New affiliate faculty member Mark Letteney answers questions about himself and his work, including fascinating information about his archaeological digs in Israel.
Under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Israel and Sudan are close to establishing historic diplomatic ties — but outside of the democratic process. Graduate fellow Yasir Zaidan explains.
Graduate fellow Ara Daglian explains the history of Armenians in Jerusalem — one of the largest, most historic homes for the Armenian diaspora.
American Jews & Israel: The history of the Palestine Economic Corporation shows how “support” can take many forms
The history of American-supported development in Mandate Palestine is an early example of the complicated relationship between American Jews and Israel, writes graduate fellow Jake Beckert.
Dr. Alan Dowty analyzes various aspects of Israel's past and present to determine that it is not a settler colonial state, at least not by the usual definition.
The death penalty is almost never used in Israel, but is still controversial. Postdoctoral fellow Smadar Ben-Natan explains.
Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement… but before the 20th century, Jews’ and Jewish scholars’ understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity. In the last episode of our series, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Ottoman Palestine were influenced by the anti-Semitism they experienced in the Russian Empire
Postdoctoral Fellow Smadar Ben-Natan receives $40,000 grant for research on incarceration and reconciliation in Israel/Palestine
Postdoctoral fellow Smadar Ben-Natan has received a grant of $40,000 to study the effects of political incarceration on reconciliation, as opposed to radicalization, in Israel/Palestine.