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CIE Contemporary Readings

#47 Contemporary Readings, January 2017

February 6, 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Muhammad Aal Al-Sheikh (Saudi Journalist), “The Palestinians’ Reliance on Armed Resistance is Political Suicide: The Palestinian Cause is no Longer the Arabs’ Primary Concern,” MEMRI, January 26, 2017.  https://www.memri.org/reports/saudi-journalist-palestinians-reliance-armed-resistance-political-suicide-palestinian-cause

Gwen Ackerman, “Israeli Cybersecurity Industry Grows as Global Threats Multiply,” Bloomberg News, January 26, 2017.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/israeli-cybersecurity-industry-grows-as-global-threats-multiply

AFP, “Israel raises height of barrier on Egypt border,” AFP, January 17, 2017.  http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/256290/Egypt/Politics-/Israel-raises-height-of-barrier-on-Egypt-border.aspx

Raphael Ahren, “Top Netanyahu aide: World won’t boycott our high-tech for Palestinians,” Times of Israel, January 12, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-netanyahu-aide-world-wont-boycott-our-high-tech-for-palestinians/

Alan Baker, “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/ten-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Alan Baker, “Debunking 11 More False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 10, 2017, http://jcpa.org/article/debunking-more-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Alan Baker and Hirsh Goodman, “Unilateral Withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem – Legal Observations,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 2017. http://jcpa.org/the-dangers-of-a-unilateral-israeli-withdrawal-from-the-west-bank-and-east-jerusalem/#_chpt10

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Ex CIA Chief Rejects Report Israel Was Warned of Sharing Intel with Trump,” Jerusalem Post, January 16, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Ex-CIA-chief-rejects-report-Israel-was-warned-of-sharing-intel-with-Trump-478657

Amichai Cohen, “Could the Settlement Regulation Bill Lead to an international legal battle for Israel,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 13, 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/12315

Barry Davis, “Music: Andalusian for All,” Jerusalem Post, January 12, 2017.  http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-Andalusian-for-all-478272

Oded Eran and Udi Dekel “Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” NSS Insight No. 885, January 2, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12750

Dr. Shlomo Fischer, “Religious Zionism in Israel Today: Towards the Center,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, November 29, 2016. http://jppi.org.il/news/199/58/Religious-Zionism-in-Israel-Today-Towards-the-Center/

Dr. Shlomo Fischer, “Patterns of Jewish Collective Identity Among Israeli Jews,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, November 29, 2016. http://jppi.org.il/news/200/58/Patterns-of-Jewish-Collective-Identity-among-Israeli-Jews/

Hillel Frisch, “Kerry’s Attack on Israel: A Failed Attempt to Divert Attention from Obama’s Disastrous Foreign Policy,” BESA Center, January 2, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/390-frisch-kerrys-attack-on-israel-a-failed-attempt-to-divert-attention-from-obamas-disastrous-foreign-policy/

Adam Garfinkle, “Revolution Convolutions”(On UNSCR 2334 and “Perils” in US-Israel Relations), Foreign Policy Research Institute, December 29, 2016. http://www.fpri.org/article/2016/12/resolution-convolutions/ 

Mordechai Goldman, “The secret nightlife of Jerusalem’s old market,” al-Monitor, January 27, 2017. http://al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/israel-jerusalem-market-ultra-orthodox-nightlife-terror.html

Hirsch Goodman, “The Dangers of a Unilateral Israeli Withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 2017. http://jcpa.org/the-dangers-of-a-unilateral-israeli-withdrawal-from-the-west-bank-and-east-jerusalem/#_chpt10

Gershon Hacohen, “A Two-State Solution? Just Not According to the Clinton Parameters,” BESA Center, January 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/two-state-solution-just-not-according-clinton-parameters/

Rabbi Donniel Hartman, “To Pardon the rebellious son?” Y—Net, January 11, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4903617,00.html

Ari Heistein, “Trump, Israel, and the American Jewish Community,” INSS, January 19, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12836

i24News Staff, “Coldplay planning unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace concert’ at Dead Sea,” i24News, January 10, 2017. http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/134728-170110-coldplay-planning-unprecedented-israeli-palestinian-peace-concert-at-dead-sea

Efraim Inbar, “Jerusalem is the Center of Gravity,” BESA Center, January 19, 2017. https://livestream.com/washinstitute/events/6923832

Pinhas Inbari, “Can the Palestinians Mobilize the Arab World on the U.S. Embassy Issue?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 31, 2017. http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reactions-u-s-embassy-move-jerusalem/

Martin S. Indyk, “How a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem could actually jump-start the peace process,” Brookings Institute, January 5, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/01/03/u-s-abstention-on-israeli-settlements-resolution-neither-sensible-nor-productive/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Biggest investor event in Israel to showcase startup magic,” Israel21c, January 25, 2017. http://www.israel21c.org/biggest-investor-event-in-israel-to-showcase-startup-magic/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “Trump’s Big Decision on Iran,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 7, 2016. http://jcpa.org/trumps-big-decision-iran/

Zvi Magen, “Russia-United States Relations under the Trump Administration: Implications for the Middle East,” INSS, January 4, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12768

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “Toward a New Paradigm for Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Washington Institute for Near East Peace, January 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/toward-a-new-paradigm-for-addressing-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, “Iranian-Saudi Tensions Are Played Out in Bahrain,”

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 11, 2017.  http://jcpa.org/article/iranian-saudi-tensions-played-bahrain/

Arad Nir, “Current Israel-Turkey relations as expressed by the media,” The Moshe Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, January, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/current-israel-turkey-relations-expressed-media

Viva Sarah Press, “15 Israelis making a mark on Silicon Valley’s tech scene,” Israel21c, January 12, 2017. http://www.israel21c.org/15-israelis-making-a-mark-on-silicon-valleys-tech-scene/

Paul Rivlin, “The Arab Human Disaster Report, The Arab World Five Years After: Part 2,” The Moshe Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, January 2017. http://dayan.org/content/arab-human-disaster-report-arab-world-five-years-after-part-2

Grant Rumley, “Abbas on the Ropes: How the Next US Administration Could Add to his Problems,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, January 21, 2017.  http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-abbas-on-the-ropes/

Robert Satloff, “The New Administration Must Restore Intimacy and Common Purpose to the Bilateral Partnership,” National Interest, January 3, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/can-trump-overcome-obamas-israel-failure

Robert Satloff, “Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: From Campaign Promise to Policy Challenge,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/Transition2017-Embassy-FINAL.pdf

