The Fall of Liberal Zionism

April 13, 2021

CIE board members Nachman Shai, a former Knesset member and a Labor candidate in the March 2021 election, and Yaron Ayalon, the director of the Jewish studies program at the College of Charleston, discuss the decline and possibilities for revival of the once-dominant political left in Israel in a series of three online conversations held in the first three months of 2021.

Academic Research Assistant (ARA), Center for Israel Education

April 8, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION – The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education (CIE) seeks to hire an Academic Research Assistant (ARA) to undertake research on topics that pertain to Israel, its history, politics, society and international relations.  A working knowledge of modern Israeli history and of the general modern Middle East is essential. The ARA will […]

Analyses of Palestinian community in 2021

April 6, 2021

Opinions, survey data, bibliographies and references on internal composition, attitudes, coming elections and general views of coming to terms with Israel  April 12, 2021, Ken Stein  Congressional Research Service, Palestinian Elections, February 9, 2006, (pp. 21), https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33269.pdf Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi “Time for a New Beginning (for Palestinian communities,” Foreign Affairs, March/April 2021 https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2021-02-16/palestinian-reckoning […]

The Israeli Political System

March 8, 2021

Elections, Parliament, Political Culture, Prime Ministers, Parties and the Voting Public Israel has a parliamentary system of government with some unusual features in the elections and the creation of multiparty ruling coalitions, as explained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here to see the results of all of the elections with infographics for Israel’s […]

Results of Israel’s Elections

Israel’s 23 elections have resulted in 12 different people serving as prime minister, in addition to one person, Yigal Allon, who served only on an interim basis. Israel’s Prime Ministers Click on a prime minister’s name for more information. David Ben-Gurion was Israel’s first prime minister and long held the record for most time in […]

Shlomo Avineri – “Democracy in Israel: Past, Present, and Future”

January 22, 2021

Hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA All rights reserved to Professor Avineri and the Nazarian Center Transcribed by the Center for Israel Education, Atlanta, Ga. January 15, 2021. Transcript Dov Waxman: Welcome everyone. I’m Dov Waxman, the director of the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and The Rosalinde and […]

Palestine and the Arab World: A relationship in Crisis

August 27, 2020

After the August 15, 2020 announcement that the UAE would recognize Israel in return for not annexing any of the West Bank area, the PLO and the PA reacted with anger, calling the UAE action a ‘stab in the back of the Palestinians.’ Subsequently, the Arabic written media and analysts in the Middle East and elsewhere poured out their thoughts about what this action meant to the future of the Palestinian community worldwide and to the Palestinian issue in general. One of the many responses was presented in a webinar by the Brookings Institution on August 27, 2020.

Religion and State in Israel

July 15, 2020

Even as Israel, like America, guarantees religious freedom, it has been connected from its inception to Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people. Nevertheless, that connection has been fraught with tension, from accommodation of religion in the public sphere (the “Status Quo” agreement) to how the state should relate to the Haredi population. Emory University’s […]

גיבוש הגרעין למדינה היהודית: 1947-1882

May 11, 2020

מאז ימי המקרא ועד לימינו אנו, היה ליהודים וליהדות קשר בלתי-ניתן לערעור לציון, לארץ ישראל, לארץ הקודש, או למה שכונה על-ידי המעצמות הגדולות לאחר מלחמת-העולם הראשונה בשם פלשתינה. התוכנית במאה ה-19 להקים מדינה יהודית חייבה קיום אוכלוסייה וטריטוריה. הזהות היהודית, האנטישמיות והכישלון בהשגת שוויון אזרחי ביבשת אירופה זירזה את ההגירה היהודית למסגרות דמוקרטיות ואת האפשרות […]

Israeli/Hebrew Music Collections—Easily Accessible

April 2, 2020

Contemporary Israeli music has long and varied roots. It is rich and dynamically innovative. Instrumental and vocal streams reflect Jewish and Israeli history. Engage your senses in diversely eclectic flavors. Listen wherever you are—links to free online sources; stream Israeli music from many genres and eras.

Historical Statements on a Two-State Solution to Resolve the Arab (Palestinian)-Israeli Conflict, 1937–Present

February 7, 2020

Printable PDF In July 1937, Great Britain officially suggested the establishment of Arab and Jewish states in Palestine. British rule over the two communities since 1920 had proven unworkable. She could not persuade the Arab political elite to cooperate with British presence as long as it was facilitating Jewish growth there. Zionists diligently employed the […]

1931-1949 – Arab land sales to Jews – Palestine Arab Press, British reports and Zionist accounts

September 18, 2019

Ken Stein, July 1999 These Palestinian Arab newspaper materials and other quotations about Arab land sales to the Zionists during the British Mandate were first read and collected at the National Library at the Hebrew University on the Givat Ram campus in 1971-1973. Again, more materials were accumulated in the summer of 1978 in the […]