New articles and analysis
Ariel Koch, Adam Hoffman, and Gilad Shiloach analyze the reaction among jihadi-salafi groups to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak studies the surprising recent conduct of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan towards the founder of the Turkish Republic on the anniversary of his death.
Gilad Shiloach examines the upsurge in popular support for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, following the recent wave of arrests of senior officials in the kingdom.
New books by MDC researchers
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Paperback , 120 pages , ₪50
Moshe Dayan Center / מרכז משה דיין
Paperback , 204 pages , ₪100
From 1948 to the present time, Israel has overcome tremendous obstacles and registered impressive achievements. Israel must re-imagine itself and its place in the Middle East in light of new challenges now presenting themselves, and in anticipation of those waiting just over the horizon.
It has famously been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." We at the Moshe Dayan Center wholeheartedly agree. Thanks to a generous seed donation from the Gilford and Diane Glazer Foundation, the Glazer Media Initiative (GMI) was launched in order to provide students and researchers with the unique opportunity to explore Middle Eastern history and contemporary affairs through a multimedia lens.
The Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation was established in 2004 as a collaborative effort by the Moshe Dayan Center and the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, as part of the MDC. It is an expansion of the Program on Arab Politics in Israel established by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Tel Aviv University in 1995. The purpose of the Program is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel through conferences, public lectures and workshops, as well as research studies, publications and documentation. As part of the latter effort, the KAP produces the quarterly publication Bayan, which consists of original research on issues at the center of the contemporary national-political, social, and religious agenda of the Arab public in Israel, and on issues that touch upon the relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel. The Academic Director of the KAP is Dr. Itamar Radai and the Project Manager is Mr. Arik Rudnitzky.
News and updates
MDC researcher and head of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk, Dr. Harel Chorev, was recently chosen as one of TAU's one hundred outstanding lecturers from all faculties and disciplines. Congratulations, Harel!
The full recording of the event marking half a century of excellence studying the Middle East and Africa. In Hebrew.
Upcoming MDC Events
On 18 January 2018, the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University will hold a memorial symposium in honor of three former TAU students who fell in battle defending Israel. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, and will provide an evaluation of Israel-Turkey relations in 2017 and attempt to map future directions. In Hebrew, from 1815 in Gilman 223.
On 3 December 2017, the MDC will hold a screening of the film, "Las Ultimas Palavras." Following the screening, there will be a short panel discussion. Seating is limited, so please RSVP.
On Thursday, 30 November 2017, the Moshe Dayan Center's Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish Arab Cooperation will hold an event entitled, "Islam and Shari'a in Israel". The event will be held from 1200-1400 in Gilman 496. In Hebrew.
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) is a non-partisan interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the contemporary Middle East and Africa. For over half a century, the MDC has helped to explain the complexities of the modern Middle East. Our guiding principle is that in order to understand the region, one must understand its cultures, peoples, languages, religions, and history.