Zionist Feminists for the Resistance

Op-Ed by Stephanie Black   Jewish Zionist women are a crucial aspect of the resistance to the patriarchy. Excluding us only harms the movement. Since the first Women’s March on Washington on January 21st of 2017, the debate surrounding progressivism and Zionism–the struggle for Jewish self-determination–has increased but gotten nowhere. It is time to put […]

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Jerusalem: 3000 Years of History, 3000 Opinions

Experience Reflection by Scott Boxer   Not long after President Trump announced the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, countries around the world reacted. They spoke about the “gravity of consequences,” as Palestinian Authority President Abbas put it, and threatened to cut diplomatic ties with Israel, like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

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Israeli Fashion Show

Event Reflection by Sophie Levy   “Israel Gradually Reopens Embassy in Jordan”   “A Dangerous Course Israel Should Avoid”   “Can Crazy Still Keep the Peace Between Israel and Iran?”     It seems the history of Israel only finds itself in politically-motivated headlines. Yet, I attended an event that presented Israel in a new, […]

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“Israeli Soldiers, Sudanese Refugees, and a Talmudic Debate”

CIS Event Reflection by Jessica Horst   Last semester, on Monday, November 6, 2017, the Center for Israel Studies hosted Haim Watzman,  a Jerusalem-based writer, journalist and translator, to discuss his latest work, Necessary Stories. After his presentation, Watzman engaged in literary conversation with American University’s Jewish Literature Professor Lauren B. Strauss. An immigrant to […]

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Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Culture

Event Reflection by Jessica Horst and Jennifer Kennedy   On Monday, November 13, 2017, the AU Center for Israel Studies hosted famous Israeli chefs both Israeli Jewish and Palestinian,  Einat Admony, Lior Lev Sercarz, Michael Solomonov,  Osama Dalal, and Tom Franz for their conference, “Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society.” Click Here to View […]

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A New Story: Young Voices of Israel and Palestine

Event Reflection By Sophie Levy   I have always been intrigued by those that seek to not only understand but befriend their so-called “Other.” So, when I heard of the co-sponsored event by Hillel and New Story Leadership (NSL), a non-profit organization that empowers the voices of young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to promote the […]

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Israeli-Cypriot Relations:A Special and Strategic Relationship that Transcends Time

CIS Event Reflection By Gabrielle Chishinsky   On Thursday, October 19th, American University’s Center for Israel Studies hosted Leonidas Pantelides- the Cypriot Ambassador to the United States, Einat Weiss from the Israeli Embassy, and Professor Dan Arbell who discussed the strategic and special relationship between Israel and Cyprus.   Leonidas Pantelides is Cyprus’ Ambassador to the […]

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