CFA: Leon Charney Book Award in Israel Studies

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies invites submissions for the first biannual Leon Charney Book Award in Israel Studies.  The Charney Book Prize ($3,000) will be awarded biannually to the author of an outstanding monograph dealing with the culture and history of Zionism and the State of Israel.  The recipient will be honored by Yeshiva University during the 2021/22 academic year, at which time they will be expected to deliver a lecture or research

Invitation: Israel And The New/Old Middle East with Daniel C. Kurtzer

Join Columbia University's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies for a discussion exploring the changing geopolitical dynamics shaping Israel and the Middle East. In light of the recent normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Kurtzer will reflect on the history and circumstances that led to such historic regional cooperation, and help us think about the geopolitical possibilities for the region, including in relation to the new Biden administration and its priorities in the international realm.

Re: Scanlon on Riedel, 'Beirut 1958: How America's Wars in the Middle East Began'

I would like to point out, with relation to the third paragraph, that the simmering tensions were not merely religious in nature. The Muslim population was leaning heavily in favor of Nasser and that the Nasser movement was heavily Arab Socialist, but Socialist nonetheless, and that the election was about the fate of the country being taken into Socialist circles and ultimately Communism as Syria and Iraq had gone or whether Lebanon would remain free and capitalist.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives 2021 Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

The JDC Archives is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Up to seven fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.

Available Fellowship Opportunities:

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