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.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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In September issue of Beehive, Elad Ben David shows the use of social media as a powerful tool for marketing Da'wa in America.
“Gulf citizens against normalization”: Reactions to Israel’s normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain
In September issue of Beehive, Adam Hoffman examines the discourse in the social networks of several Gulf States regarding Israel's normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain.
A National Hero or a Symbol of Oppression? Protesting the Statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps in Port Said
In July issue of Beehive Michael Barak examines the protests by residents of the city of Port Said against the reposition the statue of de Lesseps, who initiated the Suez Canal excavation project, which symbolizes European colonialism.
In the English edition of the June issue of Beehive, Dr. Ariel Koch examines the 'Anarchist Solidarity with the BLM Struggle'.
Raz Zimmt investigates the discourse surrounding the phenomenon of young Iranian women who announce that they are betrothed to Iranian soldiers killed in the Iran-Iraq war, or in Iran’s more recent military campaigns in Syria and Iraq.
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.
Adam Hoffman and Haim Koren analyze the discourse surrounding the mass demonstrations now being held across Sudan in protest of the Omar al-Bashir regime.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the discourse on Turkish social media concerning the recent arrest of Turkish academics who had participated in the 2013 Gezi Park protests, and the parallels that some users drew between that demonstration and the massive Yellow Vest protests in France.
“Bots,” arrests and the connection between them: the Modus Operandi of Mohammed bin Salman’s regime in Saudi power struggles
Nachum Shiloh analyzes the modus operandi on social media of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his allies and opponents.
“First of all, I am an Egyptian citizen, and afterwards a Christian”: The Coptic Church in Egypt between religion and politics, as reflected on social media
Michael Barak reviews the public discourse among the Coptic community on Egyptian social networking sites, which concerns the involvement of the church and its leader Patriarch Theodore II in political issues.