Beehive: Middle East Social Media

Beehive: Middle East Social Media

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, Dr. Joel Parker and Smadar Shaul. Between March 2019 - April 2020 Beehive was published only in Hebrew.

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Joe Biden’s US Election Victory in the Eyes of Egyptians

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In this issue of Beehive, Michael Barak analyzes the reactions in the social media to the election of Joe Biden to the US Presidency among supporters and opponents of the Egyptian regime, including exiled dissidents.

Civil War? The rift between Fatah and Hamas, as seen on social media

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Michael Barak surveys the online discourse surrounding the ongoing feud between the Fatah and Hamas movements, which has been characterized by public disputes between supporters of the respective movements. The tension is causing public concern about the possibility of further deterioration into civil war.