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#57 Contemporary Readings, November 2017

December 5, 2017

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

Adam Abrams, “Israeli Economy Flexes its Muscle: Shekel Deemed World’s 2nd-Strongest Currency,” Algemeiner, November 15, 2017.https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/11/15/israeli-economy-flexes-its-muscle-shekel-deemed-worlds-2nd-strongest-currency/

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “The U.S. Must Rethink its Yemen Policy,” Middle East Forum, November 24, 2017.  http://www.meforum.org/7038/us-must-rethink-yemen-policy

Muriel Asseburg, “The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement of October 2017,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Berlin, November 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2017C44_ass.pdf

Michael Barak, “The Demise of Islamism in Egypt? – The Dissolution of al-Gamaʿa al-Islamiyya’s ‘Building and Development’ Party,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, November 17, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/demise-islamism-egypt-dissolution-al-gamaʿa-al-islamiyya’s-building-and-development-party  

Ron Ben Yishai, “The real Iranian threat on Israel’s northern borders,” Y-Net News, November 16, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5043700,00.html

Howard Blum, “What Trump Really Told Kislyak After Comey was Canned [Israeli sources compromised?,]” Vanity Fair, November 22, 2017. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/trump-intel-slip

Yohanan Branski, “Integrating without Changing: Military Service as a Catalyst for Haredi Integration in Israeli Society,” Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, October 31, 2017. http://jiss.org.il/en/haredi-integration/

Ben Brantley, “Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ is a Ravishing Musical that Whispers with Romance,” New York Times, November 9, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/theater/the-bands-visit-review-broadway-tony-shalhoub.html

Richard L. Cravatts, “Normalizing Anti-Semitism on Campus,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 12, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/campus-antisemitism/

Udi Dekel and Zvi Magen, “Israel’s Red Lines on Iran’s Foothold in Syria,” INSS, November 22, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israels-red-lines-irans-foothold-syria/

James M. Dorsey, “As Saudi Arabia Reels, the Middle East will Only Get Worse,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 10, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/saudi-arabia-arrests-reform/

Meir Elran, Muhammaed Abu Nasra, Eran Yashiv, Morsi Abu Moche, “Two Years into the Five-Year Plan for Economic Development of the Arabs in Israel,” INSS, November 23, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/two-years-five-year-plan-economic-development-arabs-israel/?offset=2&posts=995

Oded Eran, “Will Changes in Riyadh lead to new era in Israel-Saudi relations,” Ynet News, November 10, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5040673,00.html

Sarah Feuer (ed.), Beyond Islamists and Autocrats Prospects for Political Reform Post Arab Spring, a compiled series, introduction with chapters Overview, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Libya, Palestinians, Syria , Kuwait, and Conclusion. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/beyond-islamists-and-autocrats-prospects-for-political-reform-post-arab-spr

Alex Fishman, “Why Russia must take Israel’s interests into account [in Syria],” Ynet News, November 22, 2017.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5046414,00.html

Yaron Friedman, “Why is Saudi Arabia so determined to destroy Hezbollah,” Ynet News, November 12, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5041615,00.html

Yaron Friedman, “Iranian military force taking shape right under Israel’s nose,” Ynet News, November 14, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5042133,00.html

Hanin Ghaddar, “Lebanon’s Prime Minister Resigns: What Next? Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 6, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/lebanons-prime-minister-resigns-whats-next

Jessica Halfin, “Jewish Israeli songster cuts first album-all in Arabic,” Israel 21C, November 23, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/jewish-israeli-songster-cuts-first-album-all-in-arabic/

Simon Henderson, “How the War in Yemen Explains the Future of Saudi Arabia,” The Atlantic, November 8, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/11/saudi-arabia-iran-yemen-houthi-salman/545336/

Tamar Herman, “IDF Report Card – The Israelis Still believe that the IDF should be the People’s Army and Want Ultra-orthodox People to Enlist,” Israel Democracy Institute, November 8, 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/18949

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “Should the U.S. Military Stay in Syria after ISIS?” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2017. www.meforum.org/7050/should-us-military-stay-in-syria-after-isis

Alex Joffe, “Palestinians and Internationalization: Means and Ends,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 26, 2017.https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinians-internationalization-means-ends/

Efraim Karsh, “Arabs and Turks Welcomed the Balfour Declaration,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 8, 2017. https://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/arabs-turks-balfour-declaration/

Mordechai Kedar, “The Ten Commandments for Israeli negotiations with Saudi Arabia,” Arutz Sheva, November 20, 2017. https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21287

Isabel Kershner, “Sabbath Railway Work in Israel Shakes Netanyahu’s Coalition,” New York Times, November 26, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/world/middleeast/israel-government-benjamin-netanyahu.html?_r=0

Hilal Khashan, “For Saudi Arabia, All Politics Is Local,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2017. www.meforum.org/7035/for-saudi-arabia-all-politics-is-local

Rachel Khong, “Why Modern Israeli Food is America’s New Favorite Cuisine,” Thrillist, November 6, 2017. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/israeli-food-americans

Martin Kramer, “Who Saved Israel in 1947? [Stalin],” Mosaic, November 2017. https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2017/11/who-saved-israel-in-1947/

Martin Kramer, “Why the 1947 UN Partition Resolution Must Be Celebrated,” Mosaic, November 2017. https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2017/11/the-un-partition-vote-in-november-1947-was-important-but-not-crucial/

Yaakov Lappin, “With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 21, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-doorstep-israel-readies-air-power/

Eran Lerman, “Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem as a Key to Regional Stability,” The Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, October 31, 2017. http://jiss.org.il/en/lerman-israels-sovereign-status-jerusalem-key-regional-stability/

David Makovsky, “When International Guarantees Utterly Failed,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 4, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/when-international-guarantees-utterly-failed

Ahmad Majidyar, “After ISIS, Fatemiyoun Vows to Fight with “Axis of Resistance” to Destroy Israel,” Middle East Institute, November 22, 2017. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/io/after-isis-fatemiyoun-vows-fight-axis-resistance-destroy-israel

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “Toward A New Paradigm for Addressing The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 2017.   http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/Transition2017-MEPP.pdf

Thomas R. McCabe, “Are Returning Jihadists a Major Threat? Jihad in the West,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2017. www.meforum.org/6895/are-returning-jihadists-a-major-threat

Obi Michael, Omer Dostri, “Destroying the Tunnel: Preserving Deterrence while Preventing Escalatation,” INSS, November 9, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/destroying-tunnel-preserving-deterrence-preventing-escalation/?offset=6&posts=995

Michał Prawdzik, “The Iran – Russia Nexus Development of Bilateral Relations (2012-2017),” Deutsches Orient Institut, April 2017. http://www.deutsche-orient-stiftung.de/index.php/en/publications/studien/cat_view/165-dos/166-publikationen/168-doi-kurzanalysen?orderby=dmdate_published&ascdesc=DESC&limitstart=0

Paul Rivlin, “The Saudi Sheikh Up,” Moshe Dayan Center, November 27, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/saudi-sheikh

