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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.

Yaakov Amidror, “Perfect Storm: The Implications of Middle East Chaos,” BESA Center, July 5, 2017. and

Dan Arbell, “Tensions over Jerusalem expose vulnerability of Turkey-Israel relations, one year after normalizing ties,” Brookings Institute, July 31, 2017.

Inbal Arieli, “In Israel, individualism and collectivism happily coexist,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017.

Brigadier-General (Res.) Amir Avivi, “Temple Mount crisis proves violence pays,” Ynet News, July 28, 2017.,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.

Ferry Biedermann, “China is increasingly becoming key for Israel’s high-tech industry,” CNBC, July 18, 2017.

Hannah Brown, “Exporting Israel to the World Through Television,” Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2017.

Anthony Cordesman, “Saudi Arabia, the UAR, Qatar, and the New “Game of Thrones,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 13, 2017.

Bernard Dichek, “Israeli Documentary Cinema Aims to go Global,” Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2017.

Oded Eran “India and Israel: A Strategic Alliance?” INSS, July 6, 2017.

Seth Frantzman, “Five Post-Abbas Possibilities,” Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2017.

Brandon Friedman, “Haram al-Sharif: Israel’s Alignment with the Sunni Arab States in Practice,” Dayan Center, July 27, 2017.’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.

Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Foreign Policy Think Tanks and Decision Making Processes,” INSS, July 2017.

Rafik Halabi, “It is time to save our state [from intolerance and fanaticism],” Ynet News, July 16, 2017.,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.

Efraim Inbar, “Indian Prime Minister Makes Historic Visit to Jerusalem, Skips Ramallah,” BESA Center, July 1, 2017.

Israel21c Staff, “Israel’s Eco Wave Power building 4.1MW project in Mexico,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017.

Leela Jacinto, “Turkeys Post-Coup Purge and Erdogan’s Private Army, Foreign Policy, July 13, 2017.

Abigail Klein Lichtman, “What Israel – and you – can do about food security,” Israel21c, July 16, 2017.

Dhruva Jaishankar and Shruti Godbole, “Even as India attempts to ‘Act East’, it is ‘Thinking West,’” Brookings Institute, July 6, 2017.

Tzvi Kahm, “The Ideological Battleground of Iran’s Internet,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 11, 2017.

Vinay Kaura, “Indo-Israeli Security Cooperation: Onward and Upward,” BESA Center, July 8, 2017.

David Makovsky, “Israel and Jordan Act to Ease Jerusalem Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 24, 2017.

Kobi Michael, “The Gaza Strip: An Opportunity for Change?” INSS, July 6, 2017.

Beverley Milton-Edwards, “Gaza end game?” Brookings Institute, July 7, 2017.

Jacques Neriah, “Is the Tunisian “Arab Spring” About to Repeat in Morocco,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 19,2017.

Aylin Oney Tan, “Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide,”Al-Monitor, July 27, 2017.   

Viva Sarah Press, “Israel records 1.74 million tourist entries in H1/2017,” Israel21c, July 13, 2017.

Paul Rivlin, “Demographics between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan,” Dayan Center, July 23, 2017.

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.

Gideon Sa’ar and Ron Tira, “Political and Military Contours of theNext Conflict with Hezbollah,” INSS, July 2017.

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.

Shoshanna Solomon, “Israel tech firms raise $1.26 billion in 2Q 2017,” Times of Israel, July 19, 2017.

Daniel Shapiro,”Israel and American Jewry: Stepping Back from the Brink,” INSS, July 31, 2017.

Anav Silverman, “A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad,” Israel21c, July 24, 2017.

Vanessa Tomassini, “My conversation with the expert Edward Luttwak about Iran and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, July 31, 2017.

Mira Tzoreff, “Remembering the June 1967 War after Fifty Years: The Egyptian Version,” Dayan Center, July 13, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Sarosh Bana, “Shalom, Modi [Indian PM]!” BESA Center, June 30, 2017.

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.

Katherine Bauer and Gaith al-Omari, “Defusing the Electricity Crisis in Gaza — For Now,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 22, 2017.

Yoni Ben Menachmen, Whatever Happened to the Term “Palestinian State?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, June 28, 2017.

Brookings Institute Conference Proceedings, “Indian Prime Minister Modi visits the U.S. and Israel,” Brookings Institute, June 22, 2017. 

