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


#62 Contemporary Readings, April 2018

May 1, 2018

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

Anna Ahronheim, “Russian Supply of S-300 Systems to Syria Major Threat to IAF,” Jerusalem Post, April 15, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Russian-supply-of-S-300-systems-to-Syria-major-threat-to-IAF-549837 

Shehab al-Makahleh, “Jordan Between Regional Threats and Internal Pressures: The Economic Key,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 11, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/jordan-between-regional-threats-and-internal-pressures-the-economic-key

Shimon Arad, “Israel and United States Military Assistance to Egypt,” INSS, April 29, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-united-states-military-assistance-egypt/?offset=0&posts=1049&type=399

Amiram Barkat, “OECD Exposes a Bipolar Israel,” Globes, March 12, 2018. https://www.globes.co.il/en/article-oecd-exposes-a-bipolar-israel-1001227320

Mordechai Beck, “Classical music gets eastern spice: Israel is embracing sounds from the Arab world,” The Jewish Chronicle, April 17, 2018. https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/arts/classical-music-gets-eastern-spice-1.462571

Burak Bekdil, “Erdoğan vs. the Free Press,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, April 27, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/erdogan-vs-free-press/

Ron Ben-Yishai, “The lessons of the Holocaust and Syria,” YNet News, April 11, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5227509,00.html

Patrick Clawson, “Tactical Issues Surrounding a U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/tactical-issues-surrounding-a-u.s.-withdrawal-from-the-iran-nuclear-agreeme

Barry Davis, “Avital’s Bass Flow,” Jerusalem Post, April 25, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Avitals-bass-flow-552693

James Dorsey, “Natural Gas: An Underrated Driver of Saudi Hostility Towards Iran and Qatar,” International Policy Digest, March 28, 2018. https://intpolicydigest.org/2018/03/28/natural-gas-an-underrated-driver-of-saudi-hostility-towards-iran-and-qatar/ 

Shmuel Even, “What Happened to Israel’s Policy of Ambiguity vis-à-vis Syria?” INSS, April 24, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/happened-israels-policy-ambiguity-vis-vis-syria/?offset=2&posts=1049&type=399

Greer Fay Cashman, “Grapevine: Moufleta Politics,” Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Grapevine-Moufleta-politics-549419

Dror Feuer, “Israeli hospitals provide care to thousands of Syrians,” Globes, March 26, 2018. https://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-becomes-health-center-for-syrian-children-1001229351

Chuck Freilich and James F. Jeffrey, “Beyond ‘Mowing the Grass;’ U.S. and Israeli Strategy in the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 24, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/beyond-mowing-the-grass-us-and-israeli-strategy-in-the-middle-east

Hillel Frisch, “The Palestinian Way of War: The March of Return in Gaza,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, March 27, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/gaza-march-return/

Yitzhak Gal, “Fruit of Israeli-Jordanian peace still on the tree,” YNet News, March 30, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5209464,00.html

Linda Gradstein, “Why Food Critics Are Obsessing Over Israeli Cuisine,” The Forward, April 18, 2018. https://forward.com/food/399068/why-food-critics-are-obsessing-over-israeli-cuisine/

Michael Herzog, “Israel’s 2007 Strike on Syrian Nuclear Reactor: Lessons Learned for Iran,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 25, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-2007-strike-on-syrian-nuclear-reactor-lessons-learned-for-iran 

Michael Herzog, “The International De-Legitimization Campaign Against Israel: Analysis and Counter Strategy,” Jewish People Policy Institute, March 29, 2018. http://jppi.org.il/new/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/JPPI-De-legitimization_eng.pdf

House of Lords, “The Middle East: Time for New Realism,” House of Lords: Select Committee on International Relations, April 24, 2018 (conclusions, p.92). https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldintrel/159/159.pdf

Efraim Karsh, “How Harry Truman Crossed His Own State Department to Recognize Israel in 1948,” Mosaic, April 16, 2018. https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2018/04/how-harry-truman-crossed-his-own-state-department-to-recognize-israel-in-1948/

Can Kasapoğlu, “Control of the Syrian Airspace: Russian Geopolitical Ambitions and Air Threat Assessment,” SWP Berlin, April 2018. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2018C14_kpu.pdf

Martin Kramer, “The May 1948 Vote that Made the State of Israel,” Mosaic, April 2, 2018. https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2018/04/the-may-1948-vote-that-made-the-state-of-israel/

Lexi Leban, “10 modern Israeli films to watch on Israel’s 70th birthday,” J. The Jewish News of Northern California, April 6, 2018. https://www.jweekly.com/2018/04/06/10-modern-israeli-films-watch-israels-70th-birthday/

Liel Leibovitz, “The Seven Quintessentially Israeli Movies,” Tablet, April 19, 2018. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/260207/the-seven-quintessentially-israeli-movies

Ido Levy, “These 4 Israeli Startups Are Leading Sustainability Efforts In The Food Sector,” No Camels, April 9, 2018.http://nocamels.com/2018/04/4-israeli-startups-sustainability-food/

Avigdor Liberman, “Between Syria and Gaza: Urgent Challenges for Israel’s Security A Discussion with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 27, 2018. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/between-syria-and-gaza-urgent-challenges-for-israels-security

Steve Linde, “Israeli, Polish Presidents Fail to Resolve Polish ‘Holocaust Law’ Crisis,” Jerusalem Post, April 13, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israeli-Polish-presidents-fail-to-resolve-Polish-Holocaust-law-crisis-549706

Michael Margalit, “Israel’s economy strong, gaping inequality remains,” YNet News, March 11, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5156387,00.html

Vibha Maru, “Celebrating 70 years of Israeli Independence in Delhi,” Times of India, April 23, 2018. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/events/delhi/celebrating-70-years-of-israeli-independence-in-delhi/articleshow/63868907.cms

Guy Plopsky, “Enhancing the IAF’s Qualitative Edge: The Air-Launched Cruise Missile Option,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, April 16, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/enhancing-iafs-qualitative-edge/

Mauro Primavera, “Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian war economy,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, April 25, 2018. https://dayan.org/content/rami-makhlouf-and-syrian-war-economy