Arik Rudnitzky, “The Palestinian Arabs in Israel: Reconceptualizing the Past,” Moshe Dayan Center, October 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/palestinian-arabs-israel-reconceptualizing-past-0

Arik Rudnitzky, “The National Stream and the Jewish State: A Picture of the Current Situation (with Israel’s Arab population),” Moshe Dayan Center, October 15, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/national-stream-and-jewish-state-picture-current-situation

Abdel-Moneim Said, “Realities on the Ground (two states will come),” Al-Ahram Weekly, October 26-November 1, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22804.aspx

Liza Schoenfein, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine? Now You Can Find it on Netflix,” Forward, November 1, 2017. https://forward.com/food/386695/in-search-of-israeli-cuisine-now-you-can-find-it-on-netflix/

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, “The “Ottoman Balfour Declaration” “A Jewish National Home,” 100 Years On,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2017. www.meforum.org/7017/the-ottoman-balfour-declaration

Eldad Shavit and Yoel Guzansky, “The Hariri Resignation:  Lebanon in the Shadow of the Saudi-Iranian Conflict, INSS, November 6, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/hariri-resignation-lebanon-shadow-saudi-iranian-conflict/

Shoshanna Solomon, “Israel paves way to boost energy ties to Africa,” Times of Israel, November 28, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-paves-way-to-boost-energy-ties-to-africa/

Eli Sperling, “[Israeli] Music Showcase Highlights Jewish Cultural Traditions,” Atlanta Jewish Times, November 28, 2017. http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/music-showcase-highlights-jewish-cultural-traditions/

Jonathan Spyer, “Tehran is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East,” Foreign Policy, November 21, 2017.  http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/11/21/tehran-is-winning-the-war-for-control-of-the-middle-east-saudi-arabia/

Sheetal Srivastava, “Israeli technology to transform Indian agriculture,” Economic Times, November 22, 2017. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/israeli-technology-to-transform-indian-agriculture/articleshow/61752914.cms

Ken Stein, “Sadat’s Leadership Included the Jerusalem Visit,” Times of Israel, November 21, 2017. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/sadats-leadership-included-the-jerusalem-visit-2/

Timeout Staff, “Five questions with Ethiopian-Israeli musician Abae Barihun,” Timeout, November 21, 2017. https://www.timeout.com/israel/blog/five-questions-with-ethiopian-israeli-musician-abate-barihun-112117

Dr. George N. Tzogopoulos, “AFD: A New Hurdle in the German-Israeli Relationship?” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, November 28, 2017.https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/afd-germany-israel-antisemitism/

Moshe Ya’alon, “United States Policy in the Middle East: The Need for a Grand Strategy,” INSS, November 28, 2017.  http://www.inss.org.il/publication/united-states-policy-middle-east-need-grand-strategy/?offset=0&posts=995

Amos Yadlin, Yoel Guzansky, “Saudi Arabia in an Accelerated and Risky Process of Transformation,” INSS, November 14, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/saudi-arabia-accelerated-risky-process-transformation/?offset=5&posts=995


CIE Contemporary Readings

#56 Contemporary Readings, October 2017

November 2, 2017

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

Gwen Ackerman, “In Israel Ultra-Orthodox Women Emerge as Tech Entrepreneurs,” Bloomberg, October 16, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/in-israel-ultra-orthodox-women-emerge-as-tech-entrepreneurs

Raphael Ahren, “UNESCO-Affiliated Scholars Slam Agency’s Anti-Israel Bias, Plead for Rethink,” The Times of Israel, October 22, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/unesco-affiliated-scholars-slam-agencys-anti-israel-bias-plead-for-rethink/

David Albright, “Confronting the Full Range of Iranian Threats,” Institute for Science and International Security testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee, October 11, 2017. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20171011/106500/HHRG-115-FA00-Wstate-AlbrightD-20171011.pdf

Dan Arbell, “The Domestic Considerations Behind Israel’s Support of Iran Deal de-certification,” Brookings, October 13, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/10/13/the-domestic-considerations-behind-israels-support-of-iran-deal-de-certification/

Ami Ayalon, Gilad Sher, Orni Petruschka, “Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: Both challenge and opportunity,” Y-Net, October 19, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5030871,00.html

Nahum Barnea, Trump’s Iran strategy presents new kind of challenge for Israel, Y-Net, October 15, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5028415,00.html

Yoni Ben Menachem, “A Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation. Has Anything Changed?

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 3, 2017. http://jcpa.org/publication/jerusalem-issue-briefs/

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Intentional Syrian fire aimed at deterring Israel without waging war,” Y-Net, October 23, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5032357,00.html

Eyal Bino, “Introducing the New Generation of Israeli VC,” Forbes, October 3, 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/eyalbino/2017/10/03/introducing-the-new-generation-of-isaeli-vc/#bf2085bcc0bc

Shlomo Brom, “The New Reconciliation Agreement: A Turning Point in the Palestinian Arena?,” INSS, October 17, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/new-reconciliation-agreement-turning-point-palestinian-arena/?offset=6&posts=986&type=399

Omer Carmi, “Deconstructing and Countering the Iran Threat Network,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy analysis/view/deconstructing-and-countering-irans-threat-network

Udi Dekel and Carmit Valensi, “The Iranian Threat in Syria: As Bad as It Seems,” INSS, August 23, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/iranian-threat-syria-bad-seems/

Khaled Elgindy, “What’s different about the latest Palestinian reconciliation effort?” Brookings, October 9, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/10/09/whats-different-about-the-latest-palestinian-reconciliation-effort/

Shmuel Even, “New Rewards for IDF “Spearhead Fighters” in Mandatory Military Service,” INSS, October 1, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/new-rewards-idf-spearhead-fighters-mandatory-military-service/?offset=10&posts=986&type=399

Hanin Ghaddar, “Shia Unrest in Hezbollah’s Beirut Stronghold,” Washington
Institute for Near East Policy, October 30, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/shia-unrest-in-hezbollahs-beirut-stronghold

Jennifer Greenberg, “In the Blink of an Eye,” Jerusalem Post, October 10, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/In-the-blink-of-an-eye-507152

Olli Heinonen, Mark Wallace and Philip Gordon, “The President’s Iran Decision: Next Steps,” Testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee, Middle East Subcommittee Hearing, October 25, 2017. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-presidents-iran-decision-next-steps/

Israel 21c Staff, “Israeli capital-raising reaches quarterly record of $1.44b,” Israel 21c, October 25, 2017.https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-capital-raising-reaches-quarterly-record-of-1-44b/

James E. Jeffrey, “Confronting The Full Range of Iranian Threats,” Testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee, October 11, 2017. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20171011/106500/HHRG-115-FA00-Wstate-JeffreyJ-20171011.pdf

Vinay Kaura, “The Dynamics of Saudi-Russian Relations,” BESA Center, October 22, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/dynamics-saudi-russian-relations/

Richard Kemp, “Hezbollah’s Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third Lebanon War,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 27, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hezbollahs-terror-army-how-to-prevent-a-third-lebanon-war

