The Changing Middle East and its Implications for Israel

From Fall 2016 Print Edition, “Transitions” If you’ve been following the news in the Middle East, you have probably noticed a popular trend in the region — instability. Since the 2010 eruption of the Arab spring in Tunisia, political unrest…

Israeli company rumored to have helped FBI crack iPhone

Over the past several weeks, a major debate has taken place in America over what could be a defining moment for the world of technology. This debate, the FBI vs Apple encryption dispute, proves most intriguing since Cellebrite, an Israeli…

“My Father’s Paradise”: a professor’s journey from Kurdistan to UCLA

One of my main goals upon starting UCLA was to take advantage of opportunities that would allow me to learn more about my heritage. While I was thrilled to find that my campus boasted renowned programs in Persian and Jewish…

ISRAEL21c, moving forward

In today’s world, a consistent hot topic on the daily news is Israel. Many news magazines and media outlets are oftentimes biased in favor of a single viewpoint, or portray a story leaving out significant information. It is often hard…

Yiscah Smith: activist, leader, hero

We are a species that categorizes. Categories permeate every facet of our lives, as categorization is a natural process for us to organize the world around us. Essentially, humans naturally dissect one another into compartments, or identifiers. Consider how others…

Israel’s secret humanitarian battle

On Feb. 16, 2013 Israeli ambulances brought wounded Syrians into an emergency room in Ziv Medical Center. In the two-and-a-half years since, more than 2,000 wounded Syrians have been admitted into a number of different Israeli hospitals. Since the beginning…

John Bolton and Gen. Shafir Speak at IAF Forum

On Thursday night, the Israel Air Force Center Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to “develop the IAF’s human capital,” hosted former UN Ambassador John Bolton and Brigadier General Relik Shafir in a forum on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Bolton…

International Jews of UCLA

UCLA’s prestige, location, and admiration for diversity within its student body has made it a highly attractive university for potential attendees around the world. In fact, international students constitute 12.6 percent of UCLA’s undergraduate program. Elinor Samuel: The Tea-Loving Hippophile…

Exclusive interview pertaining to the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman

With the recent panic over the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris and its implications for the future of free speech in the Western world — in addition to the safety of Jews in Europe — UCLA students have done…