Nicky Blackburn, “Michael Solomonov cooks up a storm in the Jerusalem Hills,” Israel21c, June 04, 2017.

Hannah Brown, “Golden Age for Israeli Cinema,” Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2017. 

Barry David, “The Masters of Mosaic Music,” Jerusalem Post, June 21, 2017.

Ofra Bengio, “Jerusalem of the Kurds: Kirkuk and the Kurdish Strategy for Independence, June 29, 2017, The Dayan Center,

Udi Dekel, “East-West-North-South: The Race for Syria after the Islamic State,” INSS, June 25, 2017.

Brandon Friedman, “From Baghdad to Riyadh: A New Regional Security Pact?” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 1, 2017.

Gideon Gera, “Algeria – The Parliamentary Elections and their Implications,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 12, 2017.

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.

JJ Goldberg, “To Fight The Kotel Decision, U.S. Jews Have To Understand Israeli Politics,”  Forward Magazine, June 27, 2017.

Globes Staff, ” Smoking cost Israeli economy NIS 13b in 2016,” Globes, June 1, 2017.

Yoel Guzansky, “Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince: Ramifications for Riyadh and Beyond,” INSS, June 29, 2017.

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.

Donniel Hartman, “Suspending the Kotel Agreement: An affront to Zionism,” Times of Israel, June 26, 2017.

Haisam Hassaneim, “Why Regional Dynamics Open the Door for the Jordan-Israel Cooperation,” The Cipher Brief, June 13, 2017.

Ariel Dominique Handelman, “ Israeli-Ethiopian Grounded Groove,” Jerusalem Post, June 27, 2017.

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Royal Rivalries Test U.S. Relations,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 29, 2017.

Bruce Hoffman and Zacharay Laub,” Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?” Council on Foreign Relations, June 8, 2017.

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.

Alexey Khlebnikov, “What Does Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia Mean for Russia?” Middle East Institute, May 31, 2017. Middle East Institute   

Rami G. Khouri, “Is this the start of the final battle for the Arab region?Agence Global, June 14, 2017.

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The tragedy of the Wall,” Times of Israel, June 22, 2017.

Michael Koplow, “The Six Day War Was a Step Backward for Zionism,” The Atlantic, June 6, 2017,

Martin Kramer and others, “The Balfour Declaration Was More than the Promise of One Nation,” June 2017,

Dan Kurtzer, “Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace,” Palestine-Israeli Journal, June 3, 2017.

Eran Lehrman, “The “Game of Camps” Revisited: Why Qatar? Why Now?” BESA Center, June 12, 2017.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Award-winning Israeli film is bound for Broadway,” Israel21c, June 20, 2017.

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.

Jacob Magid, “NFL Hall of Famers laud Israelis’ sense of family, love for their country,” Times of Israel, June 19, 2017.   

Doron Matza and Meir Elran, “Jewish-Arab Relations following the Kafr Qassem Incident: The Danger of the Slippery Slope,” INSS, June 18, 2017.

Jazz Monroe and Noah Yoo, “Thom Yorke Blasts “Offensive” Radiohead Israel Controversy,” Pitchfork, June 2, 2017. 

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,

Galal Nassar, “The Six Day War,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017,

Galal Nassar, “The Three-Year War,” (memoir by General Mohamed Fawzi, then Minister of Defense), al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017,

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

Galal Nasser, “Israeli Strategy in Sinai after 1967,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017,

Galal Nasser, “The US, Nasser and 1967,” al-Ahram Weekly, 1-7June 2017,

David Pollock, “The Palestinian Public’s Tough Choices: On Violence, Instability, Hamas, “Jewish State,” The Washington Institute for Near East Studies, June 2017.

David Pollock, “What Gazans Really Want: Hard Data About A Hard Problem,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 20, 2017.

Paul Rivlin, “The Qatar Crisis,” Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, June 22, 2017.

George Robinson, “The Best Jewish, Israeli Films Of 2017 So Far,” New York Jewish Week, June 13, 2017.

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.

Abdel-Moneim Said, “The limits of Power Qatar overstepped its status and now faces the consequences, Al-Ahram Weekly, June 8-14 , 2017.

Shoshanna Solomon, “Intel Seeks Israeli Tech to Foil Hackers with Deceptive Chips,” Times of Israel, June 21,

Zaki Shalom and Kobi Michael, “From Obama to Trump: Continuity versus Change in Middle East Policy,” INSS, June 15, 2017.