Michael Knights, “How to Contain and Roll Back Iranian-Backed Militias,” October 4, 2017, http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20171004/106468/HHRG-115-FA18-Wstate-KnightsM-20171004.pdf

Shalom Lipner, “Is Trump Ruining the U.S.-Israeli Relationship?” Brookings, October 10, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/10/10/is-trump-ruining-the-u-s-israeli-relationship/

Zvi Magen, “King Salman’s Visit to Moscow: Affirmation of Russian Influence in the Middle East,” INSS, October 18, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/king-salmans-visit-moscow-affirmation-russian-influence-middle-east/?offset=5&posts=986&type=399

David Makovsky, “The U.S. Role in Palestinian Reconciliation: Three Scenarios,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 20, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-u.s.-role-in-palestinian-reconciliation-three-scenarios

Gil Murciano, “Israel vis-à-vis Iran in Syria: The Perils of Active Containment,” SWP Comments, October 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2017C41_mco.pdf

Laurie Mylroie, “Ankara’s Muted Response to the Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum and the International and Regional Context,” Dayan Center, October 23, 2017. http://dayan.org/file/20413/download?token=32BnXtfw

David Pollock, “Egyptians Surprisingly Open to Key Trump Policies, New Poll Shows,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 12, 2017, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egyptians-surprisingly-open-to-key-trump-policies-new-poll-shows

Kenneth M. Pollack, “Facing the Iranian Challenge in the Middle East: The Role of Iranian-Backed Militias, October 4, 2017, http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20171004/106468/HHRG-115-FA18-Wstate-PollackK-20171004.pdf

Cathryn Prince, “New York’s Power Plants Now Protected, Using Israel’s Iron Dome Technology,” The Times of Israel, October 29, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-yorks-power-plants-now-protected-using-israels-iron-dome-technology/

Eitan Regev, “Get a Degree, Find a Job? Not so Fast,” The Times of Israel, October 23, 2017. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/get-a-degree-find-a-job-not-so-fast/

Paul Rivlin, “Kurdistan’s Economic Woes,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, October 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/kurdistan-economic-woes

Arik Rudnitzky, “The Palestinian Arabs in Israel: Conceptualizing the Past,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, September 5, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/palestinian-arabs-israel-reconceptualizing-past-0

Abdel-Momen Said, “Realities on the Ground, (resolution to Palestinian-Israeli Conflict is all but inevitable),” Al Ahram Weekly, October  26 – 1 November 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22804.aspx

Robert Satloff, “Operation Torch and the Birth of the American Middle East Policy, 75 Years On,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 9, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/operation-torch-and-the-birth-of-american-middle-east-policy-75-years-on

Jonathan Schanzer, “Ending America’s Paralyzed Iran Policy,” The Atlantic, October 11, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/iran-nuclear-deal-trump-decertification/542520/

Max Schindler, “Israel Sets up First Hi-Tech Accelerator Program in China,” Jerusalem Post, October 2, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-sets-up-first-hi-tech-accelerator-program-in-China-506526

Yaron Schneider, “The Limits of Restraint: Hamas in Gaza and a Confrontation with Israel,” INSS, October 30, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/limits-restraint-hamas-gaza-confrontation-israel/?offset=0&posts=986&type=399

Yona Schnitzer, “Thousands Flock to Israel’s Largest Independent Music Festival,” The Jewish Voice, October 25, 2017. http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19416:thousands-flock-to-israel-s-largest-independent-music-festival&catid=107&Itemid=773

Eitan Shamit, “The Source of the ‘Metal Detector Crisis’ on the Temple Mount: Israeli Policy on the Mount as Shaped by Moshe Dayan in 1967,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, October 2, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/source-metal-detector-crisis-temple-mount-israeli-policy-mount-shaped-moshe-dayan-1967

Kenneth Stein, “Facts Don’t Shake Fixed Views on Israel’s Birth,” Atlanta Jewish Times, October 20, 2017. http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/facts-dont-shake-fixed-views-on-israels-birth/

Jake Sullivan, “Confronting the Full Range of Iranian Threats,” Carnegie Endowment, House Foreign Affairs Committee, October 11, 2017. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20171011/106500/HHRG-115-FA00-Wstate-SullivanJ-20171011.pdf

General Charles F. Wald,  “Confronting the Full Range of Iranian Threats,” The Gemunder Center Iran Task Force – The Jewish Institute for National Security of America testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee, October 11, 2017. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20171011/106500/HHRG-115-FA00-Bio-WaldC-20171011.pdf

Bilal Wahab, “Why Israel Is Cheering On Iraqi Kurds’ Push for Independence,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 4, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/why-israel-is-cheering-on-iraqi-kurds-push-for-independence

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov, “Preparing an Alternative Strategy before Withdrawing from the Nuclear Agreement with Iran,” INSS, October 10, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/preparing-alternative-strategy-withdrawing-nuclear-agreement-iran/

Iyad Zahalka, “A Female Qadi Appointed in the Sharia Court: Religious Law and Public Opinion,” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, September 11, 2017.

http://dayan.org/content/female-qadi-appointed-sharia-court-religious-law-and-public-opinion

Neri Zilber, “Why Israel is Giving Syrians Free Spaghetti (and Health Care), Politico, October 28, 2017, https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/28/why-israel-is-providing-thousands-of-syrians-with-humanitarian-aid-215754

Raz Zimmt, “Soul Searching in Iranian Politics: Conservatives and Reformists after the Presidential Elections,” INSS, October 25, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/soul-searching-iranian-politics-conservatives-reformists-presidential-elections/?offset=2&posts=986&type=399


CIE Contemporary Readings

#55 Contemporary Readings, September 2017

October 6, 2017

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

Raphael Ahren, “Urging end to Iran Deal, Netanyahu envisions march of the sanctions,” Times of Israel, September 20, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/urging-end-to-iran-deal-netanyahu-envisions-march-of-the-sanctions/

Alan Baker, “Hijacking the Laws of Occupation,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 3, 2017. http://jcpa.org/article/hijacking-laws-occupation/

Howard Blas, “Israeli Designer Makes Splash At New York Fashion Week,” Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-designer-makes-splash-at-New-York-Fashion-Week-506041

Brian Blum, “Valuable lessons to learn from the crash of Better Place,” Israel 21c, September 28, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/valuable-lessons-to-learn-from-the-crash-of-better-place/

Mordechai Chaziza, “China and the Independent Kurdish State,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 18, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/china-independent-kurdistan/

David Chinitz, “How Israel Got Universal Health Care 20 Years Ago, And Why It’s Working,” Tablet Magazine, September 27. 2017. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/245989/israel-universal-health-care

Barry Davis, “A Look Back At The Israeli Rock Group,” Jerusalem Post, September 9, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-look-back-at-the-Israeli-rock-group-504629

Udi Dekel, Zvi Magen and Sima Shine, “Russia in Syria: Between Iran and Israel,” INSS, September 3, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/iran-israel-russia-syria/?offset=6&posts=976&type=399

