Tomer Barak and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Confronting Climate Change, Turkey Needs ‘Green’ Leadership Now More than Ever,” Middle East Institute, January 25, 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/confronting-climate-change-turkey-needs-green-leadership-now-more-ever

Ilan Ben Zion, “Israel’s national library sees Arabic site traffic boom,” AP News, January 9, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-religion-jerusalem-israel-f98e10b91a0101f9dda630cfd972bbb3 

Joshua Albin Cheyaden, “A Saudi-Pakistani Reset: Business as Usual?” Moshe Dayan Center, January 31, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/saudi-pakistani-reset-business-usual 

Ana Borshchevskaya, “Russia’s Strategic Success in Syria and the Future of Moscow’s Middle East Policy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 23, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/russias-strategic-success-syria-and-future-moscows-middle-east-policy 

Soner Cagaptay, “Erdogan’s End Game,” Foreign Affairs, January 4, 2022, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2022-01-04/erdogans-end-game

Sarah Dadouch, “Iran is putting down roots in eastern Syria, outcompeting Assad’s regime in signing up fighters,” Washington Post, January 28, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/28/iran-syria-militias-deir-al-zour/ 

Boaz Dolev and David Siman-Tov, “Iranian Cyber Influence Operations against Israel Disguised as Ransomware Attacks,” INSS, January 27, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/cyber-iran/ 

Farnaz Fassihi and Lara Jakes, “Trading Threats, the U.S. and Iran Inch Closer to a Nuclear Pact,” New York Times, January 12, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/world/middleeast/us-iran-nuclear-deal.html?referringSource=articleShare 

Eytan Gilboa, “Will US-Israel Ties Withstand Possible Strains Due to the Iranian and Palestinian Issues?” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 26, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/gilboa-will-us-israel-ties-withstand-possible-strains/

Rick Gladstone, “U.N. Approves Israeli Measure to Condemn Holocaust Denial,” New York Times, January 20, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/world/americas/united-nations-holocaust-resolution.html?searchResultPosition=10 

Daniel Gordis, “Continuity Requires Content,” SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations, vol. 3, (Autumn 2021): 54-63, https://sapirjournal.org/continuity/2021/10/continuity-requires-content/

Shira Hanau, “Rabbi Simcha Krauss, who fought for women’s rights in Orthodoxy, dies at 85,” Haaretz, January 24, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-simcha-krauss-who-fought-for-womens-rights-in-orthodoxy-dies-at-85/ 

Amir Hayek, “Something Natural Is Happening Here and Now,” Khaleej Times, January 30, 2022, https://www.khaleejtimes.com/supplements/something-natural-is-happening-here-and-now 

Ariel Heimann, “Salaries, Compensation, and Benefits in the IDF: Implications for the Regular and Reserve Service Model,” INSS, January 12, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/idf-wages/ 

Simon Henderson, “Reality Check for Israel’s Natural Gas Plans,” The Washington Institute, January 27, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/reality-check-israels-natural-gas-plans

Tamar Hermann, “The Erratic Pulse of Israeli Democracy,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 20, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/podcasts/38147 

Tamar Hermann, Or Anabi, Yaron Kaplan, Inna Orly Sapozhnikova, “The Israeli Democracy Index 2021,” Israel Democracy Institute, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/publications/37984 

President of Israel, “UAE Presidential Visit: President Isaac Herzog and the First Lady Meet Jewish community representatives in the United Arab Emirates,” January 30, 2022, https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/press-3001224

Adi Kantor, “An Overview of Contemporary Antisemitism,” INSS, January 27, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/adi-kantor/

Michael Kaminer, “House Hunting in Israel: An Inventive Use of Concrete Outside of Tel Aviv,” New York Times, January 5, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/realestate/house-hunting-in-israel-an-inventive-use-of-concrete-outside-of-tel-aviv.html?searchResultPosition=31 

Isabel Kershner, “Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica,’” New York Times, January 16, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/16/arts/design/beverly-barkat-artist-israel-plastic.html?searchResultPosition=12 

Mehdi Khalaji, “Iran’s Increased Persecution of the Bahai,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 21, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/irans-increased-persecution-bahai 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel’s first Winter Paralympics athlete is alpine skier,” Israel21C, January 23, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israels-first-winter-paralympics-athlete-is-alpine-skier/ 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli STEM program empowers girls in Ghana,” Israel21C, January 19, 2022, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-stem-program-empowers-girls-in-ghana/ 

Ephraim Lavie, Mohammed S. Wattad, Meir Elran, “Curbing Violence and Crime in Arab Society: The Risk of a Missed Opportunity,” INSS, January 16, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-community-violence/ 

Doaa A. Moneim, “Egypt to receive $368 mln loan from AMF to boost country’s financial position amid COVID-19,” Ahram Online, January 29, 2022, https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/457121.aspx 

Guy Lurie, “The Tenure on the Bench of Supreme Court Justices,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 20, 2022, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/38143 

David Makovsky, “Israeli Coalition Leaders Navigate Protests and Political Constraints,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 14, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israeli-coalition-leaders-navigate-protests-and-political-constraints 

Aviad Mendelboim, Yoram Schweitzer, Ido Gadi Raz, “Suicide Attacks Worldwide in 2021: The Downward Trend Continues,” INSS, January 10, 2022, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/suicide-attacks-2021/ 

Alon Pinkas, “Biden’s First Year in the Middle East Was Predictable and Underwhelming – and That’s Good,” Haaretz, January 20, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-biden-s-first-year-in-the-mideast-was-predictable-and-underwhelming-and-that-s-good-1.10553281?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=haaretz-news&utm_content=97e7ef60d5 

Anshel Pferffer, “Confounding Critics, Israel’s Yair Lapid Marks Surprising Decade in Politics,” Haaretz, January 9, 2022, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-confounding-critics-israel-s-yair-lapid-marks-surprising-decade-in-politics-1.10525802 

Barak Ravid, “U.S. sees “snapback” sanctions threat as tool to deter Iran enrichment,” Axios, January 5, 2022, https://www.axios.com/us-snapback-sanctions-iran-deal-211bbb13-d587-4bd3-bdfc-89f842bbc148.html 

Marc Rod, “Congress launches bipartisan Abraham Accords Caucus,” Jewish Insider, January 10, 2022, https://jewishinsider.com/2022/01/congress-abraham-accords-caucus-launch/ 

Dennis Ross, “A Needed Warning for Yemen’s Rebels—and for Our Allies and Enemies Alike,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 24, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/needed-warning-yemens-rebels-and-our-allies-and-enemies-alike 

Uzi Rubin, “Iran’s Drones Tip the Balance of Power in the Middle East,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 25, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/rubin-irans-drones-tip-the-balance-of-power-in-mideast/ 

Robert Satloff, ““The Holocaust was an Arab Story too”: Holocaust Remembrance in the Arab World,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 28, 2022, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/holocaust-was-arab-story-too-holocaust-remembrance-arab-world 

Jonathan Spyer, “Current Trends in Syria and the Israeli national interest,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 10, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/spyer-current-trends-in-syria/ 

Jonathan Spyer, “Houthi/Iranian attacks on UAE a response to losses on the Yemen battlefield,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 31, 2022, https://jiss.org.il/en/spyer-houthi-iranian-attacks-on-uae/ 

TOI Staff, “Israel signs secret deal to transfer natural gas to Lebanon — TV,” Times of Israel, January 15, 2022, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/israel-signs-secret-deal-to-transfer-natural-gas-to-lebanon-tv/ 

Kenneth Stein, “An Israel Syllabus that informs – decades of proof,” Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/an-israel-syllabus-that-informs-decades-of-proof/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinian online campaign blames Hamas for Gaza misery,” Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2022, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-694921 

Eyal Zisser, “Demography still plays a critical role in the Middle East,” Moshe Dayan Center, January 9, 2022, https://dayan.org/content/demography-still-plays-critical-role-middle-east 


#106 Contemporary Readings December 2021

January 7, 2022

Updated January 4, 2022 

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Elliott Abrams, “Murmurs About Palestine as 2021 Ends,” Council on Foreign Relations, December 15, 2021, https://www.cfr.org/blog/murmurs-about-palestine-2021-ends  

Associated Press, “Israeli leader returning home from UAE ‘very optimistic’.” Y-Net, December 14, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/s1mmwib9f  

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Roe Kenneth Portal, “Is Israel Also Experiencing a “Great Resignation”?” Israel Democracy Institute, December 22, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/37822  

Steven Bayme, “American Jewry and Israel: Whither the Next Generation?” Center for Israel Education, December 2, 2021, https://israeled.org/american-jewry-and-israel-whither-the-next-generation/  

Naama Barak, “Israeli film on WWII Nazis hidden in US is Oscar contender,” Israel21C, December 23, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-film-on-wwii-nazis-hidden-in-us-is-oscar-contender/  

Danya Belkin and Oreen Cohen, “Tracing the history of Tel Aviv through its street names,” Israel21C, December 30, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/tracing-the-history-of-tel-aviv-through-its-street-names/ 

Howard Berman, Michèle Flournoy, Jane Harman, Leon Panetta, David Petraeus, Dennis Ross, and Robert Satloff, “Statement on Improving the Potential for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Iran Nuclear Challenge,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 17, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/about/press-room/press-release/statement-improving-potential-diplomatic-resolution-iran-nuclear  

Anna Borshchevskaya, “How the Death of the Soviet Union Transformed the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-death-soviet-union-transformed-middle-east  

Mitchell Cohen, “Why Today’s Middle East Needs Henry Kissinger’s ‘Less Is More’ Approach,” Politico, December 29, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/29/middle-east-kissinger-526220  

Dalia Dassa Kaye, Linda Robinson, Jeffrey Martini, Nathan Vest, Ashley L. Rhoades, “Reimagining U.S. Strategy in the Middle East,” Rand Corporation, 2021, https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA958-1.html  

Hillel Frisch, “Hamas takeover of Gaza killed the two-state solution,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 23, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/frisch-hamas-takeover-of-gaza-killed-the-two-state-solution/  

Daniel Gordis, “Continuity Requires Content,” Sapir Journal, Autumn 2021, https://sapirjournal.org/continuity/2021/10/continuity-requires-content/  

Judah Ari Gross, “War: What Israel talks about when it talks about striking Iran’s nuclear program,” Times of Israel, December 3, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/what-israels-talking-about-when-it-talks-about-striking-irans-nuclear-program-war/  

Tamar Herrmann and Or Anabi, “Does Iran pose an existential threat? Israeli Voice Index November 2021,” Israel Democrcay Institute, December 8, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36760  

David Horovitz, “Iran — the gamble, the original sin, and the unthinkable current consequence,” Times of Israel, December 2, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-the-gamble-the-original-sin-and-the-unthinkable-current-consequence/  

David Horovitz, “Why is Israel again abandoning the Solomonic wisdom of the Western Wall compromise?,” Times of Israel, December 16, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-is-israel-again-abandoning-the-solomonic-wisdom-of-the-western-wall-compromise/  

Rony Karstadt, “Trust, Truth, and National Security: The Cognitive Battle in the Digital Age – Summary of the 2021 Conference of the Lipkin-Shahak Program,” INSS, December 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lipkin-shahak-annual-3/  

Rachel Kaufman, “Women and Social Media: Key Drivers of Protest in Iraq,” Wilson Center, December 22, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/women-and-social-media-key-drivers-protest-iraq  

Patrick Kingsley, “Israeli Leader Holds Historic Meeting With Emirati Crown Prince,” New York Times, December 13, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/world/middleeast/israel-uae-naftali-bennett.html  

Eran Lerman, “Israel, the US, and the Iranian Nuclear project – back to basics,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, December 8, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-israel-the-us-and-the-iranian-nuclear-project-2/  

Moran Levanoni, “No Boundaries – The Syrian-Lebanese Drug Economy,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 22, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/no-boundaries-syrian-lebanese-drug-economy  

David Makovsky, “Bennet Visit Shows the UAE Balancing Between Israeli Ties and Regional De-escalation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 16, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-visit-shows-uae-balancing-between-israeli-ties-and-regional-de-escalation  

Giland Malach and Lee Cahaner, “Two Thirds of Ultra-Orthodox Are Online,” Israel Democracy Insititute, December 30, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/37838  

David May, Jonathan Schanzer, “Israel’s Arabs are the latest victim of Iran’s proxy wars,” Al-Arabiya, December 9, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/12/09/Israel-s-Arabs-are-the-latest-victim-of-Iran-s-proxy-wars  

Kobi Michael, “Israel’s Moment of Truth in Dealing with Hamas?” INSS, December 23, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hamas-israel/  

Aaron David Miller, “Bennett’s Breakthrough,” Malcom H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, December 15, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85992  

Aaron David Miller, “Israel and the Gulf State Are Becoming Closer. But It Won’t Make Biden’s Life Much Easier,” Politico, December 16, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/16/israel-emirati-rapprochement-biden-middle-east-problem-524851  

Assa Ophir, “Turkey’s Nuclear Future,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 15, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/turkeys-nuclear-future  

Anshel Pfeffer, “2021, the Year Israel Learned Not to Take Its Democracy for Granted,” Haaretz, December 30, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-2021-the-year-israel-learned-not-to-take-its-democracy-for-granted-1.10504575  

David Pollack, “The UAE’S Second Half-Century: Building Forward to What?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uaes-second-half-century-building-forward-what  

Makram Rabah, “The Palestinian refugee camp explosion shows that Hamas is in the pocket of Iran,” Al-Arabiya, December 19, 2021,  https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/12/19/The-Palestinian-refugee-camp-explosion-shows-that-Hamas-is-in-the-pocket-of-Iran  

Yair Rosenberg, “Yair Lapid: Extremist Violence Is a ‘Stain on Israel,’” The Atlantic, December 15, 2021, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/yair-lapid-israel-interview/621018/  

Arik Rudnitzky, “Comprehensive Survey of Political Opinion among the Arab Public,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 14, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/comprehensive-survey-political-opinion-among-arab-public  

David E. Sanger and Patrick Kingsley, “Lapid Says Israel Will Support Iran Nuclear Pact if It’s ‘a Good Deal,” New York Times, December 23, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/world/middleeast/lapid-israel-nuclear-iran-palestinians.html?searchResultPosition=8  

Yuval Shany and Amir Fuchs, “The Lack of the Right to Equality in Israel is Unique in the Democratic World,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 4, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36778  

Khalil Shikaki, “Public Opinion Poll No (82),” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 27, 2021, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/866  

Kenneth W. Stein, “The Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty – Context and Implications,” Center for Israel Education, December 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/egyptian-israeli-peace-treaty-context-and-implications/  

Kenneth W. Stein, “In Damascus in December 1973–Kissinger rebuffed by Assad: ‘Mr. Secretary, is it my turn to speak?’” December 15, 2021, Center for Israel Education, December 15, 2021, https://israeled.org/december-1973-kissinger-rebuffed-by-assad/  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas, PA responsible for crises, say Gazans – poll,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-689610  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Is the Palestinian Authority losing control? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, December 14, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/is-the-palestinian-authority-losing-control-analysis-688731  

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinian factions decry ‘disgraceful’ Abbas-Gantz meeting,” Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/article-690082  

Yohanan Tzoreff, “Israel and the Palestinians: Approaching an Age that Defies Negotiations?” INSS, December 16, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/palestine-authority-new-age/  

Ryan Zaitoun, “Old Loyalties, New Opportunities: the Battle for Identity among the Golani Druze,” Wilson Center, December 22, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/old-loyalties-new-opportunities-battle-identity-among-golani-druze  

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, December 2, 2021, https://sgp.fas.org/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf  

Neri Zilber, “Why Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 6, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-israel-sort-misses-iran-deal  


#105 Contemporary Readings November 2021

December 2, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman-Levenson, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

Wifag Adnan and Haggay Etkes, “The Reform of the Permit Regime for Palestinian Workers in Israel: A Preliminary Evaluation,” INSS, November 11, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/work-permits-reform/ 

Major General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Why is Iran returning to the negotiating table?” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, November 14, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/why-is-iran-returning-to-the-negotiating-table/ 

Sultan Althari, “Green energy development is a must as developing world faces poverty by pollution,” Al-Arabiya, November 13, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/11/13/Green-energy-development-is-a-must-as-developing-world-faces-poverty-by-pollution 

BICOM Staff, “The Bennett-Lapid Government: Domestic Policy Priorities,” BICOM, November 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/The-Bennett-Lapid-Government-Domestic-Policy-Priorities-Nov-2021.pdf 

Shlomo Black, “Haredi Enlistment in the IDF: Does the Proposed New Law Invite Substantive Change?” INSS, November 2, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/idf-orthodox-jews/ 

Omer Carmi, “Reading Through Iran’s Nuclear Demands,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 24, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/reading-through-irans-nuclear-demands 

Center for Israel Education, “The Impact of Covid-19 on Middle Eastern and North African States: A Curated Reading List (March 2020-October 15, 2021), https://israeled.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-middle-eastern-and-north-african-states-a-curated-reading-list/

Adiel Cohen, “The Invention of Arab Jews Erases Mizrahi Jewish History – Opinion,” Jerusalem Post, November 8, 2012, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/arab-jews-are-an-invention-opinion-684324 

Shira Efron, Lieutenant Colonel (res.) T.B, and David Siman Tov, “The Implications of Climate Change for Military Intelligence,” INSS, November 20, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/climate-change-and-intelligence/ 

Shahar Eilam and Tom Eshed, “Increased Antisemitism in the United States Following Operation Guardian of the Walls: Permanent or Short-Lived?” INSS, November 10, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/antisemitism-and-guardian-of-the-walls/ 

Oded Eran and Shimon Stein, “The United States and Israel: Disagreements Could Threaten Relations,” INSS, November 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/usa-israel-differences/ 

Ben Fishman, “December Elections in Libya Risk a Return to Civil War,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/december-elections-libya-risk-return-civil-war 

Brandon Friedman, “Regional Solutions to Regional Challenges in the Middle East?” Moshe Dayan Center, November 30, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/regional-solutions-regional-challenges-middle-east 

Hadas Gold, “What the world could learn from Israel’s Covid-19 vaccine booster rollout,” CNN, November 24, 2021, https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/24/health/israel-covid-booster-lessons-intl-cmd/index.html 

Evan Gottesman, “The Palestinian Authority’s Most Enthusiastic Cheerleader,” Israel Policy Forum, November 19, 2021, https://israelpolicyforum.org/2021/11/19/the-palestinian-authoritys-most-enthusiastic-cheerleader/ 

Judah Ari Gross, “In Morocco, Gantz signs Israel’s first-ever defense MOU with an Arab country,” Times of Israel, November 24, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-morocco-gantz-signs-israels-first-ever-defense-mou-with-an-arab-country/ 

Layla Hashemi, “Threats to Iranian Instagram: Analyzing Iran’s Internet Landscape,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 24, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/threats-iranian-instagram-analyzing-irans-internet-landscape 

Prof. Tamar Hermann and Dr. Or Anabi, “Israel’s International Standing Has Remained Stable Under the New Government,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 3, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36538 

Martin Indyk, Stuart Eizenstat, and Susan Glasser, “American Peace Process Diplomacy: What Works? What Doesn’t?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 30, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/american-peace-process-diplomacy-what-works-what-doesnt 

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “Changing Public Perceptions of the IDF: Special Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 23, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36683?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_11_2021_16_7_COPY_01 

Michael Jacobs and Ken Stein, “Yitzhak Rabin: Israel Leadership in a Lifetime,” Center for Israel Education, November 2, 2021, https://israeled.org/yitzhak-rabin-israel-leadership-in-a-lifetime/

Wendy Kalman, “Hearing the Voices of History,” Times of Israel, November 29, 2021, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/wendy-kalman/

Isabel Kershner, “Israel Passes First Budget in More Than 3 Years in Lifeline for Government,” New York Times, November 4, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/04/world/middleeast/israel-budget.html 

Michael J. Koplow, “The Domestic Politics Driving Israeli Policy,” Israel Policy Forum, November 18, 2021, https://israelpolicyforum.org/2021/11/18/the-domestic-politics-driving-israeli-policy/

Tovah Lazaroff and Khaled Abu Toameh,  “Israel won’t thwart two states, minister tells int’l parley on Palestinians,” Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/israel-wont-thwart-2-states-minister-tells-intl-parley-on-palestinians-685327 

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, “Military Diplomacy as a National Security Asset: Israel’s Widening Array of Joint Exercises,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, November 17, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-military-diplomacy-as-a-national-security-asset/ 

Michael Milshtein, “What if Israel Refuses to Decide on the Palestinian Territories,” Moshe Dayan Center, November 19, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/what-if-israel-refuses-decide-palestinian-territories 

Orna Mizrahi and Yoel Guzansky, “The Crisis in Lebanese-Saudi Relations: Yet Another Blow to the Cedar State,” INSS, November 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lebanon-gulf/ 

Omri Nahmias, “Mike Herzog arrives in Washington, officially takes office as ambassador to US,” Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/mike-herzog-arrives-in-washington-officially-takes-office-as-us-ambassador-684983 

Dr. Emannuel Navon, “Israel and the New ‘Old Europe,’” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, November 25, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/navon-israel-and-the-new-old-europe/ 

Ghaith al-Omari, “Preparing for Orderly Change in Jordan When the Time Comes,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 22, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/preparing-orderly-change-jordan-when-time-comes 

Ghaith al-Omari and Simon Henderson, “UAE to Fund Israel and Jordan’s Solar/Water Deal,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 18, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uae-fund-israel-and-jordans-solarwater-deal 

Giovanni Matteo Quer, “Back in Exile: Afghan Stories of a Near Distant Past,” Beehive: Moshe Dayan Center, November 1, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/back-exile-afghan-stories-near-distant-past

Dennis Ross, “How Israel Should Navigate the New American Landscape,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, November 2021, https://jstribune.com/dennis-ross-israel-new-american-landscape/ 

Danielle Roth-Avneri, Yehuda Shlezinger and ILH Staff, “Knesset passes 2022 budget after marathon voting session, staving off elections,” Israel Hayom, November 5, 2021, https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/11/05/knesset-passes-2022-budget-after-marathon-voting-session-staving-off-elections/ 

Jonathan Schanzer, “The May 2021 Israel-Hamas war was a stress test for normalization,” Al-Arabiya, November 12, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/11/12/The-May-2021-Israel-Hamas-war-was-a-stress-test-for-normalization 

Eldad Shavit and Sima Shine, “The Renewal of the Talks on Returning to the Nuclear Deal – Slim Chances of Success,” INSS, November 24, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/vienna-talks-2/ 

Amro Selim, “Regional Water Cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa: Transitioning from Conflict to Stability,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 30, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/regional-water-cooperation-middle-east-and-north-africa-transitioning-conflict 

Ken Stein, “The National Library of Israel,” Center for Israel Education, November 9, 2021, https://israeled.org/israel-national-library-then-and-now/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “PA steps up crackdown on Hamas, Islamic Jihad members,” Jerusalem Post, Novemeber 27, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/pa-steps-up-crackdown-on-hamas-islamic-jihad-members-687136 

Omar Al-Ubaydli, “Expanding the scope of the JCPOA might serve Iran’s best interests,” Al- Arabiya, November 21, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/2021/11/21/Expanding-the-scope-of-the-JCPOA-might-serve-Iran-s-best-interests 

Jesse Weinberg, “Celebrating Ashura in Syria,” Beehive: Moshe Dayan Center, November 25,  2021, https://dayan.org/content/celebrating-ashura-syria 

Calvin Wilder and Kenneth R. Rosen, “Delta Crescent Energy: Refining U.S. Stabilization Strategies in Northeast Syria,” Washington Institute Near East Policy, November 24, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/delta-crescent-energy-refining-us-stabilization-strategies-northeast-syria 

Raoul Wootliff, “Even with budget test passed, key challenges threaten unity of diverse coalition,” Times of Israel, November 7, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/even-with-budget-test-passed-challenges-threaten-unity-of-diverse-coalition/ 

James Zogby, “Refocus on Iran’s Behavior,” Ahram Online, November 8, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/438308/Opinion/Refocus-on-Iran%E2%80%99s-Behavior.aspx 


#104 Contemporary Readings, CIE October 2021

November 4, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org

AFP, “Saudi Arabia: Dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon is ‘pointless’,” Times of Israel, October 31, 2021,  https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-dealing-with-hezbollah-dominated-lebanon-is-pointless/ 

Al-Ahram Online Staff, “Israel’s president apologizes for 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre,” Al-Ahram Online, October 30, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/436756.aspx 

Moshe Albo, “A new regional architecture? The impact of U.S. strategy on the regional Arena,” Reichman University, October 2021, https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/albo-14-10-21.aspx 

Rina Bassist, “For Israel’s Acceptance to the AU as Observer Reveals Continental Divides,” Moshe Dayan Center: Ifriqiya, October 28, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/israels-acceptance-au-observer-reveals-continental-divides 

Naama Barak, “Astronauts carry out space mission in Israeli desert,” Israel21C, October 14, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/astronauts-carry-out-space-mission-in-israeli-desert/ 

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Iran’s attack on U.S. base in Syria is a message to Israel,” YNet News, October, 21, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjr9xachk 

BICOM Staff, “Israel passes new climate change action plan,” BICOM, October 27, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-passes-new-climate-change-action-plan/ 

Brian Blum, “Game-changing tech will digitize farming and increase sustainability,” Israel21C, Ocotber 12, 2021,  https://www.israel21c.org/game-changing-tech-will-digitize-farming-and-increase-sustainability/ 

Center for Israel Education, “30 Years After the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference: Context and Consequences, October 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/israel-in-context-30-years-after-the-madrid-middle-east-peace-conference/

Oded Eran, “Jordan 2021: Cause for Concern in Israel, but No Need to Panic,” INSS, October 18, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/jordan-2021/ 

Tom Eshed, “Antisemitism in the United States: A Critical Look at the Data, Monitoring, and Measurement,” INSS, October 13, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/antisemitism-data/ 

Haggay Etkes, “The Arrangements Law and the Palestinian Economies,” INSS, October 12, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/economic-reforms/ 

Liran Friedmann, “The most important lesson Yitzhak Rabin taught us,” YNet News, October 18, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkuiswohy 

Amos Gilead, “The strategic map: Achievements in the face of mounting challenges,” Reichman Univesity, October 2021, https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/insights-15-10-21-ips.aspx 

Al-Hamadani, “A Constitutional Challenge to Iraq’s Treatment of Iraqi Jews,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/constitutional-challenge-iraqs-treatment-iraqi-jews 

Mai Abu Hasaneen, “Gazans study Hebrew as Israel increases work permits,” Al-Monitor, October 31, 2021, https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/gazans-study-hebrew-israel-increases-work-permits#ixzz7Az1rUAxh 

Haisam Hassanein, “The Muslim Brotherhood Sees Cairo’s Flirtation with Biden as an Opportunity,” Washington Institute Near East Policy, October 27, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/muslim-brotherhood-sees-cairos-flirtation-biden-opportunity 

David Horovitz, “Jerusalem dedicates square to Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jews in WWII,” Times of Israel, October 11, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/jerusalem-dedicates-square-to-japanese-diplomat-chiune-sugihara-who-saved-thousands-of-jews-in-wwii/ 

Efraim Inbar, “Realpolitik Should Guide Israeli-Russian Relations,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, October 18, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-realpolitik-should-guide-israeli-russian-relations/ 

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Nachman Shai to be considered for Jewish Agency Chairman,” Jerusalem Post, October 17, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/nachman-shai-to-be-considered-for-jewish-agency-chairman-682220 

Patrick Kingsley, “Whose Promised Land? A Journey Into a Divided Israel,” New York Times, October 25, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/25/world/middleeast/israel-jews-palestinians-journey.html?searchResultPosition=2 

Joshua Krasna and George Meladze, “The “Four Plus One”: The Changing Power Politics of the Middle East,”Moshe Dayan Center, October 7, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/four-plus-one-changing-power-politics-middle-east 

Joshua Krasna, “Jordan: With Relations with Washington and Jerusalem Back in Order, a Flurry of Diplomatic Activity,” Moshe Dayan Center: Tel Aviv Notes, October 20, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/jordan-relations-washington-and-jerusalem-back-order-flurry-diplomatic-activity 

Susie Linfield, “Palestine Isn’t Ferguson,” The Atlantic, October 24, 2021, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/israeli-palestinian-conflict-ferguson/620471/ 

David Makovsky and Josh Kram, “Think Regionally: A US Role for Deepening the Abraham Accords,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 3, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/think-regionally-us-role-deepening-abraham-accords 

Aaron David Miller, “Reflections on Colin Powell’s Legacy,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 18, 2021, https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/10/18/reflections-on-colin-powell-s-legacy-pub-85583 

Orna Mizrahi, “The Diplomatic Crisis that Adds Fuel to the Lebanese Fire,” INSS, October 31, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/social_media/lebanon-gulf-crisis/ 

Orna Mizrahi and Yoram Schweitzer, “Hezbollah Faces Domestic Challenges with Self-Confidence,” INSS, October 25, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hezbollah-internal-challenges/ 

Doaa A. Moneim, “Egypt to create new VAT refund system for tourists in all ports,” Al-Ahram Online, October 31, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/436836.aspx 

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Hila Shoef Kollwitz, “Israel 2050: Global Warming – Israelis Concerned – Survey Part I & II,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 28, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33054 

Marina Ottaway, “Sudan: The Last Domino Stood Up by the Arab Uprisings has Fallen,” Wilson Center, October 26, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/sudan-last-domino-stood-arab-uprisings-has-fallen 

Dennis Ross, “A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground,” Washington Institute Near East Policy, September 30, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/pro-israel-summit-erbil-breaks-new-ground 

Dennis Ross, “The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran,” Foreign Policy, October 27, 2021, https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/27/threat-war-iran-nuclear-biden-israel-only-way-achieve-peace/ 

Richard Rother and Maegan Vazquez, “US officially rejoins controversial UN Human Rights Council,” CNN, October 14, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/14/politics/us-united-nations-human-rights-council/index.html 

Ismael Abu Saad, “Fighting Crime Through Education in the Arab Sector,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 9, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36378 

Nermine El Saadany, “Egyptian Women & Labor Force: Challenges and Opportunities,” Wilson Center, October 25, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-labor-force-challenges-and-opportunities 

Katherine Q. Seelye, “Marcia Freedman, First American Woman in Knesset, Dies at 83,” New York Times, October 2, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/us/marcia-freedman-dead.html?searchResultPosition=22 

Michael Sharnoff, “Nasser and the Palestinians,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2021, https://www.meforum.org/62399/nasser-and-the-palestinians 

Khalil Shikaki, “Press Release: Pre-local elections Poll,” Palestinian Center for Policy Survey Research, October 27, 2021, https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/862 

Bret Stephens, “Is There a Future for American Jews?”  Sapir Journal of Jewish Conversations, Autumn 2021, https://sapirjournal.org/continuity/2021/10/is-there-a-future-for-american-jews/ 

Zev Stub, Gil Hoffman, Jeremy Sharon, “Israel’s kashrut reform approved, 2021 budget to be NIS 609b,” Jerusalem Post, October 27, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/kosher-reform-plan-passes-in-committee-683233 

Nathan Sussman, Daphna Aviram-Ntizan, Hila Shoef Kollwitz, “A Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 28, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36475 

TOI Staff, “Israeli study: COVID booster shots 92% effective at preventing serious illness,” Times of Israel, October 30, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-covid-booster-shots-92-effective-at-preventing-serious-illness/ 

Ken Stein, “The October 1973 War and its Aftermath – Quotable Quotes and Key Conversations,” Center for Israel Education, October 17, 2021, https://israeled.org/the-october-1973-war-and-its-aftermath/

Ken Stein, “The October 1973 War – Henry Kissinger’s choreography in it,” (Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Simcha Dinitz recalls) Center for Israel Education,” October 8, 2021, 

https://israeled.org/ken-stein-interview-with-simcha-dinitz-jerusalem-israel/

TOI Staff, “PM: Israeli tech must pivot from making cool apps to fighting climate change,” Times of Israel, October 30, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-israels-tech-sector-must-pivot-from-making-apps-to-fighting-climate-change/ 

Dov Waxman, “Finding New Ways to Write About and Grapple With Israel,” New York Times, October 29, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/29/books/review/can-we-talk-about-israel-daniel-sokatch-haifa-republic-omri-boehm-twelve-tribes-ethan-michaeli.html?searchResultPosition=1 

Vivian Yee, “Iran Will Rejoin Nuclear Talks, Top Negotiator Says,” New York Times, October 27, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-talks.html 

Michael Young, “An Investigation in Lebanon Has Led to Armed Clashes Reminiscent of the Civil War,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 15, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85573  


#103 Contemporary Readings, CIE September 2021

October 2, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education, kenstein@israeled.org 

Jonathan Ariel, “The Real Lesson of the Afghanistan Debacle,” BESA Center, September 10, 2021, https://besacenter.org/the-real-lesson-of-the-afghanistan-debacle/

Naama Barak, “Israeli clean-living tech reaches Latin American locales,” Israel21C, September 27, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-clean-living-tech-reaches-latin-american-locales/ 

BICOM Staff, “The Bennett-Lapid Government and Regional Priorities: Change or Continuity,” BICOM, September 27, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/analysis/bicom-briefing-the-bennett-lapid-government-and-regional-priorities-change-or-continuity/ 

Anat Ben Haim, “Rebuilding the Syrian Military: Significance for Israel,” INSS, September 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/syrian-army/ 

Naftali Bennett, Address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/resources/documents/prime-minister-naftali-bennetts-address-to-the-united-nations-general-assembly/ 

Lazar Berman and Aaron Boxerman, “Over 300 prominent Iraqis publicly call for full peace with Israel,” Times of Israel, September 24, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/250-prominent-iraqis-publicly-call-for-full-peace-with-israel 

Antony J. Blinken, Yair Lapid, Nasser Bourita, Anwar Gargash, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, “At the One Year Anniversary of the Abraham Accords: Normalization Agreements in Action,” US State Department, September 17, 2021, https://www.state.gov/at-the-one-year-anniversary-of-the-abraham-accords-normalization-agreements-in-action/ 

Camp David Negotiations,” Discussion with Hermann Eilts, Samuel Lewis, William Quandt, Hal Saunders, Dan Kurtzer and Ken Stein, November 1993 https://israeled.org/november-1993-camp-david-negotiations-discussion-with-hermann-eilts-samuel-lewis-william-quandt-hal-saunders-dan-kurtzer-and-ken-stein-hempstead-ny/

Ben Caspit, “100 days in, Bennett’s government challenged on Iran, Gaza,” Al-Monitor, September 17, 2021,  https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/09/100-days-bennetts-government-challenged-iran-gaza#ixzz7830c4NuV 

Elliott Chodoff, “Israeli civil defense: A critical tactic, but a poor strategy,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, December 16, 2019, https://besacenter.org/israeli-civil-defense 

Yossi Cohen, “Fall of Afghanistan raises alarming questions about the Middle East,” YNet News, September 1, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/byy5da2bt 

Udi Dekel, “Hamas has its Own Logic. What is Israel’s Logic?” INSS, September 4, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hamas-reason/ 

Jonathan H. Ferziger, “On Abraham Accords Anniversary, Biden Is Tepid About Israeli-Arab Peace,” Foreign Policy, September 10, 2021, https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/biden-israel-uae-bahrain-abraham-peace-trump-kushner/ 

Yochai Guiski and Kim Noach, “Urban Planning and Adaptation: Saving 0.5-1 Percent of Israel’s Annual GDP,” INSS, September 13, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/urban-planning/ 

Haisam Hassanein, “The Bennett-Sisi Meeting: A Rare Chance to Publicly Boost Relations,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 13, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bennett-sisi-meeting-rare-chance-publicly-boost-relations 

Simon Henderson, “Qatar’s Council Election Has Gulf-Wide Implications,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 30, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/qatars-council-election-has-gulf-wide-implications 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Ahead of the Jewish New Year – National Mood Pessimistic,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 1, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36250 

Ben Hubbard, “Lebanon Gets New Prime Minister Amid Economic Meltdown,” New York Times, September 10, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/world/middleeast/lebanon-prime-minister-government.html?searchResultPosition=2 

Ben Hubbard and Hwaida Saad, “With Fuel from Iran, Hezbollah Steps In Where Lebanon Has Failed,” New York Times, September 16, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/world/middleeast/lebanon-hezbollah-iran-fuel.html?searchResultPosition=1 

INSS, “Israel-UAE-US: A Year of Cooperation,” September 13, 2021, (1:30) Discussion, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vdu2-mMjuI

Efraim Inbar, “The Egypt-Israel Common Strategic Agenda,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, September 14, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-the-egypt-israel-common-strategic-agenda/ 

Tala Michel Issa, “Saudi Arabia holds meeting to discuss current, future investments in smart cities,” Al-Arabiya, September 29, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/business/technology/2021/09/29/Saudi-Arabia-holds-meeting-to-discuss-current-future-investments-in-smart-cities 

