Beehive is a product of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk (MENAD), which studies noteworthy trends on Arab, Turkish, and Iranian social media. Beehive positions these trends within a broader context and provides an up-to-date perspective on issues that are being actively discussed by the people of the region. Advanced tools allow the Center's researchers to focus only on discussions that are significant in terms of their duration as well as the number of participants. It is edited by Dr. Harel Chorev-Halewa, Smadar Shaul, and Sarah Jacobs.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines how the diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Russia has caused Ankara to reevaluate its foreign policy, especially towards Israel, and the reaction on Turkish social media. From the December 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media.
In this article from the November 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Michael Barak analyzes the BDS movement in Arabic-language social media.
In this article from the November 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt examines racism and incitement against Arabs on Iranian social media.
In this article from the November 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines how SNS is used to disseminate hatred and incitement in Turkey.
MDC Researcher Dr. Nachum Shiloh analyzes the place of Saudi social media in the Kingdom's rivalry with Iran.
Beehive: Responses, Incitement and Organization on Palestinian SNS In Connection to the Recent Escalation
MDC Researchers Dr. Harel Chorev and Moran Levanoni examine the place of Palestinian SNS against the backdrop of the current escalation of violence.
MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak examines the role of Lebanese social media in driving the recent 'garbage protests.'
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the reactions on Turkish social media to the recent parliamentary elections.
MENAD Researcher Dr. Raz Zimmt examines the consumer boycott of Iranian cars through social media.
Beehive: The Connection between Music, Politics, Gender, and Sexuality: The Mawazine Festival in Morocco
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker and Laura Brantley analyze gender issues in Morocco.