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The Islamic Movement in Israel

Dr. Tilde Rosmer — Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai — discusses the origins of Israel's Islamic Movement; its continued role in providing needed social, education, and health services to Palestinian towns and villages;...


NEWS & ARTICLES

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Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

At the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on April 11, the center raised nearly $800,000, which will be matched by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

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Nazarian Center publishes 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2022 issue features an article by the Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alon Tam, "Between Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Jews, the Yishuv, and Israeli Society."

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The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a gala at The Wallis!

On Monday, April 11, 2022, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held its 10-Year Anniversary Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The event celebrated the Center accomplishments in its first decade promoting the study of modern Israel at UCLA and beyond, honored key supporters of the Center for their visionary leadership, and included a conversation with Israel's minister of transportation and leader of the Israeli labor party, MK (Member of Knesset) Merav Michaeli.

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In memoriam: Younes Nazarian, 91, vital supporter of Israel studies at UCLA

Younes Nazarian passed away on March 18th, 2022, at the age of 91. He and his wife Soraya's generous contributions helped to establish UCLA's Israel Studies Program and, in 2010, they created a permanent endowment that led to the naming of the university's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Prof. Waxman quoted extensively in Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in an article by The Jerusalem Post about AIPAC's (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) new political action committee's endorsing candidates — a first in the organization's 70 years: "How is AIPAC's new strategy impacted by the Michigan win?"


Prof. Waxman quoted in Israeli newspaper Haaretz

Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in a Haaretz article about the US Democratic Party's growing divide on the subject of Israel: "These Gay Progressive U.S. Lawmakers Agree on Most Things – but Not on Israel."


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. Israel is a small country that looms large in public and academic discourse. The passions it evokes often present obstacles to nuanced analysis and civil discussion. Understanding the complexities of modern Israel requires knowledge from many academic disciplines and an awareness of multiple viewpoints and narratives. Through a commitment to academic rigor, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and... (read more) 

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