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Issues & Analyses

Steve Kerbel: Spring Training: Israel Content in Camp Context

June 1, 2018

With the cooperation of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the National Ramah Commission,  Center for Israel Education, conducted a three-day Israel learning retreat in May 2018 for 35 overnight and day camp staffers, most of them either in college or recent college graduates.

Jacob Zack: Language of Diplomacy at Play in ‘West Bank’

May 29, 2018

Ambassador David Friedman nearly changed U.S. policy with a request to use “Judaea and Samaria.”

Rich Walter: Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, and Uncivil Discourse

May 9, 2018

Each day, it seems, there are new stories and discussions in both traditional and social media concerning the lack of civility in the current political discourse. This is also true in conversations, both within the Jewish community and among people of all faiths, regarding Israel.

Paul Rivlin: The Crisis in Gaza

April 2, 2018

Though written in May 2017, Paul Rivlin, a Moshe Dayan Center researcher analyzes a rich trove of data to analyze the Gaza Strip’s troubling economic character. Five major reasons are enumerated for its dilemmas: absence of investment, extraordinary high unemployment, a very young population, inability of goods and services to go in and out of the strip, and Hamas’s stranglehold on taxation and spending.

CIE’s 17th Annual pre-collegiate Educator Workshop on Modern Israel in Atlanta, GA, June 24-28, 2018

April 1, 2018

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

Margaux Nijkerk: Why It Is Time for a Stronger French-Israeli Connection

March 15, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are in a unique place to enhance bilateral ties, more so than some other EU countries. Margaux Nijkerk is an Emory undergraduate and ISMI intern.

Turkey-Iran Rivalry: The Middle East’s Great New Game

March 14, 2018

The aftermath of the “Arab Spring” and waning of great power influence has seen Turkey and Iran, both with imperials pasts to assert themselves regionally. Another Shia-Sunni rivalry unfolds. Look for local proxies to join sides.

IDEAL© – Israel Direct Education and Learning

January 20, 2018

IDEAL© is an online learning program offered by the Atlanta based Center for Israel Education through the online learning platform Teachable.

Jerusalem Timeline

December 24, 2017

The Jewish people have a 3,000-year history with the city of Jerusalem as a political, economic, religious and cultural center. In ancient times, the city housed the First and Second Temples where Jews from throughout the Land of Israel and the growing Diaspora made regular pilgrimages.

History, Politics and Diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

November 17, 2017

An easy way to learn Israel’s history for personal use and the classroom. Our CIE source and document compilation, is easily searchable, an ebook. Highly praised by teachers at all levels, practitioners and casual users.

Eli Sperling: Domestic Issues, Often Overlooked by American Jews, Significant Factor in Determining Israel’s Future

October 9, 2017

According to a National Economic Council report, Israel’s population will increase by 5 million people over the next 23 years.

Zionism and Israel Are Pro-Choice: Embrace Them Both

September 15, 2017

Rabbis who attended the AIPAC-sponsored National Rabbinic Symposium Association meeting in Washington at the end of August sat in my sessions on Zionism with common interests.