Eldad Shavit and Yoel Guzansky, “President Trump in Riyadh: A New Start for US-Saudi Relations?” INSS, June 15, 2017.

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.

Ken Stein “50 Voices 50 Years (since the June 1967 war),” Bicom-Fathom Journal, June 2017,

The Tower Staff, “Israel and Jordan Intensify Cooperation as Iran Tightens Grip on Southern Syria,” The Tower, June 21, 2017.

George N. Tzogopoulos, “The EastMed Pipeline Could Be a Giant Step Towards Enhancing Regional Security,” BESA Center, June 22, 2017. 

Sharon Udasin, “OCED Projects Continued Growth for Israel in 2017-18,” Jerusalem Post, June 08, 2017.

Hala Youssef, “Halting (Egypt’s) Population Growth,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 4-14, 1967.

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.

CIE Contemporary Readings

#51 Contemporary Readings, May 2017

June 5, 2017

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

Rasha Abou Jalal, “What’s behind Abbas’ recent threats to Hamas? Al-Monitor, May 15, 2017. ”

Amnon Abramovich, “Almost 40 Years of Likud Rule: What else has to happen, Y-Net News,” May 15, 2017.,7340,L-4962260,00.html

Inbal Ariel, “Israeli teens are in ‘the stupid age’,” Israel21c, May 15, 2017.

Orit Arfa, “Berlin Becomes a Musical Playground for Israeli Artists,” Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2017.

Shlomo Brom and Udi Dekel, “The Trump Administration: Forming a Policy on Settlements,” INSS, April 20, 2017.

Udi Dekel, “Hamas’s New Statement of Principles: A Political Opportunity for Israel?,” INSS, May 14, 2017.

Dr. Edy Cohen, “Assad’s Survival Is in Israel’s Best Interest.” BESA Center. May 25, 2017.

Anwar Eskt, “Trump will Find an Arab Nation Rising to Confront Iran,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 22, 2017.

Dina Ezzat, “The Ultimate (Trump-Saudi)Deal,” Al-Ahram Weekly, 25-31 May 2017,

Brandon Friedman, “Trump’s First 100 Days and Syria,” The Moshe Dayan Center, May 10, 2017.

Gabriel Glickman, “How Nasser’s Vendetta against American led to the Six Day War,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Gabriel Glickman, “This Time the Loser Writes History,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2017.

Globes Staff, “Smoking cost Israeli economy NIS 13b in 2016,” Globes, June 1, 2017.

Liam Hoare, “1967 Nathan Alterman or Amos Oz: The Six Day war and Israeli Literature,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Hussein Ibish, “Trump’s Plan for Middle East Peace Could Actually Work,” Foreign Policy, May 25, 2017.

Hussein Ibish, “We Can’t Predict whether Trump Will Succeed in the Middle East,” The Atlantic, May 25, 2017.

Martin Indyk, Ken Stein, and Shibli Telhami, “US Policy in the Middle East: Fifty Years after the Six Day War, May 30, 2017.

Efraim Inbar, “Israel is Still at War,” BESA Center, May 4, 2017.

Ofek Ish Maas, Carmit Valensi, “The Agreement on De-escalation Zones in Syria: Risks to Israel, with Opportunities for Influence,” INSS, May 15, 2017.

Ron Kampeas, “The Death of The TV Channel That Once Unified,” Forward, May 11, 2017.

Efraim Karsh, “The Six Day War: An Inevitable Conflict,” BESA Center, May 19, 2017.

Emily Landau, “Obama’s Legacy, a Nuclear Iran,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2017,

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Michael Solomonov wins James Beard Outstanding Chef award,” Israel21c, May 4, 2017.

Yaacov Lozowich, “Breaking News: The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War, Part I,” Tablet, May 17, 2017.

David Makovsky, “When International Guarantees Utterly Failed,” Jerusalem Post, May 4, 2017.

Dimitar Mihaylov, “Why the Arab Spring Turned into Arab Winter: Understanding the Middle East Crisis through Culture, Religion, and Literature,” Israeli Journal of Foreign Affairs, April 2017.

Hassan Mniemneh, “Can Diversity in the Middle East Be Rescued” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 5, 2017.

Ghaith al-Omari, “The Abbas-Trump Agenda: Urging Modest Steps Toward Peace,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2017.