Deutsche-Orient-Stiftung Staff, “DOI-Kurzanalysen (DOI Institute’s Brief Analyses of Middle Eastern Issues),” Deutsche-Orient-Stiftung, http://www.deutsche-orient-stiftung.de/index.php/en/publications/studien/cat_view/165-dos/166-publikationen/168-doi-kurzanalysen?orderby=dmdate_published&ascdesc=DESC

Jonathan Ferziger, “Evangelical Christians Head to Jerusalem to Rally Behind Israel,” Bloomberg, September 19, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/zionist-evangelicals-trail-trump-to-holy-land-with-cash-in-hand

Alex Fishman, “Israel’s Missed Opportunity with Sunni States,” Y-Net News, September 13, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5016070,00.html

Ahmed Fouad Alkhatib, “Pragmatic Options for Gaza,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 14, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/pragmatic-options-for-gaza

Gabe Friedman, “Cello goddes Maya Beiser wants classical music to rock like Janis Joplin,” Times of Israel, September 7. 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/cello-goddess-maya-beiser-wants-classical-music-to-rock-like-janis-joplin/

Shona Ghosh, “‘It’s underhyped’: An investor explains his crazy promise to invest in every Israeli blockchain startup,” Business Insider, September 1, 2017. http://www.businessinsider.com/moshe-hogeg-blockchain-startup-and-ico-interview-2017-8?r=UK&IR=T

Avner Golov and Amos Yadlin, “The Trump-Netanyahu Meeting: An Opportunity for Policy Coordination on Iran in Light of the North Korean Crisis,” INSS, September 14, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/trump-netanyahu-meeting-opportunity-policy-coordination-iran-light-north-korean-crisis/?offset=5&posts=976&type=399

Jennifer Greenberg, “Infected Mushroom Returns To Israel For Boombox Festival,” Jerusalem Post, September 17. 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Get-infected-505343

Judah Ari Gross, “In first, US establishes permanent military base in Israel,” Times of Israel, September 18, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-us-establishes-permanent-military-base-in-israel/

Alexandra Gutowski, “Israel Completes Largest Exercise in 20 Years Setting Sights on Hezbollah,” Foundation for Defense of Democracy, September 19, 2017. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/israel-completes-largest-exercise-in-20-years-setting-sights-on-hezbollah/

Yoel Guzansky, “Saudi Foreign Policy: Change of Direction Required,” INSS, September 26, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/saudi-foreign-policy-change-direction-required/?offset=3&posts=976&type=399

Gershon Hacohen, “Israeli Identity: What Has Changed This Year?” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 29, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israeli-identity/

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s Costs vs. Its Benefits The Six-Day War,” Middle East Forum, Summer 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6727/israel-costs-vs-its-benefits

Avi Issacharoff, “Sick of running Gaza, Hamas may be aiming to switch to a Hezbollah-style role,” Times of Israel, October 1, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/sick-of-running-gaza-hamas-may-be-aiming-to-switch-to-a-hezbollah-style-role/

Dorn Itzchakov, “Iran and the Kurdish Challenge,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-kurdish-challenge/

The Jewish People Policy Institute, Annual Assessment “The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, September 2017. http://jppi.org.il/new/wp-content/uploads/2017/JPPIAA2017.pdf

Alex Joffe,Palestinian Settler-Colonialism,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 3, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinians-settlers-colonialism/

Abigail Leichman, “Fruit fly ‘Iron Dome’ for the farmers of India,” Israel 21c, September 3, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/fruit-fly-iron-dome-for-the-farmers-of-india/

Gilad Malach and Yohanan Plesner, “Supreme Court Strikes Down ultra-Orthodox Exemption From Military,” Israel Democracy Institute, September 13, 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/press-releases/18699

Ahmad Majidyar, “Iran Rejects Kurdish Vote, Threatens to Punish Erbil over “Israel Project,” Middle East Institute, September 27, 2017, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/io/iran-rejects-kurdish-vote-threatens-punish-erbil-over-israeli-plot

Suzanne Maloney, “The Roots and evolution of Iran’s Regional Strategy,” The Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, September 2017, http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/issue-briefs/the-roots-drivers-and-evolution-of-iran-s-regional-strategy

Kobi Michael, Liran Ofek and Gilead Sher, “Hamas: Toward Palestinian Reconciliation, or Abdication of Government Responsibility?” INSS, September 24, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/hamas-toward-palestinian-reconciliation-abdication-governmental-responsibility/?offset=4&posts=976&type=399

Joan Nathan, “An Israeli Chef Looks to the Landscape,” New York Times, September 8, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/dining/israel-cuisine-erez-komarovsky.html

Rotem Oreg and Daniel Shapiro, “‘Unite the Right’ Divides the Jews: Charlottesville and Relations between American Jewry and Israel,” INSS, August 31, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/unite-right-divides-jews-charlottesville-relations-american-jewry-israel/

David Pollock, “Jerusalem Palestinian Poll Shows How Events Shift Attitudes Sharply Pro and Con,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 5, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/jerusalem-palestinian-poll-shows-how-events-shift-attitudes-sharply-pro-and

Maxim Reider, “Made in Israel,” Jerusalem Post, September 18, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Made-in-Israel-505405

Gideon Sa’ar and Ron Tira, “Political and Military Contours of the Next Conflict with Hezbollah,” INSS, Vol 20, No 2, July 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/political-military-contours-next-conflict-hezbollah/?offset=4&posts=20&type=401

Ceng Sagnic, “Turkey-KRG Relations Revisited: Potential for Crises,” Moshe Dayan Center, Vol 1, No 11, September 2017. http://dayan.org/content/turkey-krg-relations-revisited-potential-crises

Michael Segall, “Iran and Hamas Reconnect,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 25, 2017. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-hamas-reconnect/

Shoshanna Solomon, “Windy City seeks deeper ties with Startup Nation on technology,” Times of Israel, September , 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/windy-city-seeks-deeper-ties-with-startup-nation-on-technology/

Amy Spiro, “Israeli Restaurant in London Ranked No. 1,” Jerusalem Post, September 10, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-restaurant-in-London-ranked-no-1-504725

Jonathan Spyer, “Israel Prepares for War in Syria against Iran,” Middle East Forum, September 28, 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6946/israel-prepares-for-war-in-syria-against-iran

Toi Staff, “Government has no plans to close aging Dimona nuclear facility,” Times of Israel, September 19, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-has-no-plans-to-close-aging-dimona-nuclear-facility/

Ken Stein, “Zionism and Israel Are Pro-Choice: Embrace Them Both,” Center for Israel Education, September 15, 2017. https://israeled.org/zionism-israel-pro-choice-embrace/

Alon Tal, “Racing Toward Disaster: Israel’s Unstable Population Bomb,” Jerusalem Post, September 24, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Racing-toward-disaster-Israels-unsustainable-population-bomb-504249

Bhok Thompson, “IKEA catches on to insect protein for food,” Green Prophet, September 13, 2017. https://www.greenprophet.com/2017/09/ikea-catches-on-to-insect-protein-for-food/