Lisa Klug, “Israeli-grown vanilla is about to disrupt the industry,” Israel21C, September 20, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-grown-vanilla-is-about-to-disrupt-the-industry/ 

Limor Lavie, “Family Law in Egypt and Iraq: Social Media Campaigns against Limiting Women’s Rights to Guardianship and Custody of their Children,” Moshe Dayan Center: Beehive, September 29, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/family-law-egypt-and-iraq-social-media-campaigns-against-limiting-womens-rights 

Bernard Henry Levy,  ”Promising Liasons,” (Israel and the UAE), The American Interest, September 5, 2021, https://www.the-american-interest.com/2020/09/05/promising-liaisons-bhl-israel-uae/

Ido Levy, “Biden UN Speech Misunderstands the Point of ‘Forever Wars’—in the Mideast and Elsewhere,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 20, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/biden-un-speech-misunderstands-point-forever-wars-mideast-and-elsewhere 

Institute for Policy and Strategy, ”The Challenges and opportunities for Israel’s national security in the coming year,”  Reichman University (IDC), September 2021, https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/insights-30-9-21-ips.aspx

Marc Lynch and Shibley Telhami, “Academic experts believe that Middle East politics are actually getting worse,” Washington Post, September 17, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/17/academic-experts-believe-that-middle-east-politics-are-actually-getting-worse/ 

Jacob Magid, “‘We’ve only just begun’: Abraham Accords partners mark one year since signing,” Times of Israel, September 14, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/weve-only-just-begun-abraham-accords-partners-mark-one-year-since-signing/ 

Benny Morris, “On Nuclear Iran, Israel Faces Two Terrible Options,” Haaretz, September 27, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-s-two-terrible-options-live-with-a-nuclear-iran-or-bomb-it-1.10243995 

Omri Nahmias, “Abraham Accords are going to continue shaping the Middle East,” Jerusalem Post, September 18, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/jared-kushers-institute-hosts-abraham-accords-anniversary-with-diplomats-679557 

Michael Oren, “Is US aid a threat to Israel?,” Tablet, September 23, 2021, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/aid-israel-michael-oren 

Joel Parker and Sarah Cahn, “Hizballah’s Gain, Lebanon’s Pain,” Moshe Dayan Center: Tel Aviv Notes, September 14, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/hizballahs-gain-lebanons-pain-0 

Inbal Orpaz and David Siman-Tov, “The Unfinished Campaign: Social Media in Operation Guardian of the Walls,” INSS, September 12, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/guardian-of-the-walls-social-media/ 

David Pollack and Robert Satloff, “A New Start for the U.S. on Mideast Democracy and Human Rights,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 19, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/new-start-us-mideast-democracy-and-human-rights 

Adam Rasgon, “In Reversal, Israel’s New Government Engages With Palestinian Authority,” New York Times, September 25, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-abbas-bennett.html?searchResultPosition=3 

Susanna Reskallah, “Food Insecurity in Palestine: A Future for Farmers,” Wilson Center, August 30, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/food-insecurity-palestine-future-farmers 

Bruce Riedel, “Playing a weak hand well,” Brookings Institute, September 27, 2021, https://www.brookings.edu/essay/playing-a-weak-hand-well-jordans-hashemite-kings-and-the-united-states/ 

Yitzhak Reiter, “Jerusalem Matters (34:) Changes In Jerusalem, Center for Israel Education, September 14, 2021

Paul Rivlin, “How the Taliban Re-took Afghanistan,” Moshe Dayan Center: Iqtisadi, September 30, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/how-taliban-re-took-afghanistan

Abdel-Moneim Said, “Reconciliations in the region,” Ahram Online, September 8, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/422637/Opinion/Reconciliation-in-the-region.aspx 

Jonathan Schanzer, “What is America’s role in the World,” The Washington Examiner, September 30, 2021, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/what-is-americas-role-in-the-world

Ali Soufan, “Evolution of Jihadism 20 Years After 9/11,” Wilson Center, September 8, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/evolution-jihadism-20-years-after-911 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinians to hold municipal elections in December,” Jerusalem Post, September 16, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/palestinians-to-hold-municipal-elections-in-december-679609 

United States House of Representatives, Antony Blinken, “Afghanistan 201-2021: Evaulating the Withdrawal and U.S. Policies, – Part 1, September 13, 2021, https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearings?ID=3F776E76-1347-4499-8B1C-A11312750362

United States Senate, Foreign Relations of the United States, “U.S. Security Assistance in the Middle East,” August 10, 2021, https://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/us-security-assistance-in-the-middle-east-081021

United States Senate, Foreign Relations, Antony J. Blinken, “Examining the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan,” September 14, 2021, https://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-us-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-091421

Robert Wexler, “For Progressives, Iron Dome Isn’t the Issue. It’s Israel Itself,” New York Times, September 29, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/opinion/israel-democrats-iron-dome.html?searchResultPosition=1 


#102 Contemporary Readings, August 2021

September 12, 2021

September 5, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman, Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the Center for Israel Education,  kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Kasra Aarabi and Saeid Golkar, “Completing the Revolution,” Carnegie Middle East Center, August 17, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85159 

Abdul Basit, “Why did the Afghan army disintegrate so quickly?” Aljazeera, August 17, 2021, https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/17/why-did-the-afghan-army-disintegrate-so-quickly

Afghanistan Study Group, Afghanistan Study Group Final Report, United Institute for Peace, February 2021, afghanistan_study_group_final_report_a_pathway_for_peace_in_afghanistan.pdf (usip.org)

Danya Belkin, “The little-known history of Tel Aviv’s iconic power station,” Israel21C, August 12, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/the-little-known-history-of-tel-avivs-iconic-power-station/ 

Jennifer Bell, “Abraham Accords: A year of ‘faith and tolerance’ between UAE, Israel, say Rabbis,” Al Arabiya English, August 12, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/08/12/Abraham-Accords-A-year-of-faith-and-tolerance-between-UAE-Israel-say-Rabbis 

Ofra Benigo, “Jews, Israel and the Kurds: unravelling the myth,” Israel Affairs, August 23, 2021, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13537121.2021.1968209?src=&journalCode=fisa20 

BICOM Staff, “Foreign Minister Lapid concludes historic visit to Morocco,” BICOM, August 13, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/foreign-minister-lapid-concludes-historic-visit-to-morocco/ 

Shlomo Black, Tomer Fadlon, and Meir Elran, “Integrating the Ultra-Orthodox into the Labor Market,” INSS, August 15, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/orthodox-jews-labor-force/ 

Nir Boms, “The Egyptian TikTok Girls,” Moshe Dayan Center: Beehive, August 30, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/egyptian-tiktok-girls 

Michael A. Calvo, “Israel and the Holy See,” BESA Center, August 27, 2021, https://besacenter.org/israel-and-the-holy-see/ 

Amichai Cohen, “The Return of the International Arena,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 24, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36221 

Edy Cohen, “Iran’s New Suitors,” Tablet Magazine, August 2, 2021, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/abdullah-sisi-iran-edy-cohen 

Ryan Crocker, “Why Biden’s Lack of Strategic Patience Led to Disaster,” The New York Times, August 21, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/opinion/us-afghanistan-pakistan-taliban.html

Anne Dearan and Sean Sullivan, “Biden, Bennett open new chapter in U.S.-Israel relations with White House visit,” Washington Post, August 27, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-naftal-bennett-israel/2021/08/27/58a1815c-066b-11ec-a654-900a78538242_story.html 

Michele Dunne, Zaha Hassan, Aaron David Miller, Marwan Muasher, Maha Yahya, Michael Young, “Is the Two-State Solution Still Viable?” Foreign Affairs, August 24, 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ask-the-experts/2021-08-24/two-state-solution-still-viable 

Shmuel Even, “The National Significance of Israeli Demographics at the Outset of a New Decade,” INSS and Tel Aviv University, July 2021, https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/en/articles/israeli-demographics/ 

Matti Friedman, “Building Israel’s Dust City,” Tablet Magazine, August 9, 2021, https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/beersheba-matti-friedman 

Hanin Ghaddar, “A Strategy to Contain Hezbollah: Ideas and Recommendations,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 24, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/strategy-contain-hezbollah-ideas-and-recommendations 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead, “The American Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Lessons and Ramifications for Israel,” Institute for Policy and Strategy: IDC Herzilya, August 2021, https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/insights-23-8-21-ips.aspx 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “From the Second Lebanon War to Regional War,” BESA Center, August 29, 2021, https://besacenter.org/from-the-second-lebanon-war-to-regional-war/ 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “The Ingathering of the Exiles Is Not Over,” BESA Center, August 24, 2021, https://besacenter.org/category/perspectives-papers/ 

Nasreen Haddad Haj-Yahya, “Taking Attendance: Arab Teachers and Students in Israel’s Education System,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 28, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36215 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “What Solutions to the Conflict with the Palestinians are Acceptable to Israelis?” Israel Democracy Institute, August 3, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36108 

Tammy Hoffman, “We Must not Squander the Opportunity for Real Change in Israeli Schools,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 19, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/36217 

David Horovitz, “When the Jerusalem Hills go up in smoke,” Times of Israel, August 26, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/when-the-jerusalem-hills-go-up-in-smoke/ 

Kohei Imai, “Afghanistan offers an opportunity to repair Turkey-NATO relations,” Moshe Dayan Center: Turkeyscope, August 12, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/afghanistan-offers-opportunity-repair-turkey-nato-relations 

INSS Staff, “Strategic Challenges Facing Israel and Policy Recommendations Special Update for the President,” INSS, August 1, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/President_slide_2_eng_try2.pdf 

Annie Karni, “Biden Vows ‘Unshakable Partnership’ With Israel in Meeting With Bennett,” New York Times, August 27, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/us/politics/biden-naftali-bennett-meeting.html?searchResultPosition=1 

Daphna Kaufman, “Framing the Jewish and Israeli establishment in progressive discourse,” Reut Group, August 30, 2021, https://www.reutgroup.org/Publications/Framing-the-Jewish-and-Israeli-establishment-in-progressive-discourse 

Dr. Menachem Keren-Kratz, “Post-Truth Politics and Invented Traditions: The Case of the Haredi Society in Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,  August 9, 2021, https://jcpa.org/article/post-truth-politics-and-invented-traditions-the-case-of-the-haredi-society-in-israel/ 

Isabel Kershner, Ronen Bergman and Ben Hubbard, “Hezbollah Fires Rockets at Israel as Risk of Escalation Looms,” New York Times, August 6, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/world/middleeast/israel-lebanon-rockets.html?searchResultPosition=12 

Patrick Kingsley and Isabel Kershner, “New Israeli Leader Backs Hard Line on Iran but Softer Tone with U.S.” New York Times, August 24, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/world/middleeast/israel-bennett-biden-iran.html 

Patrick Kingsley and Gabby Sobelman, “The World’s Last Samaritans, Straddling the Israeli-Palestinian Divide,” New York Times, August 22, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/world/middleeast/samaritans-israeli-palestinian.html?searchResultPosition=5 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “A tech startup where autism is preferred,” Israel21C, August 29, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/the-tech-startup-where-most-employees-are-on-the-autism-spectrum/ 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli aid groups respond to Haiti quake,” Israel21C, August 16, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-aid-groups-respond-to-haiti-quake/ 

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kupperwasser, “Iran Is Testing All Boundaries,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 10, 2021, https://jcpa.org/iran-is-testing-all-boundaries/ 

Daniel Kurtzer, “Of course we couldn’t transform Afghanistan: Stop the self-flagellation,” New York Daily News, August 16, 2021, https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-afghanistan-and-failure-foreign-policy-alchemy-20210816-f2f7z3ty6ndxnbyhrndlryjimi-story.html 

Ron Lauder, “A call to action in the face of anti-Israel pandemic,” YNet, August 25, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjvy957wt 

Eli Lederhendler, “American Antisemitism in its Historical and Social Background,” INSS, August 1, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/american-antisemitism-historical/ 

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, “The Implications of the Fall of Kabul,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, August 16, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-the-implications-of-the-fall-of-kabul/ 

Jacob Magid, “Progressive Democrats tear into Palestinians over crackdown on critics,” Times of Israel, August 25, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/progressive-democrats-tear-into-palestinians-over-crackdown-on-critics/ 

Irwin J. Mansdorf, “The “Antisemitism/Anti-Israel” Phenomenon: What Do Israel Campus Professionals Think?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 16, 2021 https://jcpa.org/article/the-antisemitism-anti-israel-phenomenon-what-do-israeli-campus-professionals-think/ 

Abdel-Moneim Said, “Why the Bells Toll,” Ahram Online, August 24, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/419768/Opinion/Why-the-bells-toll.aspx 

Marwan Muasher, “Jordan’s Identity Question,” Carnegie Middle East Center, August 12, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85140 

Adam Rasgon, “Palestinians Finally Have Vaccines. But Will People Take Them?” New York Times, August 29, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/world/middleeast/palestinians-covid-vaccines-hesitancy.html?searchResultPosition=10 

Najat Al-Saied, “The Sharaka Project in the US,” Israel Hayom, August 18, 2021, https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/the-sharaka-project-in-the-us/ 

Dror Shalom, “Last Call for Gaza? Proposing an Alternative to Israeli-Palestinian “Conflict Management”” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/last-call-gaza-proposing-alternative-israeli-palestinian-conflict-management  

Elad Shavit and Shimon Stein, “Lesson in the Limits of Power: The Withdrawal of the United States and its Allies from Afghanistan,” INSS, August 24, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/afghanistan-withdrawal/  

Brig-Gen (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira, “Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah Raises the Intensity of his Challenge to the United States and Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 23, 2021, https://jcpa.org/hizbullah-leader-nasrallah-raises-the-intensity-of-his-challenge-to-the-united-states-and-israel/ 

Lior Sirkis, “The Discourse on Antisemitism in the United States as Reflected in the Mainstream Media—Review of 2020,” INSS, August 1, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/mainstream-media/

Kenneth Stein, “Lessons from American Withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Center for Israel Education, August 25, 2021, https://israeled.org/lessons-from-american-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/

Kenneth Stein, “La Retirada de Afganistán: lecciones para Israel,”Center for Israel Education, August 30, 2021, https://israeled.org/la-retirada-de-afganistan-lecciones-para-israel/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Abbas stabbed Palestinians in the back by meeting with Gantz,” Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/abbas-stabbed-palestinians-in-the-back-by-meeting-with-gantz-678103 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Fatah-Hamas rift deepens as Abbas moves closer to US, Israel,” Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/fatah-hamas-rift-deepens-as-abbas-moves-closer-to-us-israel-678264 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Why is PA rhetoric so anti-Israel when there is good cooperation?” Jerusalem Post, August 7, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/why-is-pa-rhetoric-against-israel-when-there-is-good-cooperation-675979 

TOI Staff, “Bennett warns Iran after attack on Israel-linked ship: ‘They know the price’,” Times of Israel, August 3, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-warns-iran-after-attack-on-israel-linked-ship-they-know-the-price/ 

Frederic Wehrey and Andrew Weiss, “Reassessing Russian Capabilities in the Levant and North Africa,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 31, 2021, https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/08/31/reassessing-russian-capabilities-in-levant-and-north-africa-pub-85222 

Ben-Dror Yemini, “The fall of Kabul is warning sign for Israel,” YNet, August 16, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjlw4jdly 

Michael Young, “Enemies in the Gates,” Carnegie Middle East Center, August 10, 2021, https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85131 

Aaron Y. Zelin, “Return of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: the Jihadist State of Play,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 18, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/return-islamic-emirate-afghanistan-jihadist-state-play 


#101 Contemporary Readings, July 2021

August 7, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman Emory University, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Center for Israel Education kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Sultan Althari, “It’s time to bring a realist perspective to Middle Eastern foreign affairs,” Al-Arabiya, July 13, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/views/news/middle-east/2021/07/13/It-s-time-to-bring-a-realist-perspective-to-Middle-Eastern-foreign-affairs 

Oula A. Alrifai and Ali Alleile, “Iran and Russia Are Exploiting America’s Absence in Northeast Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 29. 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/iran-and-russia-are-exploiting-americas-absence-northeast-syria 

Major General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Israel’s National Security Doctrine,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, July 18, 2021, https://jiss.org.il/en/amidror-israels-national-security-doctrine/ 

Michael Barak, “Is the Muslim Brotherhood losing Turkey and Qatar in the light of the rapprochement with Egypt?” Moshe Dayan Center, July 14, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/muslim-brotherhood-losing-turkey-and-qatar-light-rapprochement-egypt

Talia Belowich and Max Kaplan-Zantopp, “AI for Greenhouses Boosts Ability to Farm Locally,” Israel21C, July 28, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/ai-for-greenhouses-boosts-ability-to-farm-locally/ 

BICOM Staff, “Bennett and King Abdullah II secretly met in thawing of Israeli-Jordanian relations,” BICOM, July 9, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/bennett-and-king-abdullah-ii-secretly-met-in-thawing-of-israeli-jordanian-relations/ 

BICOM Staff, “Israel reduces restrictions around Gaza and increases work permits for West Bankers,” BICOM, July 30, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-reduces-restrictions-around-gaza-and-increases-work-permits-for-west-bankers/ 

Brian Blum, “Creating a vital map of the human immune system,” Israel21C, July 19, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/creating-a-google-maps-for-the-immune-system/ 

Brian Blum, “Cutting food waste with dynamic supermarket pricing,” Israel21C, July 14, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/cutting-food-waste-with-dynamic-supermarket-pricing/ 

Rodger Cohen, “A Rap Song Lays Bare Israel’s Jewish-Arab Fracture — and Goes Viral,” New York Times, July 21, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/world/middleeast/israel-palestinian-rap-video.html?searchResultPosition=7 

Dr. James M. Dorsey, “The King of Jordan’s Upcoming Visit to Washington: Implications for Jerusalem,” BESA Center, July 18, 2021, https://besacenter.org/jordan-abdullah-washington-visit/ 

Jessica Emami, “Yes, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism,” Jewish Journal, July 24, 2021, https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/338704/yes-anti-zionism-is-antisemitism 

Sameh Fawzi, “The Islamist movement and the future,” Ahram Online, July 8, 2021,  https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/416740/Opinion/The-Islamist-movement-and-the-future.aspx  

Sarah Feuer, “Political Crisis in Tunisia: U.S. Response Options,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 27, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/political-crisis-tunisia-us-response-options 

Seth J. Frantzman,  “What does Iran’s use of drones against ships mean for the future?” Jerusalem Post, July 31, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/what-does-irans-use-of-drones-against-ships-mean-for-the-future-675449 

A.J. Goldman, “In the West Bank, Confronting Pain and Oppression with Humor and Absurdity,” The Forward, July 21, 2021, https://forward.com/culture/473313/in-the-west-bank-confronting-pain-and-oppression-with-humor-and-absurdity/ 

Yoel Guzansky and Carmit Valensi, “Saudi Arabia and Syria: Calculating a New Route?” Institute for National Security Studies, July 11, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/saudi-arabia-and-syria/ 

Prof. Tamar Hermann and Dr. Or Anabi, “A Decade Since the Social Protests, Summer 2011 – Highlights,” Israel Democracy Institute, July 4, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34948 

Ezzat Ibrahim, “What if June 30 failed?” Ahram Online, July 2, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/416247/Opinion/What-if-June–failed.aspx 

Ron Kampeas, “Israel link keeps leftist Jewish groups from planned DC antisemitism rally,” Times of Israel, July 9, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-link-keeps-leftist-jewish-groups-from-planned-dc-antisemitism-rally/ 

Isabel Kershner and Adam Rasgon, “Critic’s Death Puts Focus on Palestinian Authority’s Authoritarianism,” New York Times, July 7, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/07/world/middleeast/Palestinian-Authority-protesters.html?searchResultPosition=34 

Arvin Khoshnood, “Demonstrations in Iranian Khuzestan Demand an End to the Islamic Regime,” BESA Center, July 28, 2021, https://besacenter.org/demonstrations-in-iranian-khuzestan-demand-an-end-to-the-islamic-regime/ 

Corey Kilgannon and Andrea Kannapell, “Israel’s baseball team is making its Olympic debut,” New York Times, July 28, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/sports/olympics/israel-baseball-olympics.html?searchResultPosition=3 

Patrick Kingsley, “Israel will give third Covid vaccine shots to those 60 and older,” New York Times, July 29, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/world/middleeast/israel-third-shot-covid-vaccine.html?searchResultPosition=5 

Abigail Klein Lechman, “Israelis fly to Philippines to aid vaccination campaign,” Israel21C, July 8, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israelis-fly-to-philippines-to-aid-vaccination-campaign/ 

Abigail Klein Lechman, “The rise and rise of Ashkelon,” Israel21C, July 29, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/the-rise-and-rise-of-ashkelon/ 

Aharon Klieman, “First Among the Nations? A Cautionary against Triumphalism in Israeli Foreign Policy,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, April 8, 2021, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23739770.2021.1892311?src=recsys 

Michal Korach and Dr. Maya Choshen, “Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2021- at a Glimpse,” Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, 2021, https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/en/publications/jerusalem-facts-and-trends-2021/ 

Yair Lapid, “Israel and the UAE have chosen peace and prosperity,” YNet News, July 1, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/B1xKsfonu 

Mark Lavie, “’Palestine Spring’ not such a good deal,” YNet News, July 17, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hkmgenp6u 

Rena Lenchitz, “A remedy for the growing epidemic of medical waste,” Israel21C, July 5, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/a-remedy-for-the-growing-epidemic-of-medical-waste/ 

Dr. Doron Matza, “Israel-Jordan Relations: Possibilities and Risks,” BESA Center, July 16, 2021, https://besacenter.org/israel-jordan-relations-possibilities-and-risks/ 

Mia J. Merrill, “Meet the Jewish Gymnasts at the Tokyo Olympics,” Hey Alma, July 9, 2021, https://www.heyalma.com/meet-the-jewish-gymnasts-at-the-tokyo-olympics/ 

Orna Mizrahi and Yoram Schweitzer, “Lebanon’s Collapse, and the Significance for Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 26, 2021,https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lebanon-collapse/ 

David Pollack and Catherine Cleveland, “What do Palestinians Want?” July 23, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/what-do-palestinians-want 

Gideon Remez, “But He Was Good for Israel, Wasn’t He? A Reassessment of the Jewish State’s Embrace of Donald Trump,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, April 25, 2021, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23739770.2021.1904624  

Haviv Rettig-Gur, “A hatred that dwells alone? Antisemitism debate cuts to the heart of Zionist vision,” Times of Israel, July 26, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-hatred-that-dwells-alone-antisemitism-debate-cuts-to-heart-of-zionist-vision/ 

Paul Rivlin, “The Forgotten Crises in the Gulf: Electricity and Water in Iran and Iraq,” Moshe Dayan Center, July 20, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/forgotten-crises-gulf-electricity-and-water-iran-and-iraq 

Ben Sales, “Could the shaky coalition break Orthodox hold on religious life in Israel?” Times of Israel, July 30, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/could-the-shaky-coalition-break-orthodox-hold-on-religious-life-in-israel/ 

Mohamed Salmawy, “Is the Egyptian writer free?” Ahram Online, July 8, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/416743/Opinion/Is-the-Egyptian-writer-free.aspx 

Jonathan D. Sarna, “The Misuse of [a scholar’s]Expertise,” Summer 2021, https://sapirjournal.org/power/2021/07/the-misuse-of-expertise/ 

Tal Schneider, “Eyeing Bennett’s DC trip, Egypt upgrades mediator in push for Gaza breakthrough,” Times of Israel, July 1, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/eyeing-bennetts-dc-trip-egypt-upgrades-mediator-in-push-for-gaza-breakthrough/ 

Laura Shaw Frank, “Education essential to Israeli-Diaspora relations,” E Jewish Philanthropy, June 23, 2021, https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/education-essential-to-israeli-diaspora-relations/ 

Dr. Khalil Shikaki, “Public Opinion Poll No (80),” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 9-10, 2021,  https://www.pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Poll%2080%20English%20full%20text%20June2021.pdf 

Amy Spiro, “Israel’s first deaf MK aims to be a full-time warrior for disability rights,” Times of Israel, July 30, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-first-deaf-mk-aims-to-be-a-full-time-warrior-for-disability-rights/ 

Kenneth W. Stein, “The Census of Palestine, 1931 – An Invaluable Glimpse at Palestine’s Population: Gaping Socio-Economic Distances and Differences between Muslims, Christians, and Jews,” Center for Israel Education, July 12, 2021, https://israeled.org/census-of-palestine-1931-an-invaluable-glimpse-at-palestines-population/ 

Kenneth W. Stein, “One Hundred Years of Social Change: The Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem,” in New Perspectives on Israeli History: the Early Years of the State, New York University Press, 1991, https://israeled.org/one-hundred-years-of-social-change-the-creation-of-the-palestinian-refugee-problem/ 

Shimon Stein and Oded Eran, “The EU and Israel: At Least on Speaking Terms,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 21, 2021, https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-eu/ 

Asher Susser, “Still Standing, but Shaky: Jordan at 100,” Fathom Journal, May 2021, https://fathomjournal.org/still-standing-but-shaky-jordan-at-100/ 

Jarrod Tanny, “The Academy, Palestine, and the Quest for a Utopia Without Jewish Peoplehood,” Jewish Journal, July 6, 2021, https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/338463/the-academy-palestine-and-the-quest-for-a-utopia-without-jewish-peoplehood/ 

TOI Staff, “After 49 years, Israeli victims of 1972 Olympic massacre honored at Tokyo opener,” Times of Israel, July 23, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-49-years-israeli-victims-of-1972-olympic-massacre-honored-at-tokyo-opener/ 

TOI Staff, “Herzog takes office as Israel’s 11th president, warns of dangers of polarization,” Times of Israel, July 7, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/herzog-takes-office-as-israels-11th-president-warns-of-dangers-of-polarization/ 

World Bank Staff, “Lebanon Economic Monitor: Lebanon Sinking (To the Top 3),” World Bank, Spring 2021, https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/394741622469174252/pdf/Lebanon-Economic-Monitor-Lebanon-Sinking-to-the-Top-3.pdf 

Stuart Winer, “Smashing produce on road, farmers block highways over planned agriculture reform.” Times of Israel, July 29, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/smashing-produce-on-road-farmers-block-highways-over-planned-agriculture-reform/ 

David Wurmser, “The Hamas War Against Israel,” Jewish Policy Center, Summer 2021, https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2021/07/07/the-hamas-war-against-israel/ 

Ido Yahel, ““We Dared to Dream, And We Will Never Regret Dignity” – The Slogan of the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising,” Moshe Dayan Center, July 25, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/we-dared-dream-and-we-will-never-regret-dignity-slogan-10th-anniversary-syrian-uprising 

Vivian Yee and Nada Rashwan, “Jehan Sadat, 87, Widow of Egypt’s President and Women’s Advocate, Dies,” New York Times, July 10, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/10/world/middleeast/jehan-sadat-dead.html?searchResultPosition=30 


#100 Contemporary Readings, June 2021

July 4, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Michele Freesman Emory University, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Center for Israel Education  kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Elliot Abrams, “Can Democracy Help Solve the Problem of Gaza?” Council on Foreign Relations, June 15, 2021, https://www.cfr.org/blog/can-democracy-help-solve-problem-gaza 

AJC Staff, “AJC 2021 Survey of American Jewish Opinion,” AJC, June 14, 2021, https://www.ajc.org/news/survey2021 

Dr. Or Anabi and Prof. Tamar Hermann, “Israelis Hope for More Unity and Closing Socioeconomic Gaps,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 6, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34615 

Akram Alfy, “The Rhetoric of the Iranian Elections,” Al Ahram Online, June 10, 2021 https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/413826/Opinion/The-rhetoric-of-the-Iranian-elections-.aspx 

Marsin Alshamary, “Iraq’s upcoming elections: Voters and likely winners,” Brookings, June 24, 2021, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/06/24/iraqs-upcoming-elections-voters-and-likely-winners/ 

Chen Artzi Sror, “Religious Zionism is a house divided,” YNet News, June 8, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HymKDAn5u 

Amb. Alan Baker, “The Legal War: Hamas’ War Crimes and Israel’s Right to Self-Defense,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 3, 2021, https://jcpa.org/article/the-legal-war-hamas-war-crimes-and-israels-right-to-self-defense/ 

Naama Barak, “Giving women an extra leadership edge on the kibbutz,” Israel21C, June 20, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/giving-women-an-extra-leadership-edge-on-the-kibbutz/ 

Miriam Berger, “What to know about Iran’s president elect, Ebrahim Raisi,” Washington Post, June 23, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/06/16/ebrahim-raisi-iran-presidential-election-2021/ 

Robert P. Beschel Jr. and Tarik M. Yousef, “A quiet governance revolution in Qatar?” Brookings, June 17, 2021, https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/a-quiet-governance-revolution-in-qatar/ 

Guy Ben Simon, “Bank of Israel in digital shekel pilot,” Globes, June 21, 2021, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-bank-of-israel-in-digital-shekel-pilot-1001375320 

BICOM Staff, “The Bennett-Lapid ‘Change Government’” BICOM, June, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Bennett-Lapid-%E2%80%98Change-Government%E2%80%99.pdf 

BICOM Staff, “Historic opening of the Israeli embassy in Abu Dhabi,” BICOM, June 30, 2021, https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/historic-opening-of-the-israeli-embassy-in-abu-dhabi/ 

Bradley Bowman and Behnam Ben Taleblu, “Getting out of Iran’s Way,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, June 28, 2021 https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/28/getting-out-of-irans-way/ 

Omer Carmi, “From Rouhani to Raisi: Pressing Questions on the Eve of Iran’s Election,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 17, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rouhani-raisi-pressing-questions-eve-irans-election

Patrick Clawson, “Raisi Did Not Win, Reformers Lost,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 22, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/raisi-did-not-win-reformers-lost 

Daniel Cohen and Daniel Citrinowicz, “Uncovering Hezbollah;s Activity in France through Social Media Analysis,” IDC Herzliya Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy, June 2021 https://www.abbaeban.idc.ac.il/post/france-a-safe-haven-for-hezbollah-s-illicit-activity 

Remi Daniel, “Turkish-Russian Relations: A Puzzle that Shakes the Middle East,” Turkeyscope, Moshe Dayan Center, June 15, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/turkish-russian-relations-puzzle-shakes-middle-east 

Maya de Vries, “Mockery as a Tool of Palestinian Resistance on TikTok,” BeeHive, Moshe Dayan Center, June 27, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/mockery-tool-palestinian-resistance-tiktok 

Dr. James M. Dorsey, “Middle East Futures: Defiance and Dissent” BESA Center, June 15, 2021, https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/192web.pdf 

Roni Eshel. “Context and Causes of Arab-Israeli and Jewish-Israeli communal clashes, October 2000,” Center for Israel Education (translated), December 2010, https://israeled.org/resources/documents/2000-arab-sector/ 

Ariel Finkelstein, “A ‘change government?’ Not for religion and state,” Jerusalem Post, June 28, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/opinion/a-change-government-not-for-religion-and-state-672287 

Mira Fox, “Raves in the desert, secret parties in mansions — COVID couldn’t stop Israel’s underground party scene,” The Forward, June 22, 2021, https://forward.com/culture/471842/israel-underground-party-scene-covid-rave/ 

Amb. Dore Gold, “The Gaza War 2021: An Overview,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 22, 2021, https://jcpa.org/article/the-gaza-war-2021-an-overview/ 

Avi Grant, “TikTok: A new playground in Israeli politics?” Jerusalem Post, June 24, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/tiktok-a-new-playground-in-israeli-politics-671844

Alex Grinberg, “Hamas After the Latest Round: A Total Failure or an Advantageous Opportunity,” Reut Group, June 17, 2021, https://www.reutgroup.org/Publications/Hamas-After-the-Latest-Round%3A-A-Total-Failure-or-an-Advantageous-Opportunity%3F 

Yoel Guzansky and Gerald M. Feirstein, “The first test of the Abraham Accords,” Middle East Institute, June 1, 2021, https://www.mei.edu/publications/first-test-abraham-accords 

Simon Henderson, “Have We Already Failed to Ensure That Iran ‘Never Gets a Nuclear Weapon’?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 25, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/have-we-already-failed-ensure-iran-never-gets-nuclear-weapon 

Michael Jacobs, “As President, Herzog Offers Advancement of Israel-Diaspora Ties,” Center for Israel Education, June 4, 2021, https://israeled.org/as-president-herzog-offers-advancement-of-israel-diaspora-ties/ 

Shay Jovany, “The Demonstrations on Israel’s Borders in Jordan and Lebanon during the ‘Guardian of the Walls’ Military Operation: Grassroots Protests or Premeditated Outbursts of Rage?” BeeHive: Moshe Dayan Center, June 27, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/demonstrations-israels-borders-jordan-and-lebanon-during-guardian-walls-military-operation 

Tara Kavaler, “Influencers from Abraham Accord countries find common ground with Israelis,” Jerusalem Post, June 23, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/influencers-from-abraham-accord-countries-find-common-ground-with-israelis-671788 

Herb Keinon, “Haredi fury over Naftali Bennett masks real concern: Funding cuts,” Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2021, https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/haredi-fury-over-bennett-masks-real-concern-their-funding-will-be-cut-670541 

Prof. Ofer Kenig, “Israel’s 36th Government by the Numbers,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 9, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34687

Yossi Klein Halevi, “Why this fractious coalition gives me hope,” Times of Israel, June 14, 2021, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-this-fractious-coalition-gives-me-hope/ 

Menachem Klein and Yohanan Tzoreff, “Operation Guardian of the Walls: Moving the Conflict from the Periphery to Jerusalem and the Heart of the Country?” INSS, June 20, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/no.-1490.pdf

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Florida calamity,” Israel21C, June 29, 2021, https://www.israel21c.org/israelis-fight-despair-while-aiding-survivors-rescuers-in-florida-calamity/ 

Dr. David Koren, “Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel: Between Conflict and Containment,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 24, 2021 https://jiss.org.il/en/koren-jewish-arab-relations-in-israel-between-conflict-and-containment/ 

Nadim Koteich, Majd Harb, Hanin Ghaddar and Joseph Braude, “Anti-Normalization Laws: A Powerful Weapon in the Fight Against Peace,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 24, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/anti-normalization-laws-powerful-weapon-fight-against-peace

Ela Levi-Weinrib, “Liberman: Israel will join OECD digital economy taxation plan,” Globes, June 22, 2021, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-liberman-israel-will-join-oecd-digital-economy-taxation-plan-1001375436 

Ido Levy, “How Iran Fuels Hamas Terrorism,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 1, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-iran-fuels-hamas-terrorism 

Robert Lieber, “Biden, Iran and the Middle East: A Failure to Learn,” Hoover Institution, June 15, 2021. https://www.hoover.org/research/biden-iran-and-middle-east-failure-learn

David Makovsky, “A One-State Solution Is Unworkable,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/one-state-solution-unworkable 

Michael Milshtein, “The Trauma of the Nakba Is Here to Stay,” Haaretz, June 25, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-trauma-of-the-nakba-is-here-to-stay-1.9939128 

Michael Milshtein, “The first Arab party in a ruling Israeli coalition: An in-depth analysis of the United Arab List (RA’AM),” IDC Herzliya Institute for Policy and Strategy, June 2021, https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/michael-milshtein-23-6-21.aspx 

Afif Abu Much, “Druze woman appointed Jewish Agency representative in US,” Al- Monitor, June 25, 2021, https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/06/druze-woman-appointed-jewish-agency-representative-us 

Marina Ottaway, “The Conundrum of Political Parties in the Gulf Countries: Unwanted but Inevitable,” Wilson Center, June 25, 2021, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/conundrum-political-parties-gulf-countries-unwanted-inevitable 

Yohanan Plesner, “This government can beat expectations and even achieve historic change,” Times of Israel, June 15, 2021. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/this-government-can-beat-expectations-and-even-achieve-historic-change/

Yohanan Plesner, “The Two Strategic Challenges Facing Israel’s New President,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 2, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34604 

Adam Rasgon, “A New Israeli Government Could Mean Help for Neglected Bedouin Villages,” New York Times, June 10, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/10/world/middleeast/israel-government-bedouin-villages.html 

Kali Robinson, “What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel,” Council of Foreign Relations, June 14, 2021, https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/what-know-about-arab-citizens-israel 

Arno Rosenfeld, “Is J Street unwelcome in the American Zionist movement?” The Forward, June 14, 2021, https://forward.com/news/471366/is-j-street-unwelcome-in-the-american-zionist-movement/)

Dennis Ross, “Biden Must Manage the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” The National Interest, June 1, 2021, https://nationalinterest.org/feature/biden-must-manage-israeli-palestinian-conflict-186604 

Dennis Ross, “The Biden Administration’s Formula Suggests an Aspiration and a Direction,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 21, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/biden-administrations-formula-suggests-aspiration-and-direction 

Yardena Schwartz, “Women Are the Key to Israel’s Government,” Foreign Policy, June 17, 2021, https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/06/17/women-are-the-key-to-israels-government/ 