Viva Sarah Press, “Western Galilee is one giant festival in the month of May,” Israel21c, May11, 2017.

Paul Rivlin, “The Crisis in Gaza,” The Moshe Dayan Center, May 28, 2017.

Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff, “Chinese investment in Israeli tech hits record $16.5 billion in 2016,” Israel Hayom, May 11, 2017.

Asaf Romirovsky, “Nakba: The Source of Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Middle East Forum, Y-Net News, Spring 2017,

Natan Sachs, “50 years: Legacies of the 1967 War,” Brookings Institute, May 31, 2017.

Shoshanna Solomon, “Intel to pay taxes from Mobileye deal in US dollars: move is to prevent ‘over-appreciation’ of the shekel, Bank of Israel says,” Times of Israel, May 16, 2017.

Daniel Shapiro and Rotem Oreg, “Trump’s “Square One” on the Twisted Road to an Israeli-Palestinian Solution,” INSS, May 21, 2017.

Micahael Sharnoff,” Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War,” BESA Center. May 21, 2017.

Eyal Sher, “Israel Festival Brings People Together, Creatively,” The New York Jewish Week, May 25, 2017.

Sima Shine, Raz Zimmt and Anna Catran, “The Election of Rouhani as President: A Message to the Supreme Leader,” INSS, May 29, 2017.   

Amy Spiro, “Musical Adapted from Israeli Film to Hit Broadway,” Jerusalem Post, May 25, 2017.

Kirk Silsbee, “Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen brings Jewish style to Brazilian music” Jewish Journal, May 3, 2017.

Michael Singh, “Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options,” Testimony submitted to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 27, 2017.

Jonathan Spyer, “Assad’s Hollow Crown,” MERIA Journal, Winter 2016.

Jessica Steinberg, “Israel’s filmmakers are country’s ambassadors, says film school pioneer,” Times of Israel, May 8, 2017.

Sharon Udasin, “Israel, Japan Sign Economic Cyber Cooperation Agreement,” Jerusalem Post, May 3, 2017.

Sharon Usadin, “Israeli tech company behind Iron Dome system to help sync New Zealand electricity grid,” Times of Israel, May 7, 2017.

Isabelle Werenfels and Ilya Saliba, “No Rivals to the King-The Limits to Political Reform in Morocco’s “Enlightened Authoritarianism, May 17, 2017.

Amos Yadlin and Eldad Shavit, “President Trump’s Visit to the Middle East,” INSS, May 22, 2017.

Issac Zabloki, “It’s Not All Politics In Israeli Films,” Forward, May 8, 2017.

CIE Contemporary Readings

#50 Contemporary Readings, April 2017

May 6, 2017

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

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinians’s Real Enemies: Arabs,” Gatestone Institute, April 17, 2017.

Yaakov Amidror, “Israel’s Inelegant Options in Judea and Samaria: Withdrawal, Annexation, and Conflict Management,” BESA Center, April 23, 2017.

Inbal Arieli, “In Israeli culture, failure is an option,” Israel21c, April 13, 2017.

Lidia Averbukh, “Israel on the Road to the Orient?The Cultural and Political Rise of the Mizrahim,” SWP Berlin, April 2017.

Ramzy Baroud, “How Israel Understands the Arab Peace Initiative,” Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, 2017.

Burak Bekdil. “Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy,” The Gatestone Institute, April 18, 2017.

Seth Borenstein, “Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research,” Times of Israel, April 22, 2017.

Soner Cagaptay, “Turkey in Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 18, 2017.

Zach Cutler, “5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Worldwide Can Learn From Israeli Culture,” Economic Times, April 6, 017.

Oded Eran and Yotam Rosner, “The United States Attack in Syria: A Change in Europe-Trump Relations?” INSS, April 27, 2016.

Dina Ezzat “A Political Honeymoon (Cairo and Washington-relationship review), Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, April 2017.

Tim Ferhnholtz, “The Israeli finalist in Google’s $20 million race to the moon won’t make it to the starting line,” Yahoo Finace News, April 21, 2017.

Andrew Friedman/TPS, Itamar Eichner, “Cyber Authority thwarts massive attack on Israel,” Ynet News, April 26, 2017.,7340,L-4954171,00.html

Shiryn Ghermezian, “Israel’s Female Soldiers: A Difficult Balance of Equality and Military Reality,” Algemeiner, April14, 2017.

Israel21c Staff, “ISRAEL21c goes Hollywood with new ’21see’ film series,” Israel21c, May 4, 2017.

