Entries by Mitchell Price

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 […]

Call for Visiting Scholars!

MGSDII Visiting Faculty Program The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) builds deep, diverse, academically rigorous Israel content and engagement on San Diego university campuses. The MGSDII Visiting Faculty Program funds Israeli academics to teach about Israel at universities in San Diego, California. This program gives both tenured, tenure-track and, in some cases, post-doc Israeli […]

MGSDII Jerusalem Film Workshop Films Featured in La Jolla Light

Selected from a San Diego county-wide university competition funded by MGSDII, three promising filmmakers traveled to Jerusalem and made a magical documentary about the enchanting hill of Ein Kerem in Jerusalem as part of the Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW). The La Jolla Light covered their experience and shared that their films will be screened at […]