Stav Shaffir, “Let Israel’s Female Politicians Speak for Ourselves,” Haaretz, June 30, 2021, https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-let-israel-s-female-politicians-speak-for-ourselves-1.9954665?lts=1625068182790 

Dr. Khalil Shikaki, “Public Opinion Poll No (80)”, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 15, 2021,   https://www.pcpsr.org/sites/default/files/Poll%2080%20English%20press%20release%20June2021.pdf 

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, “The Un-Jews,” Tablet, June 16, 2021. https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-un-jews-natan-sharansky

Marik Shtern and Hani Vayzer, “Keeping Our (Social) Distance? The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Relationships between the Various Groups in Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Institute, 2021, https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Pub_558_Keeping-Distance_EN_-2021.pdf 

Joel Singer, “The Israel-PLO Mutual Recognition Agreement,” International Negotiation, July 2020, https://israeled.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Mutual-Recognition-Final-pdf-Singer.pdf 

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli startup wins IBM top prize to Zzapp out malaria by mapping water sources,” Times of Israel, June 27, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-startup-wins-ibm-top-prize-to-zzapp-out-malaria-by-mapping-water-sources/ 

TOI Staff, “In Holon, a global gaggle of child heart patients get life-saving treatment,” Times of Israel, June 23, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-holon-a-global-gaggle-of-child-heart-patients-get-life-saving-treatment/ 

TOI Staff, “Tel Aviv Pride Parade returns with fanfare after last year’s COVID cancellation,” Times of Israel, June 25, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/tel-aviv-pride-parade-returns-with-fanfare-after-last-years-covid-cancellation/ 

TOI Staff, “Over $9 billion annually: Environment Ministry assesses pollution’s price tag,” Times of Israel, June 27, 2021, https://www.timesofisrael.com/over-9-billion-annually-environment-ministry-assesses-pollutions-price-tag/ 

Alex Weinreb, “A Sociodemographic Profile of the South,” Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, June 7, 2021, https://www.taubcenter.org.il/en/research/a-sociodemographic-profile-of-the-south/ 

Ido Yahel, “Iran in Syria: From Expansion to Entrenchment,” Tel Aviv Notes, Moshe Dayan Center, June 17, 2021, https://dayan.org/content/iran-syria-expansion-entrenchment

Vivian Yee, “Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Vote,” June 19, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/19/world/middleeast/iran-election-president-raisi.html 

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: New Prime Minister and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, June 15, 2021, https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf 

James Zogby, “What is Netanyahu’s Legacy?” Al Ahram Online, June 26, 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/414819/Opinion/What-is-Netanyahu%E2%80%99s-legacy.aspx 


#99 Contemporary Readings, May 2021

June 5, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Adnan Abu Amer, “Palestinian factions mull next steps after Abbas calls off elections,” Al-Monitor, May 7, 2021. https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/05/palestinian-factions-mull-next-steps-after-abbas-calls-elections

Anan Abu Baker, “Postponed Palestinian Elections: Causes and Repercussions,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 11, 2021. https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/84509

Associated Press, “World Bank: Lebanon’s crisis among world’s worst since 1850s,” republished in Y-Net, June 1, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJCrY5Xcd

Naama Barak, “Everything you need to know about the Iron Dome,” Israel21c, May 19, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-iron-dome/

Nahum Barnea, “Jerusalem is a volatile cocktail of poor decisions,” Ynet News, May 9, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BkOgnfHOO

BBC Monitoring, “Israel-Gaza violence dominates Arab media,” BBC, May 12, 2021. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57086370

Ofra Bengio, “As Pogroms Targeted Aleppo’s Jews, My Family Made a Dangerous Choice: To Flee,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 14, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/pogroms-targeted-aleppos-jews-my-family-made-dangerous-choice-flee

Ron Ben Yishai, “The land incursion that never came,” Ynet News, May 14, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkDkf12du

British Israel Communications and Research Center, “The postponement of the Palestinian Elections: Causes and Significance ,” BICOM Briefing, May 2021. https://www.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Palestinian-Elections-May-2021.pdf

Hannah Brown, “Israel’s French Film Festival celebrates 18th anniversary,” Jerusalem Post, May 12, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/israels-french-film-festival-celebrates-18th-anniversary-667987

Center for Israel Education, “Palestinian-Israeli Clashes, May 2021,” Webinar (53:34), Sarah Feuer, Mario Karpuj, Ken Stein, May 28, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvjs48N96vw

Center for Israel Education, “Israel on Board [Video]: The Presidency,” Center for Israel Education, June 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ZItnS-DSQ 

Ethan Chorin, “What Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Does—And Doesn’t—Mean For The Abraham Accords,” Forbes, May 16, 2021. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ethanchorin/2021/05/16/what-israeli-palestinian-conflict-doesand-doesnt-mean-for-the-abraham-accords/?sh=591f9f2746bf

Barry Davis, “Heartwarming Israel Festival project bonds us with the food we eat,” Jerusalem Post, May 26, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/food-recipes/heartwarming-israel-festival-project-bonds-us-with-the-food-we-eat-669249

James M. Dorsey, “Playing Politics: Saudi Arabia Targets Middle America,” BESA Center, May 12, 2021. https://besacenter.org/category/perspectives-papers/page/4/

Michael Eisenstadt, Henry Obering III, Samantha Ravich and David Pollock, “An Expanded Agenda for U.S.-Israel Partnership: New Technologies, New Opportunities [YouTube Video],” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 7, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/expanded-agenda-us-israel-partnership-new-technologies-new-opportunities

Steven Erdlanger and David E. Sanger, “U.S. and Iran Want to Restore the Nuclear Deal. They Disagree Deeply on What That Means.” New York Times, May 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/world/middleeast/biden-iran-nuclear.html

Sarah Feuer, “The Real Impact of the War Between Hamas and Israel,” The National Interest, May 21, 2021.  https://nationalinterest.org/feature/real-impact-war-between-hamas-and-israel-185917?page=0%2C1

Jonathan Frenkel, “How struggle enables Israelis to achieve difficult things [in tech],” Israel21c, May 23, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/how-struggle-enables-israelis-to-achieve-difficult-things/

Dore Gold, “Hamas is Acting as an Arm of Iranian Power,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 18, 2021. https://jcpa.org/hamas-is-acting-as-an-arm-of-iranian-power/

Tom Grater, “WestEnd Boards Israeli Female Army Comedy-Drama Series ‘Dismissed,’” Deadline, May 5, 2021. https://deadline.com/2021/05/westend-israeli-female-army-comedy-drama-series-dismissed-1234750219/

Sol Gruffy, “Tel Aviv blooms in a post pandemic reawakening,” Israel21c, May 6, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/tel-aviv-blooms-in-a-post-pandemic-reawakening/

Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “The Growing Alignment Between the Gult and the Eastern Mediterranean,” Middle East Institute, May 25, 2021, https://www.mei.edu/publications/growing-alignment-between-gulf-and-eastern-mediterranean

Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya, “Why Are Israel’s Mixed Cities on Fire?” Israel Democracy Institute, May 19, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34541

Hussein Haridy, “Wasted chances for Palestinians,” al-Ahram Online, May 6, 2021. https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/410548/Opinion/Wasted-chances-for-Palestinians.aspx 

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “Israelis Assess Operation “Guardian of the Walls,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 24, 2021, https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34565

Ben Hubbard, Farnaz Fassihi and Jane Arraf, “Fierce Foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia Secretly Explore Defusing Tensions,” New York Times, May 1, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/world/middleeast/Saudi-Iran-talks.html

Stephen Kallao and John Myers, “Meet Tamar Aphek, The Israeli Guitarist Who Plays ‘Jazz & Roll’ [Video Performance],” NPR, May 6, 2021. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/06/994271145/meet-tamar-aphek-the-israeli-guitarist-who-plays-jazz-roll

Ofer Kenig, “Prime Minister from a Small Party? Impossible? Well… There are Examples,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 30, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34259

Elsa Keslassy, “As Social Media Amplifies Israel-Palestine Conflict, Film Industry Bonds Are Strained,” Variety, May 19, 2021. https://variety.com/2021/film/global/israel-palestine-2021-film-industry-impact-1234975511/

Isabel Kershner, “Who Is Yair Lapid, Israel’s Would-Be Prime Minister?” New York Times, May 5, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/world/middleeast/yair-lapid-israel.html

Aharon Kleiman, “First Among the Nations? A Cautionary against Triumphalism in Israeli Foreign Policy,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, April 8, 2021.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23739770.2021.1892311?src=

Lisa Klug, “The Israel-Arab woman bringing diversity to Hebrew University,” Israel21c, May 4, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/the-israel-arab-woman-bringing-diversity-to-hebrew-university/

David Koren, “Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel: Between Conflict and Containment,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 24, 2021. https://jiss.org.il/en/koren-jewish-arab-relations-in-israel-between-conflict-and-containment/

Ephraim Lavie, Meir Eran, Ilham Shabari, Khader Sawead and Jony Essa, “Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, April-May 2021,” INSS, May 31, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arabs-and-jews-in-israel/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20%7C%20Jewish-Arab%20Relations%20in%20Israel,%20April-May%202021

Doron Matza, “Operation Guardian of the Walls: Tactical Victory, Strategic Defeat,” BESA Center, May 25, 2021. https://besacenter.org/operation-guardian-of-the-walls-tactical-victory-strategic-defeat/

Michael Milstein, “Changing the rules of the Gaza game,” Ynet News, May 27, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJFq1gTKO

David Makovsky, “Why Blinken Will Have a Tough Sell,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 25, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/why-blinken-will-have-tough-sell

Asher Maoz, “The true motives of the ultra-Orthodox parties,” Ynet News, May 28, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1ZduypKd 

David May and Jonathan Schanzer, “The truth about Hamas,” The Washington Examiner, May 20, 2021. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/the-truth-about-hamas

Jonathan Nizar Elkhoury, “Is there a Shift in Lebanese Public Opinion toward Israel?” Moshe Dayan Center, May 26, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/there-shift-lebanese-public-opinion-toward-israel

Gaith al-Omari, “Israel-Gaza Violence Means Biden Must Avoid Emboldening Hamas in Any Cease-Fire Deal,” ,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 18, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israel-gaza-violence-means-biden-must-avoid-emboldening-hamas-any-cease-fire-deal

Gaith al-Omari, “Palestinian Politics Are More Divided Than Ever,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 27, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/palestinian-politics-are-more-divided-ever 

Pew Research Center, “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew Forum, May 11, 2021. https://www.pewforum.org/2021/05/11/jewish-americans-in-2020/

Yohanan Plesner, “Israel must differentiate between Hamas, Arab riots—opinion,” Jerusalem Post, May 20, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-must-differentiate-between-hamas-arab-riots-opinion-668686

Yitzhak Reiter and Jon Seligman, “Jews and Moslems in Jerusalem—Har Ha Bayit and Al-Haram al-Sharif, 1917-present—A history,” Center for Israel Education, 2020. https://israeled.org/jews-and-moslems-in-jerusalem-har-ha-bayit-and-al-haram-al-sharif-1917-present-a-history/

Gideon Remez, ““But He Was Good for Israel, Wasn’t He?” A Reassessment of the Jewish State’s Embrace of Donald Trump,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, April 25, 2021. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23739770.2021.1904624

Haviv Retig Gur, “Wednesday’s presidential race is a microcosm of Israeli Jews’ deeper divides,” Times of Israel, June 2, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/wednesdays-presidential-race-is-a-microcosm-of-israeli-jews-deeper-divides/

Paul Rivlin, “The UAE and Israel: Developing Relations and the Challenge Ahead,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 30, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/uae-and-israel-developing-relations-and-challenge-ahead

Grant Rumley and Neri Zilber, “A Military Assessment of the Israel-Hamas Conflict,”  Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 25, 2021, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/military-assessment-israel-hamas-conflict

Robert Satloff, “What’s wrong with the NY Times’ report on children’s deaths? So much.” Times of Israel, May 31, 2021. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/what-was-wrong-with-the-ny-times-report-on-childrens-deaths-so-much/

Jonathan Schanzer, “The War Between Wars Heats Up,” Pundicity, June 2021. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/25388/the-war-between-wars-heats-up 

David Schenker, “Rehabilitating Assad: The Arab League Embraces a Pariah,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 4, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/rehabilitating-assad-arab-league-embraces-pariah

H. Alan Scott, “Unorthodox’s Shira Haas Is the New Face of Israeli Cinema,” Newsweek, May 26, 2021. https://www.newsweek.com/2021/06/11/unorthodoxs-shira-haas-new-face-israeli-cinema-1594709.html

Michael Segall, “Iran’s Supreme Leader: The Global Balance of Power Is Tilting toward “Palestine” and Muslims,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 19, 2021. https://jcpa.org/irans-supreme-leader-the-global-balance-of-power-is-tilting-toward-palestine-and-muslims/

Eldad Shavit, “The United States and Israel: Insights following Operation Guardian of the Walls,” INSS, May 30, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/guardian-of-the-walls-usa/ 

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel’s political stalemate impacts economy more than Hamas rockets – Moody’s,” Times of Israel, May 20, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-political-stalemate-impacts-economy-more-than-hamas-rockets-moodys/

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli tech surges with investors jumping in as COVID spurs digitalization,” Times of Israel, May 26, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-tech-surges-with-investors-jumping-in-as-covid-spurs-digitalization/ 

Daniel Sonnefeld, “How Israeli Startups made a splash in Europe,” Y-Net News, May 29, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/business/article/rJzIseOw00

Kenneth Stein, “Analyses of Palestinian Community in 2021,” [Arab sources], Center for Israel Education, April 2021, https://israeled.org/analyses-of-palestinian-community-in-2021-bibliography-and-references/

Kenneth Stein, “Hamas Charter totally rejects Israel and Zionism,” Center for Israel Education, May 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/hamas-charter-totally-rejects-israel-and-zionism/

Jessica Steinberg, “Israel’s Eden Alene makes it into Eurovision finals [Israel’s first Ethiopian contestant to do so],” Times of Israel, May 19, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-eden-alene-makes-it-into-eurovision-finals/

Asher Susser, “Still Standing, but Shaky: Jordan at 100,” Fathom Journal, May 2021. https://fathomjournal.org/still-standing-but-shaky-jordan-at-100/

Ben-Dror Yemini, “The truth about the Hamas terrorist organization,” Ynet News, May 18, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryFgHO11Yu 

Moran Zaga, “A look at UAE policy on the Israeli-Palestinian issue—opinion,” Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/a-look-at-uae-policy-on-the-israeli-palestinian-issue-opinion-667794 


#98 Contemporary Readings, April 2021

May 3, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Christophe Abi-Nassif, “The Unfolding struggle for political survival in Lebanon,” Middle East Institute, April 27, 2021. https://www.mei.edu/publications/unfolding-struggle-political-survival-lebanon

Naama Barak, “In Tel Aviv, amazing Brutalist architecture hides in plain sight,” Israel21c, April 21, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/in-tel-aviv-amazing-brutalist-architecture-hides-in-plain-sight/  

Katherine Bauer and Matthew Levitt, “Hamas Fields a Militant Electoral List: Implications for U.S.-Palestinian Ties,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 21, 2021.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/hamas-fields-militant-electoral-list-implications-us-palestinian-ties

Alan Baker, “What Does the Return of the “Two State Solution” Mean?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 22, 2021. https://jcpa.org/article/what-does-the-return-of-the-two-state-solution-mean/

Ofra Bengio, “The “Non-State” State in Iraqi Political Discourse and Action,” Moshe Dayan Center, April 21, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/non-state-state-iraqi-political-discourse-and-action

Brian Blum, “[Israeli company] CropX to monitor soil quality in partnership with NASA,” Israel21c, April 1, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/cropx-to-monitor-soil-quality-in-partnership-with-nasa/  

Anna Borshchevskaya, “Russia in the Middle East: A Source of Stability or a Pot-Stirrer?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 21, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/russia-middle-east-source-stability-or-pot-stirrer

Aaron Boxerman, “Ra’am’s guiding charter backs Palestinian right of return, calls Zionism racist,” Times of Israel, April 4, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/raams-guiding-charter-backs-palestinian-right-of-return-calls-zionism-racist/

Center for Israel Education, “Political Statements on a Two-State Solution to Resolve the Arab (Palestinian) – Israeli Conflict, 1937-Present,” Center for Israel Education, April 19, 2021. https://israeled.org/historical-statements-on-a-two-state-solution/

Udi Dekel and Carmit Valensi, “After a Decade of War in Syria, Israel Should Change its Policy,” INSS, April 7, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-assad/

Dan Diker and Khaled Abu Toameh, “Mansour Abbas, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Abraham Effect,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 21, 2021. https://jcpa.org/article/mansour-abbas-mahmoud-abbas-and-the-abraham-effect/

Oded Eran and Yohanon Tzoreff, “Possible Rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas: Is Israel Ready?” INSS, April 5, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/fatah-hamas/?offset=10&posts=1461&type=399

Daniel Egel, Shira Efron, Linda Robinson, “Peace Dividend Widening the Economic Growth and Development Benefits of the Abraham Accords,” The Rand Corporation, March 2021. https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PEA1149-1.html

Shlomi Fogel and Rotem Sella, “[Vimeo] How the Israeli Economy Will Overcome the Corona Crisis ,” Tikvah Fund JLC, April 2021. https://vimeo.com/535990972/bfde5d96a8?_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkxGZHJmdyIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJrZW5zdGVpbkBpc3JhZWxlZC5vcmcifQ%3D%3D  

Gabe Friedman and JTA, “Before Helen Mirren Plays Golda Meir, Here Are 7 Other Movies About Israeli Prime Ministers,” Haaretz, April 11, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/life/film/before-helen-mirren-plays-golda-meir-here-are-7-other-movies-about-israeli-pms-1.9702206  

Dore Gold, “Recalibrating the diplomacy of Middle East peace – Opinion,” Jerusalem Post, March 25, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/recalibrating-the-diplomacy-of-middle-east-peace-opinion-663262   

Yosef Haresh, “A Stock Market Fad Now, Israeli Food-tech Is Riding a Revolution in Eating,” Haaretz, April 14, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-a-stock-market-fad-now-israeli-food-tech-is-riding-a-revolution-in-eating-1.9710361

Ari Heistein and Elisha Stoin, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Understanding the Houthi Threat to Israel,” INSS, April 27, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-houthi-threat-to-israel/

Sarah Henderson, “Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates spring,” Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/j-spot/israel-philharmonic-orchestra-celebrates-spring-665552

Tamar Herman, Gidi Rahat and Elie Rekhess, “Divided We Stand,” Israel Democracy Institute and Northwestern Israel innovation Project, April 13, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBlNsbkqmi4   

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “48% of Israelis Support Forming a Government with Support From Arab Parties,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 5, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34257  

Ben Hubbard, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman, “Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targets,” New York Times, April 20, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/world/middleeast/iran-israeli-attacks.html

Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman, “Ramifications of an American Return to the 2015 Nuclear Agreement,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, April 28, 2021. https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-lerman-ramifications-of-an-american-return-to-nuclear-agreement/

Jerusalem Post, “Israeli, Lebanese singer collaborate on Arabic version of Hebrew song,” Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-lebanese-singer-collaborate-on-arabic-version-of-hebrew-song-664864

Allison Kaplan Sommer, “Two Films About Power Dynamics in Israel and West Bank to Face Off at the Oscars,” Haaretz, April 25, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-two-films-about-power-dynamics-in-israel-and-west-bank-to-face-off-at-the-oscars-1.9736366  

Isabel Kershner, “My Life in Israel’s Brave New Post-Pandemic Future,” New York Times, April 30, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/world/middleeast/israel-vaccinations.html

Mehdi Khalaji, “The Zarif Tape: Revelations on Russia, the Qods Force, and Iran’s Election,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 29, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/zarif-tape-revelations-russia-qods-force-and-irans-election

Jack Khoury, “Foiling Netanyahu Vote, Islamist Party’s Strategy Pays Off. Now the Pressure Begins,” Haaretz, April 21, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-foiling-netanyahu-vote-islamist-party-s-strategy-pays-off-now-the-pressure-begins-1.9732078  

Patrick Kingsley, “Palestinian Vote Delayed, Prolonging Split for West Bank and Gaza,” New York Times, April 29, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/29/world/middleeast/palestinian-vote-delayed.html

Kuperwasser, Yossi, “President Biden’s Middle East Policy,” Fathom, April 2021. https://fathomjournal.org/president-bidens-middle-east-policy/

Abigail Klein Leichmann, “Artists from Bahrain, Iran take part in Haifa exhibition,” Israel21c, April 14, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/artists-from-bahrain-iran-take-part-in-haifa-exhibition/  

Josh Kram, “Expanding U.S.-Israel Partnerships in Health Innovation,” US Chamber of Commerce, April 2021. https://www.uschamber.com/series/above-the-fold/expanding-us-israel-partnerships-health-innovation  

Meir Litvak, “Iran, the Shia, and the Arab Upheaval: The Ideological Response,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2021. https://strategicassessment.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Adkan24.1Eng_6-6.pdf   

Marisa Mazrai-Katz, “How the Artists Behind ‘Shtisel’ Brought Akiva’s Journey to Life,” New York Times, April 20, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/arts/television/shtisel-artists-paintings-netflix.html  

Middle East Institute (12 authors), “The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Reflecting on the first 100 days, Middle East Institute, April 28, 2021. https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-reflecting-first-100-days

Adveith Nair and Sylvia Westall, “UAE Firm Led by Key Royal Sets Up Data JV With Israel’s Rafael,” Bloomberg, April 19, 2021. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-19/uae-firm-led-by-key-royal-sets-up-data-jv-with-israel-s-rafael

Salah Nasrawi, “Palestinians’ looming political crisis,” Ahram Online, April 27, 2021. https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/410163/AlAhram-Weekly/World/Palestinians’-looming-political-crisis-.aspx  

Ali al-Nuaimi, Zeina Barakat and El Mehdi Boudra, “Teaching the Holocaust in the Arab World,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 12, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/teaching-holocaust-arab-world  

Ghaith al-Omari, “To Vote or Not to Vote: Implications of Postponing Palestinian Elections,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 28, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/vote-or-not-vote-implications-postponing-palestinian-elections 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, “Annual Threat Assessment: report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States,” Office of the Director of National Intelligence, April 9, 2021. https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2021-04-09%20Final%20ATA%202021%20%20Unclassified%20Report%20-%20rev%202.pdf

Gal Perl Finkel, “”War Month”: A Test of the IDF’s Operational Concept and a Dress Rehearsal for the Next War,” INSS, April 25, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/war-month/?offset=4&posts=1461&type=399

Yohanan Plesner, “Breaking Israel’s Political Deadlock,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 14, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34330

David Pollock and Sander Gerber, “Biden’s ‘Open Door’ to the Palestinian Authority,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2021.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bidens-open-door-palestinian-authority

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Did a dry, procedural Knesset vote just signal the end of the Netanyahu era?” Times of Israel,  April 20, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/did-a-dry-procedural-knesset-vote-just-signal-the-end-of-the-netanyahu-era/

Reuters, “Facing the first elections since 15 years, young Palestinians demand reforms,” al-Arabiya News, April 5, 2021.  https://english.alarabiya.net/features/2021/04/05/Facing-the-first-elections-since-15-years-young-Palestinians-demand-reforms  

Dennis Ross, “For Diplomacy to Work, Iran Must Understand That It Cannot Overplay Its Hand,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2021.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/diplomacy-work-iran-must-understand-it-cannot-overplay-its-hand

Robert Satloff and Gaith al-Omari, “The Hamzah Affair: Context and Implications of Jordan’s Royal Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 5, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/hamzah-affair-context-and-implications-jordans-royal-crisis   

Michael Sauers, “UN: Morocco, Israel Discuss Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture,” Morocco World News, April 23, 2021. https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/04/340504/un-morocco-israel-discuss-food-security-and-sustainable-agriculture/  

Jon Schiller, “Emiratis, Israelis launch deal at Start-Up Nation Central,” Israel21c, April 25, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/emiratis-israelis-launch-deal-at-start-up-nation-central/  

Tom Segev and Dov Waxman, “A State at Any Cost: The Life and Legacy of David Ben-Gurion,” UCLA’s Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, April 15, 2021. https://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/article/239748

Assaf Shapira and Amir Fuchs, “The Return of Direct Elections for Prime Minister?” Israel Democracy Institute, April 20, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34340  

Eldad Shavit and Sima Shine, “A Return to the Nuclear Agreement? Contacts between the United States and Iran,” INSS, April 13, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/vienna-talks/?offset=5&posts=1461&type=399

Kenneth Stein, “Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations are not Ripe,” Center for Israel Education, April 28, 2021. https://israeled.org/israeli-palestinian-negotiations-are-not-ripe/

Jessica Steinberg, “After Abraham Accords, Jewish-Arab art show tries to transcend historic conflict,” Times of Israel, April 5, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-abraham-accords-jewish-arab-art-show-tries-to-transcend-historic-conflict/  

Times of Israel, “Over half of Israel’s Holocaust survivors require food handouts — survey,” Times of Israel, April 7, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/over-half-of-israels-holocaust-survivors-require-food-handouts-survey/

Tova Tzimuki, Eli senior, Ahiya Raved, “AG launches probe into police conduct at Meron as local chief takes blame,” Ynet News, April 30, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/B1E11RVKvu  

Yohanan Tzoreff and Kobi Michael, “Fatah and the Legislative Council Elections: The Split and Its Implications,” INSS, April 25, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/fatah-pa-elections/ 


#97 Contemporary Readings, March 2021

April 2, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Micky Aharonson, “The Israel-Russia-Syria deal: Cost, beneficiaries and future deals,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, March 3, 2021. https://jiss.org.il/en/aharonson-the-israel-russia-syria-deal/ 

Aida Alami, “Bridging Time, Distance and Distrust with Music: Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer, plumbs the rich culture of the Moroccan Jews,” New York Times, March 26, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/26/world/middleeast/israel-singer-elkayam-morocco.html

Ali Al-Nuami, “Middle East needs to learn lessons from the Holocaust,” Ynet News, March 6, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1wI1180f00

Gaith Al-Omari, “If Palestinian Elections Proceed, Hamas May Have the Upper Hand,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 25, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/if-palestinian-elections-proceed-hamas-may-have-upper-hand

Nellie Andreeva, “Shira Haas To Star In Golda Meir TV Series From Barbra Streisand, Eric Tuchman, Mimi Leder, PatMa & MGM/UA TV,” Deadline, March 1, 2021. https://deadline.com/2021/03/shira-haas-golda-meir-tv-series-barbra-streisand-lioness-1234703935/

Arab News, “Image Nation Abu Dhabi launches cultural exchange webinars with Israel Film Fund,” Arab News, March 2021. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1829801/lifestyle

Muriel Assenburg, “Palestinian Elections, Finally,” SWP Berlin, March 2021. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/palestinian-elections-finally/ 

Carnegie Connects, “Analyzing Israel’s Fourth Election: Will there be a Fifth?” Panel Discussion, Aaron Miller, Daniel Kurtzer, Natan Sachs, and Dahlia Scheindlin, March 30, 2021, (1:03) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2m_ku95oQg

Carnegie Connects, “Asset, Liability, or Both: The Future of U.S.-Relations,” Panel Discussion, Aaron Miller, Yasmine Farouk, Bernard Haykel, and Robin Wright, March 17, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NHyyO7DKtg (59:00)

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Nasreen Haddad Haj-Yahya, “Arabs in the Labor Market and COVID-19,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 9, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34044

Dubi Ben-Gedalya, “Haifa Bay – Persian Gulf railway moves ahead Haifa Bay Photo: Tamar Matsafi,” Globes, March 8, 2021. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-moves-ahead-with-haifa-bay-persian-gulf-railway-1001363311

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Neutralize Mohammed Dahlan,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 8, 2021. https://jcpa.org/mahmoud-abbas-seeks-to-neutralize-mohammed-dahlan/

Nir Bohms, “Israel and Lebanon: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters?” Moshe Dayan Center, March 3, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/israel-and-lebanon-bridge-over-troubled-waters

Emily Burack, “From ‘Mank’ to an Israeli short film: A Jewish guide to the 2021 Oscars,” Times of Israel, March 15, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/from-mank-to-an-israeli-short-film-a-jewish-guide-to-the-2021-oscars/

Mordechai Chaziza and Efraim Karsh, “China in the Middle East: “Silk Road” to the Levant,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2021. https://www.meforum.org/62068/china-in-the-middle-east-silk-road-to-the-levant

Liraz Cohen, “Israeli fashion gets creative during corona,” Israel21c, March 24, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-fashion-gets-creative-during-corona/

Paul Driessen, “Saving the Red Sea’s coral reefs by building fake ones,” Israel21c, March 16, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/saving-the-red-seas-coral-reefs-by-building-fake-ones/

Intissar Fakir and Isabelle Werenfels, “The Pandemic and Governance in the Maghreb: A Moment of Truth,” SWP Berlin, February 2021.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-pandemic-and-governance-in-the-maghreb-a-moment-of-truth/

Efran Fard, “Israeli Intelligence Cooperation with Arab Allies Thwarts Iranian Terrorism,” BESA Center, March 8, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-intelligence-cooperation-arab-allies/

Hagay Hachohen, “Hagay Hachohen, “A sweet Israeli food innovation designed to combat COVID-19 obesity,” Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/a-sweet-israeli-food-innovation-designed-to-combat-covid-19-obesity-662681 

Ari Heistein, Daniel Rakov and Yoel Guzansky, “What Will the Middle East Look Like in 2030?” Middle East Institute, March 2021. https://www.mei.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/%20What%20will%20the%20Middle%20East%20look%20like%20in%202030%3F%20An%20Israeli%20Perspective.pdf

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Only 29% of Israelis think the Elections will Resolve the Political Stalemate,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 9, 2021.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34046 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi,”The Views of Israeli Voters,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 21, 2021.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34188

Pinhas Pinhas Inbari, “Planned Palestinian Election is a Battle within Fatah, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 24, 2021, https://jcpa.org/the-planned-palestinian-election-is-really-a-battle-within-fatah/

Hamada Jaber, “The Third Palestinian Legislative Elections,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, March 2021. https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/835

Ilana Kaplan, “Noga Erez on Making Pop Music in Locked Down Israel,” Paper Magazine, March 26, 2021. https://www.papermag.com/interview-noga-erez-kids-2651222098.html?rebelltitem=32#rebelltitem32

Yuval Karni, “Israel’s elections pandemic,” Ynet News, March 29, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkpGCGJHd 

Ofer Kenig, “Preliminary Election Results 2021,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 24, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34210 

Herb Keinon, “Israel’s conversion ruling: What it does and doesn’t do,” Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israels-conversion-ruling-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do-660992

Jack Khoury, “Israel Election Results: Arab Parties Take Stock After Failure in Polls,” Haaretz, March 26, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-israel-election-results-arab-parties-take-stock-after-failure-in-polls-1.9657988 

Rivkah Lambert Adler, “Amid coronavirus, Israelis open small home-based food businesses,” Jerusalem Post, March 3, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/food-recipes/amid-coronavirus-israelis-open-small-home-based-food-businesses-660807

Abigail Klein Leichamnn, “Israeli trumpeter’s unique East-West sound wins jazz prize,” Israel21c, March 9, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-trumpeters-unique-east-west-sound-wins-jazz-prize/

Dr. Frank Musmar and Dr. Najat Al-Saied, “Combatting Antisemitism Benefits the Arab World,” BESA Center, March 30, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/combatting-antisemitism-benefits-the-arab-world/

Houda Nonoo, “A very different Passover in Bahrain,” Ynet News, March 26, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BkpLbXc4u   

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, “[Palestinian] Public Opinion Poll No,”  Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah, March 23, 2021.  https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/837

Asnhel Pfeffer, “Outlast Bitter Rival Netanyahu or Taint the Israeli Presidency: Rivlin’s Post-election Dilemma,” Haaretz, March 31, 2021.  https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-outlast-bitter-rival-netanyahu-or-taint-the-israeli-presidency-rivlin-s-dilemma-1.9671923

Yohanon Plesner, “Despite it All – Israelis Must Vote,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 23, 2021.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34204

David Pollock, “The Arab Spring Then and Now, Through the Prism of Public Opinion,” INSS and Washington Institute for Near East PolicyStrategic Assessment, Winter 2001. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/arab-spring-then-and-now-through-prism-public-opinion

Adam Ragson, “Israel Has Its 4th National Election in 2 Years. Here’s Why.” New York Times, March 17-23, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/world/middleeast/israeli-election.html 

Bruce Reidel, “Jordan’s crown prince steps to the fore amid strained relations with Israel,” Brookings Institute, March 15, 2021. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/03/15/jordans-crown-prince-steps-to-the-fore-amid-strained-relations-with-israel/

Elie Rekhess, “The elections for the 24th Knesset: A Turning Point in the Integration of Arabs into National Politics?” Moshe Dayan Center, March 18, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/elections-24th-knesset-turning-point-integration-arabs-national-politics

Paul Rivlin, “Changes in Oil Markets and New Technology: The Effects of COVID-19 and Climate Change,” Moshe Dayan Center, March 21, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/changes-oil-markets-and-new-technology-effects-covid-19-and-climate-change

Dennis Ross, “How Biden Can Overcome Iran’s Maximum Pressure,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 12, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-biden-can-overcome-irans-maximum-pressure

David Schenker, Robert Satloff,Middle East Policy from Trump to Biden: Views from Inside the State Department’s Near East Bureau,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 10, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/middle-east-policy-trump-biden-views-inside-state-departments-near-east-bureau

Hanan Shai, “The Revolution Within the IDF,” BESA Center, March 24, 2021.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/the-revolution-within-the-idf/

Nachman Shai, “The Fall of Liberal Zionism,” three one-hour reflections by a former Knesset member and candidate for the March 2021 elections.

Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZu07SrvQ5c&t=927s

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBxoKyjZnz4&t=3317s

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5zmXoS6zBw&t=1s

Mahmous Shanan Omri Eilat, “From a Community to a Society: Trends in Druze Voting Patterns in the Knesset Elections, 1996–2020,” Moshe Dayan Center, March 18, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/community-society-trends-druze-voting-patterns-knesset-elections-1996-2020 

Michael Segall, “Iranian Revolutionary Guards Publication: Young People in Iran Pose a Security Threat to the Regime,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 22, 2021. https://jcpa.org/article/an-iranian-revolutionary-guards-publication-young-people-in-iran-pose-a-security-threat-to-the-regime/

Times of Israel, “Israeli short film on African migrants among 10 finalists for Academy Awards,” Times of Israel, March 11, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-short-film-on-african-migrants-among-10-finalists-for-academy-awards/

Assaf Shapira, Ofer Kenig and Avital Friedman, “Women’s Representation in the Knesset and the Government: An Overview,” Israel Democracy Institute, March 8, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/34024

Mohamed Soliman, “Egypt to seek over $1 bln in compensations for losses and costs of floating ship that blocked Suez Canal: SCA Chairman Rabie,” Al-Ahram Online, April 1, 2021. https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/408287/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-to-seek-over–bln-in-compensations-for-losse.aspx

Ken Stein, “Origins of Israeli Democracy: Jewish Political Culture and Pre-State Practice,” March 16, 2021, https://israeled.org/origins-of-israeli-democracy-jewish-political-culture-and-pre-state-practice/

Jessica Steinberg, “Israeli Opera reopens with classics for in-house audiences,” March 10, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-opera-reopens-with-classics-for-in-house-audiences/

UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, “Analyzing the 2021 Israeli Election: Results and Prospects,” Panel Discussion with Oded Haklai, Menachem Hofnung, Liron Lavi, Dov Waxman, https://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/article/238557  (59:53)

Ofer Zalzberg, “Trump and Netanyahu: The Disagreements Beneath The Surface,” Fathom Journal, March 2021. https://fathomjournal.org/trump-and-netanyahu-the-disagreements-beneath-the-surface/


#96 Contemporary Readings, February 2021

March 3, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Naama Barak, “A healing prayer brings Israeli, Lebanese singers together,” Israel21c, February, 28, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/a-healing-prayer-brings-israeli-lebanese-singers-together/

Shaul Bartal, “Now It’s the Turn of the Palestinian Voter,” BESA Center, February 10, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinian-authority-elections/

Lazar Berman, “Beth Din of Arabia: Jews in Gulf countries announce first communal organizations,” Times of Israel, February 15, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/beth-din-of-arabia-jews-in-gulf-countries-announce-first-communal-organizations/

Brian Blum, “Israeli startup Amimon wins technology Oscar,” Israel21c, February 24, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-startup-amimon-wins-technology-oscar/

David Brinn, “David Broza to ‘Post’ on COVID: No mass music performances until mid-2022,” Jerusalem Post, February 25, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/david-broza-to-post-on-covid-no-mass-music-performances-until-mid-2022-660178

Ariel Cohen, “Mystery Israeli Oil Spill Leads To Multimillion Dollar Clean-Up,” Israel21c, February 26, 2021. https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2021/02/26/mystery-israeli-oil-spill-leads-to-multimillion-dollar-clean-up/?sh=d56295734cb9

Ronit Domke and Adi Dovrat-Meseritz, “Prepare for Food Price Increases, Warn Israeli Food Manufacturers, Retailers,” Haaretz, February 18, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-prepare-for-food-price-increases-warn-israeli-food-manufacturers-retailers-1.9548124

Alan Dowty, “The Israeli Election: More of the Same?” Alan Dowty Substack, February 12, 2021. https://alandowty.substack.com/p/3-the-israeli-election-more-of-the

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Jonathan Spyer, “Erdogan using deniable private militias to destabilize the Middle East,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 03, 2021. https://jiss.org.il/en/yanarocak-spyer-erdogan-using-deniable-private-militias/

Tomer Fadlon, Shmuel Even, Carmit Padan and Meir Elran, “The Global Risk Map and Implications for Israel,” INSS, February 14, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/global-risks-map/   

Intissar Fakir and Isabelle Werenfels, “The Pandemic and Governance in the Maghreb: A Moment of Truth, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, February 15, 2021, 

https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-pandemic-and-governance-in-the-maghreb-a-moment-of-truth/

Devika Girish, “‘’Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond,” New York Times, February 25, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/movies/til-kingdom-come-review.html

Haim Goldich and Tamar Trabelsi Hadad, “Netanyahu says Israel to extend school year until end of July,” Ynet News, February 28, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkSokIKfO

Jehab Harb, “The Challenges Confronting the Holding of the Upcoming Public Elections,” Palestinian Policy and Research Center, February 2021. http://pcpsr.org/en/node/833

Tamar Herman and Or Anabi, “Majority of Israelis: Netanyahu’s Efforts to Forge Ties with Arab Public Insincere,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 7, 2021.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33594

Ari Heistein and Eldad Shavit, “ Preventing the next crisis in US-Israeli Relations,” Middle East Institute, February 23, 2021, https://www.mei.edu/publications/preventing-next-crisis-us-israeli-relations

Yair Hirschfeld. “What Should Biden Do Next on Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Iran? A Review Essay,” Fathom, February 2021, https://fathomjournal.org/what-should-biden-do-next-on-israeli-palestinian-peace-and-iran-a-review-essay-by-yair-hirschfeld/

INSS Staff, “[YouTube Video] National Security Index – Public Opinion Survey 2020-2021,” INSS, January 27, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCLYAbOREJU&feature=emb_title

Mohammad al-Kassim, “Palestinian elections are attempt to settle political landscape,” Ynet News, February 20, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/Hke00GAs11u

Yarden Kaydar, “The Economic Impact of COVID: Survey Finds Decline in Financial Liquidity Among Israeli Workers,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 21, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33780 

Ardavan Khoshnood, “Iran Is Using Violence to Put Pressure on Biden,” BESA Center, February 17, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-is-using-violence-to-put-pressure-on-biden/

Abigail Kelin Leichmann, “Where Arab-led Israeli startups find mentors and partners,” Israel21c, February 21, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/where-arab-led-israeli-startups-find-mentors-and-partners/

Michael Knights, “Biden’s Warning to Iran and Its Proxies: Implications of the Syria Strike,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 26, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bidens-warning-iran-and-its-proxies-implications-syria-strike

Daniel Kurtzer, “In Memory of George P. Shultz: The Constant Gardener-Diplomat,” US Institute of Peace, February 10, 2021. https://www.usip.org/blog/2021/02/memory-george-p-shultz-constant-gardener-diplomat

Lea Landman and Ester Walker, “Israel should use its innovation to become the world’s problem solver.” Jerusalem Post, February 27, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-should-use-its-innovation-to-become-the-worlds-problem-solver-660433

Yaakov Lappin, “The Plane That Plays a Leading Role in Israel’s Shadow War on Terror,” BESA Center, February 8, 2021.  https://besacenter.org/category/perspectives-papers/page/3/#.YD2T2y1h1B0

Marc Lynch and Shilbey Telhami, “Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think,” Brookings Institute, February 19, 2021. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/02/19/biden-says-he-will-listen-to-experts-here-is-what-scholars-of-the-middle-east-think/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Round Four: New and Old Dynamics,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 9, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-round-four-new-and-old-dynamics

Emmanuel Navon, “Israel and the Palestinian Issue in the Biden Era,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 22, 2021. 

https://jiss.org.il/en/navon-israel-and-the-palestinian-issue-in-the-biden-era/

Ynet News Media Line, “Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point,” Ynet News, February 19, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/rkST4TLb00

Ali al-Nuaimi, “Moving the Middle East from confrontation to coexistence,” Ynet News, February 13, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyAXf6W11O

Michael E. O’Hanlon and Adrianna Pita, “What’s the significance of Biden’s first military strikes in Syria?,” Brookings Institute, February 26, 2021. https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/whats-the-significance-of-bidens-first-military-strikes-in-syria/ 

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, “Herzl dared to dream the impossible,” Ynet News, February 14, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJ9VDdLWd

Bruce Rosen, Ruth Waitzberg and Avi Israeli, “Israel’s rapid rollout of vaccinations for COVID-19,” Journal of Israeli Health Policy Research, January 26, 2021. https://ijhpr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13584-021-00440-6 

Dennis Ross, “Defining a Mature, Balanced Relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 22, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/defining-mature-balanced-relationship-saudi-arabia-urgent-task-biden-administration

Lior Saroka, “[Actress Gila Almagor] The First Lady of Israeli Culture: ‘This Country Is Going Down the Drain,'” Haaretz, February 4, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-first-lady-of-israeli-stage-and-screen-this-country-is-going-down-the-drain-1.9510611

Michael Jacobs, “Nachman Shai: Veteran Labor Voice seeks Return to Knesset,” Interview, Center for Israel Education, February 21, 2021, https://israeled.org/nachman-shai-veteran-labor-voice-seeks-return-to-knesset/

Yuval Shany, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Amir Fuchs, Guy Lurie and Nadiv Mordechay, “Israel Barring Entry to its Own Citizens in COVID Clampdown,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 28, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33853 

Shimon Shapira, “Hizbullah Opposes a Limited War with Israel, and Issues Threats,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 17, 2021. https://jcpa.org/hizbullah-opposes-a-limited-war-with-israel-and-issues-threats/

David Siddhartha Patel, “The Great Thaw in Arab Domestic Politics,” Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/middle-east-briefs/pdfs/101-200/meb140.pdf 

Shoshana Solomon, “Pharma giant Bayer scouts Israeli startup scene in search of competitive edge,” Times of Israel, February 9, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/pharma-giant-bayer-scouts-israeli-startup-scene-in-search-of-competitive-edge/

Kenneth Stein, “Options and Realities for Biden’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” January 27, 2021, https://israeled.org/options-and-realities-for-bidens-foreign-policy-in-the-middle-east/ https://youtube.com/watch?v=c4jMHIwvOLI

Gerald Steinberg, “Castles in the Air” The American Return to the UN Human Rights Council,” Fathom, February 2021, https://fathomjournal.org/castles-in-the-air-the-american-return-to-the-un-human-rights-council/

Jessica Steinberg, “Singer Omer Adam dominates Spotify and Apple Music charts in Israel,” Times of Israel, February 23, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/singer-omer-adam-dominates-spotify-and-apple-music-charts-in-israel/

Jessica Steinberg, “Israeli film shortlisted for live action short Oscar,” Times of Israel, February 14, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-film-shortlisted-for-live-action-short-oscar/

Times of Israel Staff, “Moroccan singer receives death threats over song with Israeli artist,” Times of Israel, February 9, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/moroccan-singer-receives-death-threats-over-song-with-israeli-artist/

Yohanan Tzoreff and Kobi Michael, “Palestinian Elections: Gamble, Potential, or Political Maneuver?” INSS, February 4, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/pa-elections/ 

Alex Zabezhinsky, “Israeli economy’s 2020 performance not what it seems,” February 18, 2021. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-economys-2020-performance-not-what-it-seems-1001361306 


#95 Contemporary Readings, January 2021

February 2, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Meirav Arlozoroff, “Israel’s Population Is Growing at a Dizzying Rate. Is It Up for the Challenge?” Haaretz, January 4, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-israel-s-population-is-growing-at-a-dizzying-rate-is-it-up-for-the-challenge-1.9410043

Shlomo Avineri, “[YouTube video] Israeli Democracy: Historical Origins and Future Perspectives,” UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, January 13, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-2s5cck_eI Transcript https://israeled.org/shlomo-avineri-democracy-in-israel-past-present-and-future/

Dany Bahar, “The secret sauce behind Israel’s successful COVID-19 vaccination program,” Brookings Institute, January 5, 2021. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/01/05/the-secret-sauce-behind-israels-successful-covid-19-vaccination-program/

Rina Bassit, “Indian Jews bring traditional celebrations to Israel,” al-Monitor, January 2020. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2021/01/israel-india-narendra-modi-benjamin-netanyahu-malida-jews.html

Ismail Bellaquali, “Jews in Morocco ‘already packing their suitcases’ for direct Israel flights,” Times of Israel, January 17, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/jews-in-morocco-already-packing-their-suitcases-for-direct-israel-flights/

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Israel bracing for blows with Biden on Iran,” Ynet News, January 12, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sy4eMliAw

Ofra Bengio, “Great expectations: The Kurds of Iraq and President Biden,” Moshe Dayan Center, January 20, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/great-expectations-kurds-iraq-and-president-biden-opinion

Brian Blum, “13 Israeli startups that made waves at 2021’s virtual CES in Las Vegas,” Israel21c, January 14, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/13-israeli-startups-that-made-waves-at-2021s-virtual-ces-in-las-vegas/

Hannah Brown, “Despite coronavirus, Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School thrives,” Jerusalem Post, January 27, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/despite-coronavirus-jerusalem-sam-spiegel-film-school-thrives-656924

Center for Israel Education, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Countries: A Curated Reading List, (250 plus entries going back to March 2020), https://israeled.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-middle-eastern-and-north-african-states-a-curated-reading-list/

Uri Dekel and Noa Shusterman, “The Palestinian Arena: Preserving the Status Quo or Seeking Change?,” INSS, January 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/strategic-survey-palestinian-arena/

James Dorsey, “Saudi Arabia Is Sending Joe Biden Mixed Message,” BESA Center, January 21, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/saudi-arabia-joe-biden/

The Economist, “Emirati and Israeli bosses cannot wait to do business,” The Economist, January 2020. https://www.economist.com/business/2021/01/25/emirati-and-israeli-bosses-cannot-wait-to-do-business

Shira Efron, “Rising Temperatures, Rising Risks: Climate Change and Israel’s National Security,” INSS, January 4, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/climate-change-and-national-security/

Gadi Eisenkot, “Israel’s greatest threat is not Hamas or Iran, but political infighting,” Ynet News, December 31, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyXx2foTw

Michael Eisentadt, “Biden’s First 200 Days: The Security Agenda,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 20, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/bidens-first-200-days-security-agenda

Jonathan Ferzinger, “Israel’s Arabs May Help Netanyahu Avoid Trump’s Miserable Fate,” Foreign Policy, January 25, 2021. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/25/israeli-arabs-netanyahu-nazareth-vote-election-trump/

Ben Fishman, “Jordan Must Be Included in Future Israeli-Arab Normalization Deals,” National Interest, January 3, 2021. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/jordan-must-be-included-future-israeli-arab-normalization-deals-175277

Gallup Polls, “American Sympathy Toward Israel and the Arabs/Palestinians,” (June 1967- February 2020), Jewish Virtual Library, https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/gallup-polls-on-american-sympathy-toward-israel-and-the-arabs-palestinians

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Conspiracy Theories Are an Integral Part of Western Culture,” BESA Center, January 27, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/conspiracy-theories/

Tamar Herman and Yohanon Plesner, “IDI’s 2020 Democracy Index: Public Trust, Social Solidarity and Democracy in Danger,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 11, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33415

Tamar Herman and Yohanon Plesner, “IDI’s 2020 Democracy Index: Erosion in Israelis’ Assessment of Police,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 11, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33420 

Tamar Herman and Yohanon Plesner, “IDI’s 2020 Democracy Index: Jewish Israelis Prefer That Matters of War and Peace be Decided by Jewish Majority,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 11, 2021. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33423

I24News, “[Youtube Video] Peace Between Israel and Morocco Through Music,” i24News, January 26, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uT9d88Pt7g

Ephraim Inbar, “Iran and Israel: The Inevitable War?” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, January 6, 2021. https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-iran-and-israel-the-inevitable-war/

Jerusalem Post Editorial Board, “Israel Elections: The Arab vote’s short-term, long-term significance,” Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-elections-the-arab-votes-short-term-long-term-significance-655512 

Jack Khoury, “Israeli Arabs Explain Why They Might Vote Netanyahu,” Haartetz, February 2, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-israeli-arabs-explain-why-they-vote-netanyahu-1.9503755

Ardavan Khoshnood, “What Will Happen When Khamenei Dies?” BESA Center, January 14, 2021. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/when-khamenei-dies/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Major winemaker taps into Israeli grape-growing intel,” Israel21c, January 31, 2021.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Special Olympics Israel to transform accessible healthcare,” Israel21c, January 31, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/special-olympics-israel-to-transform-accessible-healthcare/

Yossi Kupperwasser, “Iran Is Projecting Its Power to Pressure Biden Into a Deal. But Iran Is Actually in Distress, and That Needs to Be Exploited,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 11, 2021. https://jcpa.org/iran-is-projecting-its-power-to-pressure-biden-into-a-deal-but-iran-is-actually-in-distress-and-that-needs-to-be-exploited/

Ephraim Lavie, Meir Elran, Khader Sawaed and Yousef Makladeh, “The Arab Public and the Forthcoming Knesset Elections: Between Public Pragmatism and Nationalist Dogmatism,” INSS, January 21, 2021. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israeli-arabs-and-the-24th-elections/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20No.%201429

Tess Levy, “First Israeli novel translated into Moroccan Arabic,” Israel21c, Janaury 26, 2021. https://www.israel21c.org/first-israeli-novel-translated-into-moroccan-arabic/

Gad Lior, “Israel’s poverty rate rises as standard of living crashes, report finds,” Ynet News, January 21, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/business/article/SyxaYXwJO

David Makovksy, “Building Bridges for Peace U.S. Policy Toward Arab States, Palestinians, and Israel,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 26, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/building-bridges-peace-us-policy-toward-arab-states-palestinians-and-israel 

Gerri Miller, “Shira Haas & Israeli Filmmakers Appear at Virtual Film Festival,” Jewish Journal, January 17, 2021. https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/327545/shira-haas-israeli-filmmakers-appear-at-virtual-film-festival/

Padraig Muldoon, “Poll results: Israel’s Eden Alene is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far,” Wiwi Bloggs, January 30, 2021. https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/01/30/poll-results-israels-eden-alene-is-your-favourite-eurovision-2021-act-so-far-30-january/261074/

Raphael Nagel, “The COVID-19 economy has become central to Israel’s election,” Jerusalem Post, January 11, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/the-covid-19-economy-has-become-central-to-israels-election-opinion-655081

Jacques Neriah, “An Israeli Official’s Meeting with Moroccan King Hassan II in 1993,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 12, 2021. https://jcpa.org/an-israeli-officials-meeting-with-moroccan-king-hassan-ii-in-1993/

Jocelyn Noveck, “Documentary highlights the ‘Human Factor’ in Israel-Palestinian peace talks,” Times of Israel, January 22, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/documentary-highlights-the-human-factor-in-israel-palestinian-peace-talks/

Gaith al-Omari, “Will the Palestinian Election Decree Produce Actual Elections?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 26, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/will-palestinian-election-decree-produce-actual-elections

Ashley Perry, “5 rules for winning an Israeli election – opinion,” Jerusalem Post, January 28, 2021. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/5-rules-for-winning-an-israeli-election-opinion-657089

Redação (Brazil), “Meet the 19-year-old Israeli Model [Yael Shelbia] Named the Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” L’Officiel, January 5, 2021. https://www.lofficielusa.com/pop-culture/most-beautiful-woman-in-world-yael-shelbia

Haviv Retig Gur, “Israel’s coming election may be decided on the religious right,” Times of Israel, Janaury 18, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-coming-election-may-be-decided-on-the-religious-right/

Paul Rivlin, “The Impact of Covid-19 and Conflict on Middle Eastern Economies,” Moshe Dayan Center, January 21, 2021. https://dayan.org/content/impact-covid-19-and-conflict-middle-eastern-economies

Dennis Ross, “The Coming Iran Nuclear Talks: Openings and Obstacles,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 5, 2021. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/coming-iran-nuclear-talks-openings-and-obstacles

Felicia Schwartz, “As Israel’s Right Splinters, Netanyahu Is Challenged by Former Protégé [Gideon Saar],” Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2021. https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-israels-right-splinters-netanyahu-is-challenged-by-former-protege-11611850704

David Siddhartha Patel, “The Egyptian Revolution, 10 Years On: A Conversation with Youssef El Chazli, Hannah Elsisi, and Neil Ketchley,” Brandeis’ Crown Center for Middle East Studies, January 28, 2021. https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/crown-conversations/cc-5.html

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli startup Aleph Farms, Mitsubishi team up to bring cultured steak to Japan,” Times of Israel, January 5, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-startup-aleph-farms-mitsubishi-team-up-to-bring-cultured-steak-to-japan/

Ken Stein “[YouTube Video] Option’s and Realities for Biden’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” Center for Israel and Education and the Temple, Atlanta, GA, January 15, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4jMHIwvOLI&feature=youtu.be Transcript available at https://israeled.org/options-and-realities-for-bidens-foreign-policy-in-the-middle-east/

Jessica Steinberg, “Tuning into the Israeli experience, one culturally loaded lyric at a time,” Times of Israel, January 9, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/tuning-into-the-israeli-experience-one-culturally-loaded-lyric-at-a-time/

Jennifer Vinyard, “In ‘Losing Alice,’ Ayelet Zurer Burns It All Down,” New York Times, January 26, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/arts/television/losing-alice-ayelet-zurer.html

Stuart Winer, “Haredi population growing twice as fast as overall Israeli population,” Times of Israel, December 31, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/haredi-population-growing-twice-as-fast-as-total-israeli-population-report/

Tamar Wittes, “What to do – and what not to do – in the Middle East,” Brookings Institution, January 25, 2021, https://www.brookings.edu/research/what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do-in-the-middle-east/

Raoul Wootliff, “Ex-commando, social activist, Reform rabbi take top slots in Labor primary,” Times of Israel, February 2, 2021. https://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-general-social-activist-reform-rabbi-take-top-slots-in-labor-primary/

Ynet News, “Pelosi quotes Israeli poet Ehud Manor in plea to impeach Trump,” Ynet News, January 13, 2021. https://www.ynetnews.com/culture/article/r1bwkuhAw 


#94 Contemporary Readings, December 2020

January 4, 2021

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Guled Ahmed, “An Emboldened Horn of Africa Axis and an Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis Await the Biden Administration,” Middle East Institute, December 23, 2020.  https://www.mei.edu/publications/emboldened-horn-africa-axis-and-unfolding-humanitarian-crisis-await-biden

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Hila Shoef Kollwitz, “Global Warming—Israelis Concerned,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 13, 2020.https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33054

Naama Barak, “First American woman graduates Israeli army’s pilot course ,” Israel21c, December 31, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/first-american-woman-graduates-israeli-armys-pilot-course/

BICOM Staff, “Israel headed for fourth election in two years,” British Israel Communications and Research Center, December 23, 2020. https://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israel-headed-for-fourth-election-in-two-years/ 

Brian Blum, “Israeli hydrogen startup wins Shell energy competition,” Israel21c, December 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-hydrogen-startup-wins-shell-energy-competition/

Philippe Bohstrom, “Sweet-toothed Canaanites imported exotic food to Israel 3,600-years ago,” Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/sweet-toothed-canaanites-imported-exotic-to-israel-some-3600-years-ago-652791

Shlomo Brom and Shimon Stein, “Does the Cost of the Fakhrizadeh Assassination Outweigh the Benefits?” INSS, December 2, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/fakhrizadeh-2/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20No.%201410

Danny Citrinowicz, “How can China mediate between Israel and Pakistan?” Middle East Institute, December 18, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/how-can-china-mediate-between-israel-and-pakistan

Nissim Cohen and Ron Tzur, “Governance in a Crisis,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 16, 2020.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33186

Barry Davis, “Music underscores social message at Israeli-Ethiopian arts festival,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/music-underscores-social-message-at-israeli-ethiopian-arts-festival-653102

Gadi Eiseknkot, “Israel’s greatest threat is not Hamas or Iran, but political infighting,” Ynet News, December 31, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyXx2foTw

Daniel Estrin, “As Thousands of Israeli Tourists Visit Dubai, A Small Jewish Community Gets A Boost,” NPR, December 29, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/12/29/950818576/as-thousands-of-israeli-tourists-visit-dubai-a-small-jewish-community-gets-a-boo

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Do Not Give Diaspora Jews a Formal Voice in Israel,” BESA Center, December 15, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/diaspora-jews-israel-policies/

Dore Gold, “Moroccan-Israeli peace faces multiple security challenges,” Jerusalem Post, December 25, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/moroccan-israeli-peace-faces-multiple-security-challenges-653210

Haaretz, “As Israel Set for Election, Netanyahu Releases Duet With Leading Pop Star,” Haaretz, December 10, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/as-israel-set-for-election-netanyahu-releases-duet-with-leading-pop-star-1.9363061

Hussein Haridy, “A decade of Egyptian foreign policy,” Al-Ahram Online, December 2020. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/397280/Opinion/A-decade-of-Egyptian-foreign-policy-.aspx 

Tamara Herman and Or Anabi, “Leaders’ Credibility Low,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 7, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33035 

Adam Hoffman, “G20 in Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Global Moment,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 24, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/g20-riyadh-saudi-arabias-global-moment

Pinhas Inbari, “Can Israel-Palestinian Negotiations Begin when Joe Biden Takes Office?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 28, 2020. https://jcpa.org/can-israel-palestinian-negotiations-begin-when-joe-biden-takes-office/

INSS Staff, [Video] On the Eve of 2021: Iran Prepares for New Administrations in Washington and Tehran,” INSS, December 7, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/event/iran-2021/

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “[Video] Recap of Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy & Society,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 14, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5TO_OafHY&feature=youtu.be&ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_5_21_2020_22_5_COPY_01%29 

Kate Knight and David Pollock “Domestic Reform Still Top Issue for Jordanians; Most Reject New Peace Deals with Israel, but Perceived Value of U.S. Ties Up Sharply,”  Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 18, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/domestic-reform-still-top-issue-jordanians-most-reject-new-peace-deals-israel

Mordechai Kedar, “The Arab Spring: A Decade On,” BESA Center, December 17, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/arab-spring-decade/

Isabel Kershner, “An Epic Israeli TV Drama Exposes War Wounds Old and New,” New York Times, December 23, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/12/world/middleeast/an-epic-israeli-tv-drama-exposes-war-wounds-old-and-new.html

Abigail Klein Leichmann, “Scientists warn Red Sea could suffer disaster worse than the Exxon Valdez,” Israel21c, December 15, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/scientists-warn-red-sea-could-suffer-disaster-worse-than-the-exxon-valdez/

Ivan Levingston, “Why Israel Tries, and Fails, to Slow Its Roaring Currency,” Bloomberg News, December 21, 2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-21/why-israel-tries-and-fails-to-slow-its-roaring-currency

Guy Lodge, “‘Asia’ Review: Israel’s Oscar Entry Is a Delicate Mother-Daughter Drama That Doesn’t Try Too Hard for Tears,” Variety, December 29, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/asia-review-israels-oscar-entry-is-a-delicate-mother-daughter-drama-that-doesnt-try-too-hard-for-tears-1234876008/

Alan Makovsky, “Problematic Prospects for US‑Turkish Ties in the Biden Era,” SWP Berlin, December 2020. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/problematic-prospects-for-us-turkish-ties-in-the-biden-era/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Political Churn Continues: Implications for Netanyahu and U.S. Policy,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 23, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/israels-political-churn-continues-implications-netanyahu-and-us-policy

David Makovsky, Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba and H. E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Rashed Al Khalifa, “Interview on Inside the Normalization Agreements Between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain,” Center for Israel Education/Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 10, 2020. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/interview-on-inside-the-normalization-agreements-between-israel-the-uae-and-bahrain/

Michael Milstein, “‘The Day After’ Abu Mazen is Already Here,” INSS, December 15, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-day-after-abbas/    

Jacques Neriah, “Transformations in the Middle East: Challenges for the New U.S. Administration,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 29, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/transformations-in-the-middle-east-challenges-for-the-new-u-s-administration/

Palestinian Research Center, “Public Opinion Poll No,” Palestinian Research Center, December 27, 2020. https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/829

Jacob Rosen, “Index of Jewish Surnames Found in 20th Century Cairo – Updated December 2020,” Avotanynu Online, December 2020.  https://avotaynuonline.com/2020/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century-cairo/

Dennis Ross, “How Biden’s Iran Policy Can Have a Chance to Succeed,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 26, 2020.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/how-bidens-iran-policy-can-have-chance-succeed

Malina Saval, “The Rhythms That Bind: Exploring Israeli-Pop’s Latinx Connection,” Variety, December 7, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/music/global/israel-latinx-pop-static-ben-el-pitbull-mamacita-1234847500/

Michel Shalev-Reicher, “Rising political powers spell bad news for secular Israelis,” Ynet News, December 18, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyDp561hw

Anjana Sankar, “Exclusive: Fauda became a bridge between Arabs, Jews,” Khaleej Times, December 9, 2020. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/entertainment/exclusive-fauda-became-a-bridge-between-arabs-jews

Eldad Shavit and Rotem Oreg, “Israel Must Talk to Biden,” INSS, December 10, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-biden-iran/

Joshua Shuman and the Media Line, “Israel pays economic price for fourth election in two years,” Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-elections/israel-pays-economic-price-for-fourth-election-in-two-years-653149

Jay Solomon, “To secure an Iran nuclear deal, include the Mideast’s powers,” The Hill, December 15, 2020. https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/529624-to-secure-an-iran-nuclear-deal-include-the-mideasts-powers

Times of Israel Staff, “Israeli, Tunisian and Yemenite artists meet in song for peace,” Times of Israel, December 19, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-tunisian-and-yemenite-artists-meet-in-song-for-peace/

Charles Thepaut, “A Short-Term Diplomatic Agenda for the Syrian Puzzle,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 21, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/short-term-diplomatic-agenda-syrian-puzzle

Nati Tucker and Hagai Amit, “The Cost of a Poll: Election Economics Instead of Rebuilding,” Haaretz, December 22, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-cost-of-a-poll-election-economics-instead-of-rebuilding-1.9393834

Carmit Valensi and Udi Dekel, “The Struggle for Control of Southern Syria: Where is Israel?” INSS, December 16, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/south-syria-threat/

Max Kaplan-Zantopp, “Cultivated meat [from Israel] is about to change our world,” Israel21c, December 21, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/lab-engineered-meat-is-about-to-change-our-world/ 


#93 Contemporary Readings, November 2020

December 3, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Amiram Barkat, “IMF: Israeli economy less damaged than others,” Globes, November 19, 2020. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-imf-israel-economy-less-damaged-than-others-by-coronavirus-1001350193

Almog Ben Zikri, “Thousands of Middle-class Israelis Join the Homeless, and the Soup Kitchens Can’t Keep Up,” Haaretz, November 27, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-thousands-of-middle-class-israelis-join-homeless-and-the-soup-kitchens-can-t-keep-u-1.9330627

Hannah Brown, “Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema,” Jerusalem Post, November 26, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/celebrating-a-portrait-of-victory-for-israeli-cinema-650393 

Ethan Cadeux, “5 things to know about Wizards draft pick [Israeli Basketball Star] Deni Avdija,” NBC Sports, November 18, 2020. https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/5-things-know-about-wizards-draft-pick-deni-avdija

Center for Israel Education, “UNGA (Palestine Partition) Resolution 181 [November 29, 1947],” Center for Israel Education, January 10, 2010. https://israeled.org/resources/documents/unga-resolution-181/

Shmuel Even and Meir Elran, “How Long Will Today’s IDF Conscripts Serve?” INSS, November 22, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/enlistment-july-2020/?offset=6&posts=1411&type=399   

Quint Forgey and Matthew Choi, “Biden and Netanyahu have ‘warm conversation’ and agree to meet soon,” Politico, November 17, 2020. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/17/biden-israel-prime-minister-conversation-437017

GeekTime Staff, “The week that was: Catching up with Israel’s tech ecosystem,” Geektime, November 22, 2020. https://www.geektime.com/israels-tech-ecosystem-the-week-that-was/

Tom Grater, “‘Asia’ Wins Top Prize At Israel’s Ophir Awards & Becomes Country’s International Oscar Submission,” Deadline, November 13, 2020. https://deadline.com/2020/11/asia-israels-ophir-awards-international-oscar-1234615314/ 

Hagai Hacohen, “Prices stay high as unemployment soars, fueling economic crisis,” Jerusalem Post, November 11, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/prices-stay-high-as-unemployment-soars-fueling-economic-crisis-analysis-648736

Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky and Eldad Shavit, “The Changing of the Guard: Israel at the Outset of the Biden Era,” INSS, Vember 7, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/biden-era/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20No.%201400

Jessica Halfin, “How the humble pita went through a gourmet makeover,” Israel21c, November 5, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/how-the-humble-pita-has-gone-through-a-gourmet-makeover/

Heritage Foundation Staff, “Israel: Economic Freedom Score,” Heritage Foundation, November 2020. https://www.heritage.org/index/country/israel?version=688 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Haredim Trust Rabbis More Than the Health Ministry on COVID-19,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 26, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32950?ct 

Samantha Hogson, “This Israeli Tech Company Wants to Beam Music to Your Ears,” Rolling Stone, November 12, 2020. https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/noveto-soundbeaming-music-israel-technology-1089572/  

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “Large Majority Think IDF Should Manage Coronavirus Crisis,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 20, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32922

Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman, “Time for an Israeli Peace Initiative,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, November 22, 2020. https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-lerman-time-for-an-israeli-peace-initiative/ 

Yaakov Katz, “How Joe Biden as president will change Israeli politics,” Jerusalem Post, November 8, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/us-election-would-a-joe-biden-victory-change-israeli-politics-648190?utm_source=Yaakov+Katz&utm_campaign=fbae2ca539-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_05_09_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0c089b8575-fbae2ca539-16240149

Isabel Kirshner, “‘It’s Like Falling in Love:’ Israeli Entrepreneurs Welcomed in Dubai,” New York Times, November 7, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/07/world/middleeast/israel-dubai-entrepreneurs.html

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Hebrew language and Israeli culture institute opens in UAE,” Israel21c, November 29, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/hebrew-language-and-israeli-culture-institute-opens-in-uae/

Payton Knopf and Jeffrey Feltman, “Normalizing Sudan-Israel relations now is a dangerous game,” Brookings Institute, September 24, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/09/24/normalizing-sudan-israel-relations-now-is-a-dangerous-game/

Yossi Kupperwasser, “What Is Going to Change in the Middle East under Biden?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 22, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/what-is-going-to-change-in-the-middle-east-under-biden/ 

Jan Laben-Eilon, “Israel Requests Bids for New Settlement in East Jerusalem [Interview with Eli Sperling],” Atlanta Jewish Times, November 24, 2020. https://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/israel-requests-bids-for-new-settlement-in-east-jerusalem/

Tess Levy, “9 Israeli rising stars in Hollywood,” Israel21c, November 25, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/watch-for-these-9-israeli-rising-stars-in-hollywood/

Shalom Lipner, “Has Trump Been Good for Israel?” Foreign Policy, November 3, 2020. https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/03/has-trump-been-good-for-israel/

Irwin Mansdorff, “The 2020 Presidential Election: How Jewish-Americans Voted,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 16, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/the-2020-presidential-election-how-jewish-americans-voted/

Middle East Institute Staff, “The Future of Palestinian Politics under a Biden Administration [Video Webinar],” Middle East Institute/YouTube, November 17, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S7ZkKMFUuU

Jaques Neriah, “Transformations in the Middle East: Challenges for the New U.S. Administration,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 29, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/transformations-in-the-middle-east-challenges-for-the-new-u-s-administration/

Liam Pritchett, “The World’s First Lab-Grown Meat Restaurant Opens in Israel,” LiveKindly, November 10, 2020. https://www.livekindly.co/first-lab-grown-meat-restaurant/ 

Itamar Rabinovich, “The United States and Israel vs. the Syria of Bashar al-Assad: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Options,” INSS, October 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-united-states-and-israel-vs-the-syria-of-bashar-al-assad-challenges-dilemmas-and-options/

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Mohamed Anwar E. al-Sadat, Asli Aydintasbas, and David Horovitz, “America Votes, the Middle East Reacts: Views on U.S. Elections from Across the Region [Video and Transcript],” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 9, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/america-votes-the-middle-east-reacts-views-on-u.s.-elections-from-across-th 

Paul Rivlin, “Israel and the UAE: Old New Friends,” Moshe Dayan Center, November 30, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/israel-and-uae-old-new-friends

Reuven Rivlin and Robert Satloff, “Israeli President [Reuven Rivlin’s First Interview Since the U.S. Election]: Biden Should Help ‘Build Confidence’ Between Israelis, Palestinians [Video and Transcript],” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 20, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-president-biden-should-help-build-confidence-between-israelis-pales

Natan Sachs and Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Saudi-Israeli relations: The curious case of a NEOM meeting denied,” Brookings Institute, November 25, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/11/25/saudi-israeli-relations-the-curious-case-of-a-neom-meeting-denied/

Jonathan Schanzer, “How to Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East,” Pundicity, November 17, 2020. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/24745/how-to-build-upon-recent-progress-in-the-middle 

Asaf Shapira, “Comments on the Electoral Strength of the Joint Arab List,” Moshe Dayan Center, November 2, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/comments-electoral-strength-joint-arab-list

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel’s economy surges 38% in third quarter, after exit from first lockdown,” Times of Israel, November 16, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-economy-rebounds-in-third-quarter-after-exit-from-first-lockdown/

Ken Stein, “From Balfour to Begin 1917-1977,” Center for Israel Education, November 19, 2020. https://israeled.org/from-balfour-to-begin-1917-1977/

Ken Stein, “Sadat’s Leadership: Lessons for the Palestinians,” Center for Israel Education, November 25, 2020. https://israeled.org/sadats-leadership-lessons-for-the-palestinians/

Ken Stein and Michael Jacobs, “Yitzhak Rabin: Israel Leadership in a Lifetime,” Center for Israel Education, November 2, 2020. https://israeled.org/yitzhak-rabin-israel-leadership-in-a-lifetime/

Jessica Steinberg, “‘We Got This’ is rallying cry of new Static song [produced by group of Israeli pop stars] for COVID-19,” Times of Israel, November 26, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/we-got-this-is-rallying-cry-of-new-static-song-for-covid-19/

Times of Israel Staff, “Legal pressure mounts on government to pass budget as elections loom,” Times of Israel, November 29, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/legal-pressure-mounts-on-government-to-pass-budget-as-elections-loom/ 

Idan Zonshine, “Israeli researchers create AI capable of writing personalized jazz solos,” Jerusalem Post, November 10, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/jpost-tech/israeli-researchers-create-ai-capable-of-writing-personalized-jazz-solos-648694


#92 Contemporary Readings, October 2020

November 2, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

AFP, “‘Hello you;’ Joint Israeli-UAE song becomes a YouTube hit,” Times of Israel, October 18, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/hello-you-joint-israeli-uae-song-becomes-a-youtube-hit/

Gabriel Andrade, “Iran’s Advances in Latin America,” Middle East Forum, Fall 2020. https://www.meforum.org/61462/iran-advances-in-latin-america 

Naama Barak, “L’Chaim! Second-ever Israeli Master of Wine appointed,” Israel21c, October 15, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/lchaim-second-ever-israeli-master-of-wine-appointed/

Rina Bassit, “Israel-Turkey inch closer in trade, culture,” al-Monitor, October 22, 2020. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/10/israel-turkey-mavi-marmara-flotilla-recep-tayyip-erdogan.html 

Uri Berkovitz, “The Israeli startup that won an Emmy,” Globes, October 22, 2020. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-the-israeli-startup-that-won-an-emmy-1001346794 

Hannah Brown, “Gal Gadot replaces Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in clip,” Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/clip-shows-gal-gadot-replacing-elizabeth-taylor-as-cleopatra-646412

Hagay Cohen, “Economy Attaché: Israelis, Chinese closing deals online amid COVID-19,” Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/economy-attaché-israelis-chinese-closing-deals-online-amid-covid-19-646451

James M. Dorsey, “Will They Or Won’t They? Saudi Recognition of Israel Is the $64,000 Question ,” BESA Center, October 7, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/will-they-or-wont-they-saudi-recognition-of-israel-is-the-64000-question/

Zoltan Egeresi, “How the Abraham Accords affected the Turkish Foreign Policy?” Dayan Center, October 15, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/how-abraham-accords-affected-turkish-foreign-policy 

Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, “A Conversation with Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud,” Washington institute for Near East Policy , October 15, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-conversation-with-foreign-minister-prince-faisal-bin-farhan-al-saud 

Alex Fishman, “Gaza power plan could electrify Mideast peace efforts,” Ynet News, October 30, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJtDYbvOw

Shuki Friedman, Ultra-Orthodox Non-Compliance Rests on Fear,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 26, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32725

Oded Granot, “How Sudan’s wall of hostility crumbled- Sudan’s Leaders had to overcome three obstructions that threatened to suffocate and ruin the vast country,” Israel Hayom, October 26, 2020. https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/how-sudans-wall-of-hostility-crumbled/

Yoel Guzansky, “Saudi Arabia and Normalization with Israel,” INSS, October 29, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/saudia-israel-normalization/ 

Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya, “Arab Students at Higher Risk – Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 10, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32628   

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Majority Think 2nd Lockdown was Politically Motivated,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 19, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32694 

Adam Hoffman, “Gulf citizens against normalization: Reactions to Israel’s normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain,” Dayan Center, September 30, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/gulf-citizens-against-normalization-reactions-israels-normalization-agreements-uae-and

Oliver Holmes, “Iranian musicians help out in secret on Israeli singer’s new record,” The Guardian, October 8, 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/08/iranian-musicians-help-out-in-secret-on-israeli-singers-new-record

Israel Democracy Institute, “25 Years After the Assassination of PM Yitzhak Rabin – Survey on Incitement,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 14, 2020.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32615

Yaakov Katz, “If Israel’s leadership was responsible it would look after everyone,” Jerusalem Post, October 8, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israels-leadership-has-been-severely-irresponsible-645096 

Abigail Klein Leichmann, “Why the UAE is looking to Israel to secure its food supplies,” Israel21c, October 19, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/why-the-uae-is-looking-to-israel-to-secure-its-food-supplies/ 

Haim Koren, “Sudan and Israel: An Era of Change,” BESA Center, October 26, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/sudan-israel-change/

Yaakov Lapin, “The IDF in the Shadow of the Pandemic,” BESA Center, October 22, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-pandemic-idf/ 

Cody Levine, “Majority of Israelis prefer Donald Trump over Joe Biden – poll,” Jerusalem Post, October 14, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/majority-of-israelis-prefer-donald-trump-over-joe-biden-poll-645493

Dov Lieber, “Israel Confronts Revolt as Ultraorthodox Defy Covid-19 Public-Health Rules,” Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2020. https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-confronts-revolt-as-ultraorthodox-defy-covid-public-health-rules-11603369369 

David Makovsky, “Lessons of the UAE Breakthrough: How We Got Here, and Why the U.S. Role Remains Central,” Washington Institute for Middle East Policy, August 17, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/lessons-of-the-uae-breakthrough-how-we-got-here-and-why-the-u.s.-role-remai

David Makovsky, Basia Rosenbaum, and David Patkin, “Israel Expands West Bank Settler Units: Where Demography meets Geography,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 30, 2020. https://outlook.office.com/mail/inbox/id/AAQkAGNjNzYyMmMyLTk1MDMtNDI0My04NzMyLTg4NzUwMWU4MjIxYQAQAEBFI8RaU%2FFJthB45a51QIM%3D

David Makovsky, Itamar Rabinovich, Yuval Rabin, and Dennis Ross, “Yitzhak Rabin’s Journey from War Hero to Peacemaker,” Washington Institute for Near East Peace, September 23, 2020. https://shows.acast.com/decision-points/episodes/yitzhak-rabins-journey-from-war-hero-to-peacemaker

Michael Milstein, “Ten Years Since “The Arab Spring” Dispair Has Not Become More Comfortable,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 27, 2020.

