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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Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the role that Turkish social networking sites (SNS) have in regards to the Islamic State.
MENAD Researcher Dr. Raz Zimmt examines Operation Karbala in the context of the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980's.
Junior Researcher Carl Yonker analyzes ISIL in Iraq.
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the achievement of the largely Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the recent elections and its key role in the failure of the AKP.
In this article from the May 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Michael Barak discusses the protest movement in the Gaza strip that moved from social networks into the street.
In this article from the May 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt examines Iranian social attitudes towards animal rights as seen in the recent uproar on social media over the killing of stray dogs.
In this article from the May 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak deals with the Turkish government’s use of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli to divert the world’s attention from the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
In this article from the April 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discuses the use of SNS to express outrage over a power outage in Turkey.
In this article from the April 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Michael Barak examines the use of social media to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Yarmouk Refugee Camp.
MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak examines the discussion on SNS about the Houthi conquest of the Yemeni city of Sana'a.