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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.

Declaration of Independence

May 9, 2019

Israel’s Declaration of Independence which was issued by David Ben-Gurion in Tel-Aviv on May 14, 1948 was drafted by a small committee. This video highlights the similarities and differences between the Israeli and American declarations of independence and outlines the Israeli Declaration’s contents including the state’s intentions towards its citizens, the historical connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, and the right of the Jewish people to determination.

Natural Gas

April 24, 2019

The discovery of rich fields of natural gas beneath the eastern Mediterranean Sea has given traditionally resource-poor Israel the chance to supply its own energy needs, help wean the European Union off its dependence on Russian energy, and build closer economic and diplomatic ties with Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece and even the Palestinian Authority. But Israel only has a quarter-century or so to make the most of its newfound energy wealth.

Forming a Government

April 8, 2019

The Israeli election on April 9 is just the first part of the process to decide who will lead the country. Our newest Israel on Board video explains what happens next and how the country’s government is formed.

The Intersection of Israeli Politics and Culture

April 5, 2019

CIE Vice President Rich Walter speaks with Eli Sperling, Academic Research Coordinator of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and a Visiting Professor for the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies at Emory University about the influence of politics in Israeli culture.

Egypt-Israel Peace

April 3, 2019

In this two-part Whiteboard video series, we explore the transition from the 1978 Camp David Accords to the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty signed at the White House on March 26, 1979.

The Influence of Religion in the Israeli Electoral System and Political Environment

March 27, 2019

In this four part video series, CIE Vice President Rich Walter speaks with Emory University Professor Rabbi Michael Berger about the influence of religion in Israel’s politics.

Webinar: The 40th Anniversary of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty

March 19, 2019

From 1967 forward Arab-Israeli negotiations began in earnest. First, under the Nixon and Ford Administrations, then the Carter administration. Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Prime Ministers implemented the political trade-offs to enhance the honor, security and vitality of their respective countries. Sustained by the March 1979 Treaty, four decades later, the bi-lateral relationship remains in […]

How Israel Votes

February 28, 2019

Our latest Israel on Board video explains how the electoral system in Israel works. The video highlights the voting process, explains proportional representation and the electoral threshold, and describes why there are so many different parties.

Video – Israel’s Democratic Roots & Constitutional Principles

February 21, 2019

Professor Doron Shultziner explains the origins of Israel’s democratic norms and how the country has used Basic Laws to uphold the rule of law in the absence of a formal constitution.

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.