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#49 Contemporary Readings, March 2017

April 5, 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
[email protected] or [email protected]

Raphael Ahren, Israel aims to become world’s 15th largest economy by 2025 — minister,” Times of Israel, March 19, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-aims-to-become-worlds-15th-largest-economy-by-2025-minister/

Inbal Arieli, “How Israeli culture promotes creativity and independence,” Israel 21c, March 28, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/how-israeli-culture-promotes-creativity-and-independence/

Abdel Bari Atwan, “Time for a Change in Fatah (highly critical of the PA),” Rialalyoum, March 2, 2017. http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=631474

Burak Bekdil, “Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making?” The BESA Center, March 22, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-sunni-iran-making/

Seth J Frantzman, “Terra Incognita: European and Israeli Politics are converging,” Jerusalem Post, March 19, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Terra-Incognita-European-and-Israeli-politics-are-converging-484616

Evyatar Friesel, “The Inverted Ideological Pyramids of Anti-Zionist Jews: The Case of Moshe Zuckermann,” BESA Center, March 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/inverted-ideological-pyramids-anti-zionist-jews-case-moshe-zuckermann/ 

Hillel Frisch, “Becoming Part of Jordan and Egypt: A Palestinian Economic Imperative,” BESA Center, March 15, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/becoming-part-jordan-egypt-palestinian-economic-imperative/

Susan B Glasser, “Yair Lapid: The Full Transcript,” Politico, March 24, 2017. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/susan-glasser-yair-lapid-transcript-214909

Paul Goldman, “Iran’s Shahin Najafi and Israel’s Aviv Geffen Come Together in Song,” NBC, March 3, 2017. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-s-shahin-najafi-israel-s-aviv-geffen-come-together-n728136

Judah Ari Gross, “Ya’alon lays out Mideast vision, which resembles Netanyahu’s,” Times of Israel, March 15, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/yaalon-lays-out-mideast-vision-which-resembles-netanyahus/

Gershon Hacohen, “War: The School of Life (Operation Protective Edge, 2014-2015),” BESA Center, March 7, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/war-school-life/

Dana Hadra, “On the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin,” Brookings, March 14, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/03/14/on-the-life-and-legacy-of-yitzhak-rabin/

Simon Henderson and David Schenker, “The Quiet Advance of Eastern Mediterranean Gas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 8, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-quiet-advance-of-eastern-mediterranean-gas

Liam Hoare, “1967 Nathan Alterman or Amos Oz” The Six Day war and Israeli Literature,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-natan-alterman-or-amos-oz-the-six-day-war-and-israeli-literature/

Jessica Holzer, “Israeli Travel Ban Draws Fire,” Foreign Policy, March 7, 2017. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/07/israeli-travel-ban-draws-fire/

Efraim Inbar, “President Trump Wants a Peace Process Too,” The BESA Center, March 21, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/president-trump-wants-peace-process/

Alex Joffe, “Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past,” BESA Center, March 26, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinians-balfour-declaration-100-resisting-past/

Joyce van de Bildt – de Jong, “Nostalgia for the Monarchy in Egypt,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Tel Aviv University, March 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/nostalgia-monarchy-egypt-english

Ron Kampeas, “Searching For Common Ground Amid Divisions At AIPAC,” Forward, March 28, 2017. http://forward.com/news/israel/367406/searching-for-common-ground-amid-divisions-at-aipac/

Herb Keinon, “Netanyahu Wants Foreign Ministry to Hightlighting China and India,” Jerusalem Post, March 6, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-wants-Foreign-Ministry-to-highlight-China-and-India-483397

Ofer Kenig, “Status of Women in Israeli Politics: The Good, the Bad and The Road to Full Equality,” Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Status-of-women-in-Israeli-politics-The-good-the-bad-and-the-road-to-full-equality-483566

Alexey Khlebnikov, “Changing Dynamics in the Syrian Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Marc 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/changing-dynamics-syrian-crisis

Matthais Kuntzel, “Nasser’s Antisemitic War Against Israel,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-nassers-antisemitic-war-against-israel/#_edn53

Maayan Lubell and Lianne Back, “Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market,” Reuters, March 23, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-cannabis-idUSKBN16U1PZ

