In this talk, Professor Dan Schueftan discusses how the recent social and political changes in the Middle East affect the strategic environment there, particularly as it relates to Israeli and American foreign policy and the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Dr. Schueftan is the Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Sciences there and at the Israel Defense Forces National Defense College. He is the Aaron and Cecile [...]
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Israel recognizes only two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic, but its linguistic tapestry is made up of dozens more, ranging from Yiddish and Ladino to English, Russian, Amharic, Persian, and the Marathi language of the Bene Israel of India. Immigrants from all over the globe have brought their unique cultural heritages to the country, but melding them proves to be a challenge. Elana Shohamy is Professor of Language Education in the School of Education at Tel Aviv University and specializes [...]