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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Narratives of Trauma and Recovery: The Healing Power of Stories in Literature and Life
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
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Netanyahu vs The Generals: The Battle for Israel's Future
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Pacific Time)
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Israel and the Middle East after the October 7th Massacre: Threats, Challenges, and Hopes
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the future for Israel and the region
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

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New Podcast Episode

Featuring Center Director Professor Dov Waxman and renowned scholar of international law Professor Yuval Shany


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New Podcast Episode

Featuring Center Director Professor Dov Waxman and Dr. Daniel Sobelman from the University of Jerusalem, Israel.


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Scholar Articles & Interviews

This list of articles and media interviews featuring Nazarian Center scholars has been compiled as a resource for understanding the Israel–Hamas War.



MULTIMEDIA

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Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitic? A Two-Part Conversation

There has long been debate and disagreement over whether anti-Zionism is antisemitic. In recent months, this debate has become particularly intense and often acrimonious. In an effort to tackle this contentious and timely question in......

"Israel in Depth" Podcast Ep. 26
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Unpacking the Case Against Israel at the ICJ: The Charge of Genocide | Professor Yuval Shany

In this season of Israel In Depth, host and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center, Professor Dov Waxman, will discuss various facets of the unfolding Israel–Hamas War with a range of experts across disciplines......


CENTER NEWS

Prof. Dov Waxman interviewed for Vox article

Feb 20, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for Vox's article "How Israel's war went wrong"


Time Magazine publishes Dr. Tamar Hofnung's opinion piece

Jan 30, 2024: Time Magazine publishes an opinion piece written by the Center's Israel Institute Teaching Fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, titled "Hamas Isn't the First to Use Anticolonialism to Mask Authoritarianism"


Prof. Dov Waxman interviewed for The Conversation article

Jan 29, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for The Conversation's article "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dilemma: Free the hostages or continue the war in Gaza?"


Prof. Dov Waxman interviewed for Slate's podcast

Jan 29, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for the episode of Slate's What's Next? podcast "Are Two States Still the Solution?"


Prof. Dov Waxman interviewed for Religion News Service article

Jan 23, 2024: Professor Dov Waxman is interviewed for Religion News Service's article "Support for Israel's war in Gaza is unraveling among some Jewish groups"


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) 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scholarships to Study in Israel
Apply for the UCLA Nazarian Center's and the Israel Institute's scholarships to study abroad in Israel! Students can apply for and receive scholarships from both organizations.

UCLA Nazarian Center Scholarships.

Israel Institute Scholarships

Center-Sponsored Courses at UCLA
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center's sponsored courses for Spring 2024 have been announced on the UCLA Registrar's Schedule of Classes. Learn More & Enroll

The Center Mourns the Passing of Renowned Israeli Political Scientist Shlomo Avineri
Learn about Shlomo Avineri's life and legacy.

Watch his keynote lecture for the Center's series exploring the state of democracy in Israel.

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