Ingrid Lunden, “Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel,” TechCrunch, March 13, 2017. https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/13/reports-intel-buying-mobileye-for-up-to-16b-to-expand-in-self-driving-tech/

Zvi Magen and Udi Dekel, “Remaking Syria: A Military Update, the Diplomatic Situation, and the Israeli Angle,” INSS, March 27, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13176

Abdel- Moneim Said, “Disecting the Regional Order- The Arab order remains in Peril,” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 9-15, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19583.aspx

Ibrahim Nawar, “Hammering out a New Middle East,” Al-Ahram Weekly, March 2-8, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19803.aspx

Assaf Orion, “From the State Comptroller’s Report on Operation Protective Edge to the Next Campaign,” INSS, March 28, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13196

Viva Sarah Press, “12 of the hippest emerging Israeli bands,” Israel 21c, March 26, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/12-of-the-hippest-emerging-israeli-bands/

Paul Rivlin, “Turkey’s Economy is Paying the Price,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Tel Aviv University, March 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/turkeys-economy-paying-price

Robert Satloff, “Burning Questions for Trump on the Middle East: We Still Don’t Know Where His Gut Instincts Are,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 7, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/burning-questions-for-trump-on-the-middle-east-we-still-dont-know-where-his

David Schenker, “How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 22, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-united-states-should-help-protect-jordan-from-the-chaos-next-door

David Schenker, “President Trump Talks Terror with Egypt’s Sisi,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 30, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trump-talks-terror-with-egypts-sisi

Curt Schleier, “Delicious Doc Puts Israeli Food Center Stage,” Forward, March 22, 2017. http://forward.com/food/366766/delicious-doc-puts-israeli-food-center-stage/

Amnon Shashua, “Israel’s hands-off tech entrepreneur,” Financial Times, March 17, 2017. https://www.ft.com/content/3d091920-0970-11e7-ac5a-903b21361b43

Eldad ShavitSima Shine, and Anna Catran, “Iran and the United States under the Trump Administration,” INSS, March 6, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13108

Shoshanna Solomon, “Bank of Israel’s Flug says Israel must spend more on infrastructure, education,” Times of Israel, March 29, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/bank-of-israels-flug-says-israel-must-spend-more-on-infrastructure-education/

Shoshanna Solomon, “With Israeli tech, self-driving cars are becoming a reality,” Times of Israel, March 13, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-israeli-tech-self-driving-cars-are-becoming-a-reality/

Kenneth W. Stein, “The June 1967 War: How it changed Jewish, Israeli, and Middle Eastern History,” Center for Israel Education, March 2017, https://israeled.org/product/june1967/

Jessica Steinberg, “Belgian-Israeli singer Hagar Levy finds her voice, and audience,” Times of Israel, March 20, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/belgian-israeli-singer-hagar-levy-finds-her-voice-and-audience/

Hannah Stuart, “Islamist Terrorism Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015),” Henry Jackson Society, March 5, 2017. http://henryjacksonsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Islamist-Terrorism-preview-1.pdf

Asher Susser, “1967 The Six Day War was a watershed in Middle Eastern History,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/the-six-day-war-was-a-watershed-in-middle-eastern-history/

Amir Taheri, “Iran and Turkey: Two-Bit Players in a Deadly Game,” Asharq al-Awsat, March 31, 2017. http://english.aawsat.com/amir-taheri/opinion/iran-turkey-two-bit-players-deadly-game

Cmdr. Jeremy Vaughan, USN and Simon Henderson, “Bab al-Mandab Shipping Chokepoint Under Threat. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 1, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/bab-al-mandab-shipping-chokepoint-under-threat

Matan Vinai, Assaf Orion, and Galia Levi, “Israel and China: Toward a Comprehensive Innovative Partnership,” INSS, March 19, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13158

Michael Walzer, “1967 Remembering the Six-Day War,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-remembering-the-six-day-war/

Deborah Weinswig, “Retail Tech Innovation Is Booming In Israel,” Forbes, March 10, 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahweinswig/2017/03/10/retail-tech-innovation-is-booming-in-israel-top-three-insights-from-our-innovation-technology-tour/#28cbce812078

Enat Wilf, “As long as the Arab world views Israel as a temporary aberration to be conquered, Israel will stand fast,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-as-long-as-the-arab-world-views-israel-as-a-temporary-aberration-to-be-conquered-israel-will-stand-fast/

Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian ‘Internationalization Strategy:’ End of the Road?” INSS, March 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13168


CIE Contemporary Readings

#48 Contemporary Readings, February 2017

March 7, 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling
Emory University and Center for Israel Education
[email protected] or [email protected]

Yaacov Amidror, “Tread Carefully with the New US Administration,” BESA Center, February 16, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/tread-carefully-new-us-administration/

Hady Amr, “How Palestinian schools can take Israel and the region closer to peace,” Brookings Institute, February 23, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/02/23/how-palestinian-schools-can-take-israel-and-the-region-closer-to-peace/

Alan Baker, “Two State Solution, What Does it Actually mean,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 2017. http://jcpa.org/pdf/Jerusalem_Viewpoints_no609_feb2017.pdf

Yoni Ben-Menachem, “The Palestinian Authority’s Succession Struggle Continues,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 23, 2017.  http://jcpa.org/palestinian-authoritys-succession-struggle-continues/

Ilan Ben-Tzion, “How One Jerusalem Joint Is Dealing with Israel’s Terrible Restaurant Wages,” Munchies Blog – Vice News, February 15, 2017. https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/how-one-jerusalem-joint-is-dealing-with-israels-terrible-restaurant-wages

Shlomo Brom and Ofir Winter, “Israel and the New Leaf in Egypt-Hamas Relations,” INSS, February 16, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13052

Itamar Eichner, “Tel Aviv high school joins Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” Ynet News, February 26, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927777,00.html

Meir Elran, Eran Yashiv, Muhammed Abu Nasra, and Alon Rieger, “Report on the Five-Year Economic Development Plan for Minority Groups,” INSS, February 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13061

Andrew Friedman, “Rivlin, Deri inaugurate Haredi business hub in Jerusalem,” Ynet News, February 25, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927300,00.html

Malini Goyal, “Israel, a startup oasis in the middle of a war zone,” The Economic Times, February 19, 2017. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/israel-a-startup-oasis-in-the-middle-of-a-war-zone/articleshow/57225306.cms

Yoel Guzansky and Kobi Michael, “The Trump Presidency and the Pragmatic Sunni Regimes,” INSS, February 22, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13062

Jehuda Hadad, “The Solution to Israel’s Shortage of Hi-Tech Workers Lies in the Periphery,” Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2017. www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-solution-to-Israels-shortage-of-hi-tech-workers-lies-in-the-periphery-482117

Tzachi Hanegbi and Itamar Rabinovich, “President Trump and the Middle East: Views from Israel,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 2, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trump-and-the-middle-east-views-from-israel

Hillel Frisch and Yitzhak Sokoloff, “Trump, the Mideast Conflict, and the Jordanian Option,” BESA Center, February 6, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trump-mideast-conflict-jordanian-option/

Amira Howeidy, “Departing from the Two-state solution [Palestinians are clear why they want one-state, no Israel],” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 28, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19743.aspx

Israel21c Staff, “Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave, but no scrolls,” Israel21c, February 9, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/archaeologists-find-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-but-no-scrolls/

Jewish People Policy Institute Staff, “Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People,” Jewish People Policy Institute, February 23, 2017.  http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-shifting-trends-in-the-west-and-their-impact-on-israel-and-the-jewish-people/#.WLTf41UrLcs

Bruce Jones, “A call for continuity from America’s Middle East allies,” Brookings Institute, February 20, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/02/20/a-call-for-continuity-from-americas-middle-east-allies/

Adi Kantor and Oded Eran, “2017 – A Year of Difficult Tests for Europe,” INSS, February 7, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12976 

Herb Keinon, “Israel is Clearly Pivoting to Asia, Netanyahu Announces in Singapore,” Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-is-clearly-pivoting-to-Asia-Netanyahu-announces-in-Singapore-482131

Rami G. Khouri, “Why our behavior matters, and most Arab states may not,” Agence Global, February 7, 2017. http://agenceglobal.com/2017/02/07/why-our-behavior-matters-and-most-arab-states-may-not/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Why US corporate giants like Intel need fresh Israeli tech,” Israel21c, February 20, 2017.  https://www.israel21c.org/why-us-corporate-giants-like-intel-need-fresh-israeli-tech/

