In the News


August 29, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder will teach “Screenwriting for Television” in the Creative Writing Program, as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

Cleveland Jewish News
Article - Arts & Culture
June 7, 2018 -

The Center recently hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies, which included 15 presentations on a wide range of Israel-focused topics from students from UCLA and several other California colleges and universities. Israel Institute support of two professors' courses at UCLA and UC Berkeley contributed to student's participation in the conference.

UCLA | Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Article - Israel & The Middle East
May 1, 2018 -

The New York Times' Book Review column features Visiting Artist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's novel, Waking Lions.

The New York Times
Book Review - Arts & Culture
February 22, 2018 -

“There are some great professors at Rice. So, what do I bring to the table? Our course is a dialogue between contemporary music and contemporary art. I took pieces that they could not possibly know: composers from Russia and Israel. I seek to open a new world for them."

Jewish Herald-Voice
Article - Arts & Culture
February 2, 2018 -

Gundar-Goshen’s class, “On the Cultural Frontlines: Contemporary Trends in Israeli Art,” is an introduction to some of the exciting new writers working in different mediums, from film and television to fiction and poetry.

The Jewish News of Northern California
Article - Arts & Culture
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.

Wiwibloggs: Eurovision News
Article - Arts & Culture
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.

The New York Times
Article - Arts & Culture
November 4, 2017 -

Emory student Zachary Shuster interviews Amb. Reda Mansour about becoming an Israeli ambassador at age 35 and being part of Israel's minority Druze community.

Interview, Video - Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations, Society, Economy, & Law