Enhance your learning about modern Israel with our variety of engaging videos.  Our video offerings include: Presentations from workshops, panels and academic discussions; webinars; and informational whiteboard videos, including our Israel On Board series of bite-size video answers to frequently asked questions about Israel.

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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.

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.