Tamar Kogman, “BDS: The European-Funded ‘Grassroots’ Campaigns,” Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2017. www.jpost.com/Opinion/BDS-The-European-funded-grassroots-campaigns-480566

Hillel Koren, “Bank of Israel keeps March rate unchanged,” Globes, February 27, 2017. www.globes.co.il/en/article-bank-of-israel-keeps-march-rate-unchanged-1001178779

David Makovsky, “Beyond One State: Preliminary Conclusions from the Netanyahu Meeting,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 17, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/beyond-one-state-preliminary-conclusions-from-the-netanyahu-meeting

Jonathan Mayo, “Cementing Israel’s Ties to America’s Pastime [Baseball],” The Jewish Chronical,  February 9, 2017. http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/27357115/article-Cementing-Israel-s-ties-to-America-s-pastime?instance=secondary_stories_right_column

Aaron David Miller, “Why Trump’s Love Affair with Netanyahu Won’t Last,” The Wilson Center, February 13, 2017. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/why-trumps-love-affair-netanyahu-wont-last 

Jessica Noll, “Egypt’s Armed Forces Cement Economic Power,” SWP Berlin, February 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/egypts-armed-forces-cement-economic-power/

Einat Paz-Frankel, “Tel Aviv University in Top Ten List for Most Billion-Dollar Startup Founders,” No Camels, February 7, 2017. http://nocamels.com/2017/02/tel-aviv-university-unicorn-founders/ 

Reuters, “Investors Bet on Israeli Tech Stock Windfall Under Trump,” Fortune, February 21, 2017. http://fortune.com/2017/02/21/investors-israel-tech-stock-windfall-trump/

Paul Rivlin, “The Egyptian Economy: The Plot Thickens,” Iqtisadi, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Easter Studies, February 23, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/egyptian-economy-plot-thickens

Gabriel Sanders, “Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York,” Tablet, February17, 2017. www.tabletmag.com/scroll/225343/star-chef-offers-israeli-hungarian-fusion-in-new-york

Robert Satloff, David Makovsky, and Yoaz Hendel, “Trump-Netanyahu Meeting: A Reset for U.S.-Israel Relations (audio presentation),” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 7, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/trump-netanyahu-meeting-a-rest-for-u.s.-israel-relations

Uri Savir, “What a Palestine-Jordan confederation might look like,” Al-Monitor, February 26, 2017. www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/02/israel-palestinians-jordan-egypt-two-state-confederation.html

Eli Sperling, “MLK’s Support for Israel Clear in Letters,” Atlanta Jewish Times, February 19, 2017. http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/mlks-support-for-israel-clear-in-letters/ 

Ken Stein, “The June 1967 War: Actions with Unfinished Consequences,” Center for Israel Education, February 13, 2017. https://israeled.org/june-1967-war-actions-unfinished-consequences/ 

Itay Stern, “Performers are flooding Israel: A sign of the cultural boycott’s failure?” Haaretz, February 19, 2017. www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/.premium-1.772686

Tova Tzimuki, “The New Supreme Court: More conservative, more right-wing,” Ynet News, February 23, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4926529,00.html

Times of Israel Staff, “In clip, Natalie Portman teaches Hebrew slang,” Times of Israel, February 7, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/in-clip-natalie-portman-teaches-hebrew-slang/

Sharon Udasin, “Flug Israeli economy is strong but must become more inclusive,” Jerusalem Post, February 6, 2017. www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Flug-Israeli-economy-is-strong-but-must-become-more-inclusive-480674

Raoul Wootliff, “[Israeli] Politicians gird for battle ahead of contentious 2014 Gaza War report,” Times of Israel, February 27, 2016. www.timesofisrael.com/politicians-gird-for-battle-ahead-of-contentious-2014-gaza-war-report/

Sarah Yerkes, “Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump,” Brookings Institute, February 12, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/02/21/why-netanyahus-supporters-should-not-celebrate-his-meeting-with-trump/

Jim Zanotti, “Background and US Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, February 9, 2017. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf 


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
[email protected] or [email protected]

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
[email protected] or [email protected]

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
[email protected] or [email protected]

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
[email protected] or [email protected]

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