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/arab-spring-despair-comfortable

Mansour al-Nogaidan, “The Rise of the UAE and the Meaning of MBZ,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 15, 2020.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/rise-the-uae-meaning-mbz

Nour Odeh, Shibley Telhami, Mouin Rabbani, and Khalil Jahshan, “Palestine and the Arab World: A relationship in Crisis,” Brookings Institute, August 27, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj-MPJg4eSY

Colin Price, “Climate Change and Israel’s National Security,” INSS, October 29, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/climate-change-and-israel/ 

Eyal Proper, “Autumn Chills: Israel-China Relations and the Normalization Agreements with the Gulf States,” INSS, October 12, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/china-abraham-accords/?offset=8&posts=1398&type=399 

Rami Rayess, “Lebanon will benefit from fixing its maritime border with Israel,” al-Arabiya English, October 2, 2020. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/10/02/Lebanon-will-benefit-from-fixing-its-maritime-border-with-Israel

Jennifer Roskies, “Anti-Israel Claims of Ethnic Cleansing Have No Place in a Student Paper – or Anywhere,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 30, 2020. https://jcpa.org/anti-israel-claims-of-ethnic-cleansing-have-no-place-in-a-student-paper-or-anywhere/ 

Dan Senor, “Podcast: Dan Senor with an Update on Israel’s Economy in 2020,” Mosaic Magazine, October 2, 2020. https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/israel-zionism/2020/10/podcast-dan-senor-with-an-update-on-israels-economy-in-2020/

Joel Singer, “Constructive Ambiguity in Middle East Peacemaking,” JoelSinger.com, October 15, 2020. https://www.joelsinger.org/constructive-ambiguity-in-middle-east-peacemaking/

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel losing ‘Startup Nation’ image, needs rebranding, study shows,” Times of Israel, October 29, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-losing-startup-nation-image-needs-rebranding-study-shows/

Daniel Staetsky and Sergio DellaPergola, “Jews in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: Population trends and estimates,” Institute for Jewish Policy Research, October 21, 2020. https://www.jpr.org.uk/publication?id=17623

Murray Stassen, “Meytal Shevach Appointed A&R Manager at Universal Music Israel,” Music Business Worldwide, October 6, 2020. https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/meytal-shevach-appointed-ar-manager-at-universal-music-israel/ 

Ken Stein, “Interviews with Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan on Arab world and Palestinian leaders,” Center for Israel Education, October 2020. https://israeled.org/interviews-with-saudi-prince-bandar-bin-sultan-on-arab-world-and-palestinian-leaders/ 

Ken Stein, “Israel-Indo Asian Relations,” Center for Israel Education, October 26, 2020. https://israeled.org/israel-indo-asia-relations/

Jessica Steinberg, “In time for lockdown, Cinematheque puts film history treasure trove online,” Times of Israel, October 2, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-time-for-lockdown-cinematheque-puts-film-history-treasure-trove-online/

Itai Stern, “Actor Yehuda Barkan, Star of Israeli Cinema Classics, Dies of Coronavirus at 75,” Haaretz, October 25, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-actor-yehuda-barkan-star-of-israeli-cinema-classics-dies-of-coronavirus-at-75-1.9261696

Strobe Talbot, Martin Indyk, Marwan Muasher, Itamar Rabinovich,) “The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin- 25 Years Later,” Council on Foreign Relations, October 30, 2020. https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/how-sudans-wall-of-hostility-crumbled/

Yohana Tzoreff, Kobi Michael, “A Discussion at INSS on Hamas Fatah Reconciliation Efforts, INSS, October 15, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hamas-fatah-reconciliation/

Alix Wall, “Eden Grinshpan, the other Jewish Top Chef judge, celebrates Israeli food,” The Forward, October 6, 2020. https://forward.com/food/455957/eden-grinshpan-the-other-jewish-top-chef-judge-celebrates-israeli-food/ 

Ehud Yaari, “The Sudan Agreement: Implications of Another Arab-Israel Milestone,” Washington institute for Near East Policy, October 26, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-sudan-agreement-implications-of-another-arab-israel-milestone

Mor Yahalom, “The Coronavirus Crisis: Recommendations for Israel by Team of Experts Led by Lt. Gen. (ret.) Gadi Eisenkot,” INSS, October 20, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/y6qbcjwu 


#91 Contemporary Readings, September 2020

September 30, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Arabs: “Palestinians Repeat the Same Mistakes,”” Gatestone Institute, September 21, 2020. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16523/arabs-palestinians-mistakes

Rafael Ahren, “A kosher banquet and a paradigm change: UAE signals this will be a warm peace,” Times of Israel, September 1, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-kosher-banquet-and-a-paradigm-change-uae-signals-this-will-be-a-warm-peace/

Al-Monitor Staff, “Arab League refuses to back Palestinians in rebuke of Israel-UAE deal,” Al-Monitor, September 9, 2020. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/arab-league-palestinian-uae-israel-normalization-condemn.html#ixzz6YaHy4AsH

Ghaith al-Omari, “Jordan on Schedule for Elections, But Concerns Persist,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy Policy, September 29, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordan-on-schedule-for-elections-but-concerns-persist

Douglas Altabef, “All eyes might be on the Temple Mount after the UAE-Israel deal,” Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2020. https://m.jpost.com/opinion/all-eyes-might-be-on-the-temple-mount-after-the-uae-israel-deal-643672/amp 

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan and Yarden Kedar, “Israelis in the Labor Force in Times of Corona,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 16, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32289

Alan Baker, “What Was in the Abraham Accords Signed in Washington?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 24, 2020. https://jcpa.org/what-was-signed-in-the-abraham-accords-signed-in-washington/

Naama Barak, “Explore a new treasure trove of Israeli films old and new,” Israel21c, September 29, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/explore-a-new-treasure-trove-of-israeli-films-old-and-new/

BESA Center Staff, “The Israel-UAE Peace: A Preliminary Assessment,” BESA Center September 21, 2020. https://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/israel-uae-peace-assessment/

BICOM Staff, “The 5th Netanyahu Government: An Interim Report,” Britain Israel Communications and Research Center, September 2020. https://www.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BICOM-Briefing-_-5th-Netanyahu-Govt-FINAL-PDF_10-September.pdf

Center for Israel Education, “[Video Panel of Four Experts] American Jews and the 2020 Election—Context and Consequences,” Center for Israel Education, September 3, 2020. https://israeled.org/american-jews-and-the-2020-election-context-and-consequences/ 

Edy Cohen and Dr. Frank Musmar, “The Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Is a Result of the Israel-UAE Agreement,” BESA Center, September 16, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/serbia-kosovo-israel-uae/

Daniel DePetris, “Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Perspective Could Impact the Saudi Peace Plan,” The National Interest, September 28, 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/joe-biden’s-foreign-policy-perspective-could-impact-saudi-peace-plan-169734 

James Dorsey, “Rejiggering Gulf Security: China’s Game of Shadow Boxing,” BESA Center, September 4, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/china-gulf-security/

Itamar Eichner, “Israeli cover of Emirati hit [song] earns fans across Arab world,” Ynet News, August 29, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/culture/article/r13u0Dl8w

Shmuel Evan, “The Israeli Economy on the Eve of the Second Lockdown: A Strategic Outline for the Future,” INSS, September 17, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-economy-after-lockdown/

Dina Ezzat, “Interview: Peace deal ‘a definite game changer’, says Mideast diplomat,” Al-Ahram Online, September 19, 2020. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/383406/World/Region/Interview-Peace-deal-‘a-definite-game-changer’,-sa.aspx

Sharon Feiereisen, “The Story of [Israeli artist Pesach Slabosky] Pesach—the double entendre exhibition in September,” Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/the-story-of-pesach-the-double-entendre-exhibition-in-september-640954

Shuki Friedman, “Israeli Tribalism Will Be the Death of Us,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 14, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32484

Renee Ghert-Zand, “Kosher Diva debuts new ‘Mizrahified’ version of hit Mameloshen song,” Times of Israel, September 9, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/kosher-diva-debuts-new-mizrahified-mammeloshen-song-once-beloved-by-nazis/

Elizabeth Gibney, “Israel–Arab peace accord fuels hope for surge in scientific collaboration,” Nature Magazine, September 21, 2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02688-5

Tamar Herman, “Most Israelis Support Suspending Demonstrations as Part of Lockdown,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 23, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32543

Robert D. Kaplan, “The Middle East’s New Map,” The National Interest,” September 24, 2020. 

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/middle-east%E2%80%99s-new-map-169503

Frank Kane, “al-Habtoor [Dubai-based hotel and motor conglomerate] joins Israeli tech firm on ‘robo-taxi’ plan,” Arab News, September 23, 2020. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1739006/business-economy

Elsa Kesklassy, “Boaz Yakin ‘s Dance Drama ‘Aviva’ Sells to Israel, Latin America For Alief Film Company (EXCLUSIVE),” Variety, September 19, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/film/global/aviva-israel-latin-america-alief-film-company-1234775661/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli disaster medicine expert aiding refugees in Greece,” Israe21c, September 24, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-disaster-medicine-expert-aiding-refugees-in-greece/   

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Scientists grow fresh dates from a 6th BCE seed,” Israe21c, September 21, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/scientists-grow-fresh-dates-from-a-6th-bce-seed/  

Ben Lynfeld, “[Israeli Musician] Arkadi Duchin sets his sights on Abu Dhabi,” Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/arkadi-duchin-sets-his-sites-on-abu-dhabi-643524 

David Makovsky, “How the Abraham Accords Look Forward, Not Back,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 16, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-abraham-accords-look-forward-not-back

MEMRI Staff, “Arabs Attack Palestinian Leadership Following Its Harsh Denouncement Of UAE-Israel Normalization Agreement: The Palestinian Cause Is Defunct,” MEMRI, September 14, 2020. https://www.memri.org/reports/arabs-attack-palestinian-leadership-following-its-harsh-denouncement-uae-israel

Same Menassa, “Palestine Between Practices of the Past, Vision for the Future,” Al-Shaq al-Awsat, September 21, 2020. https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2520866/sam-menassa/palestine-between-practices-past-vision-future

Salah Nasrawi, “‘Land for peace:’ Bye-bye Arab Peace Initiative,” Al-Ahram Online, September 15, 2020. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/381161/AlAhram-Weekly/World/Land-for-peace-Byebye-Arab-Peace-Initiative.aspx 

Aaron Reich, “First-ever Israeli Art Lending Library launched at Northeastern University,” Jerusalem Post, September 9, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/first-ever-israeli-art-lending-library-launched-at-northeastern-university-641647

Bruce Riedel, “Saudi Arabia’s current state of affairs,” Brookings Institution, September 28, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/saudi-arabias-current-state-of-affairs/

Paul Rivlin, “Iran’s Battered Economy,” Moshe Dayan Center, September 16, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/irans-battered-economy

Dennis Ross, “The Middle East Is Changing. Will Palestinians Be Left Behind?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 13, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-middle-east-is-changing.-will-palestinians-be-left-behind

Frank Salameh, “The French Connection to Lebanon,” The National Interest, September 28, 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/french-connection-lebanon-169773

Allon Sinai, “Despite Covid-19 calamity, India’s economy is primed for Israeli tech,” Calcalist, September 27, 2020.  https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3851572,00.html 

Shoshanna Solomon, “Why, amid collapsing economy wracked by COVID, is the Shekel near a 12-year high?” Times of Israel, September 10, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-amid-collapsing-economy-wracked-by-covid-is-shekel-near-a-12-year-high/

Amy Spiro, “Behind the scenes of Apple TV’s new Israeli thriller ‘Tehran,’” Jewish Insider, September 22, 2020. https://jewishinsider.com/2020/09/behind-the-scenes-of-apple-tvs-new-israeli-thriller-tehran/

Mehul Srivastava, “Mossad and the movies—how Israeli spies took over our screens,” Financial Times, September 26, 2020.  https://www.ft.com/content/dff3a50d-d715-44a3-851d-e717371e9b6a

Kenneth Stein, “The Abraham Accords – US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain,” Center for Israel Education, September 27, 2020. https://israeled.org/the-abraham-accords-us-uae-israel-and-bahrain/

Jessica Steinberg, “Musicians produce album of covers for Israeli classics [fundraiser to support Israeli musicians during COVID],” Times of Israel, September 17, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/musicians-produce-album-of-covers-for-israeli-classics/

Irina Tsukerman, “From Tripoli to Tripoli, Turkey’s Real Aim Is Egypt,” BESA Center, September 8, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-target-egypt/

George N. Tzogopoulos, “The Dangerous Waters of the Mediterranean,” BESA Center, September 23, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-greece-mediterranean-danger/

Yohanan Tzoreff and Yoram Schweitzer, “A Palestinian Moment of Truth, in Light of Normalization between Israel and the UAE,” INSS, September 15, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/palestinian-leadership-meeting/?offset=2&posts=1386&type=399

Karin Wasteson, “Japanese investments in Israeli tech innovation on the rise,” Private Equity Wire UK, September 16, 2020. https://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2020/09/16/289745/japanese-investments-israeli-tech-innovation-rise

James Zogby, “Absent, but needed: A Palestinian Vision,” Al-Ahram online, September 7, 2020. 

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/379498/Opinion/Absent,-but-needed-A-Palestinian-vision.aspx


#90 Contemporary Readings, August 2020

September 2, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Al-Jazeera Staff, “Lebanon sees record-high coronavirus cases and deaths,” Al Jazeera, August 12, 2020. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/lebanon-sees-record-high-coronavirus-cases-deaths-200812063607556.html

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Thousands of Palestinians flock to Israeli beaches, restaurants,” Jerusalem Post, August 9, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/thousands-of-palestinians-flock-to-israeli-beaches-restaurants-637975

Jon B. Atlman, “The Normalization of UAE-Israel Relations,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 14, 2020. https://www.csis.org/analysis/normalization-uae-israel-relations

Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, Yarden Kedar, “Israelis in the Labor Force in Times of Corona,” Israel Democracy institute, August 16, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32289

Amb. Alan Baker, “The UN “Blacklist” of Israeli Commercial Enterprises: Should It Be Taken Seriously?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/the-un-blacklist-of-israeli-commercial-enterprises-should-it-be-taken-seriously/

Naama Barak, “Catch great Israeli plays as Gesher Theater goes digital,” Israel21c, August 3, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/catch-great-israeli-plays-as-gesher-theater-goes-digital/

Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen, “Demonstrations Yes, Prayer No,” BESA Center, August 28, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-demonstrations-prayer/

Joseph Braude and Moustaf El-Dessouki, “Arab Anti-Normalization Laws: A Regional Sketch,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 20, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/arab-anti-normalization-laws-regional-sketch

Hannah Brown, “Israeli TV show ‘Tehran’ goes global,” Jerusalem Post, August 8, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/israeli-tv-show-tehran-goes-global-637783

Barry Davis, “Hummus crosses borders across the Middle East,” Jerusalem Post, August 6, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/food-recipes/hummus-crosses-borders-across-the-middle-east-637689

Matti Friedman, “Aliens Are Protesting in Israel. They Still Can’t Beat Bibi.” New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/opinion/israel-protests.html

Yoel Guzansky and Yonanan Tzoreff, “How Gulf Arab ‘Exasperation with Endless Conflict Led to UAW-Israel Normalization, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 20, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/how-gulf-arab-exasperation-with-endless-conflict-led-to-uae-israel-normaliz\

Yoel Guzansky and Eran Segal, “All in the Family: Leadership Changes in the Gulf,” INSS, August 30, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/gulf-royal-families/

Jehab Harb, “Phased Policy Alternatives Between Reunification and Separation [Hamas and PA],” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, July 2020. http://pcpsr.org/en/node/815 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Corona Survey #11,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 19, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32338

Mustafa Hussein, “Hebrew on the Nile: The Rise of Jewish Studies in Egypt,” Haaretz, August 3, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/egypt/.premium-jewish-studies-on-the-nile-the-rise-of-hebrew-and-jewish-degrees-in-egypt-1.9042817

India Defense News, “India, Israel sign cultural agreement to further strengthen people-to-people ties,” India Defense News, August 22, 2020. www.indiandefensenews.in/2020/08/india-israel-sign-cultural-agreement-to.html

Gilead Ini, “Who’s Afraid of Israeli Food?” Commentary Magazine, August 2020. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/gilead-ini/israeli-food-antizionist-palestinians/

Gili Izkovitch, “Not the Last Dance: Preserving an Israeli Cultural Jewel in Times of Coronavirus,” Haaretz, August 20, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/life/.premium.MAGAZINE-not-the-last-dance-preserving-an-israeli-cultural-jewel-in-times-of-coronavirus-1.9087849

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Mideast meets East meets West during the global coronavirus pandemic [Israeli-Japanese film, Outside, based on Etgar Keret Story],” Jerusalem Post, August 23, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/mideast-meets-east-meets-west-during-the-global-coronavirus-pandemic-639672

Noah Joseph, “Tech Companies Draw the Auto Industry to Israel,” Car and Driver, August 8, 2020.  https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a33483705/volvo-joins-automakers-setting-up-in-israel/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “6 unexpected ways Israel and the UAE are celebrating their new ties,” Israel21c, August 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/6-unexpected-ways-israel-and-the-uae-are-celebrating-their-new-ties/

Joshua Krasna, “Tempered Euphoria On the UAE-Israel Agreement, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, August 15, 2020. https://jiss.org.il/en/krasna-tempered-euphoria-on-the-uae-israel-agreement/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The Agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 30, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/the-agreement-between-israel-and-the-united-arab-emirates/

Dauod Kuttab, “Jordan’s apparent neutrality conceals deeper discomfort with UAE-Israeli deal,” Middle East Institute, August 18, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/jordans-apparent-neutrality-conceals-deeper-discomfort-uae-israel-deal

Danny Makki, “Syria is facing a COVID-19 catastrophe,” Middle East Institute, August 6, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/syria-facing-covid-19-catastrophe

Gilad Malach, “Haredim Lose Faith in their Political Parties,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 30, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/32374 

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “Israel-UAE Normalization of Relations: At the Expense of the Palestinians?” INSS, August 23, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-uae-and-the-palestinians/

Mosaic Staff, “How Israel Became a Global Television Powerhouse,” Mosaic Magazine, August 3, 2020. https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/arts-culture/2020/08/how-israel-became-a-global-television-powerhouse/

Dhia Otay, “How Tunisia’s COVID Response Demonstrates Governmental Dysfunction,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 10, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Tunisia-COVID19-Government-Economy-Health-Care

Moshe Pearl, “Israel’s young rebels with a cause,” Ynet News, August 7, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1vMxlN11P

Paul Pillar, “The Costs of Mike Pompeo’s Partisan RNC Speech,” The National Interest, August 26, 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/costs-mike-pompeo%E2%80%99s-partisan-rnc-speech-167746

Samuel Ramani, “Russian and Chinese Views on the Israel-UAE normalization deal,” Middle East Institute, August 27, 2020.  https://www.mei.edu/publications/russian-and-chinese-views-israel-uae-normalization-deal

Haviv Rettig Gur, “Using state budget as a cudgel, Netanyahu puts his political future in the red,” Times of Israel, August 27, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/using-state-budget-as-a-cudgel-netanyahu-puts-his-political-future-in-the-red/

Amro Selim, “The MENA Region’s Water Crisis: Avoiding Potential Water Wars,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 20, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/MENA-water-crisis-scarcity-conflict-refugees

Dmitry Shufutinksy,”The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement Spells Trouble for Ankara and Tehran,” BESA Center, August 18, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-uae-deal-turkey-iran/

Sophie Shulman, Hagar Ravet, Meir Orbach, “Deals under the radar: These are the Israeli tech companies already operating in the UAE,” Calcalist, August 18, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3845539,00.html

Allon Sinai, “Bon Appétit: Ambassador says France has a large appetite for gourmet Israeli tech,” Calcalist, August 6, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3843831,00.html

Jagdish N. Singe, “Post-COVID India Must Foil China’s Designs,” BESA Center, July 31, 2020. https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1669-Post-COVID-India-and-China-Singh-final.pdf

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli chip maker Hailo to set up Tokyo unit as demand for AI tech grows,” Times of Israel, August 31, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-chip-maker-hailo-to-set-up-tokyo-unit-as-demand-for-ai-tech-grows/

Ken Stein, “Great Powers, the Middle East and the Cold War,” Center for Israel Education, August 2020. https://israeled.org/themes/great-powers-the-middle-east-and-the-cold-war/

Ken Stein, “Israel – United Arab Emirates Recognition,” Center for Israel Education, August 2020. https://israeled.org/israel-united-arab-emirates-recognition/

Guido Steinberg,  “Saudi Arabia, the pandemic and the oil: The economic crisis forces the Crown Prince to choose between a reform program and aggressive regional policy,” SWP Berlin, July 2020, https://www.swp-berlin.org/publikation/saudi-arabien-die-pandemie-und-das-oel/

Shibley Telhami, “The Biden factor in the UAE-Israel deal,” Brookings Institute, August 15, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/08/15/the-biden-factor-in-the-uae-israel-deal/

Times of Israel Staff, “Finance Ministry says it could take five years for economy to recover,” Times of Israel, August 2, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/finance-ministry-says-it-could-take-five-years-for-economy-to-recover/

Times of Israel Staff, “Israel’s confirmed virus cases surpass 90,000, but tests show downward trend,” Times of Israel, August 14, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-confirmed-virus-cases-surpass-90000-but-tests-show-downward-trend/

Naama yardeni, “In Israel, the fall from middle class to poverty can be swift,” Ynet News, August 29, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1EYoYvmv

Daniel Zisenwine, “Tunisia, Summer 2018: Challenges and Questions,” Moshe Dayan Center, August 14, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/tunisia-summer-2018-challenges-and-questions

Amitai Ziv, “For Israeli Tech, the Coronavirus Is a Threat and a Promise,” Haaretz, August 8, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-for-israeli-tech-the-coronavirus-is-a-threat-and-a-promise-1.9046926 


#89 Contemporary Readings, July 2020

July 30, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Afif Abu Much, “Israeli Arabs absent from anti-Netanyahu, COVID-19 crisis protests,” Al-Monitor, July 22, 2020. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/07/israel-arabs-benjamin-netanyahu-black-flag-protests-corona.html

Nuzha Allassad Alhuzail, “The “Gender Genie:” [Negev] Bedouin Women between the Generations,” Moshe Dayan Center, July 28, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/gender-genie-bedouin-women-between-generations

Ghaith al-Omari, Ehud Yaari, and Michael Herzog, “How the Contest to Succeed Abbas Is Shaping Palestinian Options,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 6, 2020.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-contest-to-succeed-abbass-is-shaping-palestinian-options

Lindesey Bahr, “Amos Gitai’s ‘Laila in Haifa’ among picks for Venice Film Festival,” Times of Israel, July 28, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/amos-gitais-laila-in-haifa-among-picks-for-venice-film-festival/

Na’ama Barak, “Art movement brings culture to all corners of Israel,” Israel21c, July 7, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/art-movement-brings-culture-to-all-corners-of-israel/

BESA Center Staff, “COVID-19: Crisis: Impact and Implications,” BESA Center, July 19, 2020. https://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/covid-19-implications/ 

Baruch Binah, “US Policies Toward Israel and the Middle East,” MITVIM, June 2020. https://www.mitvim.org.il/wp-content/uploads/English_-_US_Policies_towards_Israel_and_the_Middle_East_Issue_89_June_2020.pdf

Meredith Blake, “For Israeli actress Shira Haas, starring in ‘Unorthodox’ has been ‘a gift for me,'” LA Times, July 7, 2020. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-07-07/shira-haas-unorthodox-netflix

Barry Davis, “Israel’s Banai dynasty – Singing a Persian Jerusalemite tune, Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/israels-banai-dynasty-singing-a-persian-jerusalemite-tune-633543

Dan Diker, “The Alignment of BDS and Black Lives Matter: Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 16, 2020. https://jcpa.org/the-alignment-of-bds-and-black-lives-matter-implications-for-israel-and-diaspora-jewry/

Dominic Doehler, “A revolutionary new [Israeli developed] early warning system for earthquakes,” Israel21c, July 30, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/a-revolutionary-new-early-warning-system-for-earthquakes/

Michaela Domingo, “A Middle East between Pandemic and Pandemonium,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 14:1, 9-19, 2020. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23739770.2020.1769944

Mark Dubowitz, Shira Efron, Assaf Orion, Nathan Picarsic, and Jonathan Schanzer, “Chinese Investments in Israel: Understanding and Mitigating Risks [Video of Moderated Panel Discussion], INSS and Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 7, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/event/chinese-investments-in-israel/

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “COVID-19 and the Anti-Racism Movement Are Challenging Liberal Democracy,” BESA Center, July 17, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/covid19-democracy-racism/ 

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States Under Stress,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Summer 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/opeds/Henderson20200715-inFocus.pdf

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Idan Hanegev hosts Hackathon for the Negev Bedouin Community,” Jerusalem Post, July 19, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/corona-initiatives-hackathon-for-the-negev-bedouin-community-635582 

Oliver B. John, “Saudi Arabia and the outlook for OPEC+,” Middle East Institute, July 8, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/saudi-arabia-and-outlook-opec

Omer Kabir, “The shockwaves of the EU Court’s ruling on privacy standards may topple Israel’s tech sector,” Calcalist, July 19, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3840455,00.html

Omer Keilaf, “An Oasis Of Mobility Innovation: The Origins Of Israel’s Silicon Wadi,” Forbes, July 3, 2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/07/03/an-oasis-of-mobility-innovation-the-origins-of-israels-silicon-wadi/#277d628323a0

Herb Keinon, “Iran, and others, watching Israel stumble over coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-and-others-watching-israel-stumble-over-coronavirus-635708

The Medina Line, “Twin Lebanon crises force Hezbollah to shift course,” Ynet News, July 18, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJ11HmCpJv

Taylor Luck, “Why a Muslim woman safeguards Jewish history for all Moroccans,” Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2020. https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2020/0617/Why-a-Muslim-woman-safeguards-Jewish-history-for-all-Moroccans

Haddas Magen, “Covid-19 prompts Jews abroad to seek homes in Israel,” GLOBES, July 21, 2020. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-covid-19-prompts-jews-abroad-to-seek-homes-in-israel-1001336691

Judy Maltz, “Israel’s Leading Demographer [Prof. Sergio DellaPergola] Warns of post-COVID-19 Exodus by Young, Educated Israelis,” Haaretz, July 28, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-demographer-warns-of-post-pandemic-covid-19-coronavirus-exodus-israelis-1.9024614 

Maya Margit/The Medina Line, “World’s first 3D-printed ‘steak’ to hit Israeli restaurants this year,” Jerusalem Post, July 9, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/food-recipes/worlds-first-3d-printed-steak-to-hit-israeli-restaurants-this-year-633492

Guy Nardi, “Covid-19 hastens decline of Israel’s main street stores,” GLOBES, July 23, 2020. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-covid-19-hastens-decline-of-israels-main-street-stores-1001336949

Meir Orbach, “Streaming giant Deezer acquires Israeli music startup MUGO,” Calcalist—Ctech, July 2, 2020. https://secure.calcalist.co.il/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3837493,00.html

Nidal Othman, “The Story of a Restaurant during the Corona Epidemic: A Period of Crisis for Businesses in the Arab Sector,” Moshe Dayan Center, July 28, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/story-restaurant-during-corona-epidemic-period-crisis-businesses-arab-sector

David Pollock, Tamar Hermann, and Ghaith al-Omari, “Palestinians and the Two-State Solution: Hard Data on the Hardest Questions,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 28, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinians-and-the-two-state-solution-hard-data-on-the-hardest-questions

Joseph Rank and Richard Baffa “What a Biden Iran strategy might look like,” Middle East Institute, July 29, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-biden-iran-strategy-might-look

Naama Riba, “Israeli Iconography, Through the Lens of Alex Levac,” Haaretz, July 7, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-israeli-iconography-through-the-lens-of-alex-levac-1.9007258

David Rodman, “The Arab–Israeli Balance of Power before the Six Day War as Assessed by the American Intelligence Establishment,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 2020. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23739770.2020.1788248?casa_token=4ZWBNF5rleUAAAAA:ZQ0PBrZ_28kY1asE0hF14oN5w1dFy1g67swx2GCjazHmmQbvl5ovZ6YWo9zcKQ30YMGcpYBIUPCt

Joseph Rank and Richard Baffa, “What a Biden Iran strategy might look like,” Middle East Institute, July 29, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/what-biden-iran-strategy-might-look 

Maxim Reider, “Ida Haendel, master violinist and champion of Israel musicians, dies at 91,” Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/ida-haendel-master-violinist-and-champion-of-israel-musicians-dies-at-91-633870

Paul Rivlin, “Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria: sinking together?” Moshe Dayan Center, July 27, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/lebanon-iraq-and-syria-sinking-together

Bilal Y. Saab, “We Need a Better China Policy in the Middle East,” Middle East Institute, July 28, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/we-need-better-china-policy-middle-east

Itay Stern, “‘Being Unique Is Much More Than Being Pretty’: Israeli Transgender Model Dreams Big,” Haaretz, July 24, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-my-dad-sat-shiva-for-me-after-finding-out-i-transitioned-to-woman-1.9009571

Guido Steinberg, “Regional Power United Arab Emirates,” SWP berlin, July 2020.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/regional-power-united-arab-emirates/

Jessica Steinberg, “An Israeli-created culinary streaming platform hopes to become Netflix for cooks,” Times of Israel, July 27, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/an-israeli-created-culinary-streaming-platform-hopes-to-become-netflix-for-cooks/

David Tereshchuk, “Arab-Israeli orchestra celebrates 20 years of harmony [includes video],” PBS News Hour, July 4, 2020. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/arab-israeli-orchestra-celebrates-20-years-of-harmony

Tzach Yoked, “The Rival Iraqi Jewish Clans Who Changed the Face of Shanghai,” Haaretz, July 16, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-rival-iraqi-jewish-clans-who-changed-the-face-of-shanghai-1.8999365 

Steve Zerobnick, “Cycling is having a moment in Israel,” Israel21c, July 22, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/cycling-is-having-a-moment-in-israel/

Rachel Wacks, “Israelis turning watermelon waste into fuel of the future,” Ynet news/ZAVIT Environment and Science News Agency, July 25, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/environment/article/ry624mvgD 


#88 Contemporary Readings, June 2020

July 2, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Staff in collaboration with the Moshe Dayan Center, “The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/coronavirus-middle-east-state-and-society-time-crisis

Nirit Anderman, “The Israeli Version of Netflix: ‘There Are a Lot of “Faudas” Out There,'” Haaretz, July 1, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/life/television/.premium-the-israeli-version-of-netflix-there-are-a-lot-of-faudas-out-there-1.8962427

Naama Barak, “Chill to the sound of Israeli singers’ personal playlists,” Israel21c, June 11, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/chill-to-the-sound-of-israeli-singers-personal-playlists/

Amiram Barkat, “OECD sees Israel’s economy shrinking 6.2% in 2020,” Globes, June 10, 2020. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-oecd-sees-israels-economy-shrinking-by-62-in-2020-1001331877

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Conflict Breaks Out Between the Iraqi Government and Pro-Iranian Militias,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 30, 2020. https://jcpa.org/conflict-breaks-out-between-the-iraqi-government-and-pro-iranian-militias/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Nepotism in the Palestinian Authority Angers the Public,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,’ June 24, 2020. https://jcpa.org/nepotism-in-the-palestinian-authority-angers-the-public/

Joy Bernard, “Locked down? Open up to… eclectic singer-songwriter Riff Cohen,” Times of Israel, June 7, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/locked-down-open-up-to-eclectic-singer-songwriter-riff-cohen/

Hannah Brown, “Israeli films included in Cannes official lineup,” Jerusalem Post, June 3, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/israeli-films-included-in-cannes-official-lineup-630210

Giora Eiland, “Annexation must wait,” Y-Net News, June 14, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkGRwd7aI

Donna Rachel Edmunds, “Israeli Study Points to Nicotine As A Potential Therapeutic for COVID-19,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/more-studies-point-to-nicotine-as-a-potential-therapeutic-for-covid-19-630576

ET Now Staff, “Israeli music fans get unique live experience with KLANG,” Entertainment Technology Now, June 2020. www.etnow.com/news/2020/6/israeli-music-fans-get-unique-live-experience-with-klang 

Joel Fishman and Yossi Kuperwasser, “Willful Blindness and the Mistake of Underestimation: The Oslo Gamble,” National Resilience, Politics and Society, Spring 2020. https://www.ariel.ac.il/wp/nrps/wp-content/uploads/sites/145/2020/06/Fishman-and-Kuperwasser.pdf

Renne Ghert-Zand, “Israeli short animated film on historic ‘Cinema Rex’ wins international award,” Times of Israel, June 24, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-short-animated-film-on-historic-cinema-rex-wins-international-award/

Yoel Guzansky, “Israel, the Gulf States, and Annexation,” INSS, June 23, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-the-gulf-states-and-the-annexation/

Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, “Israel Inaugurates First ‘Blue-and-White’ COVID-19 Mask Production Line,” Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-inaugurates-first-blue-and-white-covid-19-masks-production-line-630597

Susan Jung, “Why there is more to Israeli cuisine than falafal, hummus and shakshuka,” South China Morning Post, June 8, 2020. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3087335/why-there-more-israeli-cuisine-falafal-hummus

Yossi Klein Halevi, “A plea to Gantz, Ashkenazi: Israel and its friends need you to block annexation, Times of Israel, June 14, 2020.