Uri Savir, “After Paris — a Moscow conference on Mideast peace?” al-Monitor, January 22, 2017. http://al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/israel-palestine-paris-ii-conference-moscow-putin-trump.html

Shoshana Solomon, “Israel Innovation Authority calls for more tech labs,” Times of Israel, January 17, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-innovation-authority-calls-for-more-tech-labs/

Eli Sperling, “The Phenomenon of Elite Israeli Jazz,” Atlanta Jewish Times, January 11, 2017.  http://atlantajewishtimes.com/2017/01/phenomenon-elite-israeli-jazz/

Joseph Spoerl, “How Obama and Kerry Betrayed Israel at the UN,” American Thinker, January 29, 2017.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/how_obama_and_kerry_betrayed_israel_at_the_un.html

Jessica Steinberg, “Meir Banai, 55, led Israeli music into a more soulful space,” Times of Israel, January 13, 2017.http://www.timesofisrael.com/meir-banai-55-led-israeli-music-into-a-more-soulful-space/

Luke Tress, “Blues musicians look to strike a chord in Tel Aviv festival,” Times of Israel, January 12, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/blues-musicians-look-to-strike-a-chord-in-tel-aviv-festival/

Sharon Udasin, “Israeli Japanese partnerships on business tech blossoming,” Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Israeli-Japanese-partnerships-on-business-tech-blossoming-479463

Benjamin Weinthal, “Germany’s Split Personality: Courts Favor Antisemites, BDS Takes Hits,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, January 21, 2017. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-germanys-split-personality-courts-favor-antisemites-bds-takes-hits/

Michael Wilner, “Prime Minister May Aligns the UK with GOP on Israel and Iran,” ,” Jerusalem Post, January 27, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Prime-Minister-May-aligns-the-UK-with-GOP-on-Israel-and-Iran-479745

Jim Zanotti, “US-Israel Relations,” Congressional Research Service, January 7, 2017. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf


CIE Contemporary Readings

#46 Contemporary Readings, December 2016

January 9, 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Elliott Abrams and Michael Singh, “The United States just Made Middle East Peace harder,” The Washington Post, December 23, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/gq7owhd 

Alan Baker, “The Dangers of UN Security Council Resolution 2334,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 26, 2016. http://jcpa.org/dangers-un-security-council-resolution-2334-2016/

Nahum Barnea, “Netanyahu has sown the wind, Israel is reaping the whirlwind,” Y-net News, December 25, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4898086,00.html

Nahum Barnea, “Kerry’s Failure, Netanyahu’s Liberation,” Y-Net News, January 2, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4901775,00.html

Eyal Bino, “5 Bold Predictions For Israeli Tech In 2017,” Forbes, December 29, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/eyalbino/2016/12/29/5-bold-predictions-for-israeli-tech-in-2017/#994f2797304c

Nicky Blackburn, “31 reasons 2016 was actually a great year,” Israel21c,  December 28, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/31-reasons-2016-was-actually-a-great-year/

Stephane Cohen, “Despite the challenges emerging on the horizon, Israel is well positioned to welcome 2017,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2016.  http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israel-in-a-nutshell-Summarizing-2016-476604

Kate Connolly, “Daniel Barenboim opens Berlin music academy for Middle East students,” The Guardian, December, 8, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/08/daniel-barenboim-opens-berlin-music-academy-for-middle-east-students

Glenn Kenny, “Movie Review: The Team That Put Israeli Basketball ‘On the Map’”  New York Times, December 8, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/movies/on-the-map-review.html

Shlomi Daskal, “Nazareth Illit: From Judaization of the Galilee to a Mixed City, Vision versus Reality,” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/nazareth-illit-judaization-galilee-mixed-city-vision-versus-reality

Barry Davis, “Music: Love, Ethiopian style,” Jerusalem Post, December 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-Love-Ethiopian-style-474849

Meir Elran, “The Fires across Israel: Insights and Lessons for National Security,” INSS, December 12, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=5154&page=1

Oded Eran, “Jordan-Israel Relations: Normalization in the Shadow of Political Deadlock,” INSS, December 1, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20873%20-%20Oded%20for%20web.pdf

Yoram Ettinger, “Israel’s Economy Defies BDS,” The Jewish Press, December 12, 2016. http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ettinger-report/israels-economy-defies-bds/2016/12/12/

Shmuel Even and Eran Yashiv, “The Defense Budget for 2017-2018,” INSS, December 28, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12711

Caroline Glick, Column One: Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike,” The Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2016.  http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-One-Obama-and-Israel-strike-and-counter-strike-476948

Mark Goldfeder, “Kerry and Obama can change policy, not history or law,” The Hill, December 29, 2016.  http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/312106-kerry-and-obama-can-change-policy-not-history-or-law

Mark Goldfeder, “Obama administration was hypocritical on UN’s Israel’s settlements vote,” CNN, December 26, 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/26/opinions/us-role-in-israel-un-vote-was-hypocritical-goldfeder/

Evelyn Gordon, “Disorder in the [Israeli Supreme] Court,” with responses, Mosaic, December 6, 2016. https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/12/disorder-in-the-court/

Eitan Haber, “Things Look Different from the White House [includes moving the US embassy to Jersualem,” Y-Net News, December 26, 2012. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4895770,00.html

Ephraim Kam, “Iran: Naval Bases in Syria and in Yemen?” INSS, December 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12690

KKL/Jewish National Fund Staff, “Israeli Water Technology Changing the World,” Jerusalem Post, December 14, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Green-Israel/Israeli-Water-Technology-Changing-the-World-475364

Abigail Klein Leichman, “15 ways Israel amazed and inspired the world in 2016,” Israel21c, December 19, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/15-ways-israel-amazed-and-inspired-the-world-in-2016/

Zeev Klein, “Defeating projections, Israeli economy grows by 3.5% in 2016,” Israel Hayom, December 29, 2016. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=39145

Yoni Kempinski, “F-35 boasts Israeli technology, can challenge Iranian threat,” Arutz Sheva, December 12, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221626

Michael Kopolow, “UNSCR 2334,”in Israel and Ottomans Blogpost, December 27, 2016. https://ottomansandzionists.com/2016/12/27/unscr-2334/

Mitchel Hochberg, “Israel’s Amona Compromise May Bolster the Settler Movement,”
Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-amona-compromise-may-bolster-the-settler-movement

Eran Lerman, “UNSCR 2334: A Disservice to the Cause of Peace,” December 26, 2016, Begin Sadat Center Perspective Papers, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/389-lerman-unscr-2334-a-disservice-to-the-cause-of-peace/

Eran Lerman, “After Aleppo: Iran’s Ascendency and Its Implications,” Begin Sadat Center Perspective Papers, December 22, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/388-lerman-after-aleppoirans-ascendancy-and-its-implications/

David Makovsky, “Early Implications of the UN Settlements Resolution,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 27, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/early-implications-of-the-un-settlements-resolution

David Makovsky, “Kerry’s Speech: Some Continuity, Some Disconnect,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 29, 2016.