Haim Ramon, “It’s Time to end policy of coexistence with Hamas,” YNet News, April 13, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5225030,00.html

Paul Rivlin, “Syria: towards reconstruction or deconstruction?” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, March 2018. https://dayan.org/content/syria-towards-reconstruction-or-deconstruction

Margy Rochlin, “An Israeli chef rediscovers his roots, plus a recipe for shakshouka,” Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2018. http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-co-alon-shaya-cookbook-20180411-htmlstory.html

Neil Rogachevsky, “Self-Portrait (Moshe Arens) of a Zionist Statesman and Thinker,” Mosaic, March 28, 2018. https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2018/03/self-portrait-of-a-zionist-statesman-and-thinker/

Max Schindler, “On 70th Anniversary, Israel’s Economy Growing as Some Sectors Lag Behind,” Jerusalem Post, April 20, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/Israels-70th-anniversary/On-70th-anniversary-Israels-economy-growing-as-some-sectors-lag-behind-551303

Penny Schwartz, “7 Treasures from the Library of Congress celebration of Leonard Bernstein,” Times of Israel, April 26, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/7-treasures-from-the-library-of-congress-celebration-of-leonard-bernstein/

Avi Shilon, “Ben-Gurion’s Pragmatic Approach to Borders,” Mosaic, April 23, 2018. https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2018/04/ben-gurions-pragmatic-approach-to-borders/

Phillip Smyth, “Lebanese Hezbollah’s Islamic Resistance in Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2018. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/lebanese-hezbollahs-islamic-resistance-in-syria  

Shoshana Solomon, “From 1950s rationing to modern high-tech boom: Israel’s economic success story,” Times of Israel, April 18, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/from-1950s-rationing-to-21st-century-high-tech-boom-an-economic-success-story/

Amy Spiro, “Spotify Reveals that Israelis Love Israeli Music,” Jerusalem Post, April 15, 2018. https://www.jpost.com/OMG/Spotify-reveals-that-Israelis-love-Israeli-music-549883

Rebecca Stadlen Amir, “17 Israeli songs to get your Independence Day party moving,” Israel21c, April 12, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/17-israeli-songs-to-get-your-independence-day-party-moving/

Gil Troy, “The Continuing Promise of American Zionism,” Commentary, April 16, 2018. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/continuing-promise-american-zionism/

Yohanan Tzoreff, “From the First Intifada to the ‘March of Return,’” INSS, April 11, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/first-intifada-march-return/?offset=8&posts=1049&type=399

Ehud Yaari, “Bracing for an Israel-Iran Confrontation in Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 30, 2018. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/bracing-for-an-israel-iran-confrontation-in-syria 

Neri Zilber and Ghaith al-Omari, “State with no Army, Army with no State: Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces 1994-2018,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/state-with-no-army-army-with-no-state


#61 Contemporary Readings, March 2018

March 28, 2018

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

Raphael Ahren, “As Israel fetes Air India flight over Saudi airspace, El Al cries foul,” Times of Israel, March 26, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-israel-fetes-air-india-flight-over-saudi-airspace-el-al-cries-foul/

Meirav Arlossoroff, “When Ben-Gurion saved Israel’s Economy at any Price,” Haaretz, March 23, 2018. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-when-ben-gurion-saved-israel-s-economy-at-any-price-1.5936686

Amoz Asa-El, “Yair Lapid’s Shot at Bringing the Political Center to the Forefront,” Jerusalem Post, March 24, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Yair-Lapid-and-the-forbidden-journey-546689

Muhanned Al-Azawi, “Iraq’s Nexus of Sectarianism and Corruption,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 7, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/iraqs-nexus-of-sectarianism-and-corruption

Burak Bekdil, “Turkey’s Syrian Battleground,” March 21, 2018. Middle East Forum, March 21, 2018. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/turkey’s-syrian-battleground

Ronen Bergman, “Mossad and Syrian reactor: Sometimes you just need a little luck,” YNet News, March 23, 2018.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5188268,00.html

Nathalie Boehler, “A collective: The triumph of Israeli independent music,” i24News, March 25, 2018. https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/culture/170725-180325-acollective-the-triumph-of-israeli-independent-music

Anna Borchchevskaya, “Moscow and the Middle East After Russia’s Election,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 12, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5176724,00.html

Hannah Brown, “[Movie] 7 Days in Entebbe Misfires,” Jerusalem Post, March 27, 2018. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/7-Days-in-Entebbe-misfires-547261

Daniel L. Byman, “Why Israel is stuck with Hamas,” Brookings Institute, March 19, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/03/19/why-israel-is-stuck-with-hamas

Dan Cattler, “A Survey of the Near East: Implications for U.S. National Security,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy March 13, 2018.  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-survey-of-the-near-east-implications-for-u.s.-national-security

Patrick Clawson, “Expect Assad, Iran, and Russia to Exploit Trump’s Cabinet Changes,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 19, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/expect-assad-iran-and-russia-to-exploit-trumps-cabinet-changes

Barry Davis, “Music Back in the Day, Today,” Jerusalem Post, March 22, 2018.  www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-back-in-the-day-today-546849

Oded Eran, Elai Rettig, Ofir Winter, “The Gas Deal with Egypt: Israel Deepens its Anchor in the Eastern Mediterranean,” INSS, March 12, 2018. www.inss.org.il/publication/gas-deal-egypt-israel-deepens-anchor-eastern-mediterranean/?offset=4&posts=1038&type=399

Shmuel Even, “The Ministry of Defense Budget for 2019: Major Issues,” INSS, March 18, 2018. www.inss.org.il/publication/ministry-defense-budget-2019-major-issues/?offset=2&posts=1038&type=399

Ben Fishman and Ghaith al-Omari, “The Jordan Exception in U.S. Foreign Assistance,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 7, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-jordan-exception-in-u.s.-foreign-assistance

Shai Feldman and Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Why everyone loves Israel now,” Brookings Institute, March 26, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/03/26/why-everyone-loves-israel-now/

