About Modern Israel

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Jerusalem Timeline

Events and quotations cited here demonstrate Jerusalem’s political and religious importance and craving to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and when in time each of them controlled parts of the city. Other items here note when and/or why caliphs, churches, conferences, emirs, empires, generals, kings, resolutions, sultans, treaties, and other entities proclaimed privileges, control, and asserted views on how the city should be ruled, or which denominations within a faith could impose its physical control over the city, portions of it, or a particular venerated site.

Cronología de Jerusalén

Los eventos y las citas en este documento demuestran la importancia política y religiosa de Jerusalén y el ansia por la misma del cristianismo, el islam y el judaísmo. También se notan la razones y ocasiones cuando las diferentes religiones, califas, iglesias, congresos, emires, imperios, generales, reyes, resoluciones, sultanes, tratados y entidades controlaron, proclamaron privilegios, o afirmaron sus dictámenes sobre la manera de gobernar un lugar particular venerado, la ciudad, o partes de ella. 


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Program & Events

  • March 3, 2019 -- VLK Annual Lecture Featuring Aaron David Miller,"Gulliver's Troubles: America in a Violent and Dysfunctional Middle East,” 3:30PM, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • March 2, 2019 -- Eli Sperling,"From Sadat’s Visit to Jerusalem–Today: Challenges and Opportunities in Arab-Israeli Multi-Lateral Negotiations,” St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
  • February 25, 2019 -- Eli Sperling, Panel Discussion Following Film, "Ma'abarot," Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
  • February 3-24, -- Eli Sperling, "Topics in Israeli Politics, Culture and Society: A Four-Part, Annual Lecture Series on Modern Israel as Part of The Temple's Tamid Adult Education Program," The Temple, Atlanta, GA
  • January 8-9, 2019 -- Ken Stein, “Israel’s Role in American Jewish Identity,” JNF Educator Meetups, Aventura and West Palm Beach, FL
  • December 29, 2019 -- Ken Stein,  "Origins of Modern Israel: 'to 1949' and '1949 - present,'" Sabin Winter Student Leadership Forum, Washington, DC 
  • November 21, 2019 -- Ken Stein, “US-Israeli Relationship: 1945-2019, From Truman to Trump,” Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • November 20, 2019 & January 29, 2020 -- Eli Sperling, "The Evolution of Israeli Political Culture, Society and the Arts: A Two-Part Lunch and Learn Series," MJCCA, Atlanta, GA
  • November 13, 2019 -- Ken Stein, “Why did Camp David work in 1978 but will not work similarly today?” Jerusalem Institute for Public Policy, Jerusalem, Israel
  • November 9-11, 2018 -- ISMI@20, Anniversary Celebration, Atlanta, GA
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About the Institute

 What We Do at ISMI

ISMI in the News:

February 6, 2020, "Trump Proposal Follows Several Failed Peace Plans," Atlanta Jewish Times


January 2020 - Contemporary Reading List

Egyptian-Israeli Negotiations’ Documents Reader: 1973-1979

History, Politics and Diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 2017