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/kerrys-speech-some-continuity-some-disconnect

Cliff May, “Throwing Israel to the U.N. Wolves,” The Washington Times, December 27, 2016. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/27/obama-throwing-israel-to-the-uns-wolves/

Hisham Melhem, “Good riddance to a calamitous year,” al-‘Arabiya, December 24, 2016.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/world/2016/12/24/Good-riddance-to-a-calamitous-year-.html

Galal Nassar, “The only way is up [The Middle East and Egypt hit rock bottom this past year] Al-Ahram Weekly, December 22, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19181/17/The-only-way-is-up.aspx

Becca Noy, “Musician Ahuva Ozeri passes away at 68 after long battle with cancer,” Jerusalem Online, December 13, 2016. http://www.jerusalemonline.com/culture-and-lifestyle/legendary-israeli-singer-passes-away-at-68-25313

Viva Sarah Press, “27 Israeli companies rank on Deloitte Tech Fast 500 EMEA list,” Israel21c, December 12, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/27-israeli-companies-rank-on-deloitte-tech-fast-500-emea-list/

Uzi Rabi, “President-elect Trump and the Middle East?” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 1, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/president-elect-trump-and-middle-east

Paul Rivlin, “The Arab Human Disaster Report: The Arab World Five Years After: Part 1, “ IqtisadiThe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 2016. http://dayan.org/content/arab-human-disaster-report-arab-world-five-years-after-part-1

Michael Rubin, “Eight Possible Responses to the UN Israel Vote,” The Washington Examiner, December 24, 2016. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/eight-possible-trump-responses-to-the-un-israel-vote/article/2610328

Curt Schleier, “IDF Prepares Israeli for Heat of NY Kitchens,” Forward, December 8, 2016. http://forward.com/food/356443/idf-prepares-israeli-for-heat-of-ny-kitchens/

Natan Sachs, “What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements,” Brookings Institute, December 26, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/12/26/whats-new-and-whats-not-in-the-u-n-resolution-on-israeli-settlements/

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “Security Council Resolution 2334: The Legal Significance,” INSS, December 30, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12740

Gilead Sher, “More of the Same? Fatah’s Seventh General Congress and the Reelection of Abbas,” INSS, December 18, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12670

Gerald Steinberg, “Beyond anger: How to respond to the UN Security Council vote,” The Jerusalem Post,” December 27, 2016. https://t.co/mbvHUbpGF6

Inbal Tal, “Gender Aspects of the ‘Virtual Enclave’ of the Islamic Movement in Israel,” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 26, 2016.  http://dayan.org/content/gender-aspects-virtual-enclave-islamic-movement-israel

Shibley Telhami, “American attitudes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Brookings Institute, December, 2, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/research/american-attitudes-on-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

Andrew Tobin, “Why Tel Aviv is Israel’s new aliyah capital,” Times of Israel, January 1, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-tel-aviv-is-israels-new-aliyah-capital/

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “The Military Topography of Syria’s South,” SWP Insitute for International and Security Affairs Berlin, December 2016. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C56_ows.pdf

Amos Yadin, “Radical Moves will only deepen our [Israel’s] diplomatic isolation,” Y-Net News, December 27, 2016.  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4899206,00.html

Michael Zeff, “Aliya from France great for economy, Bar-Ilan profs say,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Aliya-from-France-great-for-economy-Bar-Ilan-profs-say-475785


CIE Contemporary Readings

#45 Contemporary Readings, November 2016

December 9, 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Gwen Ackerman, “Israeli Tech Last Line of Defense for Power Plant Cyber Attacks,” Bloomberg, November 15, 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-15/israeli-tech-last-line-of-defense-for-power-plant-cyber-attacks

Ghaith al-Omari, “Fatah’s General Conference: Clarifying Succession and Managing Dissent,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fatahs-general-conference-clarifying-succession-and-managing-dissent

Glenn C. Altschuler, “Exploring the Transformation of Israel’s Kibbutz Movement,” Jerusalem Post, October 16, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Exploring-the-transformation-of-Israels-kibbutz-movement-470003

Yaacov Amidror, “Lessons of the UNESCO Vote,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 2, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/375-amidror-lessons-unesco-vote/

Arutz Sheva North America Staff, “Fitch upgrades Israel’s credit rating,” Arutz Sheva, November 11, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220164

Yuval Azulai, “India eyes Israeli tank, APC systems,” Globes, November 30, 2016. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-india-eyes-israeli-tank-systems-1001164173

Yossi Baidatz, “Strategy as a learning process: An Israeli case study for the new administration,” Brookings Institution, November 29, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/29/strategy-as-a-learning-process-an-israeli-case-study-for-the-new-administration/

Yaacov Benmeleh, “Largest Wealth Fund Finds Value in Israeli Banks After Job Cuts,” Bloomberg, November 15, 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-15/largest-wealth-fund-finds-value-in-israeli-banks-after-job-cuts

Ron Bergman, “Israel’s wealthy: 105,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires,” Ynet, November 25, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4884381,00.html

Judy Bolton-Fasman, “Voices from the Children’s House,” Tablet, November 4, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/216532/voices-from-the-childrens-house

Breaking Israel News Staff, “Jewish-Yemeni Culture Comes Alive in the Music of Yemen Blues,” Breaking Israel News, November 13, 2016. https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/78489/jewish-yemeni-culture-comes-alive-music-yemen-blues/#PewypVghUDihMOCj.97

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Real Security: The interdependence of governance and stability in the Arab World,” Brookings Institution, November 2016, https://www.brookings.edu/research/politics-governance-and-state-society-relations/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=fp

Phillip Connor, “Middle East Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005,” Pew Research Center, October 18, 2016.  http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/18092506/Middle-east-migrants_FINAL_PM.pdf

Omar Einav, “From Baabda to al-Qusayr: Hezbollah’s Victory March,” INSS, November 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12572

