In the News


July 12, 2017 -

Research grant recipient Netanel Fisher reveals how non-Jewish volunteers who joined kibbutzim in Israel in the early 1970s created a situation that brought about the establishment of an Israeli state conversion system.

Israel Affairs
Journal Article Israel & The Middle East
May 19, 2017 -

Israel Institute Doctoral Fellow discusses the geopolitics of Israel and Turkey.

Matzav Blog
Blog Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
May 2, 2017 -

Research grant recipient Lihi Ben Shitrit demonstrates how attention to gender and to women's engagement in inter-communal conflict over sacred places can illuminate unique intra-communal processes that aim to make a contested sacred site increasingly indivisible for parties to the conflict.

Politics and Religion
Journal Article Gender & Women's Studies, Israel & The Middle East
April 28, 2017 -

Writer Larry Wilson joins a class on computational poetry taught by Eran Hadas, Israel Institute artist-in-residence at Caltech.

Los Angeles Daily News
Article Arts & Culture
April 26, 2017 -

Israel Institute Visiting Professor Udi Sommer visited DePaul University to deliver a lecture titled, "100 Days into the Trump Administration: Legal and Political Perspectives."

Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies (DePaul University College of Law)
Video Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
April 25, 2017 -

The Israel Institute supported the translation and publication of Dorit Rabinyan's Hebrew book, Borderlife, into English (All the Rivers).

Penguin Random House
Publication Israel & The Middle East, Language & Literature
April 20, 2017 -

The Jewish Women's Archive's Nahanni Rous catches up with Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan about her novel All the Rivers, an Israeli-Palestinian love affair that confronts themes of borders, identity, and assimilation. Rabinyan received support from the Israel Institute that facilitated the translation of her book from Hebrew into English.

Jewish Women's Archive
Radio/Podcast Language & Literature
April 12, 2017 -

A panel of award-winning Israeli actors, directors, and writers will examine modern Israeli society through film.

SDSU News Center
Event Arts & Culture, Israel & The Middle East