Seth Frantzman, “Pompeo’s challenge: After Tillerson, a consistent US policy in the Middle East,” Middle East Forum, March 16, 2018. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/pompeo-s-challenge-after-tillerson,-a-consistent

Assaf Kamar, “Turning the desert green and red,” Ynet News, March 22, 2018.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5187505,00.html

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Capitol Records signs $5m deal with Israeli singing duo,” Israel21c, March 26, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/capitol-records-signs-5m-deal-with-israeli-singing-duo/

Shalom Lipner, “Israel’s broken (political) system needs to be fixed,” Brookings Institute, March 22, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/03/22/israels-broken-system-needs-to-be-fixed/

Michal Margalit, “Israel’s economy strong, gaping inequality remains,” Ynet News, March 11, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5156387,00.html

Margaux Nijkerk, “Why it is Time for a Stronger French-Israeli Connection,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 15, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/why-it-is-time-for-a-stronger-french-israeli-connection

Smadar Perry, “The Americans, the Saudis and the irrelevant Palestinian leader,” YNet News, March 20, 2018. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5176724,00.html

Daniel Pipes, “Why Palestinians Need an Israel Victory,” Middle East Forum, March 24, 2018. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/why-palestinians-need-an-israel-victory

Itama Radai, “Al-Madaniyyat: A New Civil Agenda for Arabs in Israel?” Bayan, The Dayan,” March 2018. https://dayan.org/content/al-madaniyyat-new-civil-agenda-arabs-israel

Jacob Rosen-Koenigsbuch, “Turkey-Iran Rivalry: The Middle East’s Great New Game,” EastWest.ngo, March 14, 2018. https://www.eastwest.ngo/idea/turkey-iran-rivalry-middle-east%E2%80%99s-new-great-game

Uzi Rubin, “The Strategic Implications of Effective Population Defense Against Ballistic Missiles,” BESA Center, March 21, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/strategic-ballistic-missile-defense/

Bassel F. Salloukh, “The Arab Uprisings and the Geopolitics of the Middle East,” The International Spectator, June 2013. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/salloukh.pdf

Max Schindler, “Trump’s Tariffs Pose Destabilizing Threat to Israeli Economy,” Jerusalem Post, March 9, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Trumps-tariffs-pose-destabilizing-threat-to-Israel-economy-544635

Ariel Shapira, “Tech Talk: South Korea Invests in Israeli Technology,” Jerusalem Post, March 20, 2018. www.jpost.com/Jpost-Tech/Tech-Talk-South-Korea-invests-in-Israeli-technology-546618

Shoshana Solomon, “Arab Israeli women make inroads in education, job market, study says,” Times of Israel, March 4, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-israeli-women-make-inroads-in-education-job-market-study-says/

Amy Spiro, “At 70: From Jaffa Oranges to Gourmet Shakshuka,” Jerusalem Post, March 11, 2018. www.jpost.com/Opinion/At-70-From-Jaffa-oranges-to-gourmet-shakshuka-544623

Shimon Stein, “German-Israel Relations,” INSS, March 7, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/germany-israel-relations-unique-normal/

Kenneth Stein, “Two State Solution: Why Not Now? Center for Israel Education, March 2, 2018. http://www.peaceindex.org/indexMonthEng.aspx?num=330&monthname=March

Luke Tress, “As ‘Day Zero’ looms, South Africa open to Israeli water tech, researcher says,” Times of Israel, March 8, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-day-zero-looms-south-africa-open-to-israeli-tech-researcher-says/

Benjamin Weinthal and Asaf Romirowksy, “Iran’s Role in the Boycott Israel,” National Interest, March 15, 2018. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/irans-role-the-boycott-israel-campaign-24931?page=show

Amos Yadin, “The Begin Doctrine: The Lessons of Osirak and Deir ex-Zor,” INSS, March 21, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-begin-doctrine-the-lessons-of-osirak-and-deir-ez-zor/


#60 Contemporary Readings, February 2018

March 3, 2018

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

Shimon Arad, “Trump’s National Security Strategy: US and Israeli Viewpoints Converge,” BESA Center, February 4, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trump-security-strategy-israel/

Brian Blum, “‘Netflix for virtual reality’ targets your living room,” Israel 21c, February 8, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/netflix-for-virtual-reality-targets-your-living-room/

Hannah Brown, “Israel Film Fund Director Schory Celebrated at Berlin Film Festival,” Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israel-Film-Fund-director-Schory-celebrated-at-Berlin-film-festival-543513

Eric Cortellessa and TOI Staff, “US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May – In time for Israel’s 70th Anniversary,” Times of Israel,  February 24, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem-on-may-14-day-of-independence-declaration/

Michael Curtis, “Failing Support for Israel among U.S. Democrats,” American Thinker, February 1, 2018. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/failing_support_for_israel_among_us_democrats.html

Udi Dekel, “Israel at 70: Strategic Advantages with Narrow Margins of Security,” INSS, February 8, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/israel-70-strategic-advantages-narrow-margins-security/?offset=11&posts=1029&type=399

Udi Dekel, “The War in Syria: Advancing Toward a New Stage?” INSS, February 21, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-war-in-syria-advancing-toward-a-new-stage/?offset=3&posts=1029&type=399

Jackson Doering, “Washington’s Militia Problem in Syria is an Iran Problem,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 19, 2018.  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/washingtons-militia-problem-in-syria-is-an-iran-problem

Giora Eiland, “To Prevent a war, Israel must create an Assad-Iran rift,” Y-Net, February 20, 2018.  https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5114884,00.html

Avner Golov, “Trump Administration Policy and American Public Opinion: Implications for Israel,” INSS, February 19, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/trump-administration-policy-american-public-opinion-implications-israel/?offset=5&posts=1029&type=399

Gerson Hacohen, “Mahmoud Abba’s Speech: Who was the Real Audience?” BESA Center, February 12, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/mahmoud-abbas-speech/

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Nuclear Power Plants and the Danger of Proliferation,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 28, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/saudi-nuclear-power-plants-and-the-danger-of-proliferation

