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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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.
Nachum Shiloh investigates the reasons behind the moderate Saudi reaction to U.S President Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration.
Michael Barak analyzes the attempts by leaders of Palestinian discourse, particularly the Fatah and Hamas movements, to inflame passions and provoke mass protests in response to U.S President Donald Trump's December speech, which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak studies the surprising recent conduct of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan towards the founder of the Turkish Republic on the anniversary of his death.
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.