Yair Ettinger, “The Other Western Wall,” Brookings Institution, November 7, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/07/the-other-western-wall-conflict/

Freddy Eytan, “Europe in Shock after Donald Trump’s Victory,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/europe-shock-donald-trumps-victory/

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Mobilizing SNS in Turkey to Protect Women’s Rights,” Dayan Center, October 2016. http://dayan.org/content/mobilizing-sns-turkey-protect-women%E2%80%99s-rights

Jamie Feldmar, “Inside the Boom of Israeli Cuisine in America,” Zagat, November 14, 2016. https://www.zagat.com/b/inside-the-boom-of-israeli-cuisine-in-america

Lauren Frayer, “As Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Enter The Workforce, High-Tech Beckons,” NPR, November 12, 2016. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/11/12/501620376/as-israels-ultra-orthodox-enter-the-workforce-high-tech-beckons

Hanin Ghaddar, “Iran May be Using Iraq and Syria as a Bridge to Lebanon.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 23, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/iran-may-be-using-iraq-and-syria-as-a-bridge-to-lebanon

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Lessons of Henry Kissinger,” The Atlantic, November 10, 2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/the-lessons-of-henry-kissinger/505868/

Haisam Hassanein, “Egypt and Israel’s Growing Economic Cooperation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-and-israels-growing-economic-cooperation

Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, “The New UN Secretary General,” INSS, November 2, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12510

Arthur Herman, “Everyone Loves Israel” Mosaic, November 7, 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/11/everybody-loves-israel/

Jeremy Hulsh, “Tune In Tel Aviv Conference Founder Debunks 5 Myths About Israel’s Music Scene, Billboard, November 8, 2016. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7565929/tune-in-tel-aviv-conference-myths-israel-music-scene

Efraim Inbar, “Australia and Israel: Good Guys Should Stick Together,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 22, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/379-inbar-australia-israel-good-guys-stick-together/

Ellen Laipson, “Taking the Long View on the Changing Status of Women in the Middle East,” World Politics Review, November 1, 2016.  http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/20329/taking-the-long-view-on-the-changing-status-of-women-in-the-middle-east

Tovah Lazaroff, “Rivlin: India and Israel can ‘make magic’ on food security,” Jerusalem Post, November 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Rivlin-India-and-Israel-can-make-magic-on-food-security-473211

Eran Lerman, “Worse than a Crime: The Folly of Seeking an Imposed Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 8, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/376-lerman-worse-crime-folly-seeking-imposed-solution-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

David Makovsky, “Israel’s Brewing Settlements Law Could Stir Problems in Washington,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 17, 2016.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-brewing-settlements-law-could-stir-problems-in-washington

Ariane Mandell, “Israel’s shifting culture of philanthropy,” Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-shifting-culture-of-philanthropy-473853

Hisham Melhem, “What does a Trump presidency mean for the Middle East,” al-Arabiya, December 2, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/11/26/What-does-a-Trump-presidency-mean-for-the-Middle-East-.html

Kobi Michael, “Donald Trump’s Election as President: Israel’s Additional Focus,” INSS, November 30, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12618

Aaron David Miller, “Why Carter is wrong on State of Palestine,” CNN, November 30, 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/30/opinions/carter-call-recognizing-palestinian-statehood/index.html

Beverley Milton-Edwards, “The Prince: President Abbas’ successor?” Brookings Institution, November 7, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-prince-president-abbas-successor/

Mazal Mualem, “Israeli education minister declares math ‘state of emergency,’” Al-Monitor, November 30, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/11/israel-education-timss-math-results-gaps-jews-arabs.html

Harry Nelson, “The road of Israeli health tech to the U.S. market,” Jewish Journal, November 18, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_road_of_israeli_health_tech_to_the_u.s._market

Volker Perthes, “President Trump and International Relations,” Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, November 18, 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/president-trump-and-international-relations.html

Martin Raffel, “The Challenge of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment on campus,” New Jersey Jewish News,” November 15, 2016. http://njjewishnews.com/article/32531/the-challenge-of-anti-semitism-and-anti-israel-sentiment-on-campus#.WECNI9UrLRZ

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 1,” Dayan Center, October 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-1

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 2,” Dayan Center, November 30, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-2

Dennis Ross, “How Trump could surprise the world on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking,” Washington Post, November 30, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-trump-could-surprise-the-world-on-israeli-palestinian-peace-making/2016/11/30/6e1f9c76-b5bc-11e6-959c-172c82123976_story.html?utm_term=.dbe786866bda

Michael Rubin, “Is Donald Trump Israel’s new BFF?” American Enterprise Institute, November 15, 2016. http://www.aei.org/publication/is-donald-trump-israels-new-bff/

Neal Sandler, “Israel Launches $4B Gas Field and Pipeline Investment,” Engineering News-Record, November 29, 2016. http://www.enr.com/articles/41009-israel-launches-4b-gas-field-and-pipeline-investment

Robert Satloff, “Everyone Loves Israel – Until They Don’t,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 14, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/everyone-loves-israel-until-they-dont

Malina Saval, “Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman Take Top Honors at Israel Film Festival Gala,” Variety, November 10, 2016. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/sharon-stone-natalie-portman-honored-at-israel-film-festival-gala-1201915004/

Sima Shine, Anna Catran, “The Start of the Iranian Presidential Campaign,” INSS, November 24, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12603

Max Singer, “Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: A Great Opportunity for the New President,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 21, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/378-singer-moving-us-embassy-jerusalem-great-opportunity-new-president/

Felicity Spector, “A cuisine without borders: the vibrant flavours of Israeli food in Britain,” The Telegraph, July 28, 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/a-cuisine-without-borders-the-vibrant-flavours-of-israeli-food-i/

Tyler Stapleton, “Congress Introduces Bill to Combat BDS Worldwide,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, November 18, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/tyler-stapleton-congress-introduces-bill-to-combat-bds-worldwide/

United Nations Development Programme, “Arab Human Development Report 2016,” United Nations Development Programme, December 2016. http://www.arabstates.undp.org/content/dam/rbas/report/AHDR%20Reports/AHDR%202016/AHDR%20Final%202016/AHDR2016En.pdf

Amos Yadlin, “Israel and the United States: An Opportunity to Strengthen the Special Relationship,” INSS, November 15, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12544

Sarah Yerkes, “With Trump coming to the White House, what’s Obama’s exit calculus on the peace process?” Brookings Institution, November 16, 2016.  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/16/with-trump-coming-to-the-white-house-whats-obamas-exit-calculus-on-the-peace-process/

