Article / Yaël Ronen

Palestinians in East Jerusalem as “indigenous residents”

In 2017, the Israeli High Court of Justice reframed the legal status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Will it go further and give full legal effect to this special status?
Article / Iris Fruchter-Ronen

Breaking the Silence in Iran

The deteriorating economy and ongoing oppression have sparked massive protests throughout Iran in recent weeks. Contemporary Iranian cinema points a harsh finger at the regime, portraying the double lives that people lead in order to cope with its restrictions
Article / Katie Wachsberger

Khaliji Women Writers: Challenging Patriarchal Structures

Despite their critical and often subversive act of challenging patriarchal structures that make up the Gulf states through stories, many of the Khaliji Women Writers are rewarded socially and intellectually for their work
Article / Raz Zimmt

The growing power of women in Iran

More women are taking on leadership roles in Iranian cities. While making progress on the local level, they are generating a confrontation with parts of the religious establishment, and are far from being included in national decision-making
Article / Einat Levi

Casablanca: Insights on Jewish Presence

The Jewish community in Morocco is shrinking, but the memory of its robust past lives on in the community of Muslim majority. Surprisingly, young Muslim Moroccans seek to revive the Moroccan Jewish heritage and present it formally in the public domain. Will the remaining Jews in Morocco cooperate?
Article / Ayelet Levi

Security or Politics behind Morocco Burqa Ban?

Morocco’s Interior Ministry decided to ban the manufacture and sale of the ‘burqa’, sparking debate over Islamic identity and civil liberties in the kingdom. Was this an initiated crisis indicating King Mohammed VI’s displeasure with the Islamic ruling party?
Article / Marzouq Alhalabi

Breaking the cycle of fear through joint action

The government's fearmongering is taking its toll even on Israeli Jews with a strong moral backbone, including intellectuals to whom I owe much of my moral and critical development. We must break this cycle together
Article / Oren Barak

The Allure of Military Leaders in the Middle East

Military leaders enter politics in response to real needs, but may perpetuate flawed military-civilian relations throughout the Middle East
Article / Oren Barak

Israel and Iran: From Rivalry to Shared Interests?

It is time for Iran and Israel to seek out a formula to protect their shared interests in the Middle East
Article / Assaf David

Israel's Political Center Lacks Regional Vision

The parties at the center of Israel’s political spectrum – from the Labor on the left to the Likud on the right – offer no vision for relations with the Palestinians and with the rest of the Middle East
Domestic Affairs
What would Gandhi, MLK and Mandela vote – Fatah or Hamas?
22.04.2018  /  Elhanan Miller Ismail Haniyeh attacked Mahmoud Abbas for his conciliatory approach to Israel, yet lauded nonviolent resistance. Saeb Ereqat responded by accusing Read more
Regional Affairs
Knowing Their Enemy or Fascinated by Their Neighbor?
22.05.2018  /  Katie Wachsberger Despite the academic boycott of Israel, Arab universities are offering new courses in Hebrew language. Are these programs meant to Read more
Religion & State
Breaking the Silence in Iran
26.01.2018  /  Iris Fruchter-Ronen The deteriorating economy and ongoing oppression have sparked massive protests throughout Iran in recent weeks. Contemporary Iranian cinema points a Read more