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. Harel Chorev, Dr. Joel Parker and Smadar Shaul. Between March 2019 - April 2020 Beehive was published only in Hebrew.

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"The Victor"

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Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the social media discourse surrounding the well-publicized arrest of the leader of a Turkish sect, which appears to have been timed to distract public attention from the enactment of controversial presidential decrees.

Drugs, Shi‘a, and the Struggle for Southern Syria

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Moran Levanoni analyzes the question of whether the Syrian regime, partially in cooperation with Hezbollah, is involved in narcotics trafficking in rebel-controlled southern Syria, as an element of its overall campaign against the rebels.