Ronan Zeidel, “The Islamic State (Da’ esh) after the Liberation of Mosul,” Moshe Dayan Center, Vol 11, No 15, September 13, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/islamic-state-da%CA%BFesh-after-liberation-mosul

Steven Zeitchik, “‘Foxtrot’ Swept the Israeli Academy Awards. Here’s why it’s controversial,” Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2017. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-foxtrot-israel-controversy-20170919-story.html


CIE Contemporary Readings

#54 Contemporary Readings, August 2017

September 5, 2017

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

Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi, “The End of this Road: The Decline of the Palestinian National Movement,” The New Yorker, August 6, 2017.  http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-end-of-this-road-the-decline-of-the-palestinian-national-movement

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Beware Media Fear-Mongering,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 27, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/media-fear-mongering/

Inbal Arieli, “How the IDF helps Israeli teens reinvent themselves,” Israel21c, August 22, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/how-israels-army-helps-teens-reinvent-themselves/

Fabrice Balanche, “The Race for Deir al-Zour Province,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 17, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-race-for-deir-al-zour-province

Reuven Berko, “Exploiting Islam,” Israel HaYom, August 17, 2017. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=19699

Brian Blum, “10 of the hottest self-driving technologies from Israel,” Israel21c, August 10, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/10-of-the-hottest-autonomous-driving-technologies-from-israel/

Dr. Barak Bouks, “The Hezbollah-Fath al-Sham Ceasefire: A New Regional Equilibrium?” BESA Center, August 31, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/hezbollah-syria-ceasefire/

Ben Caspit, “F-35 offers Israel ‘entire Middle East’ from the cockpit,” Al-Monitor, August 30, 2017. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/israel-f-35-jets-security-idf-air-force-aerial-superiority.html

Udi Dekel, Gabi Siboni, and Omer Einav (editors), “The Quiet Decade: In the Aftermath of the Second Lebanon War, 2006-2016,” INSS, August 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/memo167_6.pdf

Ben Dror Yemini. “Turning a blind eye to extreme Right or Left anti-Semitism,” Y-Net News, August 22, 2017, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5006503,00.html

Mark Dubowitz and Mike Gallagher, “Averting a Third Lebanon War,” Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/averting-a-third-lebanon-war-1501615194

Economist Staff, “Israel has a gas conundrum,” Economist, August 17, 2017. https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21726744-egypt-could-help-israel-get-rid-its-excess-gas-israel-has-gas-conundrum

Dan Feferman and Shmuel Rosner, “Putting the Kotel Decision in Context –Implications and Steps Forward,” The Jewish People Policy Institute,” August 24, 2017. http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-putting-the-kotel-decision-in-context/#.WaVZZ8iGOUk

Caroline Glick, “The Strategic Case for Kurdistan,” Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-strategic-case-for-Kurdistan-503922

Major Gen Gershon Hacohen, “Why National Leaders Go Against Expert Advice (Temple Mount),” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 24, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/leadership-advice/

Haisam Hassanein, “A Beauty Queen Helps Israel’s Egyptian Community Find Its Voice,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 16, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-beauty-queen-helps-israels-egyptian-community-find-its-voice

Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, “Seven Memorable “Guterres Moments” for Israel during the UN Secretary-General’s First Seven Months,” INSS, August 27, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/seven-memorable-guterres-moments-israel-un-secretary-generals-first-seven-months/?offset=1&posts=969&type=399

Efraim Inbar, “Where is the Middle East Headed,” Israel Hayom, August 24, 2017. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=19761

Israel 21c Staff, “Israel to become major exporter of medical cannabis,” August 15, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israel-to-become-major-exporter-of-medical-cannabis/

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “Iran Does not Need a Land Route to the Mediterranean,” Middle East Forum, August 22, 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6887/iranian-land-route-to-the-mediterranean

Jewish Telegraph Agency, “She [Miriam Bailin]Pioneered First Aid in Israel, Now She’s Helping Houston,” Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/She-pioneered-first-aid-in-Israel-now-shes-helping-Houston-503892

Mehdi Khalaj, “Rouhani’s Road Already Taken,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 16, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/rouhanis-road-already-taken

P. R. Kumaraswamy, “India’s New Crush on Israel,” Tablet, August 14, 2017. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/243136/indias-new-crush-on-israel

Yossi Kuperwasser, “Why Israel Is Concerned About American-Russian Understandings on Syria,” August 22, 2017. http://jcpa.org/israel-concerned-american-russian-understandings-syria/

Dr. Spyridon N. Litsas, “Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient,” BESA Center, August 20, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/erdogans-turkey-step-closer-orient/

F.M. Loewenberg, “Is the Western Wall Judaism’s Holiest Site,” Middle East Quarterly
Fall 2017. https://tinyurl.com/ybjzsxbo

Ariane Mandell, “Regina Spektor Serenades Israel, Shuns ‘F*cking Nazis,’” Jerusalem Post, August 20, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Regina-Spektor-serenades-Israel-shuns-fcking-nazis-502923

Ambassador Arye Mekel, “The New US “Peace Team”: A Test of Will,” BESA Center, August 21, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/new-us-peace-team-test-will/

Marc Neugroschel, “Divorcing music from anti-Semitism, Israeli soprano takes on taboo at Wagner fest,” Times of Israel, August 2, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/divorcing-music-from-anti-semitism-israeli-soprano-takes-on-taboo-at-wagner-fest/

Fiamma Nirenstein (ed.), “Lessons from Israel’s Response to Terrorism,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June-July 2017. http://jcpa.org/lessons-israels-response-terrorism/

Ghaith al-Omari and Grant Rumley, “Is War in Gaza Unavoidable?” Foreign Affairs, August 22, 2017. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2017-08-22/war-gaza-unavoidable

Smadar Perry, “Israel’s Closed Embassies in Cairo and Amman,” Ynet News, August 13, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5002347,00.html

Paul R. Pillar, “Netanyahu’s Priorities and US Responses,” The National Interest, August 19,  2017. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/netanyahus-priorities-us-responses-21979

Yohanan Plessner. “There is Still Hope for Knesset Reform,” Israel Democracy InstituteAugust 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/

Elai Rettig and Yotam Rosner, “Europe’s Challenges Open the Market for Israel’s Arms Industry,” INSS, August 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/europes-challenges-open-market-israels-arms-industry/?offset=5&posts=969&type=399

Dennis Ross, “President Trump’s Syria Conundrum,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy,  Reprinted from Asharq al-Awsat, August 14, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trumps-syria-conundrum

Natan Sachs, “Benjamin Netanyahu and the politics of grievance,” Brookings, August 22, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/08/22/benjamin-netanyahu-and-the-politics-of-grievance/

Abdel-Moneim Said, “100 Years after Balfour,” Al-Ahram Weekly, August 17-23, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22180.aspx

Uri Savir, “Will Jordan, Palestinians form confederation?” Al-Monitor, August 27, 2017. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/israel-palestinians-jordan-confederation-king-abdullah-abbas.html