Zipi Israeli, “The National Security Index, Public Support for an Arrangement Based on the Two-State Solution, INSS, April 6, 2017.

Annie Karni, “Trump’s surprisingly conventional Israel policy,” Politico, April 5, 2017. 

Abigail Klein Lichtman, “Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines,” Israel21c, April 18, 2017.

Mona Koehler-Schindler, Manuel Schubert, and Imke Haase, “Jordan’s cabinet re-(re) shuffled A window of Opportunity in Jordan?” Konrad Adenauer Foundation, February 2017.

Nur Köprülü, “Is Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Still the Loyal Opposition?” Middle East Quarterly. Spring 2017.

Michael K. Lavers, “New group defends integrated Israel military,” Washington Blade, April 20, 2017.

Eran Lerman, “Mahmoud Abbas Goes to Washington: What is at Stake?” BESA Center, April 27, 2017.

Elior Levy, “Barghouti receives a cold shoulder from Palestinian leadership,” Ynet News, April 18, 2017.,7340,L-4950514,00.html

Yves Mamou, “France’s War to Delegitimize Israel,” Gatestone Institute, April 12, 2017.

Hisham Melhem, “Reflections on a revolution (Syria) betrayed,” al-Arabiyah, March 18, 2017.

Otmar Oehring, “Christians in Syria: Current Situation and Future Outlook,” Konrad Adenauer Foundation, February 2017.

Viva Sarah Press, “Israeli high-school students launch nano-satellite into space,” Israel21c, Aprill 23, 2017.

Hassan al-Qishwi, “Syrian (refugee) Question in Lebanon, Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, 2017.

Liza Schoenfein, “Israel top Chef Brings Haute Middle Eastern to Manhattan,” Forward, April 28, 2017.

Ronni Shaked and Itamar Radai, “Arab Idol”: A Palestinian Victory, At Last,” Dayan Center, April 30, 2017.

Daniel Shapiro, Mattis’ Mideast trip holds promise, reality check for Israel,” Al-Monitor, April 20, 2017.

Shoshanna Solomon, “Investment in Israeli tech firms slides 8% in 1Q, report says,” Times of Israel, April 26, 2017.

Yedida Stern, “Israel at 69 — Not What You Think,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 27, 2017.

Times of Israel Staff, “Roger Waters says Radiohead determined to play Tel Aviv,” Times of Israel, April 20, 2017.

Yaroslav Trofimov, “Trump’s Push for Mideast Deal Perplexes Israeli Right,” The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2017. 

David Wainer, “Israel Asks Itself How Long It Can Sit on the Shekel,” Bloomberg, April 18, 2017.

Raoul Wootliff, “Israeli minister slams ‘outrageous’ White House Holocaust statements,” Times of Israel, April 12, 2017.

Naomi Zeveloff, “Under 50’s Think West Bank Is Part Of Israel,” Forward, April 27, 2017.

CIE Contemporary Readings

#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.

Inbal Arieli, “How Israeli culture promotes creativity and independence,” Israel 21c, March 28, 2017.

Abdel Bari Atwan, “Time for a Change in Fatah (highly critical of the PA),” Rialalyoum, March 2, 2017.

Burak Bekdil, “Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making?” The BESA Center, March 22, 2017.

Seth J Frantzman, “Terra Incognita: European and Israeli Politics are converging,” Jerusalem Post, March 19, 2017.

Evyatar Friesel, “The Inverted Ideological Pyramids of Anti-Zionist Jews: The Case of Moshe Zuckermann,” BESA Center, March 30, 2017. 

Hillel Frisch, “Becoming Part of Jordan and Egypt: A Palestinian Economic Imperative,” BESA Center, March 15, 2017.

Susan B Glasser, “Yair Lapid: The Full Transcript,” Politico, March 24, 2017.

Paul Goldman, “Iran’s Shahin Najafi and Israel’s Aviv Geffen Come Together in Song,” NBC, March 3, 2017.

Judah Ari Gross, “Ya’alon lays out Mideast vision, which resembles Netanyahu’s,” Times of Israel, March 15, 2017.

Gershon Hacohen, “War: The School of Life (Operation Protective Edge, 2014-2015),” BESA Center, March 7, 2017.

Dana Hadra, “On the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin,” Brookings, March 14, 2017.

