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Uzi Rabi was interviewed about Iran, Israel and the United States, on the program Erev Hadash, Channel 23, January 15, 2012. Click here to watch. (in Hebrew)


Uzi Rabi wrote an op-ed for the Israeli daily Globes about developments in Syria and Bashar al-Asad's speech in the University of Damascus. January 11, 2012. (in Hebrew)


Joyce van de Bildt's article for Tel Aviv Notes, "Educating Imams in Europe," was picked up by PolicyPointers and EnerGeoPolitics.


Asher Susser was interviewed about the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, on the program London et Kirschenbaum, Channel 10, January 9, 2012. Click here to watch. (in Hebrew)


Uzi Rabi was interviewed by the Danish radio station DR Radio about the Arab League observer mission in Syria. Click here to listen.


Uzi Rabi was interviewed about the dynamics of the Arab Spring on the radio program "קול ישראל" in Arabic by Yossi Nesher; the Arab press has reacted to his comments. Click the links below for Arabic-language discussions:

Al-Ahram (Egypt); Al-Mugaz (Kuwait); Al-Morakeb (Lebanon); Shasha.ps (Palestinian Territoriest); Egypalace (Egypt); Rumonline.net (Jordan)


Uzi Rabi was interviewed about Qatar's motives in supporting the Arab Spring, on the program London and Kirschenbaum, Channel 10, December 26, 2011. Click here to watch. (in Hebrew)


Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak was interviewed about the Knesset's Armenian Genocide session on BloombergHT News, December 26, 2011.


Itamar Rabinovich was quoted in a New York Times article, "Finding Fault in the Palestinian Messages That Aren't So Public", December 20, 2011. 


Uriya Shavit was interviewed about the rise of the Salafis in Egypt, on the program London et Kirschenbaum, Channel 10, December 19, 2011. Click here to watch. (in Hebrew)


Bruce Maddy-Weitzman participated in a panel on "The Arab Spring and the Fate of Middle East Minorities" for ASMEA, November 5, 2011. Click here for the video link.


Mira Tzoreff gave a 30 minute brief on Egypt's elections to the Israel Policy Forum, December 8, 2011. Click here to listen to the audio.


Uzi Rabi, director of the Center, was mentioned in a discussion on Al-Manar (Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese TV station), December 8, 2011


Michael Barak's article in Tzomet on the Salafis in Egypt was cited by several Middle Eastern sites, including Rosaonline.net and Al-mashhad.com (in Arabic) and Islamonline.net (in English), December 10, 2011


Esther Webman was interviewed by Giyus.org on "Revolution and Antisemitism in the Arab World," March 22, 2011 as well as by Z Word in Berlin regarding her book, Arab Responses to the Holocaust, November 8, 2010


Bruce Maddy-Weitzman spoke at a conference on "Challenges Facing North Africa" at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Click for a link to the audio file. November 30, 2011


Asher Susser's article for Tel Aviv Notes, "Tradition and Modernity in the Arab Spring," was picked up by Global Security News and Modern Tokyo Times, November 25, 2011.


Samir Ben Layashi was interviewed about the November 25 elections in Morocco, Kol Israel, Arabic Section (in Arabic), November 29, 2011



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The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies seeks to contribute to the study and understanding of the modern history and current affairs of the Middle East and Africa.





Call for papers: Sharqiyya is a peer-reviewed academic journal published semi-annually by the Moshe Dayan Center and the Middle East & Islamic Studies Association of Israel. The editors are accepting article submissions for the Spring 2012 issue, Submissions are due by March 1, 2012. Click here for details.


We are now accepting applications for the Amira Margalith Summer Research Internship at the Moshe Dayan Center. Applications will be accepted up to February 28th of each year. Please click here for details.


Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA, in partnership with Tel Aviv University, announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Israel Studies. Deadline for application is February 1, 2012. For more information, see NWU-TAU Fellowship.



South Sudan, Six Months On by Irit Back, Tel Aviv Notes, January 9, 2012

Diwaniyya Christmas Special, Part 4: An Arab-Christian Experience of Israel, Diwaniyya: The Moshe Dayan Center Podcast, January 2012.

Egypt Adrift, by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, "Mideast Monitor," The Jerusalem Report, January 2012

Diwaniyya Christmas Special, Part 3: A History of the Arab-Christian Minority in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Diwaniyya: The Moshe Dayan Center Podcast, December 2011.

Diwaniyya Christmas Special, Part 2: The Arab-Israeli Christian Identity Crisis, Diwaniyya: The Moshe Dayan Center Podcast, December 2011.

Iraq's Political Crisis and the Shadow of Sectarian Politics, by Rachel Kantz Feder, Open Democracy, December 28, 2011

Women in the "New Egypt": What Next? by Alona Ferber, Tel Aviv Notes, December 26, 2011

Egypt's Economy after the Elections, No. 8 (English), No. 8 (Hebrew), by Paul Rivlin, Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, December 2011

Diwaniyya Christmas Special, Part 1: An Interview with Father David Neuhaus, Diwaniyya: The Moshe Dayan Center Podcast, December 2011.

North Africa's Democratic Prospects, by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, E-notes: Foreign Policy Research Institute, December 2011

Islamotopia: The Muslim Brotherhood's Idea of Democracy, by Uriya Shavit, Azure Online, Autumn 2011.

The Dilemma of Syria's Kurds, by Joel Daniel Parker, Tel Aviv Notes, December 11, 2011


צומת המזרח התיכון

האביב הערבי של ההאשמים - המשבר הפוליטי בירדן by Asher Susser, January 5, 2012 (in Hebrew)

האחים המוסלמים ו"המחטף" המהפכני: הבחירות במצרים - מאזן ביניים by Mira Tzoreff, December 21, 2011 (in Hebrew)

הדמוקרטיה הטורקית: דגם לחיקוי? by Ofra Bengio, December 8, 2011 (in Hebrew)

תוניסיה אחרי הבחירות: פרדוקס הדמוקרטיה by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, November 8, 2011 (in Hebrew)

 (by Michael Barak, October 5, 2011 (in Hebrew הסלפים במצרים ומהפכת ה-25 בינואר 2011: למה לי פוליטיקה עכשיו?

מהפכה במלכוד עצמי by Mira Tzoreff, September 13, 2011 (in Hebrew)

גל המחאות בעיראק בצל "האביב הערבי" by Eli Amerilio, September 6, 2011 (in Hebrew)



Updates on the Middle East, no. 216, January 10, 2012: recent analyses and reports on the MENA collected by the Center's librarian are now available.


CURRENT CONTENTS of periodicals on the Middle East, bibliographical aid, December 2011


Bulletin 54, covering lectures, symposia, and other events at the Moshe Dayan Center for Summer-Fall 2011, is now available.


Book Release: 'A Storm in a Tea-Cup': The Iraq-Kuwait Crisis of 1961 from Gulf Crisis to Inter-Arab Dispute, by Jason Hillman (The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, 2011).


Book Release: The Global Impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: A Century-Old Myth (Routledge Jewish Studies Series, 2011), edited by Dr. Esther Webman.


Book Release: Tribalism, Factionalism and Nationality in Iraq, 1920-1958, by Dr. Eli Amarilyo (in Hebrew; The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, 2011)



Updates on the Middle East


See The Bulletin for information on the Dayan Center's activities in Winter-Spring 2011.