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 and Smadar Shaul.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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Ariel Koch follows the online activities of al-Qa'ida, with an emphasis on its presence on the encrypted messaging network Telegram, as part of its preparations for again becoming a leading player in the global jihad arena.
From Worker Street to Mosaddegh Street: The Struggle over the Collective Memory of Iranian Prime Minister Mosaddegh
Raz Zimmt examines the discourse surrounding the intention of the Tehran City Council to name a street after former Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, reflecting the tension between an Islamic-religious identity and a secular-national identity that characterizes Iranian society.
Michael Barak reviews the positions of Egyptian social media users regarding the publicized arrest of an opposition leader, and the threat of arrest against students accused of having contact with him.
Raz Zimmt takes a look at the way that social networking sites have been used to advance the status of women in Iran.
Michael Barak analyzes the reaction in the Arab world to reports of military cooperation between Israel and Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula, which some Egyptian social media users consider being in the interest of their country’s security.
Adam Hoffman examines the reactions on social media to Israel's February 2018 attack on positions in Syrian territory. Surprisingly, the attack was welcomed by users from Syria and other Arab countries.
Adam Hoffman investigates the deadly attack that ISIS perpetrated in the heart of Baghdad in mid-January, shortly after the official announcement of the organization’s defeat in Iraq.
Ariel Koch uncovers the internal Jihadist discourse following the publication of a video by the Sinai Province of ISIS, which criticized Trump’s declaration regarding Jerusalem.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the December 2017 protests in Iran, the role of social media, and the eventual weakening of those protests.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak reviews how public discourse in Turkey was re-directed from scandals implicating senior officials of the Erdoğan government to the issue of Jerusalem, which unified all players in the Turkish political arena.