Pinhas Inbari, “Can Palestinian Ports Be Developed in Gaza to Relieve the Humanitarian Crisis,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 6, 2018. http://jcpa.org/article/can-palestinian-ports-developed-gaza-relieve-humanitarian-crisis/

Dr. Doron Itzchakov, “Iran’s New Anti-Israel ‘Resistance Axis,’” BESA Center, February 20, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-anti-israel-resistance/

Ephraim Kam, The Iranian Military Intervention in Syria: A Look to the Future,” Strategic Assessment INSS, January 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/adkan21-1ENG_3-21-32.pdf

Mara Karlin, “Israel’s Coming War With Hezbollah: A New Conflict May Be Inevitable,” Foreign Affairs, February 21, 2018. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/2018-02-21/israels-coming-war-hezbollah

Yocheved Laufer, “Quality Culture Comes to Eilat with the International Chamber Music Festival,” Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Quality-culture-comes-to-Eilat-with-the-International-Chamber-Music-Festival-540768

Abigail Klein Leichman, “14 Israelis making a mark on London’s tech scene,” Israel 21c, February 21, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/14-israelis-making-a-mark-on-londons-tech-scene/

Ido Levy, “Kibbutz Economy: How Israeli Collective Communities Near Gaza Are Becoming High-Tech Hubs,” No Camels, February 7, 2018. http://nocamels.com/2018/02/kibbutz-becoming-high-tech-hubs/

Zvi Magen, “Israel’s Engagement in Syria: Cause and Significance,” INSS, February 14, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/No.-1020.pdf

David Makovsky, “The Netanyahu Probe and the Court of Public Opinion,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 15, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-netanyahu-probe-and-the-court-of-public-opinion

Clifford May, “Israel, the Palestinians, and the Administration’s Peace Plan,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, Hearings, February 14, 2018. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20180214/106859/HHRG-115-FA13-Wstate-MayC-20180214.pdf

Kobi Michael and Ofir Winter, “Has the Palestinian Authority Abandoned the Principle of the Two State Solution,” Tel Aviv Notes, Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, February 14, 2018. https://dayan.org/content/has-palestinian-authority-abandoned-principle-two-state-solution

Kobi Michael and Yoel Guzansky, “The Dangers of Failing Middle East States,” The Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2018. http://www.meforum.org/7222/failing-middle-east-states

Amir Mizroch, “What The World’s Top 10 Tech Firms Have In Common,” Forbes, February 20, 2018. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2018/02/20/what-the-worlds-top-10-tech-firms-have-in-common/#1548aba22b3a

Hassan Al-Mustafa, “Change in Saudi Arabia is a fact and not just wishes,” al-Arabiya, February 5, 2018. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2018/02/05/Change-in-Saudi-Arabia-is-a-fact-and-not-just-wishes.html

Ghaith al-Omari, “Abbas at the Security Council,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 20, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/abbas-at-the-security-council

Kadira Pethiyagoda, “Is it time for India to play a role in Israeli-Palestinian peace?” Brookings Institution, February 22, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/02/22/is-it-time-for-india-to-play-a-role-in-israeli-palestinian-peace/

Pew Research Center, “Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians,” January 23, 2018. http://www.people-press.org/2018/01/23/republicans-and-democrats-grow-even-further-apart-in-views-of-israel-palestinians/

Daniel Pipes, “The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last,” Washington Times, February 6, 2018. http://www.danielpipes.org/18202/the-us-israel-honeymoon-may-not-last?utm_source=Middle+East+Forum&utm_campaign=bf21ca4325-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_086cfd423c-bf21ca4325-33581441

Louis Rene Beres, “Surviving Donald Trump: Israel’s Strategic Options,” BESA Center, February 2, 2018., https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/144-Monograph-Beres-Surviving-Donald-Trump-cover-and-text.pdf

Dennis Ross, “After the Weekend’s Iran-Israel Attacks, a Burden on Trump to Confront Russia and Engage Europe,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 12, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/after-the-weekends-iran-israel-attacks-a-burden-on-trump-to-confront-russia

Natan Sachs, “The two things that will determine Netanyahu’s fate,” Brookings Institution, February 15, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/02/15/the-two-things-that-will-determine-netanyahus-fate/

Daniel Shapiro, Ghaith al-Omari, “Israel, the Palestinians and the Administration’s Peace Plan,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, Hearings, February 14, 2018. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20180214/106859/HHRG-115-FA13-Wstate-al-OmariG-20180214.pdf

Amy Spiro, “Paul McCartney Among 9 Wolf Prize Recipients,” Jerusalem Post, February 12, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Paul-McCartney-among-9-Wolf-Prize-recipients-542404

Rebecca Stadlen Amir, “Israeli star Shiri Maimon is headed for Broadway,” Israel 21c, February 4, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-star-shiri-maimon-is-headed-for-broadway/

Nathan Stock, “The Palestinian president’s predicament,” Middle East Institute, February 14, 2018. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/palestinian-presidents-predicament

Adeena Sussman, “It’s Not Just Salad, It’s Salatim,” Taste, January 30, 2018. https://www.tastecooking.com/not-just-salad-salatim/

TOI Staff, “David Grossman, critic of Israeli policies, awarded Israel Prize for literature,” Times of Israel, February 12, 2018.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/renowned-author-david-grossman-wins-israel-prize-for-literature/

U.S Department of State, Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem, February 23, 2018, https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/02/278825.htm

Neil Zilber and Gaith Al-Omari, “The Hush-Hush Deal That Keeps the Middle East From Exploding,” Daily Beast, February 12, 2018. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-hush-hush-deal-that-keeps-the-middle-east-from-exploding


#59 Contemporary Readings, January 2018

February 1, 2018

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

Taisir Amre, “A Palestinian Offer to Share Jerusalem,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 17, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/is-dividing-jerusalem-the-key-to-peace

Shimon Arad, “Getting to the Table: Key Elements of the US Approach to Restart the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations.” INSS, January 16, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/getting-table-key-elements-us-approach-restart-israeli-palestinian-peace-negotiations/

Dany Bahar and Natan Sachs, “How much does BDS threaten Israel’s economy?” Brookings Institute, January 26, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/01/26/how-much-does-bds-threaten-israels-economy/

