About Modern Israel

Featured Document:

May 13, 1945, [Moshe Sharett Speech] Jewish Request at the End of WWII: Let My People Go [to Palestine]!

On the heights of Mt. Scopus, the representatives of Palestine Jewry yesterday assembled to celebrate the Victory over Germany and to voice the feelings of the Yishuv at this juncture in history. Led by their Chief Rabbis, members of the Elected Assembly, the General Zionist Council and representatives of the Jewish Municipalities and Local Councils gathered in the hall of the Rosenbloom Building. The platform was decorated with the Union Jack and Zionist Colours, flanking a large facsimile of the Jewish Brigade Group Flash. The meeting began with the singing by the choir of the girls of the Seligsberg School of “I Believe”, [sic.] the words of which were chanted by Jews on their way to the Death Camps in Poland. 

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Program & Events

  • April 8, 2019 - Ken Stein, "Evangelicals Making a Difference: Israel's Story," Atlanta, GA
  • March 26, 2019 - Ken Stein, Dennis Ross, and William Quandt, "The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty 40 Years Later: Lessons Learned," The State Department, Washington, DC
  • February 4-25, 2019 -- Eli Sperling, "Contemporary Issues in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Four-Part Series," The Temple, Atlanta, GA
  • January 24, 2019 -- Rich Walter, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel But Were Afraid to Ask," Chabad on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA
  • January 23, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "The US and the Middle East; Policies Amidst a Fragmenting Region," Luncheon, Atlanta Council on International Relations, Capital City Club - Downtown, Atlanta, GA
  • January 7, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues in Historical Perspective," Academic Exchange Network, Boca Raton, FL
  • January 2, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "History of US Israeli Relationship," Saban Leadership Seminar, Washington, DC
  • November 9-11, 2018 -- ISMI@20, Anniversary Celebration, Atlanta, GA
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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 15 Israel Visiting Scholars who have taught 712 students in 41 courses. 

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

  • ISMI conducts Israel education workshops for teachers across the country



June 2019 - Contemporary Reading List

Egyptian-Israeli Negotiations’ Documents Reader: 1973-1979

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