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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Gilad Shiloach examines the upsurge in popular support for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, following the recent wave of arrests of senior officials in the kingdom.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the public discourse surrounding the events of Cyrus the Great Day in Iran.
Ariel Koch examines the Taliban's social media efforts.
Raz Zimmt follows the online discourse of Iranian reformists trying to stir public opposition to the political oppression of activists against the regime in light of the new restrictions on former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.
Adam Hoffman analyzes the recent show of mass-surrender among ISIS combatants, as seen in Hawija and al-Raqqah, and how images of the defeat serve efforts against the organization.
Ariel Koch explores the discourse that developed on SNS following the terrorist attack on Las Ramblas Boulevard in Barcelona, Spain, in August 2017.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the public struggle led by Iranian SNS users against the deeply-rooted nepotism in Iran.
Michael Barak surveys the positions of Egyptian users of SNS regarding the accomplishments of President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi after three years in office, and the general consensus surrounding al-Sisi's poor economic performance.
Moran Levanoni analyzes the release of a new single by Lebanese singer Fayrouz, now a controversial figure, despite having once been a symbol of Lebanese and Arab nationalism - partially due to her support for the Palestinian cause.
Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak evaluates the past month of Turkish turbulence, with an LGBTQ Pride Parade, an opposition leader's protest march, and the anniversary of last year’s failed coup attempt.