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-plea-to-gantz-ashkenazi-israel-and-its-friends-need-you-to-block-annexation/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Meet the Israeli king of US college tennis,” Israel21c, June 21, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/meet-the-israeli-king-of-us-college-tennis/

Haaretz Staff, “Coronavirus Israel Live: Israel Tops 20,000 Confirmed Cases,” Haaretz, June 19, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/coronavirus-israel-live-new-hot-spots-emerging-in-south-tel-aviv-jaffa-1.8921483 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “Israel Voice Index: Half of Israelis Favor Applying Sovereignty,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 3, 2020.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31733

INSS Staff, “Annexation or Separation? [A Series of Articles],” INSS, June 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/subjects_tags/AnnexationorSeparation/

Zachary Keyser, “Israeli AI Firm that Offers Early COVID-19 Detection Receives FDA Approval,” Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-medtech-firm-specializing-in-early-detection-of-covid-19-receives-fda-approval-631752

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman and Professor Efraim Inbar, “Phased Territorial Implementation of the Trump Peace Plan,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 31, 2020. https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-inbar-phased-implementation-of-trump-peace-plan/

David Makovsky, Basia Rosenbaum and Lauren Morganbesser, “Mapping West Bank Annexation: Territorial and Political Uncertainties,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 15, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/mapping-west-bank-annexation-territorial-and-political-uncertainties

David Makovsky, Ghaith al-Omari, Dana Stroul, and Dennis Ross, “Israeli Annexation in the West Bank? Scenarios and Implications,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 23, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-annexation-in-the-west-bank-scenarios-and-implications

Maayan Manel, “Survey finds Israeli tech workers taking Covid-19 salary cuts on the chin,” Calcalist, June 26, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3835937,00.html

Salai Meridor, “Is annexation really good for the Jews?” Ynet News, June 17, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/By3QUIw6L

Aaron Miller, “What Annexation Would Really Mean for Middle East Peace Benjamin Netanyahu Is Ready to Bury the Two-State Solution,” Foreign Affairs, June 30, 2020. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2020-06-30/what-annexation-would-really-mean-middle-east-peace

Joshua Mitnick, “Why the U.S. Can’t Get Israel to Break Up With China,” Forbes, June 16, 2020. https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/16/us-israel-china-deals/

Yousef Al Otaibi, “Annexation will be a serious setback for better relations with the Arab world,” Ynet News, June 6, 2020.

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/H1Gu1ceTL

Joel Parker, “The Boomerang Effect: How Syria Brought down Lebanon, which is bringing down Syria,” The Moshe Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, June 28, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/boomerang-effect-how-syria-brought-down-lebanon-which-bringing-down-syria

Ed Power, “How Israel became a global power in television,” The Sydney Morning Review, June 3, 2020. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/how-israel-became-a-global-power-in-television-20200602-p54yn0.html

Itamar Rabinovich, “We Have No role But to Bear Witness (Syrian Art and Culture decline),” Tel Aviv Notes, The Moshe Dayan Center, June 30, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/we-have-no-role-bear-witness

Robert Satloff, “I’m an ardent Zionist. But Israel’s annexation makes no sense,” Washington Post, June 25, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/im-an-ardent-zionist-but-israels-annexation-makes-no-sense/2020/06/25/f949e6a4-b59e-11ea-a8da-693df3d7674a_story.html

Robert Satloff, “Wrestling with Annexation The Elusive Search for a Policy Rationale,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 2020.

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyNote82-Satloff.pdf

Roy Schulman, “COVID-19 and the Post-Truth Age: The Role of Facts in Public Policy | Summary of an Online International Conference,” INSS, June 15, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-and-post-truth-seminar/ 

Lt. Col (ret.) Michael Segall, “Iran’s President Rouhani: Coronavirus Will be Here for a Long Time,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 8, 2020. https://jcpa.org/irans-president-rouhani-coronavirus-will-be-here-for-a-long-time/ 

Joel Singer, “Israeli West Bank Annexation – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” Joel Singer.com, June 8, 2020. https://www.joelsinger.org/israeli-west-bank-annexation-answers-to-frequently-asked-questions/

Ken Stein, “The Impact of Covid-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Studies: A Curated Reading List (Updated – June 19, 2020),” Center for Israel Education, June 19, 2020. https://israeled.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-middle-eastern-and-north-african-states-a-curated-reading-list/

Gil Murciano, “Unpacking the Global Campaign to Delegitimize Israel,” SWP Berlin, June 2020. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/unpacking-the-global-campaign-to-delegitimize-israel/

Rosella Tercatin, “Why dance? From prehistory to the Bible, scholar offers answers,” Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/why-dance-from-prehistory-to-the-bible-scholar-offers-answers-631134

Ishaan Tharoor, “For Israel, annexation is saying the quiet part loud,” Washington Post, June 16, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/06/16/israel-annexation-is-saying-quiet-part-loud/

Fareed Zakaria, “[Video] On GPS: Israel’s Annexation Plans,” CNN, June 21, 2020. https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/06/21/exp-gps-0621-olmert-annexation.cnn

Isa Zweiback, “Eating authentic Israeli hummus in New Orleans,” Israel21c, June 8, 2020.  https://www.israel21c.org/tals-hummus-authentic-israeli-food-in-new-orleans/

Benjamin Weinthal, “Ex-Israeli ambassador discloses ground-breaking research on Damascus Jews,” Jerusalem Post, June 21, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/ex-israeli-ambassador-discloses-ground-breaking-research-on-damascus-jews-632191


#87 Contemporary Readings, May 2020

June 8, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Ahmad Agbaria, “Arab Citizens are Not the Problem: How the 2020 Election Might Redefine the Israeli Political Landscape,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 31, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/arab-citizens-are-not-problem-how-2020-election-might-redefine-israeli-political-landscape

Raphael Ahren, “Lots of Bark, Some Actual Bite? How the World Will React to West Bank Annexation,” The Times of Israel, April 30, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/lots-of-bark-some-actual-bite-how-the-world-will-react-to-west-bank-annexation/

Alan Baker, “Can Jordan Revoke its Peace Treaty with Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 19, 2020, https://jcpa.org/can-jordan-revoke-its-peace-treaty-with-israel/

Alan Baker, “Abbas’s Latest Tantrum: Is He Cutting Off His Nose to Spite His Face?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 27, 2020. https://jcpa.org/abbass-latest-tantrum-is-he-cutting-off-his-nose-to-spite-his-face/

Naama Barak, “Jerusalem Writers Festival Goes Digital, and It’s Awesome,” Israel21c, May 10, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/jerusalem-writers-festival-goes-digital-and-its-awesome/

“BICOM Briefing: The New National Unity Government,” BICOM, May 18, 2020. http://www.bicom.org.uk/analysis/the-new-national-unity-government/

Hannah Brown, “Movies Get Creative during Coronavirus Lockdown,” The Jerusalem Post, June 4, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/movies-get-creative-during-coronavirus-lockdown-630323

Emily Burack, “Israeli Musician DOV Is Telling Queer Stories through Gentle Electronica,” The Times of Israel, May 30, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-musician-dov-is-telling-queer-stories-through-gentle-electronica/

Steven A. Cook, “The United States Doesn’t Get Israel Anymore,” Foreign Policy, May 8. 2020. https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/08/united-states-doesnt-understand-israel-anymore-west-bank-annexation/

Candice Chung, “Feels like Home: How an Israeli Family Stew Became ‘the Best Potato You’ve Ever Had,’” SBS, May 13, 2020. https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2020/05/12/feels-home-how-israeli-family-stew-became-best-potato-youve-ever-had

Congressional Research Service, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, Updated May 18, 2020. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44245

Congressional Research Service, “Israel and the Palestinians: Chronology of a Two-State Solution,” Congressional Research Service, November 20, 2019. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11237

Mohammed S. Dajani, “How Should the PA Respond to the U.S.-Israeli Annexation Plan?” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 27, 2018. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Annexation-Israel-West-Bank-Jerusalem-PA-Palestinians

Udi Dekel, Lia Moran-Gilad, and Anat Kurz, “Annexation under the Auspices of the Coronavirus,” INSS, May 3, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-coronavirus-and-the-annexation/

Udi Dekel and Noa Shusterman, “Israel’s Policy Toward the Gaza Strip: Strategic Alternatives,” The Institute for National Security Studies, April 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israels-policy-towards-gaza/

Diehl, Jackson, “Trump now has the power to forever alter Israel’s character,” Washington Post, April 26, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/israel-has-handed-trump-the-power-to-destroy-the-prospect-of-a-two-state-solution/2020/04/26/862edea6-8581-11ea-878a-86477a724bdb_story.html

Dan Diker, “Mahmoud Abbas’ Strategy of Selective Compliance,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 1, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/mahmoud-abbas-strategy-of-selective-compliance/

Eckstein, Zvi, Avihai Lifshitz, and Sarit Menachem-Carmi, “A Growth Strategy for the Israeli Economy,” Brookings, April 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FP_20200407_israel_economy.pdf

Noura Erakat, “Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land will be the result of U.S. policy, not a betrayal of it,” Washington Post, May 19, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/19/israels-annexation-palestinian-land-will-be-result-us-policy-not-betrayal-it/

Oded Eran and Shimon Stein, “Israel’s Foreign Policy in the Post-COVID-19 Era,” INSS, May 13, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/foreign-policy-in-time-of-corona/

Daniel Estrin, “What To Know As Israel’s Netanyahu Goes On Trial For Corruption Charges,” NPR, May 23, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/23/860166840/what-to-know-as-israels-netanyahu-goes-on-trial-for-corruption-charges

Gordon, Nimrod, “Israel should look to EU before West Bank Annexation,” Ynet News,  May 13, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hy0RDHtcI

Judah Ari Gross, “Defense Officials: Iran Pulling out of Syria as Israel Pummels Its Forces There,” The Times of Israel, May 5, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/defense-officials-iran-pulling-out-of-syria-as-israel-pummels-its-forces-there/

Prof. Tamar Hermann and Dr. Or Anabi, “Half of Israelis Favor Applying Sovereignty,” The Israel Democracy Institute, June 3, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31733?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_5_21_2020_22_5_COPY_01

David Horovitz, “As a Serving PM in the Dock, Netanyahu Takes Israel into Berlusconi Territory,” The Times of Israel, May 23, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-a-serving-prime-minister-in-the-dock-netanyahu-enters-berlusconi-territory/

Ron Huldai, “Wanted: Proper Healthcare and Education Services,” Ynet News. May 14, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1eK1A55U

Michael Korach and Maya Choshen, “Jerusalem Facts and Trends—2020 At a Glimpse,Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, 2020. https://jerusaleminstitute.org.il/en/publications/jerusalem-facts-and-trends-2020/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “Applying Israeli Sovereignty to Parts of Judea and Samaria according to the US Peace Plan –Implications,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 21, 2020. https://jcpa.org/article/applying-israeli-sovereignty-to-parts-of-judea-and-samaria-according-to-the-u-s-peace-plan-implications/

Anat Kurz, Kobi Michael, and Gabi Siboni, “Six Days, Fifty Years: The June 1967 War and Its Aftermath,” The Institute for National Security Studies, November 2018. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/six-days-fifty-years/

Daoud Khuttab, “A Return to the Fatah way,” Middle East Institute, May 25, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/return-fatah-way

Daoud Kuttab, “Can Jordan stop Israeli Annexation?” Al-Monitor, May 5, 2020. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/05/jordan-israel-annexation-plan-jordan-valley-peace-treaty.html

Daoud Kuttab, “Trump Peace Plan Risks Upending Israel’s Treaty with Jordan,” Ynet News, May 22, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJx9VR4o8

Gilead, Amos, “Stop the madness of West Bank Annexation,” Ynet News, May 13, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/H1xQ8VYq8

Karsh, Efraim. “How San Remo Birthed the Jewish National Home,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2020. https://www.meforum.org/60748/how-san-remo-birthed-the-jewish-national-home

Abigail Klein Leichman, “During Corona, Overseas Students Prefer to Be in Israel,” Israel21c, May 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/during-corona-overseas-students-prefer-to-be-in-israel/

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman and Professor Efraim Inbar, “Phased Territorial Implementation of the Trump Peace Plan,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 31, 2020. https://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-inbar-phased-implementation-of-trump-peace-plan/

Matthew Mainen, “No Time to Annex Like the Present,” Middle East Forum, May 10, 2020. https://www.meforum.org/60869/no-time-to-annex-like-the-present

Mohamed Galal Mostafa, “Religion and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Cause, Consequence, and Cure,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 31, 2018. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/religion-and-the-israel-palestinian-conflict-cause-consequence-and-cure

Marwan Muasher, “West Bank annexation will be the end of the Israeli Jordanian Peace, Ynet News,  May 11, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ry11t6KLcI

New York Times, The Editorial Board, “Annexing the West Bank Is a Brazen Violation of International Law,” The New York Times, May 30, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/opinion/sunday/west-bank-israel-annex.html 

Mitvim, “Recommendations for Israel’s New Foreign Minister: Initial Policy Messages,” May 2020. https://www.mitvim.org.il/images/Recommendations_for_Israels_new_foreign_minister_-_May_2020.pdf

Ghaith al-Omari and Ehud Yaari, “Palestinian Politics After Abbas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinian-politics-after-abbas

Assaf Orion and Denis Thompson, “Avoiding an Epic Mistake: The Case for Continuing the U.S. Mission in Sinai,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/avoiding-an-epic-mistake-the-case-for-continuing-the-u.s.-mission-in-sinai

Daniel Pipes, “Annexing the West bank Would Hurt Israel,” Middle East Forum, May 7, 2020. https://www.meforum.org/60846/annexing-the-west-bank-would-hurt-israel 

Daniel Pipes, “A Reply to My Critics,” Middle East Forum, May 10, 2020. https://www.meforum.org/60881/a-reply-to-my-critics

Majid Rafizadeh, “Iran: The Ayatollah, Amid Coronavirus. Calls for Jihad Against the Jewish State,” Gatestone Institute, May 26, 2020. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16062/iran-khamenei-jihad-israel

Omar H. Rahman, “Years of Dereliction Has Left the PLO Facing Annexation without a Plan,” Brookings, May 26, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/05/26/years-of-dereliction-has-left-the-plo-facing-annexation-without-a-plan/

Paul Rivlin, “Coronavirus, Oil and the Middle East,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, May 25, 2020. https://dayan.org/content/coronavirus-oil-and-middle-east

Natan Sachs and Adrianna Pita, “What Does the Gantz-Netanyahu Coalition Government Mean for Israel?” Brookings, April 21, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/what-does-the-gantz-netanyahu-coalition-government-mean-for-israel/

Jeremy Sharp, “U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel,” Congressional Research Service, January 5, 2006 – August 7, 2019. https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/RL33222.html

Tobias Siegal, “U of Haifa Receives $1.15m. Donation to Support Israeli Musicians,” The Jerusalem Post, May 26, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/u-of-haifa-receives-115-m-donation-to-support-israeli-musicians-629359

Wendy Singer, “Facing Crushing COVID-19 Effects, India Could Use Israeli Innovation on Its Road to Recovery. Here’s How,” Forbes, May 31, 2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2020/05/31/covid19-coronavirus-india-agriculture-food-tech-health/#2fac07b37bf0

Ken Stein, “Israel’s Road to the June 1967 War-Timeline,” Center for Israel Education, 2020. https://israeled.org/israels-road-war-victory-1967/ 

Ken Stein, “Jerusalem Timeline,” Center for Israel Education, 2020. https://israeled.org/jerusalem-timeline/

Ken Stein, “The Arab-Israeli War of 1948—A Short History,” Center for Israel Education, 2020. https://israeled.org/the-arab-israeli-war-of-1948-a-short-history/

Jessica Steinberg, “10 Days, 20 Documentaries: Docaviv Film Festival Goes Online,” The Times of Israel, May 6, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/10-days-20-documentaries-docaviv-film-festival-goes-online/

Karin Stögner, “Intersectionality and Antisemitism—A New Approach,” Fathom Journal, May 2020. https://fathomjournal.org/intersectionality-and-antisemitism-a-new-approach/

Emily Tan, “Thousands Attend Israeli Music Festival Despite Country’s Lockdown,” Spin, May 22, 2020. https://www.spin.com/2020/05/thousands-attend-israeli-music-festival-despite-countrys-lockdown/

Rich Tenorio, “Israeli Celeb Chef in New Orleans Turns Shuttered Restaurants into Soup Kitchens,” The Times of Israel, May 10, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-celeb-chef-in-new-orleans-turns-shuttered-restaurants-into-soup-kitchens/

TOI Staff, “Netanyahu Gets Nods from Rivlin to Form Government, Seemingly Cementing Rule,” The Times of Israel, May 7, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-coalition-seemingly-set-netanyahu-gets-nod-from-rivlin-to-form-government/

Tzoreff, Yohanan, “The Palestinians and Israeli Annexation in the West Bank: Attempts at Deterrence and Calls for Help,” INSS, May 27, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-palestinians-ant-the-annexation/

Sarah Vorsanger, “Where Is Israel’s Food Industry Heading?” The Jerusalem Post, May 31, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/where-is-israeli-food-security-headed-629802

Washington Institute, “LBJ and the June 1967 War: Lessons from the American Role,” YouTube, June 1, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18smPGeiEXQ

Ben Wax, Eli Sperling, and Ken Stein, “The Impact of Covid-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Studies: A Curated Reading List,” ISMI and the Center for Israel Education, June 2, 2020. https://israeled.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-middle-eastern-and-north-african-states-a-curated-reading-list/

WAFA News Agency, “President Abbas declares end to agreements with Israel, US: turns over responsibility on occupied lands to Israel.” WAFA News Agency, May 19, 2020. http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=SHr6TEa117154132029aSHr6TE

Becca Weinberg, “From Kibbutz Gezer to MLB: Alon Leichman’s Baseball Journey,” SBNation, May 26, 2020. https://www.lookoutlanding.com/2020/5/26/21269361/from-kibbutz-gezer-to-mlb-alon-leichmans-baseball-journey


#86 Contemporary Readings, April 2020

May 8, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Algemeiner Staff, “Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Releases Virtual Passover Music Medley,” Algemeiner, April 08, 2020. https://www.algemeiner.com/2020/04/08/israel-philharmonic-orchestra-releases-virtual-passover-music-medley/

Moran Azulay, “Netanyahu and Gantz sign deal for unity government,” Ynet News, April 20, 2020. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hk2C2rsOL

Joy Bernard, “Locked down? Open up to… rising Israeli musician Oren Lavie,” Times of Israel, April 24, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/locked-down-open-up-to-rising-israeli-musician-oren-lavie/

Itai Brun, Yoel Guzansky, Daniel Rakov, Sarah J. Feuer, “Food for Thought during the Corona Crisis: Ten Potential Negative Scenarios in Israel’s Strategic Environment,” INSS, April 1, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ten-negative-scenarios/ 

CIE Staff, “A Guide for Streaming Israeli Content,” Center for Israel Education, April 2020. https://israeled.org/a-guide-for-streaming-israeli-content/

Edy Cohen, “Coronavirus and the Arab Culture of Secrecy,” BESA Center, May 1, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-arab-culture-secrecy/

Mohammed S. Dajani, “Forging a Path to Peace in The Time of Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/Peace-Coronavirus-Israel-Palestinians-COVID-19

Sophia Deboick, “Music and hedonism in Tel Aviv,” The New European, April 20, 2020. https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/sophia-deboick-on-music-and-hedonism-in-tel-aviv-1-6610519

Zvi Eckstein, Avihai Lifschitz, and Sarit Menahem-carm, “a Growth Strategy for the Israeli Economy,” Brookings Institute, April 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FP_20200407_israel_economy.pdf

Oded Eran, “A Gloomy Forecast for the Middle East following the Coronavirus Crisis,” INSS, April 22, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-coronavirus-crisis-in-the-middle-east/

Benjamin Ferrer, “Next-generation chickpea protein: Israeli start-up InnovoPro nets US$15m funding,” Food Ingredients First, April 24, 2020.  https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/next-generation-chickpea-protein-israeli-start-up-innovopro-nets-us15m-funding.html 

Matti Friedman, “The Last Remnants of the Israeli Left,” New York Times, April 27, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/opinion/labor-likud-knesset-israel.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0ChkM2x2Z0W-yCLxITDxUHc7Wpf8VbkizXu7ObYB3RtMM3GH2xZXWAOpc

Gershon Hacohen, “A Tale of Two Leaders: Netanyahu During the Coronavirus Crisis and Ben-Gurion During the War of Independence,” BESA Center, April 28, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/coronavirus-netanyahu-ben-gurion/

Tal Grinfas-David  “Zionism in Israeli Music – Activities, Ideas and Links to Resources,” Center for Israel Education, April 25, 2020. https://israeled.org/zionism-in-israeli-music-activities-ideas-and-links-to-resources/ 

Fleur Hassan Nahoum, “World powers turn to Israel for coronavirus pandemic leadership example,” Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/world-powers-turn-to-israel-for-coronavirus-pandemic-leadership-example-623399

Anne Herzberg, “UN Treaty Body Promotes BDS at Urging of Norwegian NGO,” BESA Center, April 15, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/un-treaty-body-promotes-bds-at-urging-of-norwegian-ngo/

Michael Herzog, Ghaith al-Omari, “Coronavirus on the Israeli-Palestinian Scene (Part 2): The Gaza Strip,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 1, 2020.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/coronavirus-on-the-israeli-palestinian-scene-part-2-the-gaza-strip

Tammy Hoffman, “A Moment of Reckoning for the [Israeli] Education System,” Israel democracy Institute, April 6, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31252 

Hussein Ibish, “What Arab TV Says About Evolving Attitudes Toward Israel,” Bloomberg, May 5, 2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-05/what-arab-tv-says-about-evolving-attitudes-toward-jews-and-israel

IPC Team, “Is Israel Prepared to Emerge from the Coronavirus Crisis?” IDC Herziliya, April 17, 2020. https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/insights-17-4-20-ips.aspx 

Israel21c Staff, “Join us on an intimate journey through seven decades of Israel’s history,” Israel21c, April 20, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/join-us-on-an-intimate-journey-through-seven-decades-of-israels-history/

Israel21c Staff, “Make your own homemade hummus and pita this Independence Day,” Israel21c, April 23, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/make-your-own-homemade-hummus-and-pita-this-independence-day/

Israel Kasnett, “Israel sells record $25 billion in bonds as investors show confidence in economy,” Jewish News Syndicate, April 30, 2020. https://www.jns.org/israel-sells-record-25-billion-in-bonds-as-investors-show-confidence-in-economy/

Isabel Kershner, “Passover Under Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals,” New York Times, April 7, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/world/middleeast/coronavirus-passover-israel.html

Anthony Kim, “Israel moving toward greater economic freedom – opinion,” Jerusalem Post, April 13, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-moving-toward-greater-economic-freedom-opinion-624571

Daniel Kurtzer and Maira Seeley, “The Middle East’s Evolving Security Landscape: Prospects for Regional Cooperation and US Engagement,” Istituto Affari Internazionali, May 2020. https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/middle-easts-evolving-security-landscape-prospects-regional-cooperation-and-us

Yossi Klein Halevi, “How Hebrew music made me an Israeli: 12 seminal songs for Independence Day,” Times of Israel, April 28, 2020. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-hebrew-music-made-me-an-israeli/

Yossi Klein Halevi, “Israel’s Arab Moment,” The Atlantic, April 20, 2020. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/israels-arab-moment/610918/

David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner, “Netanyahu’s Power Is Extended as Rival Accepts Israel Unity Government,” New York Times, April 22, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/world/middleeast/netanyahu-israel-government-gantz.html

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel launches ingenious zero-exposure Covid-19 test kiosks,” Israel21c, April 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/israel-launches-ingenious-zero-exposure-covid-19-test-kiosks/

Ephraim Lavie (et.al), “On the Eve of Ramadan: Arab Society in Israel and the Coronavirus,” INSS, April 23, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ramadan-in-times-of-corona/

Kevin Lim, “With COVID-19, Iran’s Dependence on China Grows,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 27, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/with-covid-19-irans-dependence-on-china-grows

Ronny Linder, “Inside the ultra-Orthodox Hospital at the Center of Israel’s Coronavirus Pandemic,” Haaretz, April 20, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-inside-the-ultra-orthodox-hospital-at-the-center-of-israel-s-coronavirus-pandemic-1.8781069 

Michael Milshtein, “Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis,” IDC Herziliya, April 17, 2020. https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/ips/pages/insights/michael-milshtein-17-4-20.aspx

Meron Rappaport, “What happened to Israel’s Labor party?” Middle East Eye, April 30, 2020. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-politics-labor-party-what-happened

Asaf Romirovsky, “The Fauda Effect: Israeli Active Defense on the Screen,” BESA Center, April 19, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/fauda-effect/

Allon Sinai, ” Insights by the Israeli Tech Sector’s Eyes and Ears in the U.S.,” Calcalist, April 24, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3810570,00.html  

Wendy Singer, “As Countries Mull Exit Strategies, COVID-19 Could Still Undermine Global Food Security: Here’s How Israel’s AgriFood-Tech Can Mitigate Future Shortages,” Forbes, April 22, 2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2020/04/26/covid19-coronavirus-agritech-food-shortage/#62d9cccf6b78

Shoshanna Solomon, “How Israeli exit strategy aims to save economy while keeping virus under control,” Times of Israel, April 13, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-israeli-exit-strategy-aims-to-save-economy-while-keeping-virus-under-control/

Eli Sperling, “Israeli/Hebrew Music Collections—Easily Accessible,” Center for Israel Education, April 2020. https://israeled.org/israeli-hebrew-music-collections-easily-accessible/

Ken Stein, “Dayenu – From Exodus to Contemporary Israel,” Center for Israel Education,   April 2020. https://israeled.org/dayenu-from-exodus-to-contemporary-israel/ 

Ken Stein, “Is Passover a Legacy Moment in Jewish History?” Center for Israel Education, April 12, 2020. https://israeled.org/is-passover-a-legacy-moment-in-jewish-history/   

Yedidia Stern, “Two Hedgehogs and a Hydra,” Israel democracy Institute, April 24, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31385 

Eyal Tsir, “Israel’s changing regional landscape in light of COVID-19,” Brookings Institute, April 17, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/04/17/israels-changing-regional-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19/

Irenen Tsukerman, “Turkey Is Building a Geopolitical Alliance Between Sunni and Shiite Islamists,” BESA Center, April 14, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-is-building-a-geopolitical-alliance-between-sunni-and-shiite-islamists/

Ofir Winter and Tzvi Lev, “Challenges to Egypt from the Coronavirus Pandemic,” INSS, April 22, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypt-coronavirus-test/

Aaron Y. Zelin and Oula A. Alrifai, “Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 1, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/syrias-three-governments-confront-the-coronavirus 


#85 Contemporary Readings, March 2020

April 13, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Or Anabi and Prof. Tamar Hermann, “76% of Israelis are Afraid of Getting Coronavirus,” The Israel Democracy Institute, March 31, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31155

Tony Badran, “Crisis of the Iranian Order,” Hoover Institution: The Caravan Issue, March 10, 2020. https://www.hoover.org/research/crisis-iranian-order

Benny Begin, “Why Abbas Rejects Trump’s Deal (And Any Other Deal with Israel),” Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd., March 6, 2020. https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-why-abbas-rejects-trump-s-deal-and-any-other-deal-with-israel-1.8633745

Laura Brehaut, “In Sababa, Adeena Sussman Showcases the Dazzling Warmth of Israeli Food,” Windsor Star, April 2, 2020. https://windsorstar.com/life/food/in-sababa-adeena-sussman-showcases-the-dazzling-warmth-of-israeli-food/wcm/87075a43-344d-4d6d-8c16-528e6bcbd166/ 

Hannah Brown, “Amid Coronavirus Cancellations, Local Shows Will Go on- Online,” The Jerusalem Post, March 15, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/amid-coronavirus-cancellations-local-shows-will-go-on-online-621056

Itai Brun and Sarah J. Feuer, “The Calm before the Storm? Coping with Corona in the Middle East,” INSS, March 26, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-in-the-middle-east/

Itai Brun, Yoel Guzansky, Daniel Rakov and Sarah J. Feuer, “Food for Thought during the Corona Virus: Ten Potential Negative Scenarios in Israel’s Strategic Environment,” INSS, April 1, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/ten-negative-scenarios/

Brian Clark, “Perpetual Chaos: Why the Middle East Has Been Marred by America’s Presence,” The National Interest, March 4, 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/perpetual-chaos-why-middle-east-has-been-marred-america’s-presence-129602

Anthony H. Cordesman, “Iran and the Changing Military Balance in the Gulf- Net Assessment Indicators,” Center for Strategic & International Studies, March 26, 2020. https://www.csis.org/analysis/iran-and-changing-military-balance-gulf-net-assessment-indicators

Nabil Fahmy, “The Most Severe Threat (Not Enough Water) Facing MENA,” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Winter 2020. https://www.thecairoreview.com/midan/the-most-severe-threat-facing-mena/

Leehe Friedman and Dr. Gilad Malach, “Curbing the Coronavirus among the Ultra-Orthodox: Explainer,” The Israel Democracy Institute, April 2, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31199

Galia Golan, “The History of the Two-State Solution,” Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture Vol. 24 No. 1, 2019. https://pij.org/articles/1946/the-history-of-the-twostate-solution

Jessica Halfin, “Sip the Wines of the Fabulous Judean Hills Terroir,” Israel21C, March 18, 2020.  https://www.israel21c.org/sip-the-wines-of-the-fabulous-judean-hills-terroir/

Sven Herpig, Robert Morgus and Amit Sheniak, “Active Cyber Defense – A comparative study on US, Israeli and German approaches,” Adenauer Foundation (English and German), March 10, 2020. https://www.kas.de/en/analyse/-/content/active-cyber-defense-a-comparative-study-on-us-israeli-and-german-approaches-2

Tsilla Hershco, “Contradictions in France’s Fight Against Antisemitic Violence,” BESA Center, March 16, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/france-antisemitism-violence/

Tammy Hoffman, “A Moment of Reckoning for the Education System,” The Israel Democracy Institute, April 6, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/31252

House Foreign Affairs Committee, “The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis from Former U.S. Negotiators,” YouTube—2 hours, February 12, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzkJ0Tu40m8

Israel21C Staff, “In Q1/2020, Israeli High-Tech Firms Raise a Record $2.74b,” Israel21c, April 6, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/in-q1-2020-israeli-high-tech-firms-raise-a-record-2-74b/

Dina Kraft, “Lemony, Savory Fusion: Israel’s Brash Food Revolution,” The Christian Science Monitor, March 20, 2020. https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2020/0320/Lemony-savory-fusion-Israel-s-brash-food-revolution 

Yossi Kupferwasser, “Zionist Responses to the Trump Peace Plan (1): The Failure of the Old Paradigm,” Fathom Journal, February 11, 2020. https://fathomjournal.org/zionist-responses-to-the-trump-peace-plan-1-the-failure-of-the-old-paradigm/

Sarah Ladislaw, “The End of OPEC or a New Beginning?” Center for Strategic & International Studies, March 30, 2020. https://www.csis.org/analysis/end-opec-or-new-beginning 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “The Strange Story of the Rare Piano That Was Lost and Found,” Israel21C, March 22, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/the-strange-story-of-the-rare-piano-that-was-lost-and-found/

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “Benny Gantz Did the Right Thing by Putting His Country First,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 7, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/benny-gantz-did-the-right-thing-by-putting-his-country-first

Nate Mason and Jason Pack, “Could Coronavirus Lead to an Arab Spring 2.0?” Middle East Institute, March 25, 2020. https://www.mei.edu/publications/could-coronavirus-lead-arab-spring-20

Aaron David Miller, “Gulliver’s Troubles: America in a Violent and Dysfunctional Middle East,” March 9, 2020, Audio, https://israeled.org/gullivers-troubles-america-in-a-violent-and-dysfunctional-middle-east/

Aaron David Miller, “Strike Three: How a Ruling Coalition Still Eludes Israel’s Netanyahu,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 5, 2020. https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/03/05/strike-three-how-ruling-coalition-still-eludes-israel-s-netanyahu-pub-81220

Talya Minsberg, “An Israeli Mom Ranted about Online Learning, and the Internet Replied: ‘Same,’” The New York Times, March 26, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/parenting/israeli-mom-coronavirus-remote-learning.html

Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud and Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Is Israel in Democratic Decline?” Brookings, March 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/research/is-israel-in-democratic-decline/

Sari Nusseibeh, “The One-State Reality,” Tablet, March 8, 2020. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/299871/the-one-state-reality

Meir Orbach, “Tourism Crash Threatens Survival of Israeli Travel Tech Companies,” Calcalist, April 2, 2020. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3805596,00.html

Marcy Oster, “BDS Founder: An Israel-Invented Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Ok for Boycotters to Use,” The Forward, April 6, 2020. https://forward.com/fast-forward/443374/bds-founder-an-israel-invented-coronavirus-vaccine-would-be-ok-for/

Ali al-Shihabi, “Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Aramco: The end of OPEC+,” Al Arabiya English, March 15, 2020. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/03/15/The-end-of-OPEC-

Michael Singh, “U.S. Policy in the Middle East Amid Great Power Competition,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/u.s.-policy-in-the-middle-east-amid-great-power-competition

Kenneth Stein, “Using Transcripts, Interviews and Conference Proceedings to Write History,” Compilations of recollections by diplomats and politicians who worked the Arab-Israeli issue in the 1970s and 1980s, March 18, 2020, https://israeled.org/23610-2/  and https://israeled.org/16-july-1992-ken-stein-interview-with-ambassador-roy-atherton-washington-dc/

Kenneth Stein, “Zionist Land Acquisition: A Core Element in Establishing Israel,” in Michael J Cohen, The British Mandate in Palestine: A Centenary Volume, 1920-1948, Routledge, 2020, pp. 189-204. http://ismi.emory.edu/home/documents/Zionist%20Land%20Aquisition.pdf

Kristen Tauer, “Israeli Actress Shira Haas Streams into the U.S. with ‘Unorthodox,’” WWD, March 19, 2020. https://wwd.com/eye/people/shira-haas-actress-unorthodox-netlix-show-1203532073/

Tobias Von Lossow, Luca Miehe, Stephan Roll, “Nile Conflict: Compensation Rather Than Mediation, How Europeans Can Lead an Alternative Way Forward,” SWP Berlin, March 2020.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/nile-conflict-compensation-rather-than-mediation/

Luke Tress, “Bank of Israel to Buy NIS 50 Billion in Bonds to Steady Sinking Economy,” The Times of Israel, March 23, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/bank-of-israel-to-buy-nis-50-billion-in-bonds-to-steady-sinking-economy/

Shalom Salomon Wald, “China’s Rise, US Opposition, and the Implications for Israel,” The Jewish People Policy Institute Ltd., February 2020. http://jppi.org.il/new/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/China_2020E.pdf


#84 Contemporary Readings, February 2020

March 6, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Mohamed Abdelaziz, “Arab Reactions to the Trump Peace Plan: An Analysis and Recommendation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 31, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/arab-reactions-to-trumps-peace-plan-an-analysis-and-recommendation

AFP, “Israel Awaits ‘Pragmatic’ Abbas Heir, But May Be Disappointed,” Ynet, February 13, 2020.
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJAGIPG78

Sarah Amandolare, “In the Heart of Israel’s ‘Start-Up Nation,’ an Exclusive Scene Opens Up,” The New York Times, February 15, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/travel/14TelAviv-israel-technology.html

Naama Barak, “Sunny Eilat and Nice Join Forces to Become Smart Cities,” Israel21C, February 25, 2020.
https://www.israel21c.org/sunny-eilat-and-nice-join-forces-to-become-smart-cities/

Adrian Bridgwater, “How Israel Became A Technology Startup Nation,” Forbes, February 21, 2020.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2020/02/21/how-israel-became-a-technology-startup-nation/#3de3cae9780e

Udi Dekel, Anat Kurz and Noa Shusterman, “The Deal of the Century: Where Does it Lead?” INSS, February 24, 2020.
https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/special-publication-24022020.pdf

Dan Diker (editor), “Israelophobia and the West: The Hijacking of Civil Discourse on Israel and How to Rescue It,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2020.
https://jcpa.org/israelophobia-and-the-west/

Dan Diker, “The U.S. Peace Plan: A Return to the Rabin Doctrine of Defensible Borders,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Vol. 20, No.2, February 4, 2020.
https://jcpa.org/article/the-u-s-peace-plan-a-return-to-the-rabin-doctrine-of-defensible-border/

Shmuel Even, “Military Intelligence Directorate Recommends Stepping Up Attacks on the Iranians in Syria- A Different View,” INSS Insight No. 1259, February 13, 2020.
https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-israeli-intelligence-recommendation/

David Friedman, “[You Tube] The Trump Plan: A Changing Diplomatic Paradigm for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” February 9, 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emop2XzFOvE and transcript, https://jcpa.org/video/the-trump-plan-the-new-american-approach/

