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Featured Videos

The Changing Relationship Between Diaspora Jews and Israel

On October 12, 2020, AU's Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program brought together three of the most important Jewish voices, Isaac Herzog, David Harris, and Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, to discuss the status of Israel-Diaspora relations today.

Amos Perlmutter Lecture: Dennis Ross & David Makovsy

In this year's Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture at American University, Dennis Ross and David Makovsky discussed their recent book, "Be Strong and Of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped its Destiny." The book examines Israel's defining generation of leaders and how their character informed judgments they made when the nation was imperiled.

Visiting Speakers

"A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion"

Tom Segev, Israel historian and author, discussed his new biography of David Ben-Gurion, highlighting the history of Zionism and Israel at American University's School of International Service. Sponsored by Center for Israel Studies.

Watch other visiting speakers hosted by the Center for Israel Studies.

Conferences & Seminars

Music & Culture

Music & Culture

Attendees gave Shesh Besh a standing ovation at their performance on 3/28. Shesh Besh is the Arab-Jewish Ensemble of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing together Jewish musicians of the first ranks of the orchestra with the finest Arab musicians in Israel.

Watch other music and cultural events hosted by the Center for Isreal Studies.