Michael Barak, “’The New Balfour Declaration:’ Trump’‎s Speech as Reflected in Palestinian Discourse,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/hezbollah-has-destroyed-the-lebanon-i-once-knew-1517175520

Heidi Basch-Harod, “#Ana Kaman [the effect of the #MeToo movement on the Middle East],” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, January 10, 2018.  https://dayan.org/content/anakaman

Brian Blum, “Israeli Auto-Tech, Robotics, Photonics Light up Las Vegas,” Jerusalem Post, January 15, 2018.  http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-auto-tech-robotics-photonics-light-up-Las-Vegas-536828

Nir Boms and Shayan Arya “The Unraveling Islamic Republic,” US News and World Report, January 18, 2018. https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2018-01-18/iran-is-crumbling-from-the-inside?src=usn_fb

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “The Unity of Jerusalem in the Shadow of Corruption Charges” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 2017.  https://dayan.org/content/unity-jerusalem-shadow-corruption-charges

James M. Dorsey, “Iranian Protests Reveal Leadership Fault Lines in the Muslim World,” BESA Center, January 16, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iranian-protests-leadership-fault-lines-muslim-world/

Michael Eisenstat, “Regional Pushback, Nuclear Rollback A Comprehensive Strategy for an Iran in Turmoil,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/regional-pushback-nuclear-rollback-a-comprehensive-strategy-for-an-iran-in

Florence Fabricant, “Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut,” New York Times, January 8, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/dining/eyal-shani-miznon-restaurant-nyc.html

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “Religion in the IDF: The Struggle over Israeli Public Space,” BESA Center, January 22, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/idf-religion/

Peter Huessy, “Will the Mullahs’ Missiles Backfire?” BESA Center, January 26, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/ballistic-missiles-iran/

i24News Staff, “Record-breaking 3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017,” i24News, January 2, 2018. http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/164187-180102-record-breaking-3-6-million-tourists-visited-israel-in-2017

INSS Staff, “Now is Not the Time to Withdraw from the Nuclear Agreement, Rather, the Time to Demand its Full Implementation,” INSS, January 11, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/now-not-time-withdraw-nuclear-agreement-rather-time-demand-full-implementation/

Avi Issacharoff, “As [Gaza] economy crumbles and with ‘nothing to lose,’ war in Gaza grows likely,” Times of Israel, January 4, 2018. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-economy-crumbles-and-with-nothing-to-lose-war-in-gaza-grows-likely/

Jewish News Syndicate, “Israel’s Annual Exports Expected to Pass $100 Billion for First Time,” The Algemeiner, January 4, 2018. https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/01/04/israels-annual-exports-expected-to-pass-100-billion-for-first-time/

Debra Kamin, “New generation of Arabic-singing Israelis move charts,” al-Monitor, January 2, 2018. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/01/arabic-singing-israelis-move-charts.html

Efraim Karsh,  “Turks and Arabs Welcomed the Balfour Declaration “A Jewish National Home,” 100 Years On,” Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2017, http://www.meforum.org/6991/turks-arabs-welcomed-the-balfour-declaration

Abigail Klein Leichman, “7 Israeli Singer to Watch in 2018,” Jerusalem Post and Israel21c, January 10, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/7-Israeli-singers-to-watch-in-2018-533415

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Why Israel rocks at commercializing academic innovations,” Israel21c, January 18, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/why-israel-rocks-at-commercializing-academic-innovations/

Lifeway Research, “Evangelical Attitudes Toward Israel Research Study Evangelical Attitudes Towards Israel and the Peace Process,” Lifeway Research, December 2017 (full survey). http://lifewayresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Evangelical-Attitudes-Toward-Israel-Research-Study-Report.pdf

Lifeway Research, “Support of Israel Wanes Among Younger Evangelicals,” Lifeway Research December 4, 2017. http://lifewayresearch.com/2017/12/04/support-of-israel-among-younger-evangelicals/

Shalom Lipner, “Forget the ultimate deal. The Mideast needs the status quo.” Brookings Institute, January 24, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/01/24/forget-the-ultimate-deal-the-mideast-needs-the-status-quo/

David Makovsky, “Abbas Still Faces Unattractive Alternatives to Peacemaking,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 16, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/abbas-still-faces-unattractive-alternatives-to-peacemaking

Grigory Melamedov, “Russia’s Entrenchment in Syria Moscow’s Middle East Resurgence,” The Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2018. http://www.meforum.org/7058/russia-entrenchment-in-syria

Mohamed Mokhtar Qandil, “How Terrorist Groups Use Jerusalem,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 25, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/how-terrorist-groups-use-jerusalem

Magnus Norell, “Is there a Coherent EU Policy Towards the Iran Crisis?” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 5, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/is-there-a-coherent-eu-policy-towards-the-iranian-crisis

Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Raphael Ofek, “Egypt’s Nuclear Deal with Russia,” BESA Center, January 8, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/egypts-nuclear-deal-russia/

S. Samuel C. Rajiv, “India and Israel: Strategic Partners on the Move,” BESA Center, January 20, 2018. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/india-israel-strategic-partners/

Paul Rivlin, “What Saudi Arabia, Iran and Tunisia have in common: The Economy, Stupid!” Iqtisadi, January 25 2018. https://dayan.org/content/what-saudi-arabia-iran-and-tunisia-have-common-economy-stupid

Jacob Rosen-Koenigsbuch, “The Islamic Scramble for Jerusalem,” Australian Strategic Policy Institute, January 16, 2018. https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/islamic-scramble-jerusalem/

Robert Satloff, “A Historic Holocaust Awareness Awakening in Saudi Arabia, of All Places,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and New York Daily News, January 26, 2018. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-historic-holocaust-awareness-awakening-in-saudi-arabia-of-all-places

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “Implications of the Application of Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria,” INSS, January 8, 2018. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/implications-application-israeli-sovereignty-judea-samaria/

Mohamed Soliman, “Cairo and the Reconfiguration of the Palestinian Landscape,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 8, 2017 http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/cairo-and-the-reconfiguration-of-the-palestinian-landscape