Matti Friedman, “Israel’s Rihanna is Arab and Jewish,” The New York Times, February 26, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/opinion/sunday/israel-nasrin-kadry-mizrahi-pop-music.html

Dr. Amir Fuchs, “Prime Minister on Trial- Explainer,” The Israel Democracy Institute, March 4, 2020.
https://en.idi.org.il/articles/30924

Galia Golan, “The History of the Two-State Solution,” Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture Vol. 24 No.1, 2019.
https://www.pij.org/articles/1946/the-history-of-the-twostate-solution

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Tel Hai…and the Election Results,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, March 5, 2020.
https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/tel-hai-battle-anniversary/

Sasson Hadad, “Israel Needs to Urgently Execute Advanced Contracts in the Framework of American Aid as a Security Solution for Israel’s Critical Needs,” INSS Insight No. 1260, February 16, 2020.
https://www.inss.org.il/publication/us-foreign-aid-to-israel/

Eytan Halon, “Israel Counts the Climbing Cost of Coronavirus,” The Jerusalem Post, February 28, 2020.
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-counts-the-climbing-cost-of-coronavirus-619136

Eytan Halon, “Israel’s Economic Growth Has Left Most People Behind- Study,” The Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2020.
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-economic-growth-has-left-most-people-behind-618152

Dr. Eran Lerman, “Breaking the ‘Everybody Knows Paradigm,’” Israel Hayom, January 30, 2020.
https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/breaking-the-everybody-knows-paradigm/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Electoral Marathon: Coalition Scenarios and Policy Implications,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 28, 2020.
https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-electoral-marathon-coalition-scenarios-and-policy-implications

Jonah Mandel, “Ancient Jewish Dish of Cholent is Now a Melting Pot of Israeli Cuisine,” The times of Israel, February 11, 2020.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-jewish-dish-of-cholent-is-now-a-melting-pot-of-israeli-cuisine/

Dr. Emmanuel Navon, “The ‘Deal of the Century’ and Israel’s European Challenge,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, February 6, 2020.
https://jiss.org.il/en/navon-the-deal-of-the-century-and-israels-european-challenge/

Rachel Neiman, “How Israel Became B- Movie Central,” Israel21C, February 12, 2020.
https://www.israel21c.org/how-israel-became-b-movie-central/

Kat Odell, “Michael Solomonov’s New Philly Restaurant is an Ode to the Israeli Grill House,” Food & Wine, February 7, 2020.
https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/michael-solomonovs-laser-wolf-philadelphia

Paul Pillar, “Cold War Containment and the Middle East,” The National Interest, February 19, 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/cold-war-containment-and-middle-east-125116

David Pollock, “Palestinian Majority Rejects Two-State Solution, But Backs Tactical Compromises,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 25, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/palestinian-majority-rejects-two-state-solution-but-backs-tactical-compromi
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, “Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Policies on Iran, Iraq and the Use of Force,” House Iran Hearing Testimony, February 28, 2020. https://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20200228/110573/HHRG-116-FA00-Wstate-PompeoM-20200228.pdf

Omar H. Rahman, “The Real Threat to Palestine is a Crisis of Leadership,” Brookings Institute, February 13, 2020.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/02/13/the-real-threat-to-palestine-is-a-crisis-of-leadership/

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research “Public Opinion Poll No (75) Press-Release,” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, February 11, 2020.
https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/797

Rachel Ringler, “Russian Comfort Food is Making a Comeback in Israel,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 12, 2020.
https://www.jta.org/2020/02/12/food/russian-comfort-food-is-making-a-comeback-in-israel

Christopher Robinson, “U.S-Libya Policy,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony, February 12, 2020.
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/021220_Robinson_Testimony.pdf or watch the video, https://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/us-libya-policy-021220

Arik Rudnitzky, “A New Political Card,” The Israel Democracy Institute, February 26, 2020.
https://en.idi.org.il/articles/30882

Natan Sachs, “Israel is Back on the Brink,” Brookings Institute, March 3, 2020.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/03/03/israel-is-back-on-the-brink/

Tal Schneider, “China Trade is a National Security Issue,” Globes, Israel Business News, February 3, 2020.
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-control-your-business-with-china-1001317192

David Schenker, “U.S-Libya Policy,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony, February 12, 2020. https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/021220_Schenker_Testimony.pdf

Gilead Sher, “Comparing the ‘Deal of the Century’ with Previous Plans,” INSS Insight No. 1255, February 2, 2020.
https://www.inss.org.il/publication/trump-deal-comparative-review/?offset=2&posts=1258&type=399

Joel Singer, “President Trump’s Plan to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Some ‘Big Picture’ Observations,” Joel Singer, February 26, 2020.
https://www.joelsinger.org/president-trumps-plan-to-end-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict-some-big-picture-observations/

Ken Stein, “Political Statements on a Two-State Solution to Resolve the Arab (Palestinian)-Israeli Conflict, 1937–Present,” Center for Israel Education, February 2020. https://israeled.org/political-statements-on-a-two-state-solution/

Jessica Steinberg, “How Eden Alene Became the 1st Israeli of Ethiopian Descent Bound for Eurovision,” The Times of Israel, February 7, 2020.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-eden-alene-became-first-israeli-of-ethiopian-descent-to-go-to-eurovision/
Sue Surkes, “Monopoly Nation: How a Handful of Firms Control Prices, Hold Israelis Ransom,” The Times of Israel, February 26, 2020.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/monopoly-nation-how-a-handful-of-firms-control-prices-hold-israelis-to-ransom/

Rich Tenorio, “Real-Life Fertility Saga Bears Fruit When Israeli Director Reproduces It in Film,” The Times of Israel, February 13, 2020.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/real-life-fertility-saga-bears-fruit-when-israeli-director-reproduces-it-in-film/

Yohanan Tzoreff, “The Palestinians at a Crossroads- Following the Presentation of the ‘Deal of the Century,’” INSS Insight No. 1261, February 23, 2020.
https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-palestinians-are-on-a-cross-roads/


#83 Contemporary Readings, January 2020

February 3, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Dana Blander, “Is Prime Minister Netanyahu Setting a Global Precedent?” Israel Democracy Institute, January 6, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/29550

Brian Blum, “Top reasons 2019 was a record-breaking year for Israel’s economy,” Israel21c, January 15, 2020. https://israeled.org/top-reasons-2019-was-a-record-breaking-year-for-israels-economy/

Itai Brun and Itai Shapira “2020 Strategic Overview: Growing Challenges to Israel’s Current Strategy,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/2020-strategic-overview-growing-challenges-to-israels-current-strategy/

Itai Brun and Itai Shapira, “The Operational Environment: New Capabilities of the Radical Shiite Axis,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-operational-environment-new-capabilities-of-the-radical-shiite-axis/

Shaul Chorev, Beni Shpeinner, Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Turkey maneuver could block Israel’s access to the sea,” Ynet News, December 28, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryg47F1yI

Tamara Cofman Wittes and Adrianna Pita, “[Podcast] What does Trump’s Middle East plan mean for Israel and Palestine?” Brookings Institute, January 29, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/what-does-trumps-middle-east-plan-mean-for-israel-and-palestine/

Udi Dekel, Noa Shusterman, and Anat Kurz, “The Palestinian System: Weakened and Close to Escalation,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-palestinian-system-weakened-and-close-to-escalation/

Udi Dekel, Carmit Valensi, and Orna Mizrahi, “The Northern Arena: Toward a Large-Scale Conflict,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-northern-arena-toward-a-large-scale-conflict/

Meir Elran, Carmit Padan, Pnina Sharvit Baruch, Sason Hadad, Zipi Israeli, Shmuel Even, and Yehuda Ben Meir, “Israeli Society: Challenges to Societal Resilience,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israeli-society-challenges-to-societal-resilience/

Sarah Feuer, Itai Brun, Gallia Lindenstrauss, Oded Eran, Yoram Schweitzer, Ofir Winter, Yoel Guzansky, Remi Daniel, Eldad Shavit, and Ari Heistein, “The Regional System: Struggling for the Shape of the Middle East,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-regional-system-struggling-for-the-shape-of-the-middle-east/

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “The Soleimani Killing and Left-Liberals,” BESA Center, January 14, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/soleimani-killing-leftists/

Eytan Gilboa, “Why, despite similar interests, did the US kill Qasem Soleimani?” Jerusalem Post, January 6, 2020. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Why-despite-similar-interests-did-the-US-kill-Qasem-Soleimani-613340

Roman Gokhman, “Israeli duo Lola Marsh definitively back with ‘Someday Tomorrow Maybe,'” Riff Magazine, January 20, 2020. https://riffmagazine.com/features/lola-marsh-someday-tomorrow-maybe/

Raz Greenberg, “In 2019, Israel Turned Japanese,” Tablet, January 7, 2020.  https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/296472/in-2019-israel-turned-japanese

Gershon Hacohen, “A Historic Opportunity that Must Be Seized,” BESA Center, January 30, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trump-plan-historic-opportunity/   

Kasim Hafeez, “Who was Qassim Soleimani?” Jewish Policy Center, January 26, 2020. https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2020/01/16/who-was-qassim-soleimani/

Jessica Halfin, “The delicious reemergence of freekeh in Israeli cuisine,” Israel21c, January 27, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/the-delicious-reemergence-of-freekeh-in-israeli-cuisine/

Tamar Hermann, Or Anabi, William Cubbison and Ella Heller, “Israel Democracy Institute: 2019 Democracy Index,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 7, 2020. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/29494

Efraim Inbar, “Jordan will not impede the US Peace Plan,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, January 31, 2020.  https://jiss.org.il/en/inbar-jordan-will-not-impede-us-peace-plan/   

Martin Indyk, John Allen, Barbara Leaf, Richard Haass, Joseph Votel and Amos Yadlin, “The “Deal of the Century” and the United States in the Region (An INSS Panel Discussion),” INSS, January 28, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/the-day-after-soleimani-a-new-middle-east/

Ben Kenigsberg, ‘Incitement’ [Israeli Film] Review: A Tense, Angry Reckoning With [PM Rabin’s] Assassination,” New York Times, January 30, 2020.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/movies/incitement-review.html

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli woman makes history, winning Directors Guild Award,” Israel21c, January 30, 2020. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-woman-makes-history-winning-directors-guild-award/

Martin Kramer, “How does Trump’s partition plan compare?” Times of Israel, January 29, 2020. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-does-trumps-partition-plan-compare/

Michael Knights, “Does Soleimani’s Death Matter? Findings from an [early] 2019 Workshop,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 3, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/does-soleimanis-death-matter-findings-from-a-2019-workshop

Abdel Moneim Said, “Egypt weathered the storms of the Arab Spring,” al-Ahram Online, December 26, 2019. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/358289/Opinion/Egypt-.aspx

Frank Musmar, “The Leviathan Natural Gas Field Could Be a Game-Changer for Israel-EU Relations,” BESA Center, January 19, 2020. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/leviathan-gas-israel-europe/

Jacques Neriah, “A Scorecard on the First Decade after the Arab Spring,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 31, 2019. https://jcpa.org/article/a-scorecard-on-the-first-decade-after-the-arab-spring/

Assaf Orion, Eldad Shavit, Shahar Eilam, and Rotem Oreg, “The International System: Superpower Competition and Functional Difficulties,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-international-system-superpower-competition-and-functional-difficulties/

Yoram Peri, “The Widening Military–political Gap in Israel,” SWP Berlin, January 2020. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-widening-military-political-gap-in-israel/

Dennis Ross, “Why Soleimani’s Killing Is a Gift to Vladimir Putin,” Washington Post, January 11, 2020. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/why-soleimanis-killing-is-a-gift-to-vladimir-putin

Natan Sachs, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Bruce Riedel, and Hady Amr “Around the halls: Brookings experts on the Middle East react to the White House’s peace plan,” Brookings Institute, January 29, 2020. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/01/29/brookings-experts-react-to-the-white-houses-middle-east-peace-plan/

Jonathan Schanzer, “Where the US-Iran shadow war goes from here,” Pundicity, January 10, 2020. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/23680/where-the-us-iran-shadow-war-goes-from-here

Sima Shine, Raz Zimmt, and Emily B. Landau, “Iran: Defiance and Audacity, alongside Internal Challenges,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-defiance-and-audacity-alongside-internal-challenges/

Times of Israel Staff, “Israeli pop stars Static & Ben El drop new song with US rapper Pitbull,” Times of Israel, January 12, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-pop-stars-static-ben-el-drop-new-song-with-us-rapper-pitbull/

Rich Tenorio, “In film ‘Crescendo,’ an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra struggles to get in tune,” Times of Israel, January 16, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-film-crescendo-an-israeli-palestinian-orchestra-struggles-to-get-in-tune/

Nathan Thrall, “Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Exposes the Ugly Truth,” New York Times, January 29, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/opinion/trump-peace-plan.html 

Flora Tsapovsky, “Coming to a Hotel Near You: Israeli Cuisine” Tablet Magazine, January 13, 2020. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/295878/hotels-israeli-cuisine

David M. Weinberg, “15 reasons to embrace the Trump Plan,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, January 31, 2020. https://jiss.org.il/en/weinberg-15-reasons-to-embrace-the-trump-plan/

Amos Yadlin, “Net Assessment and Policy Recommendations for 2020,” INSS Strategic Assessment, January 2020. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/conclusion-net-assessment-and-policy-recommendations-for-2020/

Amos Yadlin, “The Trump Plan: What’s Next?” INSS, January 28, 2020. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-trump-plan-whats-next/


#82 Contemporary Readings, December 2019

January 3, 2020

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Israel and Iran’s game of cat and mouse,” Ynet News, December 23, 2019.  https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJwc3f00S

Hannah Brown, “Cultural Affairs: The curious emergence of Israeli film and TV,” Jerusalem Post, December 22, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Cultural-Affairs-The-curious-emergence-of-Israeli-film-and-TV-611507 

Mordechai Chaziza, “China in the Middle East: Tourism as a Stealth Weapon,”
Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2019. https://www.meforum.org/59293/mordechai-chaziza-china-in-the-middle-east

Congressional Research Service, “U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress,” Congressional Research Service, December 19, 2019. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44891.pdf

Barry Davis, “Lady Rada takes on Holiday: Israel’s beloved star vocalist performs Lady Day in her own way,” Jerusalem Post, December 4, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Lady-Rada-takes-on-Holiday-609922 

Oded Eran and Shimon Stein, “A New Leadership at the European Union: A Chance for Better EU Ties with Israel?” INSS, December 19, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/a-new-leadership-at-the-european-union-a-chance-for-better-eu-ties-with-israel/?offset=4&posts=1244&type=399 

Sarah J. Feuer and Carmit Valensi, “Arab Spring 2.0? Making Sense of the Protests Sweeping the Region,” INSS, December 1, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-spring-2-0-making-sense-of-the-protests-sweeping-the-region/

Ezra Friedman, “Gas and foreign policy: how Israel is leveraging energy to stabilize the region and advance geostrategic objectives,” Fathom Journal, December 2019. http://fathomjournal.org/gas-and-foreign-policy-how-israel-is-leveraging-energy-to-stabilise-the-region-and-advance-geostrategic-objectives/

Miriam Groner, Meet An Israeli Version Of Prince Who Fuses Arabic, Hebrew, Jazz & Soul Music,” Jewish Week, December 17, 2019. https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-israeli-version-of-prince-who-fuses-arabic-hebrew-jazz-soul-music/

Judah Ari Gross, “IDF chief warns Israelis: The next war will hit our home front extremely hard,” Times of Israel, December 25, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-chief-israel-alone-in-the-fight-against-iran-in-syria-iraq/

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “Getting Iran Out of Syria: The Dayan Formula,” BESA Center, December 10, 2019. https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1368-Getting-Iran-Out-of-Syria-Hacohen-English-final.pdf

Hagay Hacohen, “The best of Russian [dance] culture,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/The-best-of-Russian-culture-612232

Eytan Halon, “Alternative’ poverty report: Over 1m. Israeli children living in poverty,” Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Alternative-poverty-report-Over-1m-Israeli-children-living-in-poverty-610314

Ruth Halperin-Kadri and Einat Ofer, “One hundred years of patriarchy,” Ynet News, December 14, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hybq7r6ar

Michael Harvey, “Judaism is not a Nationality,” Times of Israel, December 11, 2019. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/judaism-is-not-a-nationality/

Mark A. Heller, “The United States and Israel: The Risk of Growing Apart,” SWP Berlin, December 2019. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-united-states-and-israel-the-risk-of-growing-apart/

Simon Henderson, “The Obstacles Still Facing Israel’s Leviathan Gas Field,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy,” December 31, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-obstacles-still-facing-israels-leviathan-gas-field 

Arthur Herman, “China and the US-Israel Special Relationship,” Tikvah Fund, December 2019. https://tikvahfund.org/library/podcast-arthur-herman-on-china-and-the-u-s-israel-special-relationship/

Arthur Herman, “The Impasse Obstructing US-Israel Relations, and How to Remedy it,” Mosaic, December 2019. https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/politics-current-affairs/2019/12/its-time-for-a-common-market-in-defense-trade/

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “Two Economies – One Society [conference proceedings],” The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society, Jerusalem, Israel, December 17-18, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/media/13595/two-economies-one-society.pdf?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_12_25_2019_12_38)

Michael Klein, “An early look at Laser Wolf, Mike Solomonov’s Israeli skewer restaurant,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 24, 2019. https://www.inquirer.com/food/laser-wolf-kensington-mike-solomonov-steve-cook-israeli-skewers-restaurant-20191223.html

Middle East Institute, “2019 Year in Review: Uprising, elections, and international contestation [twelve short essays],” December 23, 2019. https://www.mei.edu/blog/2019-year-review

MITVIM Staff, “The 2019 Israeli Foreign Policy Index of the Mitvim Institute,” MITVIM Institute, November 2019. http://mitvim.org.il/images/English_Report_-_The_2019_Israeli_Foreign_Policy_Index_of_the_Mitvim_Institute.pdf

Kyle Orton, “Obama, Trump and the collapse of the American position in the Middle East,” Fathom Journal, November 2019.  http://fathomjournal.org/obama-trump-and-the-collapse-of-the-american-position-in-the-middle-east/

Adam Rasgon, “EU, including Germany’s Merkel, pressures Palestinians to hold elections,” Times of Israel, December 27, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-including-germanys-merkel-pressuring-palestinians-to-hold-elections/

Paul Rivlin, “The Iranian Empire Cracks, at Home and Abroad,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 31, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/iranian-empire-cracks-home-and-abroad

Gregg Roman, “A Likud Primary on Palestinian Defeat,” The Times of Israel, December 25, 2019. https://www.meforum.org/60161/a-likud-primary-on-palestinian-defeat

Yuval Shany and Amir Fuchs, “Immunity for the Prime Minister: Explainer,” Israel Democracy Institute, December 31, 2019.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/29509

Eldad Shavit, Sima Shine and Bat Chen Feldman, “Political Instability in Iraq: A Serious Threat to Iran’s Interests,” INSS, December 24, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/political-instability-in-iraq-a-serious-threat-to-irans-interests/?offset=2&posts=1244&type=399

Cathy Siegner, “Israeli startup Sufresca gets $500K to develop edible produce packaging,” Food Dive, December 20, 2019. https://www.fooddive.com/news/israeli-startup-sufresca-gets-500k-to-develop-edible-produce-packaging/569474/ 

Jessica Steinberg, “With Jewish and Arab musicians, Nazareth conservatory puts on first festival,” Times of Israel, December 7, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-jewish-and-arab-musicians-nazareth-conservatory-puts-on-first-festival/ 

Times of Israel Staff, “Israeli musician Dennis Lloyd [Nir Tibor] says global success caught him by surprise,” Times of Israel, December 20, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-musician-dennis-lloyd-says-global-success-caught-him-by-surprise/

Eric Tlozek, “Israel’s food tech scene experiments with insects and computer-designed sweeteners,” ABC News, January 2, 2019. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-03/israeli-companies-innovate-for-the-future-of-food/11757680

Eyal Tsir Cohen and Kevin Huggard, “What can we learn from the escalating Israeli raids in Syria?” Brookings INstitute, December 6, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/12/06/what-can-we-learn-from-the-escalating-israeli-raids-in-syria/ 

Paul Tugwell, “Leaders from Israel, Cyprus, Greece Sign EastMed Gas Pipe Deal,” Bloomberg, January 1, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-02/leaders-from-israel-to-greece-set-to-sign-eastmed-gas-pipe-deal

Mira Tzoref, “ʿAbd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s “Rehabilitation of Anwar al-Sadat,”” Dayan Center, December 15, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/abd-al-fattah-al-sisis-rehabilitation-anwar-al-sadat

Bilal Wahab, “What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Winter 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/opeds/Wahab20191209-SevenPillars-bookchapter.pdf


#81 Contemporary Readings, November 2019

December 9, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu  

Tamuz Avivi, “Female Representation in Israeli Politics,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 19, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/female-representation-in-israeli-politics

Shlomo Ben-Ami, “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Conundrum,” Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Fall 2019. https://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/currents 

Barukh Binah, ” US Policies toward Israel and the Middle East,” MITVIM, November 2019. http://mitvim.org.il/images/English_-_US_Policies_towards_Israel_and_the_Middle_East_October_2019.pdf 

Hannah Brown, “Making sweet music in southern bomb shelters as the rockets rained down,” Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Making-sweet-music-in-southern-bomb-shelters-as-the-rockets-rained-down-607858  

Patrick Clawson, “Khamenei’s Domestic and Foreign Response Options to the Protests,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 21, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/khameneis-domestic-and-foreign-response-options-to-the-protests

Congressional Research Service, “U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress,” Congressional Research Service, November 18, 2019. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44891.pdf 

Matthew Continetti, “Democrats and Israel: Nothing but Daylight,” Commentary, December 2019. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/democrats-and-israel-nothing-but-daylight/ 

Doron Ella, “A Regulatory Mechanism to Oversee Foreign Investment in Israel: Security Ramifications,” INSS, November 19, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/?ptype=399 

Meir Elran, Carmit Padan, Sason Hadad, and Shmuel Even, “The Recent Round of Fighting with Islamic Jihad: Lessons for the Civilian Front,” INSS, November 27, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-recent-round-of-fighting-with-islamic-jihad-lessons-for-the-civilian-front/?offset=3&posts=1238&type=399   

Sarah J. Feuer and Carmit Valensi, “Arab Spring 2.0? Making Sense of the Protests Sweeping the Region,” INSS, December 1, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/arab-spring-2-0-making-sense-of-the-protests-sweeping-the-region/

Adrian Filut, “Israel’s Income Polarization Just Keeps Growing,” Calcalist, November 28, 2019. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3774790,00.html 

Marcus B Gilban, “Thousands of Brazilians trill along with Israeli initiative Koolulam,” Times of Israel, December 2, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/thousands-of-brazilians-trill-along-with-israeli-initiative-koolulam/ 

Dore Gold, “U.S. Policy Change on Israeli Settlements: A Long Awaited Correction,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 19, 2019. http://jcpa.org/article/u-s-policy-change-on-israeli-settlements-a-long-awaited-correction/ 

Shalom Golman, “Ray Charles in Israel When the ‘Genius of Soul’ sang ‘Hava Nagila’ with David Ben-Gurion,” Tablet, November 4, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/293059/ray-charles-in-israel 

Daniel Gordis, “Podcast: Daniel Gordis on the Rift Between American and Israeli Jews,” Tikva Fund, April 3, 2019. https://tikvahfund.org/library/podcast-daniel-gordis-on-the-rift-between-american-and-israeli-jews/

Eli Greenbaum, “Impact of export control law on the Israeli economy,” Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Impact-of-export-control-law-on-the-Israeli-economy-609220 

Yoel Guzansky and Sima Shine, “A Possible Thaw in Iranian-Saudi Tensions: Ramifications for the Region and for Israel,” INSS, November 2, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/a-possible-thaw-in-iranian-saudi-tensions-ramifications-for-the-region-and-for-israel/?offset=14&posts=1238&type=399 

Eytan Halon, “50% of Israel’s children are receiving a ‘third world education’,” Jerusalem Post, November 15, 2019.  https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israeli-Society-Ringing-the-demographic-alarm-bells-607913

Tamar Herman, “After Indictment – 59% of Israelis Think Netanyahu Should Step Aside,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 28, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28984 

Israel Democracy Institute, “Prime Minister under Investigation – A Guide for the Perplexed,” Israel Democracy Institute, February 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/25944 

Ephraim Kam, “Iranian Stakes in Syria,” INSS, November 12, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/iranian-stakes-in-syria/

Michael Kaminer, “This Israeli Chef Found Michelin Starred Restaurants ‘F*ing Boring.’ So He Turned To Kosher,” Forward, November 6, 2019. https://forward.com/food/434214/this-israeli-chef-found-michelin-starred-restaurants-to-be-fucking-boring/ 

King Abdullah II and Robert Satloff, “Jordan’s King Abdullah II Addresses Key Mideast Issues in Exclusive Washington Institute Interview,” Washington institute for Near East Policy, November 27, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/press-room/view/jordans-king-abdullah-ii-addresses-key-mideast-issues-in-exclusive-washingt

Abigail Klein Leichman, “2 albums from bands led by Israelis get Grammy nominations,” Israel21c, November 24, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/2-albums-from-bands-led-by-israelis-get-grammy-nominations/ 

Sivan Klingbail and Lior Dattel, “Israeli Economist Proposes Mandating Paternity Leave to Close Gender Gaps,” Haaretz, November 8, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-economist-proposes-mandating-paternity-leave-to-close-gender-gaps-1.8094971

Michael Knights, “U.S. Interests and the Unsustainable Status Quo in Iraq,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 12, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/u.s.-interests-and-the-unsustainable-status-quo-in-iraq

Ivan Levingston, “Israel’s Mossad Is Recruiting More Ultra-Orthodox Men,” Bloomberg, November 19, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-19/israel-s-mossad-is-recruiting-more-ultra-orthodox-men

Michael Oren, “The Coming Middle East Conflagration,” The Atlantic, November 4, 2019. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/israel-preparing-open-war/601285/

Adi Pick, “Japanese Interest in Israeli Tech Continues to Surge,” Calcalist, December 1, 2019. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3774920,00.html

Paul Rivlin, “he Politics of Lebanon’s Economic Collapse,” Moshe Dayan Center, November 28, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/politics-lebanons-economic-collapse

Natan Sachs and Adrianna Pita, “What does Netanyahu’s indictment mean for Israel?” Brookings Institute, November 22, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/what-does-netanyahus-indictment-mean-for-israel/

Felicia Schwartz, “‘It’s So Easy to Live Here.’ Jewish Settlements Go Mainstream in Israel,” Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2019. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-jewish-settlers-israelis-chasing-a-suburban-dream-in-the-west-bank-11573409035

Marc Shulman, “Israel’s Political System is Gridlocked—but the Economy Happily Ticks Along,” Newsweek, November 4, 2019. https://www.newsweek.com/israel-politics-paralyzed-economy-tech-fine-1469659 

Shoshana Solomon, “Michigan eyes Israeli tech to tackle water, mobility, cybersecurity challenges,” Times of Israel, November 21, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/michigan-eyes-israeli-tech-to-tackle-water-mobility-cybersecurity-challenges/

Jonathan Spyer, “Hizballah’s Deep State in Lebanon,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, November 7, 2019. https://jiss.org.il/en/spyer-hizballahs-deep-state-in-lebanon/

Yedidia Stern, “Assault on Israel’s Judicial System: The Angel of History is Watching Us,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 6, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28856 

Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme, “Michael Solomonov’s New Midtown Village Restaurant Is a Celebration of Israeli Street Food,” Philadelphia Magazine, November 25, 2019. https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2019/11/25/solomonov-merkaz-opening/ 

Yohanan Tzoreff and Yoram Schweitzer “Cracks in the Palestinian Resistance Camp?” INSS, November 27, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/cracks-in-the-palestinian-resistance-camp/?offset=2&posts=1238&type=399 

Stefan Wolfrum, “Israel’s Contradictory Gas Export Policy,” SWP Berlin, November 2019. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/israels-contradictory-gas-export-policy/

Raul Wootliff, “‘A time of unprecedented darkness’: Rivlin passes coalition-building buck to MKs,” Times of Israel, November 21, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-time-of-unprecedented-darkness-rivlin-passes-coalition-building-buck-to-mks/

Jim Zanotti and Clayton Thomas, “Turkey: Background, U.S. Relations, and Sanctions In Brief,” Congressional Research Service, November 8, 2019. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44000.pdf


#80 Contemporary Readings, October 2019

November 4, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

David Adesnik and Aykan Erdemir, “Trump’s first mistake in Syria was ever trusting Erdogan at all,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, October 17, 2019. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/10/17/trumps-first-mistake-in-syria-was-ever-trusting-erdogan-at-all/

Jawad Anani and Shimon Shamir, “Jordan-Israel Peace at Twenty-Five: Past, Present, and Future,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 17, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordan-israel-peace-at-twenty-five-past-present-and-future

Rami Ayyub, “Young maestro takes baton as Israel Philharmonic’s Zubin Mehta ends 50-year tenure,” Reuters, October 24, 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-classicalmusic/young-maestro-takes-baton-as-israel-philharmonics-zubin-mehta-ends-50-year-tenure-idUSKBN1X31N4

BBC, “Turkey’s Syria offensive explained in four maps,” BBC News, October 14, 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49973218

Ilan Ben Zion, “Israel’s Oscars pick explores mind of Rabin’s assassin,” Al-Monitor, October 30, 2019. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/10/israels-oscar-pick-explores-mind-of-rabins-assassin.html

Sandee Brawarsky, “The Cultural Blender That Is Israeli Food,” The New York Jewish Week, October 3, 2019. https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-cultural-blender-that-is-israeli-food/

Myron Brilliant, “Deepening the US-Israel relationship through business,” The Hill, October 23, 2019. https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/467014-deepening-the-us-israel-relationship-through-business

Soner Cagaptay, “Turkey’s Syria Incursion: What Spurred It, and What’s Next?” Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, October 11, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/turkeys-syria-incursion-what-spurred-it-and-whats-next

Dani Charles, “Chutzpah meets Monozukuri: A Look at the Japanese-Israeli Cyber Relationship,” Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, September 24, 2019. https://spfusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Chutzpah-meets-Monozukuri-FINAL-1.pdf

Edy Cohen, “The Crisis of Violence in Israeli Arab Society,” BESA Center, October 29, 2019.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/crisis-violence-israeli-arab-society/

Barry Davis, “It’s ‘Quarter To Africa’ Time In Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, October 6, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Its-Quarter-to-Africa-time-in-Israel-603890

Gadi Eisenkot and Gabi Siboni, “Guidelines for Israel’s National Security Strategy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyFocus160-EisenkotSiboni.pdf

Ben Fishman and Ghaith al-Omari, “The Jordan Exception in U.S. Foreign Assistance,” The Washington Institute, March 7, 2018. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-jordan-exception-in-u.s.-foreign-assistance

Daniel Gordis, “Podcast on the Rift Between American and Israeli Jews,” Tikvah, April 3, 2019. https://tikvahfund.org/library/podcast-daniel-gordis-on-the-rift-between-american-and-israeli-jews/

Gershon Hacohen, “A Strategic View of the Turkish Campaign Against the Kurds,” BESA Center, October 31, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-campaign-against-kurds/

Amos Harel, “The Mideast Trump Leaves Behind: A Resurgent ISIS, an Arab Spring Comeback,” Haaretz, October 13, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/.premium-the-mideast-trump-leaves-behind-a-resurgent-isis-an-arab-spring-comeback-1.7966335

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “A Majority of Israelis Prefer a Unity Government,” The Israel Democracy Institute, October 2, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28718

Kevin Huggard and Natan Sachs, “Israel’s government formation: Answering the key questions,” Brookings, October 25, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/10/25/israels-government-formation-answering-the-key-questions/

James Jeffrey, “Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Assessing the Impact of Turkey’s Offensive in Northeast Syria,” US Department of State, October 22, 2019. https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/102219_Jeffrey_Testimony.pdf

Kayla Koontz, “Borders Beyond Borders,” Middle East Institute, October 2019. https://www.mei.edu/sites/default/files/2019 10/Borders%20Beyond%20Borders_Oct.%2025%2C%202019.pdf

Gallia Lindenstrauss and Eldad Shavit, “Turkey’s Offensive in Northeastern Syria: The Expected, the Surprising, and the Still Unknown,” INSS, October 23, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/turkeys-offensive-in-northeastern-syria-the-expected-the-surprising-and-the-still-unknown/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INSS%20Insight%20No.%201217

David Makovsky, “Netanyahu Era Likely Coming to an End Amid Post-Election Standoff,” The Washington Institute, October 21, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-era-likely-coming-to-an-end-amid-post-election-standoff

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “What Israel’s Past Leaders Can Teach Us About Its Current Problem,” The Washington Institute, October 23, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-israels-past-leaders-can-teach-us-about-its-current-problem

Orna Mizrahi, “The Mass Demonstrations in Lebanon: What Do They Portend?” INSS, October 25, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-mass-demonstrations-in-lebanon-what-do-they-portend/

Jacques Neriah, “Was the American Decision to Abandon the Kurds a Surprise?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. October 23, 2019. http://jcpa.org/article/was-the-american-decision-to-abandon-the-kurds-a-surprise/ 

Smadar Perry, “The slow death of a promising peace,” Ynet News, October 27, 2019.