Michael Zeff, “EU-Israel trade predicted to grow despite diplomatic tension,” Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Economic-panel-tackles-economic-challenges-for-Israel-473444

Raz Zimmt, “When Soccer and Music Conflict with Religion: Citizens on Social Networks against Clerics in Iran,” Dayan Center, October 2016. http://dayan.org/content/when-soccer-and-music-conflict-religion-citizens-social-networks-against-clerics-iran


CIE Contemporary Readings

#44 Contemporary Readings, October 2016

November 4, 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ghaith Al-Omari, “A Paralyzing Rivalry,” The Cipher Brief, October 27, 2016. https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/paralyzing-rivalry-1089

Graham Allison, “Why ISIS Fears Israel,” The National Interest, August 8, 2016. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-isis-fears-israel-17286

Yaakov Amidor, “Tip of the Iceberg: Russian Use of Power in Syria,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 9, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/371-amidror-tip-of-the-iceberg-russian/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 14, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/the-businesses-of-mahmoud-abbas-and-his-sons/

Ariel Ben Solomon, “Israel Should Avoid Turkey, Include Cyprus in Gas Export Projects,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 7, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/370-ben-solomon-israel-avoid-turkey-include-cyprus-gas-export-projects/

Anthony Bergin and Efraim Inbar, “The wattle and the olive: A new chapter in Australia and Israel working together,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SR95_Australia-Israel-Nov-2016.pdf

BESA Center Associates, “Israeli West Bank Policy – Whereto?” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Israeli-West-Bank-Policy.pdf

Anna Borschevskaya and Cmdr Jeremy Vaughn, USN, “How the Russian Military Reestablished Itself in the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 17, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-russian-military-reestablished-itself-in-the-middle-east

Ben Caspit, “The Israeli defense minister’s surprising offer,” Al-Monitor, October 26, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/israel-why-minister-liberman-offered-hamas-a-sea-port.html

Meir Elran, Mohammed Abo Nasra and Doron Matza, “The Decision by Arab Leaders in Israel Not to Attend the Peres Funeral: An Act of Defiance or a New Trend?” INSS, October 31, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12508

Oded Eran, “The American Conundrums in the Middle East, as Reflected in the Clinton-Trump Debate,” INSS, October 26,2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12472

Greer Fay Cashman, “A bridge between Austria and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-bridge-between-Austria-and-Israel-470663

Ben Fisher, “A different angle: A group of American music insiders pay a visit to Israel to learn about the country through its musicians and music industy,” Jerusalem Post, October 20, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Music-camp-470488

Alex Fishman, “Israel to assist Egypt’s fragile economy,” Ynet, October 18, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4867417,00.html

Gabe Friedman, “Israeli artist recreates Yom Kippur War through new music-listening experience,” Times of Israel, October 8, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/this-album-and-listening-experience-re-creates-the-yom-kippur-war/

Daniel Glaser, “The Evolution of Terrorism Financing: Disrupting the Islamic State,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 21, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-evolution-of-terrorism-financing-disrupting-the-islamic-state

Daniel Gordis, “We Need to Talk About Israel,” Tablet, October 14, 2016, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/213000/we-need-to-talk-about-israel

Haisam Hasanein, “Egypt and Israel’s Growing Economic Cooperation, November 2, 2016, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-and-israels-growing-economic-cooperation

Efraim Inbar, “Jerusalem is More Important than Amona,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 27, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/jerusalem-important-amona/

Israel21c Staff, “Amazing archaeological find from First Temple period,” Israel21c, October 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/amazing-archaeological-find-from-first-temple-period/

Israel21c Staff, “Israelis produce clean energy alternative from… spinach,” Israel21c, October 2, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israelis-produce-clean-energy-alternative-from-spinach/

Kenneth Jacobson, “Abstention on UNESCO Vote? Not Good Enough,” Times of Israel, October 28, 2016. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/abstention-on-unesco-vote-not-good-enough/

Alex Joffe, “BDS, Political Religion, and the Crisis of the Global Left,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 28, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/374-joffe-bds-political-religion-crisis-global-left/

Jerusalem Post Editorial, “Egypt and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 25, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Egypt-and-Israel-470853

Jewish News Service, “Israeli Economic Growth Exceeding Expectations,” The Algemeiner, October 15, 2016. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/10/15/israeli-economic-growth-exceeding-expectations/

Jewish Telegraph Agency, “Israeli documentary named to shortlist for Academy Awards,” Arutz Sheva, October 28, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219464

Efraim Karsh, “The Oslo Disaster,” Begin-Sadat Center, September 4, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/msps123-karsh-the-oslo-disaster/

Steven R. Koltai, “Shimon Peres: Godfather of Israeli entrepreneurship,” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2016/10/14/shimon-peres-godfather-of-israeli-entrepreneurship/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change their Narrative,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 5, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/west-must-insist-palestinians-change-narrative/

Eran Lerman, “Abbas at Mount Herzl: A Complex Man at a Complex Moment,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 10, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/372-lerman-abbas-at-mount-herzl/

Peter Lintl, “The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition – How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/israel_the_dynamics_of_a_right_wing_coalition.html

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “A Drumbeat of Negative Commentary (Mideast Monitor),” Dayan Center, October 25, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/drumbeat-negative-commentary-mideast-monitor

Maisie McCormack and Brandon Friedman, “Beyond Fraternity: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” Dayan Center, October 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/beyond-fraternity-kingdom-saudi-arabia-and-united-arab-emirates-uae

Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian Terrorism of the Past Year: Causes and Policy Recommendations,” INSS, October 14, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12439

Assaf Orion, “The United States, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: An Unfinished Symphony,” INSS, October 6, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12404

Charles Passy, “Israeli Chefs Offer a Taste of the Holy Land in New York,” Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-chefs-offer-a-taste-of-the-holy-land-in-new-york-1475621312

W. Robert Pearson, “Turkey After July 16- Dawn or Disaster,” The Middle East Institute, October 17, 2016, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/turkey-after-july-15-dawn-or-disaster

Pew Staff, “American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys,” Pew Research Center September 27, 2016. http://www.pewforum.org/2016/09/27/american-and-israeli-jews-twin-portraits-from-pew-research-center-surveys/

Viva Sarah Press, “Tel Aviv’s pubs are moonlighting as daytime offices,” Israel21c, October 27, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/tel-avivs-pubs-are-moonlighting-as-daytime-offices/