Abdullah Sawalha, “Why Israel Should Listen to Jordan on the Temple Mount,” Fikra Forum, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 11, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/why-israel-should-listen-to-jordan-on-the-temple-mount1

David Schenker, “Killings Fray Jordan-Israel Ties,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 23, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/killings-fray-jordan-israel-ties

Assaf Shapira, “The Yisrael Beiteinu-Likud Split: Background and Consequences,” Israel Democracy Institute, July 13, 2017.  https://en.idi.org.il/articles/6298

Jonathan Spyer, “And the Winner in Syria is Iran…” The Jersusalem Post, August 26, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/And-the-winner-in-Syria-is-Iran-503358

Tazpit News Agency, “Birthright Program Matches Israeli, Foreign 20-Somethings for Business Fellowship,” Jewish Press, August 10, 2017. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/birthright-program-matches-israeli-foreign-20-somethings-for-business-fellowship/2017/08/10/

Joshua Teitelbaum, “Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People: From the San Remo Conference (1920) to the Netanyahu – Abbas Talks,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September-October 2010. http://jcpa.org/article/israel-as-the-nation-state-of-the-jewish-people-from-the-san-remo-conference-1920-to-the-netanyahu-abbas-talks/

Neville Teller, “China looks toward the Middle East,” Jerusalem Post, August 4, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/A-Mid-East-Journal/China-looks-toward-the-Middle-East-501605

TheTower.org Staff, “Israel Announces Airlift of Six Tons of Food for Drought-Stricken South Sudan,” Tower, August 28, 2017. http://www.thetower.org/5376oc-israel-announces-airlift-of-six-tons-of-food-for-drought-stricken-south-sudan/

Ofir Winter and Meirav Malter, “Egypt’s Challenging Shift from Counterterrorism to Counterinsurgency in the Sinai,” INSS, August 24, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypts-challenging-shift-counterterrorism-counterinsurgency-sinai/?offset=4&posts=969&type=399

Amos Yadlin and Gilead Sher, “The Disengagement, Twelve Years On: Implications, Lessons, and an Eye toward the Future,” INSS, August 6, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/disengagement-twelve-years-implications-lessons-eye-toward-future/?offset=9&posts=969&type=399

Roie Yellinek, “Is China Intervening in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?” BESA Center, August 13, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/china-israel-palestinians/


CIE Contemporary Readings

#53 Contemporary Readings, July 2017

July 31, 2017

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

Gwen Ackerman, “Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Are Getting Their First Startup Fund,” Bloomberg, July 25, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-25/israel-s-ultra-orthodox-are-getting-their-first-startup-fund

Yaakov Amidror, “Perfect Storm: The Implications of Middle East Chaos,” BESA Center, July 5, 2017. https://besacenter.org/policy-memorandum/perfect-storm-the-long-term-implications-of-middle-east-chaos/ and https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BM8Eng-web.pdf

Dan Arbell, “Tensions over Jerusalem expose vulnerability of Turkey-Israel relations, one year after normalizing ties,” Brookings Institute, July 31, 2017.  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/07/31/tensions-over-jerusalem-expose-vulnerability-of-turkey-israel-relations-one-year-after-normalizing-ties/

Inbal Arieli, “In Israel, individualism and collectivism happily coexist,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/in-israel-individualism-and-collectivism-happily-coexist/

Brigadier-General (Res.) Amir Avivi, “Temple Mount crisis proves violence pays,” Ynet News, July 28, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4995536,00.html

Alan Baker, “The Jews: One of the World’s Oldest Indigenous Peoples,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 30, 2017. http://jcpa.org/article/jews-one-worlds-oldest-indigenous-peoples/

Ferry Biedermann, “China is increasingly becoming key for Israel’s high-tech industry,” CNBC, July 18, 2017. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/18/china-is-increasingly-becoming-key-for-israels-high-tech-industry.html

Hannah Brown, “Exporting Israel to the World Through Television,” Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Exporting-Israel-to-the-world-through-television-501182

Anthony Cordesman, “Saudi Arabia, the UAR, Qatar, and the New “Game of Thrones,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 13, 2017.  https://www.csis.org/analysis/saudi-arabia-uae-qatar-and-new-game-thrones

Bernard Dichek, “Israeli Documentary Cinema Aims to go Global,” Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2017. www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Pitching-ideas-for-documentaries-498365

Oded Eran “India and Israel: A Strategic Alliance?” INSS, July 6, 2017.  www.inss.org.il/publication/india-israel-strategic-alliance/?offset=8&posts=959&type=399

Seth Frantzman, “Five Post-Abbas Possibilities,” Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2017. www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Five-post-Abbas-possibilities-501168

Brandon Friedman, “Haram al-Sharif: Israel’s Alignment with the Sunni Arab States in Practice,” Dayan Center, July 27, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/haram-al-sharif-israel’s-alignment-sunni-arab-states-practice

Daniel Gordis, “Israelis don’t care that you’re insulted: An open letter to American Jews,” Times of Israel, July 3, 2017. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israelis-dont-care-that-youre-insulted-an-open-letter-to-american-jews/

Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Foreign Policy Think Tanks and Decision Making Processes,” INSS, July 2017. www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/adkan20-2ENG_4-127-137.pdf

Rafik Halabi, “It is time to save our state [from intolerance and fanaticism],” Ynet News, July 16, 2017.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4989825,00.html

Susan Hattis Rolef, “Think About It: Religious indoctrination in [Israel’s]secular education – most secular children in Israel grow up knowing very little about Jewish religion,” Jerusalem Post, July 9, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Think-About-It-Religious-indoctrination-in-secular-education-499220

Efraim Inbar, “Indian Prime Minister Makes Historic Visit to Jerusalem, Skips Ramallah,” BESA Center, July 1, 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6801/modi-in-israel

Israel21c Staff, “Israel’s Eco Wave Power building 4.1MW project in Mexico,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israels-eco-wave-power-building-4-1mw-project-in-mexico/

Leela Jacinto, “Turkeys Post-Coup Purge and Erdogan’s Private Army, Foreign Policy, July 13, 2017. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/13/turkeys-post-coup-purge-and-erdogans-private-army-sadat-perincek-gulen/amp/

Abigail Klein Lichtman, “What Israel – and you – can do about food security,” Israel21c, July 16, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/what-israel-and-you-can-do-about-food-security/

Dhruva Jaishankar and Shruti Godbole, “Even as India attempts to ‘Act East’, it is ‘Thinking West,’” Brookings Institute, July 6, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/even-as-india-attempts-to-act-east-it-is-thinking-west/

Tzvi Kahm, “The Ideological Battleground of Iran’s Internet,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 11, 2017. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/tzvi-kahn-the-ideological-battleground-of-irans-internet/

Vinay Kaura, “Indo-Israeli Security Cooperation: Onward and Upward,” BESA Center, July 8, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/india-israel-security-cooperation/

David Makovsky, “Israel and Jordan Act to Ease Jerusalem Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 24, 2017.  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israel-and-jordan-act-to-ease-jerusalem-crisis

