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. Giovanni Quer.
Between March 2019 - April 2020 Beehive was published only in Hebrew.

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Campaigning For Aafia: From ‘Twitter Storms” to Terrorism

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In this issue of BeeHive, Ariel Koch analyzes the Salafi discourse behind the campaigns for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani-American prisoner who became a sort of jihadist icon, and at the center of the Texas synagogue hostage crisis in January 2022.

Celebrating Ashura in Syria

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In this issue of BeeHive, Jesse Weinberg explores the social impact of Iranian presence in Syria.

The Egyptian TikTok Girls

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In August issue of Beehive, Nir Boms analyses the Egypt’s recent restrictive policy on social media and its impact on young bloggers.

The Demonstrations on Israel’s Borders in Jordan and Lebanon during the “Guardian of the Walls” Military Operation: Grassroots Protests or Premeditated Outbursts of Rage?

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In June issue of Beehive, Shay Jovany compares social mobilisation in Jordan and Lebanon against the Israeli military operation “Guardian of the Walls”. This article is part of special issue, "Social Media in Times of Conflict", which analyses social media activism during the recent military conflict and communal disturbances in May 2021.