Brian Reeves and Natan Sachs, “Israeli national unity government redux?” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/10/14/israeli-national-unity-government-redux/

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 1,” Dayan Center, October 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-1

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli army may crack down on ex-soldiers profiting from tech expertise,” Times of Israel, October 4, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-army-may-crack-down-on-ex-soldiers-profiting-from-tech-expertise/

Jonathan Spyer, “Patterns of Subversion: Iranian Us of Proxies in the Middle East, Rubin Center, September 5, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_Spyer-TM-au-PDF.pdf

Washington Institute Satff, “Muslim, Jewish Religious Leaders Denounce Violence, Promote Peace in Unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian Meeting,” The Washington Institute, October 13, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/muslim-jewish-religious-leaders-denounce-violence-promote-peace-in-unpreced

Katy Watson, “Israel in food fight over kosher licensing,” BBC News, October 10, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37443634

Wharton Staff, “Can Israel Expand Its Startup Culture To Nearby Regions?” Wharton School at UPenn, October 24, 2016. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-israel-recast-startup-nation-into-startup-region/

Heiko Wimmen, “Lebanon’s State Erosion, Divisions of Conflict in Syria Sustain a Dangerous Stalemate,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016, https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C46_wmm.pdf

Ynet Staff, “The Israeli technology that’s linked to virtually every drink in the world,” Ynet, October 27, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4870990,00.html

Danielle Ziri, “Birthright program contributed over $1 billion to Israeli economy, study shows,” Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Birthright-program-contributed-over-1-billion-to-Israeli-economy-study-shows-470628


CIE Contemporary Readings

#43 Contemporary Readings, September 2016

October 6, 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Special Collection: Iran—200 on-line collected articles about Iran (2010-2016)—the nuclear issue, Iranian economy, foreign policy, Russia and Turkey and Iran, Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the Syrian conflict,  and more https://israeled.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/iran-article-compilation.pdf

Renee Beyda, “Israeli Filmmaker Uninvited from Film Festival,” The Jewish Week, September 20, 2016. http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/israeli-filmmaker-uninvited-film-festival

Patrick Clawson, “Obama Team Makes Defensible Actions on Iran Looks Suspicious,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 8, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/obama-team-makes-defensible-actions-on-iran-look-suspicious

Niv Elis, “Apple Reportedly Developing iPhone 8 in Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Apple-reportedly-developing-iPhone-8-in-Israel-468951

Shmuel Even, David Siman-Tov, and Gabi Siboni, “Structuring Israel’s Cyber Defense,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12364

Udi Dekel and Ofir Winter, “Cautious Pessimism: The Ceasefire in Syria – Prospects for Success,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 19, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12361

Gershon Hacohen, “Separation Is Not the Answer,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 29, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/368-hacohen-separation-not-answer/

Simon Henderson, “Holy War of Words: Growing Saudi-Iranian Tensions,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 7, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/holy-war-of-words-growing-saudi-iranian-tensions

Simon Henderson, “Jordan’s Strategic Decision to Buy Israeli Gas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 26, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordans-strategic-decision-to-buy-israeli-gas?utm_term=Read%20th

Michael Herzog, “Israel’s Core Security Requirements in Permanent-Status Negotiations,” Fathom, August 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/israels-core-security-requirements-in-permanent-status-negotiations/

Israel21c Staff, “Amazing Archaeological find from First Temple Period,” Israel21c, October 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/amazing-archaeological-find-from-first-temple-period/

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Musician Brian Eno Upholds BDS, Refuses to Let Israeli Dance Company Use Music,” The Jerusalem Post, September 7, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Musician-Brian-Eno-upholds-BDS-refuses-to-let-Israeli-dance-company-use-music-467154

Raphael Kadushin, “Tel Aviv: A Beach-to-Market Food Tour,” The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/tel-aviv-a-beach-to-market-food-tour-1475167369

Chen Kane, W. Seth Carus, and Nima Gerami, “Why the U.S-Israel Military Aid Package Matters,” The National Interest, September 25, 2016. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-the-us-israel-military-aid-package-matters-17818

Steven Koltai, “Shimon Peres: Godfather of Israeli Entrepreneurship,” Jewish Journal, September 30, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/shimon_peres_godfather_of_israeli_entrepreneurship

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change Their Narrative,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 5, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/west-must-insist-palestinians-change-narrative/

Tova Lazaroff and Herb Keinon, “World Leaders to Arrive in Israel for Friday Funeral of Shimon Peres,” The Jerusalem Post, September 28, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/World-leaders-to-arrive-in-Israel-for-Friday-funeral-of-Shimon-Peres-468868

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Small Israeli Institutions Get Help Birthing Big Ideas,”Israel21c, September 4, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/small-israeli-institutions-get-help-birthing-big-ideas/

Ori Lenkinski, “Tel Aviv Experimental Fringe Theater Company Tmuna Hosts Festival of Plays, Music,” The Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Tel-Aviv-experimental-fringe-theater-company-Tmuna-hosts-festival-of-plays-music-467469

Eran Lerman, “Game of Camps: Ideological Fault Lines in the Wreckage of the Arab State System,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies September 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MSPS124-1.pdf

Eran Lerman, “Khamenei’s Slant on WWII: Iran Must Not Go the Way of Germany and Japan,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 28, 2016.  http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/367-lerman-khameneis-slant-wwii-iran-must-not-go-way-germany-japan/

Zvi Magen and Udi Dekel, “Russia’s Initiative on the Israeli-Palestinian Process: Another Move to Regain Influence in the Middle East,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 13, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12339

David Makovsky, “The Money and the Message,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 15, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-new-mou-the-money-and-the-message

David Makovsky, “Shimon Peres was Israel’s Quintessential Zionist,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/shimon-peres-was-israels-quintessential-zionist

Hour Doron Matza, Meir Elran, and Mohammed Abo Nasra, “Troubles in Paradise: The New Arab Leadership in Israel and the Challenges of the Hour,” The Institute for National Security Studies, July 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS.StrAss19.2.July16942619882.pdf

Hisham Melhem, “Scorched Earth and Scorched Souls,” Al Arabiya, September 17, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/09/17/Scorched-earth-and-scorched-souls.html

Aryeh Mellman, “Clinton vs. Trump on Key Middle East Issues: Prepping for the Debate,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 22, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clinton-vs.-trump-on-key-middle-east-issues-prepping-for-the-debate

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Business of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 14, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/the-businesses-of-mahmoud-abbas-and-his-sons/

