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Mass Haredi Protest in Brooklyn: A Symptom of a Greater Tension Between the Ultra-Orthodox and Israel

June 26, 2017

On June 11, nearly 20,000 ultra-Orthodox Hassidic men and boys gathered at Barclay’s Stadium in Brooklyn.

Over 80 Educators to Study How to Enrich their Teaching of Israel

June 22, 2017

CIE remains at the forefront of providing cutting edge content and pedagogy for the teaching and learning of Israel.

Surveys: 50 Years Since the Six-Day War – The Guttman Center for Public Opinion

June 16, 2017

During the 1967 Six-Day War, the State of Israel conquered territory that tripled its size. Though Israel later ceded the clear majority of that territory in the context of a peace agreement with Egypt, the war changed the contours of Israeli politics and opened an ideological rift that has been at its core ever since.

50 Year Anniversary of the Six-Day War: Possible Political Scenarios and their Implications

June 9, 2017

The Israel Democracy Institute and Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) held a two day forum at the end of May 2017, on possible scenarios for the future of Israel.

A Look Into Israeli Tech

June 1, 2017

Israel is widely referred to as the “startup nation,” with more Nasdaq-listed companies than any other country in the world, aside from the US and China. Israel’s robust tech sector finds its roots in numerous factors within Israeli society, institutions, geography and geology.

Joseph Braude: Arab-Israeli Relations in a New Regional Framework

April 1, 2017

A thoughtful perspective of Arab-Israeli relations, that places the Palestinian-Israeli conflict within a regional framework, still burdened by multiple political uncertainties. (August 2016)

Asaf Romirowsky: Jimmy Carter’s House of Mirrors

December 12, 2016

Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found are a great way to understand the Palestinian narrative and in particular, advocates of the Palestinian cause like former President Jimmy Carter.

President Trump and International Relations

November 28, 2016

America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address.

Eli Sperling: The Sinai Peninsula: A Precarious Neighbor to Israel

November 2, 2016

On October 25, 2016, an Egyptian police officer shot and killed an Israeli teen. Working as a contractor doing repairs on the Israeli-Egyptian border fence, the young Israeli was mistaken as a smuggler. Not an isolated instance of violence on this border, the shooting represents a greater regional tension, which impacts both Egypt and Israel.

Forty-Three years since the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War

October 10, 2016

The October 1973 War was 43 years ago this month. What follows is the US Intelligence Estimate when the war started on October 6

Rich Walter and Ken Stein: Reparations to Israel from West Germany, September 10, 1952

September 9, 2016

The matter over whether or not Israel should enter into negotiations with West Germany was put to debate in the Knesset. In January 1952, the debate was contentious and gripped the nation.

Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: Low Chances for an Independent Palestinian State in the Next 5 Years

September 1, 2016

For the last decade it seems that not a month has gone by without some politician, news outlet, or analyst telling us that a two-state solution to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict is dead. Now we learn it is not dead, even if barely on life-support.

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