New articles and analysis
Brandon Friedman examines what the declarations of victory in the war against the Islamic State mean for Iraq and Syria.
Global Jihadists' Response to Trump's Decision on Jerusalem: United and Re-energized Against a Common Enemy
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.
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.
From 14-17 January 2017, the Moshe Dayan Center will once again hold a book sale at discounted prices. The sale will be held in Gilman 419B, between the hours of 09:00-15:00. For more information, please call 03-640-9100.
On Sunday, 31 December 2017, the Moshe Dayan Center will hold a symposium in partnership with the Central Organization for Jews from Arab Countries and Iran, the Ben-Zvi Institute, the Ministry of Social Equality, and the Ministry of Education. The symposium, held as part of the MDC's Program for the Study of Jews in Arab Lands, will examine the effects of the 1967 Six Day War on the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa. 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.