Eli Sperling and Ken Stein, “Cooperation Continues Between Saudis, Israel,” Atlanta Jewish Times, January 9, 2018. http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/cooperation-continues-between-saudis-israel/

Ken Stein, “Remarks by American Officials on Zionism, Israel, and the US-Israel Relationship, 1947-2018,” January 2018. https://israeled.org/american-officials-zionism-israel-us-israeli-relationship-1947-2018/

Amy Spiro, “[Israeli Film] ‘Foxtrot’ Director: Oscar Snub was Painful,” Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2018. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Foxtrot-director-Oscar-snub-was-painful-539697

Rebecca Stadlen Amir, “New nanomedicine could prevent progression of pancreatic cancer,”

Israel21c, January 21, 2018. https://www.israel21c.org/new-nanomedicine-could-prevent-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer/

Amarelle Wenkert, “[Israeli] Lab-Grown Meat Startup SuperMeat Raises $3 Million,” Ctech, January 3, 2018.  https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3728817,00.html

Einat Wilf, “Anti-Feminism and Anti-Zionism,” Tablet, January 9, 2017. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/252810/anti-feminism-and-anti-zionism


#58 Contemporary Readings, December 2017

January 2, 2018

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

Rania Said Abdalla, “Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution: The Fight for Sexual Equality,” Washington Institute for Near East Studies, December 15, 2017. www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/egypts-unfinished-revolution-the-fight-for-sexual-equality

Al-Ahram Weekly Staff, “Cairo called to intervene: (editorial) Palestinian conciliation is teetering, with little progress made on lauded agreements,” Al-Ahram Weekly, November 30 – 6 December, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/23122.aspx

Abdulrahman al-Rashid, “Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Iranian Complicity,” Al-‘Arabiya, December 9, 2017, https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/12/09/The-Palestinian-Israeli-conflict-.html

Noa Amouyal, “Israel’s Groundbreaking Water Technology Exported Worldwide,” Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-groundbreaking-water-technology-exported-worldwide-517848

Nastassia Arendse, “Israeli entrepreneurship, innovation and green technology (Israel and South Africa),” Moneyweb South Africa, December 6, 2017. https://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-radio/israeli-entrepreneurship-innovation-and-green-technology/

Raphael Arens, “UN defies Trump, rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital by 128-9,” Times of Israel, December 21, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-nations-defy-trump-and-pass-jerusalem-resolution-with-large-majority/

Muriel Assenberg, “Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble: In a Game Fraught with Political Risk, Europe Should Aim for Long-term Stabilization,” SWP Berlin, December 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/syrias-reconstruction-scramble/

Emil Avdliani, “Iran and the New Land Corridor,” BESA Center, December 19, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-land-corridor/

Rami Aziz, “Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel…Why Wonder?” Washington Institute for Near East Studies, December 21, 2017. www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-israelwhy-wonder

Rauf Baker, “Syria’s Sunni Arabs and Israel: The War’s Silver Lining?” BESA Center, December 13, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/sunni-syria-israel/

Avinoam Bar-Yosef, “Jerusalem and the Jewish People: Unity and Division,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, Jerusalem 2017. http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/jerusalem/toc/english-foreword/#.WkdlAd-nGUk

Nathalie Boehler, “A walk through south Tel Aviv to discover the Afro-Israeli rhythm,” i24News, December 17, 2017. https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/162898-171217-the-afro-israeli-rhythm-of-south-tel-aviv

Harel Chorev-Halewa, “The Wave of Lone Wolf Attacks in Israel (Oct. 2015 – Sep. 2016) and Palestinian Social Media,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 31, 2017. https://dayan.org/content/wave-lone-wolf-attacks-israel-oct-2015-–-sep-2016-and-palestinian-social-media-0

Haisam Hassanein, “Arabs Must Accept Jerusalem’s Status,” New York Daily News, December 10, 2017. Republished at http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/arabs-must-accept-jerusalems-status

James M. Dorsey, “Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?” BESA Center, December 13, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/transition-middle-east/

Itamar Eichner, “Despite PM’s foreign trips, Israel remains nearly isolated in UN,” Ynet News, December 27, 2017. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5062106,00.html

Daniel K. Eisenbud, “Archeology in Israel as a Political Weapon,” Jerusalem Post, December 4, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archeology-in-Israel-as-a-political-weapon-515922

Oded Eran, “The Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel,” INSS, December 13, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/recognition-jerusalem-capital-israel/?offset=6&posts=1004&type=399

Seth J. Frantzman, “Twitter War Over Israel’s Hummus ‘Cultural Genocide,’” Jerusalem Post, December 27, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Twitter-war-over-Israels-cultural-genocide-of-hummus-520162

Brandon Friedman, “Victory in Iraq and Syria?” Moshe Dayan Center, December 13, 2017.   https://dayan.org/content/victory-iraq-and-syria

Hillel Frisch, “Assessing the Islamic World’s Ho-Hum Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration,” BESA Center, December 28, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/assessing-islamic-worlds-ho-hum-response-trumps-jerusalem-declaration/

Jennifer Greenburg, “Ethiopian-Israeli Singer Tells His Personal Story and that of a Culture,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Ethiopian-Israeli-singer-tells-his-personal-story-and-that-of-a-culture-518220

Caroline Glick, “Trump’s great gifts to Israel and America,” Jerusalem Post, December 8, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Our-World-Trumps-great-and-ingenious-gifts-517417

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Resistance as an Expression of Faith,” BESA Center, December 5, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/fatah-hamas-reconciliation/

Azeem Ibrahim, “How Obama’s Iran policy strengthened Hezbollah,” Al-Arabiya, December 29, 2017. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2017/12/29/How-Obama-s-Iran-policy-strengthened-Hezbollah.html

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Economic Allies: The US and Israel’s Top Partnerships,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Jpost-Tech/Economic-allies-The-US-and-Israels-top-partnerships-517145

