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The Israel Institute enhances knowledge about modern Israel through the expansion of accessible, innovative learning opportunities, on and beyond campus. The Institute's many programs and initiatives advance rigorous teaching, research, and discourse about modern Israel.

Latest From The Institute

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The latest edition of the Israel Institute Magazine discusses Israel's demographic features, trends, and challenges.

Download the winning syllabus of the Spring 2017 Israel Institute Syllabus Contest.

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This Institute-supported course, designed and moderated by Hebrew University professor Michal Frenkel, features 17 guest lectures by Israeli experts.

News & Events

December 12, 2017 -

Rising from poverty and extreme hardship on the streets of Netanya, Axum is an in-your-face, one-of-a-kind duo that has broadened Israel’s definition of hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall with their unique Middle Eastern and Ethiopian sounds. They were formerly Israel Institute artists-in-residence (2010-2011) at Emory University.

November 22, 2017 -

Visiting Artist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's book, Waking Lions, was included in the year's notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.