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Israeli Politics in a Moment of Crisis

April 2, 2020

Former IDF Chief Spokesperson and member of Knesset Nachman Shai shares insights into the current state of Israeli politics with CIE Vice President Rich Walter.

Zionist Congress Election

March 11, 2020

This whiteboard video explains the history of the World Zionist Congress, its impact and function, how it is selected, and which groups are running as part of the 2020 Congress election.

Gulliver’s Troubles: America in a Violent and Dysfunctional Middle East

March 9, 2020

Aaron David Miller analyzes the evolving role of the United States in Middle Eastern and Israeli politics and diplomatic processes. Miller currently serves as vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is likewise a global affairs analyst at CNN. Previously, he served for two decades as a […]

Trump Plan for the Middle East: Context and Implications

February 21, 2020

The analysis summarizes the declaratory or aspirational Trump Plan for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, outlining proposals on final status issues, and the proposed economic development package, with a hope for a two state-solution. Maps are used to show how Palestine's and Israel's borders have changed over the last 150 years. (Video or audio)

Former IDF spokesman and Knesset member Nachman Shai

November 25, 2019

Former IDF spokesman and Knesset member Nachman Shai speaks of elections, Israel in public opinion, Donald Trump, a two-state solution and his plans as an Emory visiting scholar. Nachman Shai gained international attention in 1991 when he was the face and voice of the Israel Defense Forces, which was forced to hold its fire amid repeated […]

Education System

September 10, 2019

This whiteboard video explains the structure of Israel's education system, including the country's commitment to early childhood learning programs, challenges of educational equality and funding for different segments of the population, and a comparison of Israel's academic success with other nations.

2019’s Do-Over Election

August 12, 2019

With the inability of Prime Minister Netanyahu to form a governing coalition in the spring, Israeli voters will head back to the polls just five months after April's Knesset elections. This whiteboard video explains what's different this time around emphasizing which political parties have joined together, which ones have new leaders, and which ones have decided not to run.

The Haredim and the State of Israel

June 26, 2019

During the 2019 CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel, Emory University Professor Michael Berger discusses how Hasidism was one of the most important Jewish innovations of its time, the evolution of ultra-Orthodoxy, and the status of Haredim within Israel today.

Religious Zionism

During the 2019 CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel, Emory University Professor Michael Berger traces the evolution of religious Zionism from its roots in Europe to its participation in current Israeli politics.

Arab Minority and the Challenge of Integration

June 25, 2019

During the 2019 CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel, Professor Yitzhak Reiter of Ashkelon Academic College discusses Israel's Arab minority. The talk focuses on the factors that impact relations between Israel's Jews and Arabs, the impact of the 2018 Nation State Law, and the conflict between civic and national identities.

Previewing the Bahrain Economic Summit

June 19, 2019

CIE President Ken Stein speaks with David Makovsky, the Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on June 19, 2019. The major focus of the discussion was on the upcoming US led Peace to Prosperity workshop which was held in Bahrain June 25 and 26, 2019 at which Makovsky was an observer. Stein and Makovsky discuss, in-depth, the economic summit, the Trump administration's Middle East Peace Plan, and the prospects for success.

Eurovision Contest

May 17, 2019

This whiteboard video focuses on this week's (May 14-18, 2019) Eurovision music competition taking place in Tel-Aviv. The video explores the history of the event and Israel's participation competing and hosting; examines why Tel-Aviv was chosen over Jerusalem to host the festival; and covers attempts by the BDS movement to generate controversy and protests.