Kobi Michael, “The Gaza Strip: An Opportunity for Change?” INSS, July 6, 2017.   www.inss.org.il/publication/gaza-strip-opportunity-change/?offset=9&posts=959&type=399

Beverley Milton-Edwards, “Gaza end game?” Brookings Institute, July 7, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/07/07/gaza-end-game/

Jacques Neriah, “Is the Tunisian “Arab Spring” About to Repeat in Morocco,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 19,2017. http://jcpa.org/article/tunisian-arab-spring-repeat-morocco/

Aylin Oney Tan, “Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide,”Al-Monitor, July 27, 2017.  www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/07/israeli-turkish-chefs-cook-together.html   

Viva Sarah Press, “Israel records 1.74 million tourist entries in H1/2017,” Israel21c, July 13, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israel-records-1-74-million-tourist-entries-in-h12017/

Paul Rivlin, “Demographics between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan,” Dayan Center, July 23, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/demographics-between-mediterranean-and-river-jordan

Dr. John Ruskay and Shmuel Rosner, “What JPPI’s Global Jewish Dialogue on Jerusalem Teaches Us about the Kotel Crisis (and Conversion Bill), Jewish People’s Policy Institute, July 2, 2017. http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-what-jppis-2017-global-jewish-dialogue-on-jerusalem-teaches-us-about-the-kotel-crisis/#.WWyMLYTyvcs

Gideon Sa’ar and Ron Tira, “Political and Military Contours of theNext Conflict with Hezbollah,” INSS, July 2017. www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/adkan20-2ENG_4-59-73.pdf

Matthias Sailer, Stephen Roll, “Three Scenarios for the Qatar Crisis Regime Change, Resolution or Cold War in the Gulf, “Stiftung fur Wissenschaft und Politik, July 2017.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/the-qatar-crisis-three-scenarios/

Shoshanna Solomon, “Israel tech firms raise $1.26 billion in 2Q 2017,” Times of Israel, July 19, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/israel-tech-firms-raise-1-26-billion-in-2q-2017/

Daniel Shapiro,”Israel and American Jewry: Stepping Back from the Brink,” INSS, July 31, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-american-jewry-stepping-back-brink/

Anav Silverman, “A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/a-small-israeli-guitar-factory-is-making-big-noises-abroad/

Vanessa Tomassini, “My conversation with the expert Edward Luttwak about Iran and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, July 31, 2017. www.jpost.com/Blogs/Vanessas-Blog/My-conversation-with-the-expert-Edward-Luttwak-about-Iran-and-Israel-501192

Mira Tzoreff, “Remembering the June 1967 War after Fifty Years: The Egyptian Version,” Dayan Center, July 13, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/remembering-june-1967-war-after-fifty-years-egyptian-version

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Syria’s Society Upended, Societal Rifts Pose a Massive Challenge to Pursuit of a Political Solution,” Stiftung fur Wissenschaft und Politik, July 27, 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/syrias-society-upended/


CIE Contemporary Readings

#52 Contemporary Readings, June 2017

July 5, 2017

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

Yaacov Amidror, “The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness,” The BESA-Center, June 14, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/qatar-crisis-weakness/

Anna Ahronheim and Seth J Frantzman, The Next War Will be bloody: A Trip Along Israel’s Tense Northern Border,” Jerusalem Post, June 28, 2017. www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/The-next-war-will-be-bloody-A-trip-along-Israels-tense-northern-border-498169

Sarosh Bana, “Shalom, Modi [Indian PM]!” BESA Center, June 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/narendra-modi-israel-visit/

Michael Barak, “The Pizza Crisis: The Viral Palestinian Prisoners Campaigns,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies – Beehive Middle East Social Media, June 7, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/pizza-crisis-viral-palestinian-prisoners-campaigns

Katherine Bauer and Gaith al-Omari, “Defusing the Electricity Crisis in Gaza — For Now,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 22, 2017. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/defusing-the-electricity-crisis-in-gaza-for-now

Yoni Ben Menachmen, Whatever Happened to the Term “Palestinian State?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 28, 2017. http://jcpa.org/whatever-happened-term-palestinian-state/

Brookings Institute Conference Proceedings, “Indian Prime Minister Modi visits the U.S. and Israel,” Brookings Institute, June 22, 2017.  https://www.brookings.edu/events/indian-prime-minister-modi-visits-the-u-s-and-israel/ 

Nicky Blackburn, “Michael Solomonov cooks up a storm in the Jerusalem Hills,” Israel21c, June 04, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/michael-solomonov-cooks-up-a-storm-in-the-jerusalem-hills/

Hannah Brown, “Golden Age for Israeli Cinema,” Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Golden-age-for-Israeli-cinema-496451 

Barry David, “The Masters of Mosaic Music,” Jerusalem Post, June 21, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/The-masters-of-mosaic-music-497539

Ofra Bengio, “Jerusalem of the Kurds: Kirkuk and the Kurdish Strategy for Independence, June 29, 2017, The Dayan Center, http://dayan.org/content/jerusalem-kurds-kirkuk-and-kurdish-strategy-independence

Udi Dekel, “East-West-North-South: The Race for Syria after the Islamic State,” INSS, June 25, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/east-west-north-south-race-syria-islamic-state/?offset=3&posts=946&type=399

Brandon Friedman, “From Baghdad to Riyadh: A New Regional Security Pact?” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 1, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/baghdad-riyadh-new-regional-security-pact

Gideon Gera, “Algeria – The Parliamentary Elections and their Implications,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 12, 2017. http://dayan.org/journal/tel-aviv-notes-contemporary-middle-east-analysis

Ilan Goldberg and Tamara Cofman Wittes, “How Trump’s black and white world view met reality in the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, June 15, 2017.  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/06/15/how-trumps-black-and-white-world-view-met-reality-in-the-middle-east/

JJ Goldberg, “To Fight The Kotel Decision, U.S. Jews Have To Understand Israeli Politics,”  Forward Magazine, June 27, 2017.  http://forward.com/opinion/israel/375724/to-fight-the-kotel-decision-us-jews-have-to-understand-israeli-politics/

Globes Staff, ” Smoking cost Israeli economy NIS 13b in 2016,” Globes, June 1, 2017. www.globes.co.il/en/article-smoking-cost-israeli-economy-nis-13b-in-2016-1001190870

Yoel Guzansky, “Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince: Ramifications for Riyadh and Beyond,” INSS, June 29, 2017.  www.inss.org.il/publication/mohammed-bin-salman-crown-prince-ramifications-riyadh-beyond/?offset=1&posts=946&type=399

Hussein Haridy, “Minus Qatar- Doha continues to hedge and meddle beyond its stature in Middle East strategic relations,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 8-14, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20638.aspx

Donniel Hartman, “Suspending the Kotel Agreement: An affront to Zionism,” Times of Israel, June 26, 2017.  http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/an-affront-to-zionism/

Haisam Hassaneim, “Why Regional Dynamics Open the Door for the Jordan-Israel Cooperation,” The Cipher Brief, June 13, 2017. https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/exclusive/middle-east/why-regional-dynamics-open-door-jordan-israel-cooperation-1091