Debra Kamin, “Israel Government Steers Drive to Bring in Bollywood Shoots,” Variety, December 8, 2017. http://variety.com/2017/film/features/israel-india-filming-location-bollywood-west-1202633933/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Light and water flow to rural Africa due to Israeli tech,” Israel21c, December 17, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/light-and-water-flow-to-rural-africa-due-to-israeli-tech/

Martin Kramer, “The Fantasy of an International Jerusalem [look back 100 years ago],” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 28, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-fantasy-of-an-international-jerusalem

Yaakov Lappin, “Iron Dome Goes Naval to Defend Gas Rigs,” BESA Center, December 20, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/naval-iron-dome/

Yaakov Lappin, “War Prevention: A Top IDF Goal,” BESA Center, December 18, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/war-prevention-top-idf-goal/

Walter Laqueur, “The Many Lives of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” Mosaic, December 2017. https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2017/12/the-many-lives-of-the-protocols-of-the-elders-of-zion/

Shalom Lipner, “5 reasons the Palestinian reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem announcement has been relatively quiet,” Brookings Institute, December 22, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/12/22/5-reasons-the-palestinian-reaction-to-trumps-jerusalem-announcement-has-been-relatively-quiet/

Michal Navoth, “Status of Jerusalem in America’s Foreign Policy,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 28, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/the-status-of-jerusalem-in-americas-foreign-policy-legislation-and-jurisprudence/

Michal Raz-Chaimovich, “Record 3.6m tourists visit Israel in 2017,” Globes, December 27, 2017. www.globes.co.il/en/article-record-36m-tourists-visit-israel-in-2017-1001217309

Paul Rivlin, “What’s happening in the Oil Markets?” Moshe Dayan Center, December 25, 2017. https://dayan.org/content/whats-happening-oil-markets

Arik Rudnitsky and Itamar Radai, “Citizenship, Identity and Political Participation: Measuring the Attitudes of the Arab Citizens in Israel,” Moshe Dayan Center, December 27, 2017.  https://dayan.org/content/citizenship-identity-and-political-participation-measuring-attitudes-arab-citizens-israel

Gabi Sabon and Gal Perl Finkel, “Combat Military Service: The Crisis in Motivation,” INSS, December 12, 2017.  www.inss.org.il/publication/combat-military-service-crisis-motivation/?offset=7&posts=1004&type=399

Abdel-Moneim Said, “Arab Soft Power [reform in Arab world needed], Al-Ahram Weekly, November 30 – 6 December, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/23177.aspx

Shalom Salomon Wald, “India’s Israel Relations, the Middle East and China,” Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership, 2017.

http://jppi.org.il/new/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Indias-Israel-relations-the-Middle-East-and-China-1.pdf

Robert Satloff, “Mohammed bin Salman Doesn’t Want to Talk About Jerusalem, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 14, 2017,  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/mohammad-bin-salman-doesnt-want-to-talk-about-jerusalem

Pnina Shavit Baruch and Lior Zur, “The ICC: The Flotilla Case is Closed, Settlements and Operation Protective Edge Remain under Examination,” INSS, December 17, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/icc-flotilla-case-closed-settlements-operation-protective-edge-remain-examination/?offset=4&posts=1004&type=399

Shoshanna Solomon, “To stay credible as free economy, Israel must swallow Teva’s bitter pill,” Times of Israel, December 18, 2017. https://www.timesofisrael.com/to-stay-credible-as-free-economy-israel-must-swallow-tevas-bitter-pill/

Amy Spiro, “A dramatic, action packed 2018: Hollywood will be taking on at least four thrilling Mossad operations in films slated for next year,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-dramatic-action-packed-2018-520083

Kenneth W. Stein, “Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has merit,” Center for Israel Education, December 13, 2017, https://israeled.org/trump-recognition-jerusalem-israels-capital/

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov, “The Need for an Israeli-American Dialogue in Light of the “America First” Strategy,” INSS, December 22, 2017.  www.inss.org.il/publication/need-israeli-american-dialogue-light-america-first-strategy/?offset=3&posts=1004&type=399

Roie Yellnik, “Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: The View from Beijing,” BESA Center, December 27, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trumps-recognition-jerusalem-view-from-beijing/

Tamara Zieve, “Veganism set to Top Culinary Trends of 2018, with Israel at the Helm,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Veganism-set-to-top-culinary-trends-of-2018-with-Israel-at-the-helm-520093

Raz Zimmt, “Shifting to the Right? President Rouhani Distances Himself from his Reformist Supporters,” INSS, December 26, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/shifting-right-president-rouhani-distances-reformist-supporters/?offset=2&posts=1004&type=399

 


#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


#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


#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


#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/


#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/


#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


#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. ” www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/palestine-abbas-threats-hamas-gaza-trump-visit.html

Amnon Abramovich, “Almost 40 Years of Likud Rule: What else has to happen, Y-Net News,” May 15, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4962260,00.html

Inbal Ariel, “Israeli teens are in ‘the stupid age’,” Israel21c, May 15, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-teens-are-in-the-stupid-age/

Orit Arfa, “Berlin Becomes a Musical Playground for Israeli Artists,” Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Berlin-becomes-a-musical-playground-for-Israeli-artists-490938

Shlomo Brom and Udi Dekel, “The Trump Administration: Forming a Policy on Settlements,” INSS, April 20, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13296

Udi Dekel, “Hamas’s New Statement of Principles: A Political Opportunity for Israel?,” INSS, May 14, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/hamass-new-statement-principles-political-opportunity-israel/?offset=6&posts=932&type=399

Dr. Edy Cohen, “Assad’s Survival Is in Israel’s Best Interest.” BESA Center. May 25, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/476-Assads-Survival-Is-in-Israels-Best-Interest-Cohen-English-final.pdf

Anwar Eskt, “Trump will Find an Arab Nation Rising to Confront Iran,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 22, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/trump-will-find-an-arab-nation-rising-to-confront-iran

Dina Ezzat, “The Ultimate (Trump-Saudi)Deal,” Al-Ahram Weekly, 25-31 May 2017, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20571.aspx

Brandon Friedman, “Trump’s First 100 Days and Syria,” The Moshe Dayan Center, May 10, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/trumps-first-100-days-and-syria