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5614358,00.html

Bruce Riedel, “25 years on, remembering the path to peace for Jordan and Israel,” Brookings, October 23, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/10/23/25-years-on-remembering-the-path-to-peace-for-jordan-and-israel/

Dennis Ross, “Trump’s aversion to alliances is making the world a more dangerous place,” The Hill, October 20, 2019. https://thehill.com/opinion/international/466619-trumps-aversion-to-alliances-is-making-the-world-a-more-dangerous-place

Ben Shapiro, “The US can learn from Israel’s social cohesion,” Globes, October 25, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-the-us-can-learn-from-israels-social-cohesion-1001304843

Natan Sharansky and Alan Dershowitz, “Behind the Mask,” Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, September 2019. https://4il.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/MSA-report-Behind-the-Mask.pdf

Shahar Smooha, “Israeli bargain hunters flock to West Bank,” Globes, September 21, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-bargain-hunters-flock-to-west-bank-1001301478

Ken Stein, “The Jordanian-Israeli treaty at 25: Geography, Location and Mutual Interest,” Center for Israel Education, October 2019. https://israeled.org/the-jordanian-israeli-treaty-at-25-geography-location-and-mutual-interest/

Irina Tsukerman, “Why No Deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran Will Ever Last,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 24, 2019, https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-deals-wishful-thinking/

Avi Waksman, “A Third Election Cycle Can Only Be Bad News for Israel’s Economy,” Haaretz, October 3, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-a-third-election-cycle-can-only-be-bad-news-for-israel-s-economy-1.7927452

Danny Zaken, “Israel will reopen economic agreements with Palestinians,” Globes, October 10, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-will-reopen-economic-agreements-with-palestinian-authority-1001303483


#79 Contemporary Readings, September 2019

October 4, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Einat Admony, “How Celebrity Chef Einat Admony Learned to Love Israeli Food,” Daily Beast, September 17, 2019. https://www.thedailybeast.com/an-essay-from-chef-einat-admonys-new-book-shuk

Tony Badran, “Welcome to the End of the Process,” The Caravan Journal, September 26, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/welcome-end-process

Dany Bahar and Zvi Eckstein, “Israeli Voters Don’t Care About the Economy. They Should,” Foreign Policy Magazine, September 12, 2019. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/12/israeli-voters-dont-care-about-the-economy-they-should-netanyahu-gantz-lieberman/

Katherine Bauer, “The Economics of Calm,” The Caravan Journal, September 26, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/economics-calm

Ilan Berman, “China in the Middle East: Reshaping Regional Politics,” Middle East Forum, Fall 2019. https://www.meforum.org/59279/ilan-berman-china-in-the-middle-east

BICOM Staff, “Netanyahu fails to win 61 seat majority,” BICOM, September 18, 2019. www.bicom.org.uk/news/netanyahu-fails-to-win-61-seat-majority/ 

Aya Chajut, “Film That Tells Story of Rabin’s Assassin Wins Israeli Oscars,” Haaretz, September 23, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/.premium-film-that-tells-story-of-yitzhak-rabin-s-killer-wins-israeli-oscars-1.7876699

Barry Davis, “A Tale of Two Musicians,” The Jerusalem Post, September 15, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-tale-of-two-musicians-601785

Alex Fishman, “Electoral deadlock distracts Israel from growing threat in Gaza,” Ynet News, September 25, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5596924,00.html

Reulel Marc Gerecht, “The Israeli-Palestinian Struggle, Continued,” The Caravan Journal, October 1, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/israeli-palestinian-struggle-continued

Gershon Hacohen, “Israel’s New Existential Challenge,” BESA, September 4, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-existential-challenge/

John Hannah, “Israel Should not worry about Ilhan Omar. It Should Worry About Xi Jinping,” Foundation for Defense of Democracy, September 19, 2019. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/09/19/israel-shouldnt-worry-about-ilhan-omar-it-should-worry-about-xi-jinping/5, 2019 | Commentary Magazine

Charles Hill, “The Unbalanced,” The Caravan Journal, September 17, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/unbalanced

Allison Kaplan Sommer, “Israel Election Results: Fewer Women and LGBT People — but Lots of Ex-generals — in New Knesset,” Haaretz, September 24, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-israel-election-results-fewer-women-and-lgbt-people-in-new-knesset-1.7889656

Ofer Kenig, “Farewell Elections, Hello 35th Government,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 22, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28659

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “Conditional Partnership 2019: Relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 22, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28654

JISS Staff, “Might at a Critical Moment,” JISS, September 2019. https://jiss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/mitve-book-eng_web.pdf

Yossi Kuperwasser, “A U.S.-Israeli Defense Pact: How to Ensure That its Advantages Outweigh its Disadvantages,” JCPA, September 19, 2019. http://jcpa.org/article/a-u-s-israeli-defense-pact-how-to-ensure-that-its-advantages-outweigh-its-disadvantages/

Guillaume Lavallée, “Israeli economic growth overshadows struggles of working poor,” The Times of Israel, September 11, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-economic-growth-overshadows-struggles-of-working-poor/

Jonathan Lis, “Israeli President Delivers Rare Rebuke After Netanyahu Gov’t Approves Cameras in Ballots,” Haaretz, September 8, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-everyone-films-netanyahu-convenes-government-to-push-placing-cameras-in-ballots-1.7809321

David Makovsky, “The Premier Who Cried Gevalt: Why Netanyahu Lost His Majority,” The Washington Institute, September 19, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-premier-who-cried-gevalt-why-netanyahu-lost-his-majority

Ghaith al-Omari, “How Will Palestinians Respond to Netanyahu’s Annexation Announcement?” The Washington Institute, September 11, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-will-palestinians-respond-to-netanyahus-annexation-announcement

Assaf Orion and Shahar Eilam, “The American Jewish Community and Israel’s National Security- A Call for Action,” INSS, August 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-american-jewish-community-and-israels-national-security-a-call-for-action/

Emanuele Ottolenghi, “From Latin America to West Africa: Hezbollah’s Complex Web of Connections is fueling its terrorist Activity,” Foundation for Defense of Democracy, August 29, 2019. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/08/29/from-latin-america-to-west-africa-hezbollahs-complex-web-of-connections-is-fuelling-its-terrorist-activity/

David Pollock and Tamar Hermann, “The Increasingly Right Stuff: Religious Parties in Israel’s Upcoming Election,” The Washington Institute, September 5, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-increasingly-right-stuff-religious-parties-in-israels-upcoming-election

Itamar Rabinovich, “The Meager Prospects Of Progress On The Palestinian Issue,” The Caravan Journal, September 19, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/meagre-prospects-progress-palestinian-issue

Paul Rivlin, “Iran attacks Saudi Arabia,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, September 26, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/iran-attacks-saudi-arabia

Dennis Ross, “How to Think About Israeli-Palestinian Peace,” The Caravan Journal, September 24, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/how-think-about-israeli-palestinian-peace

Natan Sachs, “The end of Netanyahu’s unchecked reign,” Brookings, September 20, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/09/20/the-end-of-netanyahus-unchecked-reign/

Jonathan Schanzer, “Israel and China,” Foundation for Defense of Democracy, August 27, 2019.   https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/08/27/israel-is-americas-unlikely-ally-in-the-trade-war-with-china/  

Tal Schneider, “Who will be charged with putting together a ruling coalition? A lot will depend on President Reuven Rivlin,” Globes, September 18, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-four-scenarios-for-forming-a-coalition-1001301243

Liza Schoenfein, “Everything Is ‘Sababa’ In Adeena Sussman’s Long-Awaited Israeli Cookbook,” Forward, September 2, 2019. https://forward.com/food/430507/everything-is-sababa-in-adeena-sussmans-long-awaited-israeli-cookbook/

Yoram Schweitzer and Orna Mizrahi, “The Complexity behind Hezbollah’s Response to Israel’s Attacks,” INSS, September 4, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-complexity-behind-hezbollahs-response-to-israels-attacks/?offset=3&posts=1216&type=399

Chemi Shalev, “Election Countdown On Election Day, It’s the Prince of Darkness vs. Israel’s Very Soul,” Haaretz, September 17, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-election-day-is-a-referendum-on-israel-s-very-soul-1.7854165

Simona Shemer, “Israeli Musical Trio A-WA Rocks NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert,” nocamels, September 5, 2019. https://nocamels.com/2019/09/israel-music-trio-yemen-awa-npr-tiny-desk/

Lee Smith, “The Great Demystifier,” Tablet, September 10, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/290944/the-great-de-mystifier

Mike Smith, “Israeli tech looks to the future — whoever wins the election,” The Times of Israel, September 10, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-hi-tech-looks-to-future-whoever-wins-election/

Allison Kaplan Sommer, “Israeli Baseball’s Fantastic Voyage to the 2020 Olympics,” Haaretz, September 30, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-baseball-s-fantastic-voyage-to-the-2020-olympics-1.7915437

Jessica Steinberg, “Upcoming Piano Festival is about more than the piano,” The Times of Israel, September 4, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/upcoming-piano-festival-is-about-more-than-the-piano/

Samuel Tadros, “The Peace Fantasy,” The Caravan Journal, September 19, 2019. https://www.hoover.org/research/peace-fantasy

Avi Waksman, Hagai Amit and Ronny Linder, “Israel’s Next Government Has a Long Economic to-do List and Little Time to Start on It,” Haaretz, September 18, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-israel-s-next-government-has-a-long-to-do-list-and-little-time-to-start-on-it-1.7857102


#78 Contemporary Readings, August 2019

September 5, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Morsi Abu Mokh, “Between the Rational and the Emotional: Factors Influencing the Political Participation of Arab Citizens in Israel,” Moshe Dayan Center, August 12, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/between-rational-and-emotional-factors-influencing-political-participation-arab-citizens

Ofer Aderet, “Israeli Tech Pioneer Who Made It Possible to Talk on Skype and Watch YouTube Dies,” Haaretz, August 23, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-born-tech-pioneer-who-had-enormous-impact-on-ushering-in-digital-era-dies-1.7733708

Yoni Ben Menachem, “Abbas Tries to Convince the Palestinian Public He’s Not Corrupt,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 27, 2019. http://jcpa.org/abbas-tries-to-convince-the-palestinian-public-hes-not-corrupt

Uri Berkovitz, “Germans flock to Israel seeking technology,” Globes, August 12, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-germans-flock-to-israel-seeking-technology-1001296949

BICOM Staff, “September 17 Israeli Elections – Everything You Need to Know,” BICOM, September 2, 2019. www.bicom.org.uk/analysis/september-17-israeli-elections-everything-you-need-to-know/

Stewart Clarke, “Yitzhak Rabin Assassination Film ‘Incitement’ Coming to Market at TIFF,” Variety, August 13, 2019. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/incitement-yitzhak-rabin-toronto-film-festival-1203299224/

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Contemporary Jewish Academics and the Masochist Tradition,” Begin Sadat Center, August 20, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/jewish-academics-masochism/

Gilad Cohen, “Lowering the cost of living in Israel,” Times of Israel, August 20, 2019. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/lowering-the-cost-of-living-in-israel/    

Shlomi Eldar, “Israel, PA find creative ways to save West Bank from economic collapse,” Al-Monitor, August 29, 2019. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/israel-palestinian-authority-taxes-mahmoud-abbas-deduction.html

Oded Eran, “Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean: Will Economic Wisdom Prevail?” INSS, August 26, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/natural-gas-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-will-economic-wisdom-prevail/?offset=7&posts=1213&type=399

Shmuel Even, “Is a New Wind Blowing through the State Comptroller’s Office?” INSS, August 11, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/is-a-new-wind-blowing-through-the-state-comptrollers-office/?offset=10&posts=1213&type=399

David M. Halbfinger, Ben Hubbard and Ronen Bergman, “The Israel-Iran Shadow War Escalates and Breaks Into the Open,” New York Times, August 28, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/world/middleeast/israel-iran-shadow-war.html

Israel Democracy Institute Staff, “The Positions of the Israeli Right-Wing,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 26, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/28392

Chris Jones, “As the musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ heads out on the road, a dilemma: Duplicate the Tony winner or create something new?” Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2019. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-bands-visit-cromer-0901-20190829-n5xppg7rbjdpvjya6hjashwaci-story.html

Roee Kibrik and Nimrod Goren, “Israel’s Foreign Service is Being Wekaened and We are Payiong the Price,” Jerusalem Post, July 31, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-Foreign-Service-is-being-weakened-and-we-are-paying-the-price-597106

Tzvika Klein, “Why Do So Many Israelis Only Connect With Judaism When They Come to America?” Tablet, August 23, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/us/290181/why-israelis-connect-with-judaism-in-america

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli technology chosen to ease Lake Chad water crisis,” Israel21c, August 26, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-technology-chosen-to-ease-lake-chad-water-crisis/

David Koren, “On Demography and Economic Development in Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic and Security, August 17, 2019. https://israeled.org/on-demography-and-economic-development-in-jerusalem/

Ruth Margalit, “How the Religious Right Transformed Israeli Education,” The New Yorker, August 23, 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-jerusalem/how-the-religious-right-transformed-israeli-education

Rachel Neiman, “The true stories behind 10 best-loved Israeli love songs,” Israel21c, August 13, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/the-true-stories-behind-10-best-loved-israeli-love-songs/

No Camels Staff, “6 Israeli Eateries Nab World Luxury Restaurant Awards,” No Camels, August 13, 2019. http://nocamels.com/2019/08/israel-world-luxury-restaurant-awards/

Assaf Orion and Galia Lavi, “Israel-China Relations: Opportunities and Challenges,” INSS, August 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Memo194_6.pdf

Orit Perlov and Udi Dekel, “Israel in Iraq: Expanding the Campaign against Iran,” INSS, August 27, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-in-iraq-expanding-the-campaign-against-iran/?offset=6&posts=1213&type=399

David Pollock, “Half of Palestinians Still Want All of Palestine – But Most Would Compromise for Less,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 13, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/half-of-palestinians-still-want-all-of-palestine-but-most-would-compromise

Paul Rivlin, “Middle East Demographics to 2030,” Moshe Dayan Center, August 30, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/middle-east-demographics-2030

Dennis Ross and Stuart Eizenstat, “Israel should resist Trump’s efforts to politicize support,” The Hill, August 22, 2019. https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/458388-israel-should-resist-trumps-efforts-to-politicize-support

Shmuel Sandler, “Comparing Netanyahu and Ben-Gurion,” Begin Sadat Center, August 30, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/netanyahu-ben-gurion/

Chemi Shalev, “Israel’s Shining Political Superstar [Liberman] Is a Prime Minister unto Himself,” Haaretz, July 31, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-israel-s-shining-political-superstar-is-a-prime-minister-unto-himself-1.7609259

Zach Sharf, “‘The Spy’ Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen Goes Dramatic in Netflix’s Espionage Limited Series,” IndieWire, August 28, 2019. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/the-spy-trailer-sacha-baron-cohen-netflix-1202169293/

Nadav Shragai, “The Unique Status of the Jerusalem Suburb of Wadi Hummus,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 12, 2019. http://jcpa.org/article/the-unique-status-of-the-jerusalem-suburb-of-wadi-hummus/

Tehila Shwartz Altshuler, “The Crossroads between Ethics and Technology,” Israel Democracy Institute, August 6, 2019. https://israeled.org/the-crossroads-between-ethics-and-technology/

Rich Tenoria, “Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker shines the camera on life her community left behind,” Times of Israel, August 9, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/ethiopian-israeli-filmmaker-shines-the-camera-on-life-her-community-left-behind/

Dymytro Spilka, “Blueprints for security: how Israel is leading a fight against cybercrime,” Times of Israel, August 15, 2019. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/blueprints-for-security-how-israel-is-leading-a-fight-against-cybercrime/

Ken Stein, “Forming a Nucleus for the Jewish State: 1882-1947,” Center for Israel Education, August 16, 2019. https://israeled.org/forming-a-nucleus-for-the-jewish-state-1882-1947/

Yasmin Yablonko, “Israeli tech cos squeezed by strong shekel,” Globes, August 13, 2019. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-tech-cos-squeezed-by-strong-shekel-1001297162

Roie Yellinek, “Israel’s Budding Relationship with the GCC,” Begin Sadat Center, August 25, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-gulf-states-relations/

Raz Zimmt and Tomer Fadlon, “The Economic Crisis and the Protest Movement in Iran: One Year after the Renewal of Sanctions,” INSS, August 28, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-economic-crisis-and-the-protest-movement-in-iran-one-year-after-the-renewal-of-sanctions/


#77 Contemporary Readings, July 2019

August 5, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Adnan Abu Amer, “How to read Hamas’ visit to Iran,” Al-Monitor, July 26, 2019. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/07/palestine-hamas-iran-relations-visit-delegation-war-us-syria.html 

Mohammed Bani Salameh and Ayman Hayajneh, “How Jordan Can Cope the End of the Syrian Civil War,” Middle East Forum, Summer 2019. https://www.meforum.org/58683/end-syrian-civil-war-jordan 

BICOM Staff, “September 17 Israeli Elections – Everything You Need to Know,” Britain Israel Communications and Research Center, July 18, 2019. www.bicom.org.uk/analysis/september-17-israeli-elections-everything-you-need-to-know/ 

Hannah Brown, “2019 Ophir Award Nominations for Israeli Film Prizes Announced,” Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/2019-Ophir-Award-nominations-for-Israeli-film-prizes-announced-596486

Center for Israel Education, “Scholarly Introductions to The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann: 1885-1952,” Center for Israel Education, July 2019. https://israeled.org/featured-documents/weizmann-letters/

Dan Diker and Sander Gerber, “Lessons Learned in Bahrain,” Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Lessons-learned-in-Bahrain-596828 

Josefin Dolsten, “Elijah Cummings started a program that brings African-American teens to 

Israel,” JTA, August 1, 2019. https://www.jta.org/2019/08/01/united-states/elijah-cummings-program-brings-african-american-teens-to-israel-and-teaches-them-about-the-holocaust

Mark Dubowitz and Saeed Ghasseminejad, “New Sanctions May Deal Heavy Blow to Supreme Leader’s Business Empire,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 2, 2019. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/07/02/new-sanctions-may-deal-heavy-blow-to-supreme-leaders-business-empire/

Shira Efron, et al, “The Evolving Israel-China Relationship,” Rand Corporation, 2019. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2641.html 

Karen Elliott House, “Profile of a Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Promise and Peril in Mohammed Bin Salman’s Vision 2030,” Belfer Center, April 2019. https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/KEH2019/ProfileofaPrince.pdf 

Jonathan Frenkel, “The Israeli startups taking NYC property-tech by storm,” Israel21c, July 21, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/the-israeli-startups-taking-nyc-property-tech-by-storm/ 

Marcus M. Gilban, “Brazilian-Israeli kids’ music video celebrates roots in 2 countries,” Times of Israel, July 25, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/brazilian-israeli-kids-music-video-celebrates-roots-in-2-countries/ 

Shahar Golan, “Ethiopian-Israeli musicians use stage to promote struggles,” Times of Israel, July 12, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/ethiopian-israeli-musicians-use-stage-to-promote-struggles/

Daniel Gordis, “Why American Jews Mostly Shrugged Off the Ultimate Insult,” Bloomberg, July 17, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-07-17/why-u-s-jews-mostly-shrugged-off-israeli-s-holocaust-insult 

Green Cars Congress, “Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in Israeli technology start-ups MDGo and UVeye,” Green Cars Congress, July 23, 2019. https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/07/20190723-volvo.html 

Eytan Halon, “OECD: Weak Labor Productivity Hampering Growth of Israeli Economy,” Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/OECD-Weak-labor-productivity-hampering-growth-of-Israeli-economy-595633 

Ari Hoffman, “After Seventy Years, Israeli Judaism Is Settling in and Getting Comfortable,” Mosaic Magazine, July 10, 2019. https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/israel-zionism/2019/07/after-seventy-years-israeli-judaism-is-settling-in-and-getting-comfortable/ 

Yaakov Katz, “Why is Israel Outsourcing Its National Infrastructure to China?” Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Editors-Notes-Israels-Chinese-folly-597451 

Jeffry Kemp, “American Policy and Changing Alignments in The Middle East,” Center for the National Interest, 2018. https://cftni.org/publications/american-policy-and-changing-alignments-in-the-middle-east/ 

Benjamin Kerstein, “Legendary Conductor Zubin Mehta Retires After 50 Years as Musical Director of Israel Philharmonic,” Algemeiner, July 15, 2019. https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/15/legendary-conductor-zubin-mehta-retires-after-50-years-as-musical-director-of-israel-philharmonic/

Michael J. Koplow, “There’s Something Happening Here, What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear,” Israel Policy Forum, July 18, 2019. https://israelpolicyforum.org/2019/07/18/theres-something-happening-here-what-it-is-aint-exactly-clear/ 

Tal Kra-Oz, “As Jerusalem’s Film Festival Kicks Off, So Does a New Round in Israel’s Culture Wars,” Tablet, July 26, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/288569/jerusalem-film-festival-culture-wars

Joshua Krasna, “The Israel-Jordan Treaty at 25,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, July 26, 2019. https://jiss.org.il/en/krasna-the-israel-jordan-treaty-at-25/ 

P. R. Kumaraswamy, “India’s New Israel Policy,” SWP Berlin, March 2019. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2019C11_kumaraswamy.pdf 

David Makovsky, “Jared Kushner’s all-or-nothing mistake in the Middle East,” Washington Post, July 1, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jared-kushners-all-or-nothing-mistake-in-the-middle-east/2019/07/01/f2da1bc2-9c36-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.473dce5cb2eb 

Arye Mekel, “A New, Pro-Israel Government in Athens,” BESA Center, July 19, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/greece-pro-israel-government/ 

Michael Oren, “The Three Myths of the Iran Deal,” The Atlantic, July 18, 2019. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/iran-deal-myths-are-pervasive/594208/

Nadav Shragai, “2,000 years, one path: The Pilgrim’s Road being excavated in Jerusalem,” Israel Hayom, July 5, 2019. https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/07/05/2000-years-one-path/ 

Omar Rahman, “Trump’s economic proposal is an opportunity in disguise,” Brookings Institute, July 26, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/06/26/trumps-economic-proposal-is-an-opportunity-in-disguise/ 

Octavian Report, “State of Israel: an Interview With Michael Oren,” Octavian Report, Summer 2019. https://octavianreport.com/article/michael-oren-israel-world-power/

Paul Rivlin, “The Kushner Plan: Economics of Politics, which Comes First?” Moshe Dayan Center, July 29, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/kushner-plan-economics-or-politics-which-comes-first 

Robert Rockaway, “Yossi and the Mossad: A former Israeli spy describes his life and work in the 1960s and ’70s,” Tablet, June 25, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/286374/yossi-and-the-mossad 

Dennis Ross, “There’s a Deal to Be Had Between the U.S. and Iran,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 20, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/theres-a-deal-to-be-had-between-the-u.s.-and-iran 

Jeff Ruby, “Galit Is a Bridge to Israeli Food,” Chicago Tribune, July 18, 2019. www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2019/Galit-Review/ 

Chemi Shalev, “Israel’s Shining Political Superstar Is a Prime Minister unto Himself,” Haaretz, July 31, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-israel-s-shining-political-superstar-is-a-prime-minister-unto-himself-1.7609259 

Barbara Silverstein, “The Upscale Israeli Food Craze,” Canadian Jewish News, July 10, 2019. https://www.cjnews.com/food/the-upscale-israeli-food-craze 

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel provides $56 million boost for joint Israel-US research projects,” Times of Israel, July 31, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-provides-56-million-boost-for-joint-israel-us-research-projects/ 

Gil Troy, “Center Field: A Negative, Defensive Zionism,” Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Center-Field-A-negative-defensive-Zionism-596606 

Josh Weiss, “‘Entebbe’ Meets ‘Argo’: ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Director Declassifies Topical Israeli Spy Film,” Forbes, July 26, 2019.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshweiss/2019/07/26/entebbe-meets-argo-the-red-sea-diving-resort-director-declassifies-topical-israeli-spy-film/#40a42a8e57ed

Eyal Zisser, “The Many Implications The End of the Syrian Civil War,” Middle East Forum, Summer 2019. https://www.meforum.org/58648/end-of-syrian-civil-war-implications


#76 Contemporary Readings, June 2019

July 5, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Muriel Asseburg and Nimrod Goren, “Divided and Divisive Europeans, Israel and Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking,” SWP Berlin, 2019. https://www.swpberlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/fachpublikationen/Asseburg_PAX_REPORT_Divided_Divisive.pdf

Laura Adkins, “This 20 year-old Israeli combat soldier is also a drag queen,” Jewish Telegraph Agency, June 28, 2019. https://www.jta.org/2019/06/28/culture/this-20-year-old-israeli-combat-soldier-is-also-a-drag-queen

Ami Ayalon, “Donald Trump’s dangerous deal,” Ynet News, June 23, 2019.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5533424,00.html

Tony Badran, “Hezbollah Isn’t Broke. So Why Is Everyone Claiming Otherwise?” Tablet Magazine, May 31, 2019. https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/285612/hezbollah-isnt-broke

Naama Barak, “Meet the Israeli conductor harmonizing East and West,” Israel21C, June 6, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/meet-the-israeli-conductor-harmonizing-east-and-west/

BBC Staff, “The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?,” BBC, June 24, 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48703377

Hannah Brown, “Revealing the Funny Side of the Mossad [Israeli TV],” Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2019.  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Revealing-the-funny-side-of-the-Mossad-593809

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Will the Bahrain workshop lead to progress on Middle East peace?” Brookings Institute, June 25, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/will-the-bahrain-workshop-lead-to-progress-on-middle-east-peace/

Amichai Cohen, “For These Do-Over Elections, We are all Smarter,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 16, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/27034 

Anthony Cordesman, “Iran: More War(s) In the Middle East? There Still May Be Options,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 20, 2019. https://www.csis.org/analysis/iran-more-wars-middle-east-there-still-may-be-options

Tyler Cowen, “Israel’s Economic Miracle Most visitors come for the history, but Israel’s economy is also something to marvel at,” Bloomberg, June 6, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-06/israel-s-economy-shows-that-classical-economic-theory-still-works

James M. Dorsey, “Russian-Iranian Strains Raise Possibility of US-Israel-Russia Deal on Syria,” BESA Center, June 14, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/us-israel-russia-deal-syria/

Giora Eiland, “Before Israel is dragged into a U.S.-Iran war,” Ynet News, June 28, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5538096,00.html

Tomer Fadlon and Sason Hadad, “Economic Prosperity is Not a Recipe for Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” INSS, June 25, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/economic-prosperity-not-recipe-resolution-israeli-palestinian-conflict/?offset=4&posts=1185&type=399

Seth Frantzman, “Military Options for Targeting Iran without Ground Forces,” Middle East Forum, My 23, 2019. https://www.meforum.org/58571/former-intelligence-officer-here-is-how-the-us

Hillel Frisch, “Ahead of the Bahrain Conference, Hamas Casts Its Lot with Iran,” BESA Center, June 18, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/ahead-of-the-bahrain-conference-hamas-casts-its-lot-with-iran/

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “What Hiding One’s Kippa Says About Europe,” BESA Center, June 11, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/what-hiding-ones-kippa-says-about-europe/

Nimrod Goren, Eyal Ronen and Emir Bayburt, “Israel, the EU, and the Mediterranean: Understanding the Perceptions of Israeli Elite Actors,” Peter Lang, 2019. https://www.peterlang.com/view/9783034338196/chapter-08.xhtml

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “The Six-Day War and the Israeli Dream,” BESA Center, June 13, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/six-day-war-israeli-dream/

Eytan Halon, “Where do Israeli Businesses Stand Amid the Escalating Trade War?” Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Where-do-Israeli-businesses-stand-amid-the-escalating-trade-war-592916

Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, “Israel Should Prepare for Another Mass Immigration,” Jerusalem Post, July 1, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-should-prepare-for-another-mass-immigration-report-594262

Nathan Jeffay, “How Israeli Jews are increasingly becoming part of a growing craze for Arab tunes,” The Jewish Chronicle, June 14, 2019. https://www.thejc.com/news/news-features/how-israeli-jews-are-increasingly-becoming-part-of-a-growing-craze-for-arab-tunes-music-1.485428

Emily B. Landau and Shimon Stein, “New US initiative: Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament (CEND),” INSS, June 13, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/new-us-initiative-creating-environment-nuclear-disarmament-cend/?offset=9&posts=1185&type=399

Shauna Lyon, “A Tel Aviv Restaurant Brings Bacchanalia and Technique to Hell’s Kitchen,” New Yorker, June 21, 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/01/a-tel-aviv-restaurant-brings-bacchanalia-and-technique-to-hells-kitchen

Magid, “Bahrain summit puts Jordan in a tough spot,” Middle East Institute, June 12, 2019. https://www.mei.edu/publications/bahrain-summit-puts-jordan-tough-spot

Michael Milshtein, “Seventy Years since the “First Hudna:” The Legacy of the Rhodes Agreements,” Moshe Dayan Center, June 6, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/seventy-years-first-hudna-legacy-rhodes-agreements

Orna Mizrahi and Oded Eran, “The Negotiations between Israel and Lebanon on the Maritime Border,” INSS, June 24, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/negotiations-israel-lebanon-maritime-border/?offset=5&posts=1185&type=399

Daniel Neep, “Why hasn’t the Asad Regime Collapsed? Lessons learned from Syria’s History of Turanny,” Crown Center at Brandeis University, June 2019. https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb128.html

Paul Salem, “Thinking Arab Futures: Drivers, scenarios, and strategic choices for an improved Arab World,” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Summer 2019.  https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/thinking-arab-futures/

Sophie Schulman, “With Tech Talent Too Expensive, Israeli Startups Look to High School,” Algemeiner, June 30, 2019. https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/06/30/with-tech-talent-too-expensive-israeli-startups-look-to-high-school/

Joel Singer, “An Oral Agreement Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On,” Joel Singer.com, June 12, 2019. https://www.joelsinger.org/an-oral-agreement-isnt-worth-the-paper-its-written-on/

Amy Spiro, “Assessing the Gal Gadot Effect on Israel’s Image,” Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2019.  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Assessing-the-Gal-Gadot-effect-593202

Ken Stein, “Egyptian-Israeli Negotiations’ Documents Reader: 1973-1979,” Center for Israel Education, June 2019. https://israeled.org/product/egyptian-israeli-negotiations-documents-reader-1973-1979/

Jessica Steinberg, “As ‘Shtisel’ mania sweeps US, promoter aims to widen the world’s lens on Israel,” Times of Israel, June 20, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-shtisel-mania-sweeps-us-promoter-aims-to-widen-the-worlds-lens-on-israel/

Bret Stephens, “The Pirates of Tehran If Iran won’t change its behavior, we should sink its navy,” New York Times, June 14, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/iran-oil-tanker-attack.html

Mehmet Yegin, “Turkey between NATO and Russia: The Failed Balance,” SWP Berlin,  June 2019. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2019C30_Yegin.pdf


#75 Contemporary Readings, May 2019

June 5, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Meirav Arlosoroff, “Shabbat Costs Israel Billions of Dollars Every Year,” Haaretz, May 16, 2019. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-keeping-shabbat-costs-israel-tens-of-billions-of-shekels-every-year-1.7242501

Shay Atias, “The Barring of Eurovision from Jerusalem Is a Win for the BDS Movement,” BESA Center, May 14, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/barring-eurovision-jerusalem-win-for-bds/

Naama Barak, “South Koreans are flocking to Israel for Bible study… why?” Isreal21c, May 26, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/south-koreans-are-flocking-to-israel-for-bible-study-why/  

Barukh Binah, “US Policies toward Israel and the Middle East,” MITVIM, May 2019. http://mitvim.org.il/images/US_Policies_towards_Israel_and_the_Middle_East_April_2019.pdf

Brian Blum, “Openness to new tech makes Israeli biotech a leader, says Philips exec,” Isreal21c, May 6, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/philips-executive-explains-why-israel-is-tops-in-biotech/

Lee Cahaner, “The Ultra-Orthodox Community on the Conservatism-Modernism Spectrum,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 31, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/26911

Center for Israel Education, “June 1967 War theme page: a collection of multimedia resources and primary source documents,” Israeled.org,https://israeled.org/themes/june-1967-war/

Amichai Cohen, “Israel’s New Elections Are the Latest Symptom of an Assault on Its Institutions,” Israel Democracy Institute, May 31, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/26922

Mohammad Darawshe, “To Close the Rifts, Leadership is Needed,” Dayan Center, May 20, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/close-rifts-leadership-needed

Steven Davidson, “In A-Wa’s New Yemenite-Israeli Hip Hop Album, Home Is Not A Place — It’s A Feeling,” Forward, May 31, 2019. https://forward.com/life/425082/in-a-was-new-yemenite-israeli-hip-hop-album-home-is-not-a-place-its-a/

Udi Dekel and Carmit Valensi, “Russia and Iran: Is the Syrian Honeymoon Over?” INSS, May 27, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/russia-iran-syrian-honeymoon/?offset=1&posts=2187

Gadi Eizenkot, “Israeli Security Today: Facing Multiple Challenges on Multiple Fronts,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 17, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-security-today-facing-multiple-challenges-on-multiple-fronts

Oded Eran, “Concerns for Jordan’s Stability,” INSS, May 21, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/concerns-for-jordans-stability/

Josef Federman, “Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic,” Seattle Times, May 22, 2019. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tough-act-to-follow-young-maestro-leads-israel-philharmonic/ 

Shanna Fuld, “Cuisine to Die for, Tel Aviv Combines Food Fair with Eurovision Events,” Jerusalem Post, May 17, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Cuisine-to-die-for-Tel-Aviv-combines-food-fair-with-Eurovision-events-589968 

Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Anti-Semitic Cartoons in the Anti-Israel Media,” BESA Center, May 24, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/antisemitic-cartoons-media/

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen , “The Meaning of ‘Mamlachtiut,’” BESA Center, May 26, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/mamlachtiut/ 

Tamar Hermann and Or Anabi, “How Jewish Israelis Feel Towards Non-Jews and the Current Conversion Process – Shavuot Survey,” Israel Democracy Institute, June 4, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/26926

Efraim Inbar, “No reason to fear PA economic collapse,” Jerusalem Post, May 2, 2019. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/No-reason-to-fear-PA-economic-collapse-588565

ISRAEL21c Staff, “Israel, US science academies sign cooperation agreement,” Isreal21c, May 7, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/israel-us-science-academies-sign-cooperation-agreement/

Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky, “A Memo to Jared,” BESA Center, May 12, 2019.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/jared-kushner-palestinians-policy/

Debra Kamin, “Israel’s Best-Kept Secret: This Food City on the Mediterranean,” Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2019. https://www.wsj.com/articles/israels-best-kept-secret-this-food-city-on-the-mediterranean-11557850111

Yaakov Katz, “Israel Destroyed Syria’s Nuclear Potential. What Would The World Look Like Now If They Hadn’t?” Newsweek, May 26, 2019. https://www.newsweek.com/2019/06/07/israel-destroyed-syria-nuclear-reactor-1433940.html

Jared Kushner and Robert Satloff, “Inside the Trump Administration’s Middle East Peace Effort: A Conversation With Jared Kushner,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/inside-the-trump-administrations-middle-east-peace-effort-a-conversation-wi

Yaakov Lappin, “Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza,” BESA Center, May 7, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/egypt-iran-influence-gaza/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Election Redo: Implications for the Trump Peace Plan,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 31, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-election-redo-implications-for-the-trump-peace-plan

Orna Mizrahi and Yoram Schweitzer, “Does Hezbollah Want a War with Israel Now?” INSS, May 23, 2019 https://www.inss.org.il/publication/hezbollah-want-war-israel-now/?offset=2&posts=2187

Roisin O’Connor, “Israeli heavy metal band Orphaned Land: ‘The boycott is a great excuse for antisemites to jump on board,'” IndependentUK,May 18, 2019. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/orphaned-land-band-israel-palestine-boycott-eurovision-tel-aviv-music-a8919746.html

Arik Rudnitzky, “Arab Voting in the 21st Knesset Elections,” Moshe Dayan Center, May 20, 2019. https://dayan.org/content/arab-voting-21st-knesset-elections

Paul Salem, “Thinking Arab Futures Drivers, scenarios, and strategic choices for an improved Arab World,” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, May 2019. https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/thinking-arab-futures/

Robert Satloff, “Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan Would Be a Disaster,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 10, 2019. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jared-kushners-peace-plan-would-be-a-disaster

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Gaza Conundrum: Israel has many options, none good,” Commentary, May 2019. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-gaza-conundrum/

Pnina Shavit Baruch, “The Proposed Changes to Judicial Oversight of Government Powers: Justified Measures or an Erosion of Democracy?” INSS, May 19, 2019.  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/proposed-changes-judicial-oversight-government-powers-justified-measures-erosion-democracy/?offset=5&posts=2187

Joel Singer, “Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty in the Golan Heights and Netanyahu’s Promise to Annex the Jewish Settlements in the West Bank – Poison Pills to Middle East Peace,” JoelSinger.com,May 19, 2019. https://www.joelsinger.org/trumps-recognition-of-israeli-sovereignty-in-the-golan-heights-and-netanyahus-promise-to-annex-the-jewish-settlements-in-the-west-bank-poison-pills-to-middle-east-peace/

Jonathan Spyer, “Iranian Missiles in the Iraqi Desert,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, May 20, 2019. https://jiss.org.il/en/spyer-iranian-missiles-in-the-iraqi-desert/

Jessica Steinberg, “This year’s Israel Festival dares audiences to challenge artistic boundaries,” Times of Israel, May 27, 2019. https://www.timesofisrael.com/this-years-israel-festival-dares-audiences-to-challenge-artistic-boundaries/

Ryan Torok, “Israeli Culture, Food and Music Celebrated at Israel Festival,” Jewish Journal, May 15, 2019. https://jewishjournal.com/news/los_angeles/community/298648/israeli-culture-food-and-music-at-celebrate-israel-festival/

Eyal Tsir Cohen, “What we can learn from yet another round of conflict in Gaza,” Brookings Institute, May 16, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/05/16/what-we-can-learn-from-yet-another-round-of-conflict-in-gaza/

Amos Yadlin, “Paying for calm on the Gaza front, cannot be our policy,” Ynet News, May 11, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5506434,00.html

Ben-Dror Yemini, “Liberman is blackmailing Netanyahu for the future of Israel,” Ynet News, May 28, 2019. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5516775,00.html


#74 Contemporary Readings, April 2019

April 30, 2019

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Said Affassi, “First Arab Cultural Center to open in Israel’s largest Bedouin city,” I24News, April 26, 2019. https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/1556210665-the-first-arab-cultural-center-to-open-in-israel-s-largest-bedouin-city

Harriet Agnew and Mehul Srivastava, “Israel looks to ultraorthodox to fill tech skills shortage,” Financial Times, April 7, 2019. https://www.ft.com/content/dae642aa-5601-11e9-a3db-1fe89bedc16e

Muriel Asseburg, “The Deal of the Century for Israel-Palestine,” Stiftung fur Wissenschaft und Politik, April 20, 2019.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-deal-of-the-century-for-israel-palestine/

Julia Bainbridge, “Israeli restaurants, however they’re defined, arrive in Atlanta,” Atlanta Magazine, April 25, 2019. https://www.atlantamagazine.com/dining-news/israeli-restaurants-however-theyre-defined-arrive-in-atlanta/

Naama Barak, “Tel Aviv culinary platform plates up emerging chefs,” Israel21c, April 21, 2019. https://www.israel21c.org/tel-aviv-culinary-platform-plates-up-emerging-chefs/

Yossi Beilin, “After Years of undermining judiciary, Netanyahu needs its help,” Al-Monitor, April 29, 2019. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-justice-minister-coalition-court.html

Raphael G. Bouchik-Chen, “Trump’s Foreign Policy is Not Chaotic,” Begin-Sadat Center, April 25, 2019. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trump-foreign-policy-chaotic/

Rachel Brenner, “Understanding Israeli Business Culture,” Times of Israel, April 30, 2019. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/understanding-israeli-business-culture/

William Cubbison, “What Do Israelis Think About the Golan Heights?” Israel Democracy Institute, March 31, 2019. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/26456

Meir Elran, Carmit Padan, “Long-Range Rocket Fire on Israel’s Depth: Lessons for Homefront Defense,” INSS, April8, 2019. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/long-range-rocket-fire-israels-depth-lessons-homefront-defense/?offset=5&posts=1165&type=399

Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki, “Trump’s Peace Plan: Engagement or Swift Rejection,” Middle East Brief, April 2019. https://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/404004211

Alex Fishman, “Israel should prepare for the day China will rule the Middle East,” Ynet News</