Simon Henderson and David Schenker, “The Quiet Advance of Eastern Mediterranean Gas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 8, 2017.

Liam Hoare, “1967 Nathan Alterman or Amos Oz” The Six Day war and Israeli Literature,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Jessica Holzer, “Israeli Travel Ban Draws Fire,” Foreign Policy, March 7, 2017.

Efraim Inbar, “President Trump Wants a Peace Process Too,” The BESA Center, March 21, 2017.

Alex Joffe, “Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past,” BESA Center, March 26, 2017.

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.

Ron Kampeas, “Searching For Common Ground Amid Divisions At AIPAC,” Forward, March 28, 2017.

Herb Keinon, “Netanyahu Wants Foreign Ministry to Hightlighting China and India,” Jerusalem Post, March 6, 2017.

Ofer Kenig, “Status of Women in Israeli Politics: The Good, the Bad and The Road to Full Equality,” Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2017.

Alexey Khlebnikov, “Changing Dynamics in the Syrian Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Marc 30, 2017.

Matthais Kuntzel, “Nasser’s Antisemitic War Against Israel,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Maayan Lubell and Lianne Back, “Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market,” Reuters, March 23, 2017.

Ingrid Lunden, “Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel,” TechCrunch, March 13, 2017.

Zvi Magen and Udi Dekel, “Remaking Syria: A Military Update, the Diplomatic Situation, and the Israeli Angle,” INSS, March 27, 2017.

Abdel- Moneim Said, “Disecting the Regional Order- The Arab order remains in Peril,” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 9-15, 2017.

Ibrahim Nawar, “Hammering out a New Middle East,” Al-Ahram Weekly, March 2-8, 2017.

Assaf Orion, “From the State Comptroller’s Report on Operation Protective Edge to the Next Campaign,” INSS, March 28, 2017.

Viva Sarah Press, “12 of the hippest emerging Israeli bands,” Israel 21c, March 26, 2017.

Paul Rivlin, “Turkey’s Economy is Paying the Price,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Tel Aviv University, March 30, 2017.

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.

David Schenker, “How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 22, 2017.

David Schenker, “President Trump Talks Terror with Egypt’s Sisi,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 30, 2017.

Curt Schleier, “Delicious Doc Puts Israeli Food Center Stage,” Forward, March 22, 2017.

Amnon Shashua, “Israel’s hands-off tech entrepreneur,” Financial Times, March 17, 2017.

Eldad ShavitSima Shine, and Anna Catran, “Iran and the United States under the Trump Administration,” INSS, March 6, 2017.

Shoshanna Solomon, “Bank of Israel’s Flug says Israel must spend more on infrastructure, education,” Times of Israel, March 29, 2017.

Shoshanna Solomon, “With Israeli tech, self-driving cars are becoming a reality,” Times of Israel, March 13, 2017.

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

Jessica Steinberg, “Belgian-Israeli singer Hagar Levy finds her voice, and audience,” Times of Israel, March 20, 2017.

Hannah Stuart, “Islamist Terrorism Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015),” Henry Jackson Society, March 5, 2017.

Asher Susser, “1967 The Six Day War was a watershed in Middle Eastern History,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Amir Taheri, “Iran and Turkey: Two-Bit Players in a Deadly Game,” Asharq al-Awsat, March 31, 2017.

Cmdr. Jeremy Vaughan, USN and Simon Henderson, “Bab al-Mandab Shipping Chokepoint Under Threat. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 1, 2017.

Matan Vinai, Assaf Orion, and Galia Levi, “Israel and China: Toward a Comprehensive Innovative Partnership,” INSS, March 19, 2017.

Michael Walzer, “1967 Remembering the Six-Day War,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Deborah Weinswig, “Retail Tech Innovation Is Booming In Israel,” Forbes, March 10, 2017.

Enat Wilf, “As long as the Arab world views Israel as a temporary aberration to be conquered, Israel will stand fast,” Fathom, Spring 2017.

Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian ‘Internationalization Strategy:’ End of the Road?” INSS, March 21, 2017.

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
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Yaacov Amidror, “Tread Carefully with the New US Administration,” BESA Center, February 16, 2017.

Hady Amr, “How Palestinian schools can take Israel and the region closer to peace,” Brookings Institute, February 23, 2017.

Alan Baker, “Two State Solution, What Does it Actually mean,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 2017.

Yoni Ben-Menachem, “The Palestinian Authority’s Succession Struggle Continues,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 23, 2017.

