Israel and the Middle East

The cover of A-Wa's 2019 album, "Bayti Fi Rasi."

The Arab Jewish Musical Revolution

Professor Yuval Evri explains how Mizrahi Jews – Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent – have reclaimed their Arab heritage and transformed the Israeli music scene.


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Cover of book "Flesh of My Flesh"

Scholar Ilana Szobel explores how modern Hebrew writers have portrayed harrowing incidents of trauma and aggression.

An image of three characters from the Israeli series Fauda


With shows like Fauda, Shtisel and Prisoners of War thrilling American viewers, scholar Shayna Weiss explains how Israeli TV developed and the role it plays in Israeli society and politics.

David Maeir-Epstein '71, standing on Asael Street in Jerusalem.

Photo Credit: Josh Mitnick

Brandeis Magazine

David Maeir-Epstein '71 started Good Neighbors to nourish Israeli-Palestinian connections.