Ariel Dominique Handelman, “ Israeli-Ethiopian Grounded Groove,” Jerusalem Post, June 27, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-Ethiopian-grounded-groove-498091

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Royal Rivalries Test U.S. Relations,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 29, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/saudi-royal-rivalries-test-u.s.-relations

Bruce Hoffman and Zacharay Laub,” Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?” Council on Foreign Relations, June 8, 2017. https://www.cfr.org/interview/why-did-islamic-state-target-tehran

David Horovitz, “Sharansky: We may solve Western Wall and conversion crises. I’m not sure we can rebuild trust,” Times of Israel, June 28, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/sharansky-we-may-solve-western-wall-and-conversion-crises-im-not-sure-we-can-rebuild-trust/

Alexey Khlebnikov, “What Does Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia Mean for Russia?” Middle East Institute, May 31, 2017. Middle East Institute http://www.mei.edu/content/article/what-does-trump-s-visit-saudi-arabia-mean-russia   

Rami G. Khouri, “Is this the start of the final battle for the Arab region?Agence Global, June 14, 2017.  http://agenceglobal.com/author/rami-g-khouri/

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The tragedy of the Wall,” Times of Israel, June 22, 2017.  http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-tragedy-of-the-western-wall/

Michael Koplow, “The Six Day War Was a Step Backward for Zionism,” The Atlantic, June 6, 2017, https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/06/six-day-war-pragmatic-zionism/529242/

Martin Kramer and others, “The Balfour Declaration Was More than the Promise of One Nation,” June 2017,  https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2017/06/the-balfour-declaration-was-more-than-the-promise-of-one-nation/

Dan Kurtzer, “Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace,” Palestine-Israeli Journal, June 3, 2017. http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=1771

Eran Lehrman, “The “Game of Camps” Revisited: Why Qatar? Why Now?” BESA Center, June 12, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/game-camps-revisited-qatar-now/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Award-winning Israeli film is bound for Broadway,” Israel21c, June 20, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/award-winning-israeli-film-is-bound-for-broadway/

Matthew Levitt, “Attacking Hezbollah’s Financial Network: Policy Options,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Testimony submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, June 8, 2017. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20170608/106094/HHRG-115-FA00-Wstate-LevittM-20170608.pdf

Jacob Magid, “NFL Hall of Famers laud Israelis’ sense of family, love for their country,” Times of Israel, June 19, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/nfl-hall-of-famers-laud-israelis-sense-of-family-love-for-their-country/   

Doron Matza and Meir Elran, “Jewish-Arab Relations following the Kafr Qassem Incident: The Danger of the Slippery Slope,” INSS, June 18, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/jewish-arab-relations-following-kafr-qassem-incident-danger-slippery-slope/?offset=8&posts=946&type=399

Jazz Monroe and Noah Yoo, “Thom Yorke Blasts “Offensive” Radiohead Israel Controversy,” Pitchfork, June 2, 2017. http://pitchfork.com/news/73084-thom-yorke-blasts-offensive-radiohead-israel-controversy/ 

Abdou Mubasher, “The Road to Naksa,” (the silence that engulfed the mistakes that led to the 1967 war, now spoken,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20630.aspx

Galal Nassar, “The Six Day War,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/Files/31/SPECIAL-FILES/0.aspx

Galal Nassar, “The Three-Year War,” (memoir by General Mohamed Fawzi, then Minister of Defense), al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20627.aspx

Galal Nassar, “Picking Up the Pieces (memoir on Amin Howeidi),” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7 June 2017,

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20625.aspx

Galal Nasser, “Israeli Strategy in Sinai after 1967,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20631.aspx

Galal Nasser, “The US, Nasser and 1967,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20629.aspx

David Pollock, “The Palestinian Public’s Tough Choices: On Violence, Instability, Hamas, “Jewish State,” The Washington Institute for Near East Studies, June 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-palestinian-publics-tough-choices-on-violence-instability-hamas-jewish

David Pollock, “What Gazans Really Want: Hard Data About A Hard Problem,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 20, 2017.  www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/what-gazans-really-want-hard-data-about-a-hard-problem

Paul Rivlin, “The Qatar Crisis,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 22, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/qatar-crisis

George Robinson, “The Best Jewish, Israeli Films Of 2017 So Far,” New York Jewish Week, June 13, 2017. http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-cinema-of-schisms/

Dennis Ross, Nicholas Rostow, and Michael Mandelbaum, “LBJ and the June 1967 War: Lessons from the American Role,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 9, 2017. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/lbj-and-the-june-1967-war-lessons-from-the-american-role

Abdel-Moneim Said, “The limits of Power Qatar overstepped its status and now faces the consequences, Al-Ahram Weekly, June 8-14 , 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20749.aspx

Shoshanna Solomon, “Intel Seeks Israeli Tech to Foil Hackers with Deceptive Chips,” Times of Israel, June 21, 2017.www.timesofisrael.com/intel-seeks-israeli-tech-to-foil-hackers-with-deceptive-chips/

Zaki Shalom and Kobi Michael, “From Obama to Trump: Continuity versus Change in Middle East Policy,” INSS, June 15, 2017.  www.inss.org.il/publication/obama-trump-continuity-versus-change-middle-east-policy/?offset=9&posts=946&type=399

Eldad Shavit and Yoel Guzansky, “President Trump in Riyadh: A New Start for US-Saudi Relations?” INSS, June 15, 2017.   www.inss.org.il/publication/president-trump-riyadh-new-start-us-saudi-relations/?offset=14&posts=946&type=399

Jonathan Spyer, “Lines in the Sand: Qatar’s Increasing Isolation in the Arab World–A Pro- American Arab Alliance that Fights,” The Jerusalem Post, June 9, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/International/Lines-in-the-Sand-496326

Ken Stein “50 Voices 50 Years (since the June 1967 war),” Bicom-Fathom Journal, June 2017, https://www.50voices50years.com/ken-stein

The Tower Staff, “Israel and Jordan Intensify Cooperation as Iran Tightens Grip on Southern Syria,” The Tower, June 21, 2017. www.thetower.org/5116-israel-and-jordan-intensify-cooperation-as-iran-tightens-grip-on-southern-syria/

George N. Tzogopoulos, “The EastMed Pipeline Could Be a Giant Step Towards Enhancing Regional Security,” BESA Center, June 22, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/eastmed-pipeline-security/ 

Sharon Udasin, “OCED Projects Continued Growth for Israel in 2017-18,” Jerusalem Post, June 08, 2017. www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/OECD-projects-continued-growth-for-Israel-in-2017-18-496197

Hala Youssef, “Halting (Egypt’s) Population Growth,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 4-14, 1967. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20678.aspx

Raz Zimmer, “No More Palestinian than the Palestinians: Iranians React to the Hamas Revised Charter,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies – Beehive Middle East Social Media, June 7, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/no-more-palestinian-palestinians-iranians-react-hamas-revised-charter