Ilan Ben-Tzion, “How One Jerusalem Joint Is Dealing with Israel’s Terrible Restaurant Wages,” Munchies Blog – Vice News, February 15, 2017.

Shlomo Brom and Ofir Winter, “Israel and the New Leaf in Egypt-Hamas Relations,” INSS, February 16, 2017.

Itamar Eichner, “Tel Aviv high school joins Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” Ynet News, February 26, 2017.,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.

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

Malini Goyal, “Israel, a startup oasis in the middle of a war zone,” The Economic Times, February 19, 2017.

Yoel Guzansky and Kobi Michael, “The Trump Presidency and the Pragmatic Sunni Regimes,” INSS, February 22, 2017.

Jehuda Hadad, “The Solution to Israel’s Shortage of Hi-Tech Workers Lies in the Periphery,” Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2017.

Tzachi Hanegbi and Itamar Rabinovich, “President Trump and the Middle East: Views from Israel,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 2, 2017.

Hillel Frisch and Yitzhak Sokoloff, “Trump, the Mideast Conflict, and the Jordanian Option,” BESA Center, February 6, 2017.

Amira Howeidy, “Departing from the Two-state solution [Palestinians are clear why they want one-state, no Israel],” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 28, 2017.

Israel21c Staff, “Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave, but no scrolls,” Israel21c, February 9, 2017.

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.

Bruce Jones, “A call for continuity from America’s Middle East allies,” Brookings Institute, February 20, 2017.

Adi Kantor and Oded Eran, “2017 – A Year of Difficult Tests for Europe,” INSS, February 7, 2017. 

Herb Keinon, “Israel is Clearly Pivoting to Asia, Netanyahu Announces in Singapore,” Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2017.

Rami G. Khouri, “Why our behavior matters, and most Arab states may not,” Agence Global, February 7, 2017.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Why US corporate giants like Intel need fresh Israeli tech,” Israel21c, February 20, 2017.

Tamar Kogman, “BDS: The European-Funded ‘Grassroots’ Campaigns,” Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2017.

Hillel Koren, “Bank of Israel keeps March rate unchanged,” Globes, February 27, 2017.

David Makovsky, “Beyond One State: Preliminary Conclusions from the Netanyahu Meeting,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 17, 2017.

Jonathan Mayo, “Cementing Israel’s Ties to America’s Pastime [Baseball],” The Jewish Chronical,  February 9, 2017.

Aaron David Miller, “Why Trump’s Love Affair with Netanyahu Won’t Last,” The Wilson Center, February 13, 2017. 

Jessica Noll, “Egypt’s Armed Forces Cement Economic Power,” SWP Berlin, February 2017.

Einat Paz-Frankel, “Tel Aviv University in Top Ten List for Most Billion-Dollar Startup Founders,” No Camels, February 7, 2017. 

Reuters, “Investors Bet on Israeli Tech Stock Windfall Under Trump,” Fortune, February 21, 2017.

Paul Rivlin, “The Egyptian Economy: The Plot Thickens,” Iqtisadi, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Easter Studies, February 23, 2017.

Gabriel Sanders, “Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York,” Tablet, February17, 2017.

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.

Uri Savir, “What a Palestine-Jordan confederation might look like,” Al-Monitor, February 26, 2017.

Eli Sperling, “MLK’s Support for Israel Clear in Letters,” Atlanta Jewish Times, February 19, 2017. 

Ken Stein, “The June 1967 War: Actions with Unfinished Consequences,” Center for Israel Education, February 13, 2017. 

Itay Stern, “Performers are flooding Israel: A sign of the cultural boycott’s failure?” Haaretz, February 19, 2017.

Tova Tzimuki, “The New Supreme Court: More conservative, more right-wing,” Ynet News, February 23, 2017.,7340,L-4926529,00.html

Times of Israel Staff, “In clip, Natalie Portman teaches Hebrew slang,” Times of Israel, February 7, 2017.

Sharon Udasin, “Flug Israeli economy is strong but must become more inclusive,” Jerusalem Post, February 6, 2017.

Raoul Wootliff, “[Israeli] Politicians gird for battle ahead of contentious 2014 Gaza War report,” Times of Israel, February 27, 2016.

Sarah Yerkes, “Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump,” Brookings Institute, February 12, 2017.

Jim Zanotti, “Background and US Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, February 9, 2017.