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.
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More than half of Israel’s current Jewish population belongs to families who have emigrated or were expelled from the Middle East and North African regions after 1948. Hundreds of thousands more live in North and South America, Great Britain and elsewhere. As memories fade, there is a clear and present danger that the rich legacy of Middle Eastern Jewry will be lost. For that reason, the Program for the Study of Jews in Arab Lands will preserve and protect the memory and heritage of these communities, while training cohorts of young researchers who will “carry the torch” for generations to come.
The Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk studies Middle East and North Africa networks, both online (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram), and off (networks of families, elites, and terror groups). Utilizing advanced technological tools that allow for the visualization and examination of sentiments in the Middle East and Africa region, MENAD analyzes patterns, developments, rises, and declines in opinions, reactions, and trends. With this information, our understanding of current events in the region reaches far beyond official media and taps into true public discourse.
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.