Kobi Michael, “The Agreement Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Electricity: Guiding Rationales for a Working Model,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 22, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12370

Michael O’Hanlon, “Deconstructing Syria: A Confederal Approach,” Brookings, September 16, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/research/deconstructing-syria-a-confederal-approach/

Sever Plocker, “A political realist (Shimon Peres)in an irrational world,” Ynet News, September 29, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4860253,00.html

Gerard Pozzi, “Leket Israel: A Role Model Food Bank,” Foodtank, September 28, 2016. http://foodtank.com/news/2016/09/leket-israel-a-role-model-food-bank

Viva Sarah Press, “10 Israelis Making a Mark on New York’s Tech Scene,” Israel21c, September 19, 2016.  http://www.israel21c.org/10-israelis-making-a-mark-on-new-yorks-tech-scene/

Itamar Rabinovich, “Israeli’s Last Founding Father (Shimon Peres),” Brookings, September 28, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/09/28/israels-last-founding-father/

Reuters, “Abbas’s Farewell to Shimon Peres Stirs Controversy Among Palestinians,” The Jerusalem Post, October 3, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbass-farewell-to-Shimon-Peres-stirs-controversy-among-Palestinians-469345

Yehudit Ronen, “Post-Qaddafi Libya: A Failing State,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/post-qaddafi-libya-failing-state

Armin Rosen, “Jewish Voters Are in Love with Hillary’s Pragmatism. What Does That Mean for Mideast Policy?” Tablet, September 7, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/212675/jewish-voters-hillarys-pragmatism

Armin Rosen, “Boundaries of Slowly Thawing Arab-Israeli Relations on Display at Iran Risk Summit in NYC,” Tablet, September 21, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/214072/boundaries-of-slowly-thawing-arab-israeli-relations-on-display-at-iran-risk-summit-in-nyc

Karin Rubinstein, “More Than Positioning: Israel’s Tech Challenges,” The Jerusalem Post, September 5, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/More-than-positioning-Israels-tech-challenges-466935

Jonathan Rynhold, “US-Israel Relations: Beyond the $38 Billion,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 27, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/366-rynhold-us-israel-relations-beyond-38-billion/

David Samuels, “One Last (Shimon Peres) Interview,” Tablet, September 29, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/214621/one-last-interview

Robert Satloff, “What Trump and Clinton Said (And Didn’t Say) About the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 27, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-trump-and-clinton-said-and-didnt-say-about-the-middle-east?utm_term

David Schenker, “Cracks Start to Show in Jordan,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 13, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cracks-start-to-show-in-jordan https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/agreement-on-military-aid-for-israel-expected-within-days/2016/09/13/50847ad8-79c1-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html

Michael Schwartz, “The Development of the Sino-Iranian Limited Partnership: China’s $600-Billion Proposition,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/development-sino-iranian-limited-partnership-china’s-600-billion-proposition

Cui Shoujun, “The Logic of China’s Israel Policy,” The Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-logic-of-Chinas-Israel-policy-468486

Robin Shulman, “Shimon Peres, Israeli Statesman and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 93,” The Washington Post, September 27, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/shimon-peres-israeli-statesman-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-dies-at-93/2016/09/27/ef12f968-c5db-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html

David Siman-Tov and Gabi Siboni, “The Superpower Cyber War and the US Elections,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 26, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12384

Shoshanna Solomon, “Program Seeks to Boost Bedouins in Israeli High-Tech,” The Times of Israel, October 2, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/program-seeks-to-boost-bedouins-in-israeli-high-tech/

Michael Steinbach, “How Technology has Transformed the Terrorist Threat Fifteen Years after 9/11,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 21, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-technology-has-transformed-the-terrorist-threat-fifteen-years-after-9-1

Ron Tira, “Israel’s Second War Doctrine,” The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv, July 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS.StrAss19.2.July16942619882.pdf

Mira Tzoreff, “From Great Expectations to Bitter Disappointment: Egypt’s Youth, After Three Years of al-Sisi’s Presidency,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/great-expectations-bitter-disappointment-egypt’s-youth-after-three-years-al-sisis-presidency

Sharon Udasin, “Global Agtech Investors Find ‘Rich Pipeline of Opportunities’ in Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, September 27, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Environment/Global-agtech-investors-find-rich-pipeline-of-opportunities-in-Israel-468833

David Wainer, “Bank of Israel Holds Rate as It Raises Growth Outlook,” Bloomberg, September 26, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-26/bank-of-israel-holds-interest-rate-amid-economic-improvement

Benjamin Weinthal, “City of Munich Cancels BDS Event Due to Anti-Semitism,” Foundation For Defense of Democracies, September 24, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-city-of-munich-cancels-bds-event-due-to-antisemitism/

Moshe Yaalon, “Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State,” LA Times, September, 29, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-yaalon-iran-threat-20160929-snap-story.html

Roie Yellinek, “China’s New Position on the Middle East,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 11, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/363-yellnik-chinas-new-position-middle-east/


CIE Contemporary Readings

#42 Contemporary Readings, August 2016

September 1, 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Hani Al-Masri, “Hamas faces bitter options,” Middle East Monitor, March 29, 2016. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160329-hamas-faces-bitter-options/

Yaakov Amidror, “Cyberspace, the Final Frontier,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 30, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/cyberspace-final-frontier/

Yaacok Amidror, “The Iran Deal One Year Later: The Fuse is Still Burning,” BESA Center, August 8, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-deal-first-anniversary/

Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Anne Koch, “Many Refugees, Poor Data,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C37_adt_kpp_koh.pdf

Alan Baker, “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/ten-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Barak Barfi, “Assad Bombs the Kurds: Implications for U.S. Strategy in Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 23, 2016.  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/assad-bombs-the-kurds-implications-for-u.s.-strategy-in-syria

Peter Beaumont, “Gaza becomes social media warzone ahead of Palestinian elections,” The Guardian, August, 24, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/gaza-becomes-social-media-warzone-ahead-palestinian-elections

Coral Braun, “Israeli directors win MTV award for Coldplay’s ‘Up&Up’ music video,” Jerusalem Post, August 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-directing-pair-wins-MTV-award-for-Coldplay-music-video-466309

Hannah Brown, “Israeli movies abound at this year’s Toronto Film Festival,” Jerusalem Post, August 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-movies-abound-at-this-years-Toronto-Film-Festival-464687

Anthony H. Cordesman, “U.S. Wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen: What Are the Endstates?” Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 15, 2016. https://www.csis.org/analysis/us-wars-iraq-syria-libya-and-yemen-what-are-endstates