Gabriel Glickman, “How Nasser’s Vendetta against American led to the Six Day War,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-how-nassers-vendetta-against-america-led-to-the-six-day-war/

Gabriel Glickman, “This Time the Loser Writes History,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2017. http://www.meforum.org/meq/pdfs/6710.pdf

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

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

Hussein Ibish, “Trump’s Plan for Middle East Peace Could Actually Work,” Foreign Policy, May 25, 2017.  http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/25/trumps-plan-for-middle-east-peace-could-actually-work/

Hussein Ibish, “We Can’t Predict whether Trump Will Succeed in the Middle East,” The Atlantic, May 25, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/05/trump-israeli-palestinian-peace/528030/

Martin Indyk, Ken Stein, and Shibli Telhami, “US Policy in the Middle East: Fifty Years after the Six Day War, May 30, 2017.  https://www.cfr.org/event/us-policy-middle-east-fifty-years-after-six-day-war

Efraim Inbar, “Israel is Still at War,” BESA Center, May 4, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-still-war

Ofek Ish Maas, Carmit Valensi, “The Agreement on De-escalation Zones in Syria: Risks to Israel, with Opportunities for Influence,” INSS, May 15, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/agreement-de-escalation-zones-syria-risks-israel-opportunities-influence/?offset=5&posts=932&type=399

Ron Kampeas, “The Death of The TV Channel That Once Unified,” Forward, May 11, 2017. http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/371680/death-of-channel-1-closed-tv-network-that-once-unified-israel/

Efraim Karsh, “The Six Day War: An Inevitable Conflict,” BESA Center, May 19, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/six-day-war-inevitable-conflict/

Emily Landau, “Obama’s Legacy, a Nuclear Iran,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2017, http://www.meforum.org/6561/obama-legacy-a-nuclear-iran

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Michael Solomonov wins James Beard Outstanding Chef award,” Israel21c, May 4, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/michael-solomonov-wins-james-beard-outstanding-chef-award/

Yaacov Lozowich, “Breaking News: The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War, Part I,” Tablet, May 17, 2017. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/234352/secret-transcripts-six-day-war-1

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

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/when-international-guarantees-utterly-failed

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. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23739770.2017.1313544

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

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/can-diversity-in-the-middle-east-be-rescued

Ghaith al-Omari, “The Abbas-Trump Agenda: Urging Modest Steps Toward Peace,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 26, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-abbas-trump-agenda-urging-modest-steps-toward-peace

Viva Sarah Press, “Western Galilee is one giant festival in the month of May,” Israel21c, May11, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/western-galilee-is-one-giant-festival-in-the-month-of-may/

Paul Rivlin, “The Crisis in Gaza,” The Moshe Dayan Center, May 28, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/crisis-gaza

Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff, “Chinese investment in Israeli tech hits record $16.5 billion in 2016,” Israel Hayom, May 11, 2017. www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42333

Asaf Romirovsky, “Nakba: The Source of Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Middle East Forum, Y-Net News, Spring 2017, http://www.meforum.org/6737/nakba-the-source-of-arab-israeli-conflict

Natan Sachs, “50 years: Legacies of the 1967 War,” Brookings Institute, May 31, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/05/31/50-years-legacies-of-the-1967-war/

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. www.timesofisrael.com/intel-to-pay-taxes-from-mobileye-deal-in-us-dollars/

Daniel Shapiro and Rotem Oreg, “Trump’s “Square One” on the Twisted Road to an Israeli-Palestinian Solution,” INSS, May 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/publication/trumps-square-one-twisted-road-israeli-palestinian-solution/

Micahael Sharnoff,” Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War,” BESA Center. May 21, 2017. https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/472-Nassers-Legacy-50-Years-After-1967-War-Sharnoff-final.pdf

Eyal Sher, “Israel Festival Brings People Together, Creatively,” The New York Jewish Week, May 25, 2017. http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/israel-festival-brings-people-together-creatively/

Sima Shine, Raz Zimmt and Anna Catran, “The Election of Rouhani as President: A Message to the Supreme Leader,” INSS, May 29, 2017. www.inss.org.il/publication/election-rouhani-president-message-supreme-leader/?offset=1&posts=932&type=399   

Amy Spiro, “Musical Adapted from Israeli Film to Hit Broadway,” Jerusalem Post, May 25, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Musical-adapted-from-Israeli-film-to-hit-Broadway-493938

Kirk Silsbee, “Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen brings Jewish style to Brazilian music” Jewish Journal, May 3, 2017. http://jewishjournal.com/culture/218589/israeli-clarinetist-brings-jewish-style-brazilian-music/

Michael Singh, “Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options,” Testimony submitted to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 27, 2017. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-syria-missile-strikes-policy-options/

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

http://www.rubincenter.org/2017/05/assads-hollow-crown/

Jessica Steinberg, “Israel’s filmmakers are country’s ambassadors, says film school pioneer,” Times of Israel, May 8, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/israels-filmmakers-are-countrys-ambassadors/

Sharon Udasin, “Israel, Japan Sign Economic Cyber Cooperation Agreement,” Jerusalem Post, May 3, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-Japan-sign-economic-cyber-cooperation-agreements-489647

Sharon Usadin, “Israeli tech company behind Iron Dome system to help sync New Zealand electricity grid,” Times of Israel, May 7, 2017. www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Israeli-start-up-behind-Iron-Dome-system-to-help-sync-New-Zealand-electricity-grid-489985

Isabelle Werenfels and Ilya Saliba, “No Rivals to the King-The Limits to Political Reform in Morocco’s “Enlightened Authoritarianism, May 17, 2017.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/morocco-no-rivals-to-the-king/

Amos Yadlin and Eldad Shavit, “President Trump’s Visit to the Middle East,” INSS, May 22, 2017.  http://www.inss.org.il/publication/president-trumps-visit-middle-east/?offset=0&posts=930&type=399

Issac Zabloki, “It’s Not All Politics In Israeli Films,” Forward, May 8, 2017. http://forward.com/scribe/371313/its-not-all-politics-in-israeli-films/