Enhance your learning about modern Israel with these digital offerings including video and podcast versions of our webinars workshop presentations, and informational whiteboard videos. Videos can be found here and on our Youtube channel and Facebook page. Our series of bite-size video answers to frequently asked questions about Israel can be found on the Israel on Board page.

Hebrew Revival

February 12, 2019

An overview of the important role that Hebrew played in the Zionist movement and how the movement itself helped spur the revival of the language.

US Israel Relationship

January 30, 2019

Scholars and policy experts Jonathan Schanzer, Todd Stein, Alan Makovsky and Professor Ken Stein discuss the evolution, successes, and challenges of the US-Israel relationship.

Haredim and the IDF

January 25, 2019

Our latest Whiteboard video explores the history and context of ultra-Orthodox deferments from the Israel Defense Forces. Beginning with the 1947 status-quo agreement between David Ben-Gurion and Agudat Israel, we explain the origins of the policy and why it has become so divisive in contemporary Israeli society.

Technology

January 15, 2019

A look into Israel’s growth and success as a technological titan and its evolution into the Start Up Nation.

1 State, 2 State …3 State?

January 2, 2019

Scholars and policy experts Yitzhak Reiter, Joel Singer, Jonathan Schanzer and Rachel Fish discuss potential resolutions to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.

Israel’s Economy

December 13, 2018

The second video in our new Israel on Board series focuses on a brief overview of Israel’s economy. The video emphasizes how Israel turned challenges in the country’s early years into opportunities for economic growth and investment. Additionally, we look at Shimon Peres’ role in helping Israel transition from an agricultural based economy to become the start-up nation.

UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan

December 6, 2018

In recognition of the anniversary of the United Nations’ passage of Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947, we present our newest three-part whiteboard videos providing context to this historical moment in Jewish history.

Brief Discussion of Zionism

November 10, 2018

Scholars Asher Susser, Yitzhak Reiter, Yaron Ayalon and Rachel Fish discuss Zionism’s emergence, evolution, and its impact on Jewish and Israeli identity.

Consequences for Middle Eastern States Since the Arab Spring

November 9, 2018

Professor Asher Susser describes the neighborhood of the Middle East, Arab nationalism, and the changing relationships of the region’s states with Israel.

Religious Pluralism in Israel: Challenges and Opportunities

October 25, 2018

ISMI’s Eli Sperling presented this discussion on Religious Pluralism in Israel for the Anti-Defamation League on October 25, 2018.

Sharing Sacred Spaces in Jerusalem

October 15, 2018

This presentation addresses the changing practices within shared holy places in Jerusalem between conflict and contestation with special focus on the Temple Mount compound and the Western Wall. It discusses strategies of stakeholders and conflict management methods that have been used in order to mitigate disputes as well as the incentives for tolerance and coexistence. Presenter Yitzhak Reiter, ISMI visiting scholar, is a Professor of Islam, Middle East and Israel Studies. He chairs the Department of Israel Studies and is the head of the Research Authority at Ashkelon Academic College.

40 Years Since Camp David

September 18, 2018

Emory Professor of Contemporary and Middle Eastern History, Political Science, and Israeli Studies and Center for Israel Education President Kenneth W. Stein applies decades of document-based research, interviews and scholarship, including new insights gleaned from the study of detailed minutes in the Israel State Archives, to examine the Camp David Accords 40 years after Egypt’s Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Menachem Begin signed the agreement Sept. 17, 1978, that concluded 13 days of negotiations led by President Jimmy Carter.