Omar Einav, Orit Perlov, and Ofir Winter, “Not Just Sports: Mixed Sentiments in Egyptian Discourse about Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 18, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12232

Shlomi Eldar, “The morning after: What happens to Gaza if Hamas is toppled?,” Al-Monitor, August 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/avigdor-liberman-plan-hamas-ngo-humanitarian-aid-gaza-strip.html

Niv Elis, “Israeli-Chinese hardware incubator launches in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Israeli-Chinese-hardware-incubator-launches-in-Tel-Aviv-466382

Yoram Ettinger, “Israel’s Economy – an Island of Stability,” Jewish Press, August 8, 2016. http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ettinger-report/israels-economy-an-island-of-stability/2016/08/08/

Joel Fishman, “The Historical Problem of Haj Amin al-Husseini, ‘Grand Mufti’ of Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 22, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/historical-problem-hajj-amin-al-husseini-grand-mufti-jerusalem/

Matti Friedman, “The Ideological Roots of Media Bias Against Israel,” Fathom, January 2015. http://fathomjournal.org/the-ideological-roots-of-media-bias-against-israel/

Shiryn Ghermezian, “Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’,” The Algemeiner, August 28, 2016. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/08/28/playboy-columnist-calls-israels-burning-man-festival-ultimate-revenge-on-hitler/

John Hannah, “Saudi Arabia Strikes Back,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 16, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/saudi-arabia-strikes-back/

Pinhas Inbari, “The Fraying Palestinian Political Entity in the West Bank,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 3, 2016. http://jcpa.org/the-fraying-palestinian-political-entity-in-the-west-bank/

Ephraim Kam, Zvi Magen, “Russia Stations Fighter Jets in Iran for Use in Syria,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12235

Ziv Klein, “Moody’s affirms Israel’s A1 credit rating, says economy stable,” Israel Hayom, August 14, 2016. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=35663

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli lab proves Stephen Hawking’s theory,” Israel21c, August 18, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-lab-proves-stephen-hawkings-theory/

Tal Kra-Oz, “Shai Tsbari Storms the Heavens, from Bat Yam to New York,” Tablet, August 22, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/211136/shai-tsabari-storms-the-heavens

Norman Lebrecht, “Breaking: Rotterdam Phil Appoints Israeli Music Director, 27,” Slipped Disc, August 23, 2016. http://slippedisc.com/2016/08/breaking-rotterdam-phil-appoint-israeli-music-director-27-years-old/

Eran Lerman, “Regional Implications of the Failed Coup d’État and Purges in Turkey,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 1, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/regional-implications-failed-coup-detat-purges-turkey-initial-indicators/

David Makovsky, “Israel Defense Minister surprises by announcing West Bank Projects in Key Areas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 19, 2016. https://outlook.office.com/owa/projection.aspx

C. Meital, “Three Years Into Al-Sisi’s Rule: Difficult Challenges At Home And Abroad,” Middle East Media Research Institute, August 14, 2016. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/9395.htm

Arye Mekel, “Turkey, the Refugee Crisis and Brexit: Concerns and Opportunities for Greece,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 12, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-the-refugee-crisis-and-brexit-concerns-and-opportunities-for-greece/

Hisham Melhem, “Rage, rage. Unadulterated rage against the dying of hope [in Syria],” al-Arabiya, August 20, 2016.  https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2016/08/20/Rage-rage-unadulterated-rage-against-the-dying-of-hope-in-Syria.html

Kobi Michael, Udi Dekel, “The Defense Minister’s Plan: One Hand Gives, the Other Topples,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 25, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12256

Mazal Mualem, “Why the Sabbath crisis didn’t topple Netanyahu’s government” Al-Monitor, August 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/israel-third-sabbath-coalition-crisis-netanyahu-katz.html

Mohammed Abu Nasra, Meir Elran, Eran Yashiv, “The Five-Year Economic Plan for Israel’s Arab Sector: A Progress Report,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 9, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12208

Gaith Omari, “Palestinian Local Elections: An Opportunity for Political Revival or a Gam of Chicken,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 5, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinian-local-elections-an-opportunity-for-political-revival-or-a-game

David Pollack, “The New Normal: Today’s Arab Debate Over Ties with Israel,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 25, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-normal-todays-arab-debate-over-ties-with-israel

Nadav Pollak, “Transformation of Hezbollah by its Involvement in Syria,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/ResearchNote35-Pollak-2.pdf

Adam Rasgon, “A guide to the upcoming PA municipal elections,” Jerusalem Post, August 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/A-guide-to-the-upcoming-PA-municipal-elections-463510

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, “The Shock of a Russian base in Iran,” al-Arabiya, August 18, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/08/18/The-shock-of-a-Russian-base-in-Iran.html

Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe, “The anti-Israel movement’s ‘anti-normalization’ campaign,” National Post, August 3, 2016, http://www.romirowsky.com/19081/israel-anti-normalization

Peter Rudolf, “Liberal Hegemony and US Foreign Policy under Barack Obama,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C40_rdf.pdf

Zaki Shalom, “The Obama Administration: Toward a Security Council Resolution on an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement?,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 23, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12244

Max Singer, “The New Threat of Very Accurate Missiles,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 9, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/new-threat-accurate-missiles/

Joseph S. Spoerl, “Whitewashing Palestine to Eliminate Israel: The Case of the One-State Advocates,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 12, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/whitewashing-palestine-eliminate-israel-case-one-state-advocates/

Jonathan Spyer, “Where is Syria going? A Round Table with Jonathan Spyer,” Fathom, Spring 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/where-is-syria-going-a-round-table-with-jonathan-spyer/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas, Palestinian Authority Target Journalists Ahead of Election,” Gatestone Institute, August 23, 2016. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8738/hamas-palestinian-journalists

Gönül Tol, Matt Mainzer and Zeynep Ekmekci, “Unpacking Turkey’s Failed Coup: Causes and Consequences,” Middle East Institute, August 17, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/unpacking-turkey-s-failed-coup-causes-and-consequences

Benjamin Weinthal, “In Germany, Israelis help to launch anti-BDS group,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 27, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-in-germany-israelis-help-to-launch-anti-bds-group/

Ofir Winter, Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Egypt and Turkey following the Failed Coup: The Interrupted Thaw,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 2, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12184

Michael Yudkin, “Lies, Damned Lies and the Academic Boycott of Israel,” Fathom, Spring 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/lies-damned-lies-and-the-academic-boycott-of-israel/