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WATCH: Exclusive San Diego Virtual Screening and Talk with the Filmmaker of “Children of the Sun”

Join Ran Tal, Children of the Sun filmmaker, for an in-depth discussion. Click HERE to view a trailer of the documentary. This brilliant film, made by one of Israel’s most important documentary filmmakers, tells the  story of 18 children born and raised in the first kibbutzim in Israel beginning almost two decades before the establishment of the […]

WATCH: Visiting Israeli Professor Discusses Bringing Technological Capital to Israeli Neighborhoods

Hear from Mor Shilon, MGSDII Visiting Israeli Professor at UCSD, and other Israeli educators who are advancing social change through campus-community partnerships. Using the Israeli Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa as a case study, the panelists discussed their research and intervention in the poorest village in Israel, making technological capital accessible for Jisr’s residents. With […]

WATCH: MGSDII Salon Series, “Tehran”

The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) hosted Salon Series with the artists behind Apple TV’s Tehran. The online event featured the show’s creator, Moshe Zonder, and director, Danny Syrkin (both Israeli professors) for an exciting talk following the series premier. Already receiving rave reviews, Tehran follows a Mossad agent as she embarks on her first mission as […]

WATCH: Normalization Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Why Did It Happen and Why Now?

The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) hosted a special panel discussion with leading Israeli academics on last week’s announcement, “No to Annexation and Yes to Normalization.” The agreement that Israel would normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates and drop its plans to annex parts of the West Bank was a surprise in a […]

“Golda” Virtual Screening and Discussion, Watch Now!

The MGSDII was proud to sponsor a screening of the new documentary Golda with the film’s creators, Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein, and scholar Pnina Lahav. The event featured an in-depth discussion about the iconic politician Golda Meir, Israel’s fifth Prime Minister, and the making of this illuminating new documentary. Lahav is the author of […]

Visiting MGSDII Professor’s Research Featured in “The New Yorker”

Erez Ben-Yosef, former Visiting MGSDII Professor, was featured in this week’s publication of “The New Yorker.” The article explores the 21st century digs at the ancient copper mines in Israel’s Timna Valley where Erez made new discoveries concerning the mystery of King Solomon’s Mines. Read the article HERE. Erez is a professor in the department […]