ISMI's 20th Anniversary Celebration

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About Modern Israel

ISMI Featured Docments:

30 September 1938: Arab Leaders Meeting in Damascus

This document was secured at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. Five months before Hitler invaded Poland, Arab leaders with an interest in Palestine are starkly disappointed that the the German government did not go to war against the Zionists in Palestine. The same leaders give the Zionist national builders high marks for their perseverance against terrorist bands in the Palestinian countryside. They worry that unless Arab states come to the Palestinians’ assistance, Palestine will be lost to the Zionists. A remarkable assessment for Palestinian Arab leaders and their supporters.

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Surveys and Polls

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Program & Events

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About the Institute

 What We Do at ISMI

  • Founded in 1998, we are the OLDEST permanent Israel academic center in the United States.
  • ISMI has supported 14 Israel Visiting Scholars who have taught 700 students in 40 courses. 

  • ISMI offers enriching internships to a select few Emory students every semester

  • ISMI conducts Israel education workshops for teachers across the country



September 2018 - Contemporary Reading List

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