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New publication: Left to its Fate: Arab Society in Israel under the Shadow of the “Arab Spring”

by Palina Kedem

Published by the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation, Tel Aviv University
The wave of the uprisings also known as the “Arab Spring” was undoubtedly one of the most important and formative events in the history of the modern Middle East. This book examines the influence of these uprisings on the Arab society in Israel, especially focusing on the unique relationship between the Arab minority in Israel and the state. It offers a new perspective of how the instability in the Arab region and its dissolution affected the internal dynamics in Arab society in Israel and changed its attitude toward the state. The most important insight that emerges from this research is that the deep disappointment in the Arab region has led to a more pragmatic and rational attitude of the Arab minority in Israel towards the state.

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Citizenship, Identity and Political Participation

Measuring the Attitudes of the Arab Citizens in Israel
We are pleased to present the findings of our public opinion poll conducted in the summer of 2017, which measures the attitudes of the Arab public in Israel on issues of citizenship, identity and political participation. The study was conducted within the framework of activities of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at Tel Aviv University.

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Israel´s view of Europe-Israeli relations

by Michael Borchard

Results of a survey among more than 1000 Israelis
Israel and the European Union have found themselves in a paradoxical situation for quite some time, and which would drive even the most experienced marriage counsellor to despair. Never before - when it comes to the intensity of collaboration - have both parties had such extremely close ties, yet rarely before had both reached such a high level of political estrangement as is currently the case. More than 1000 Israelis were asked for their opinion on Europe-Israeli relations.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

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Be frutiful and multiply!

Israel and its growing minorities
Since Israel was founded in 1948, it has defined itself simultaneously as both a Jewish and a democratic state. It is home to secular as well as ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze. However, due to diverging growth rates in the different populations, domestic and religious tensions have been developing which could undermine the secular and Zionist founding ethos of the Jewish State.

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Flight, Political Asylum and Integration

by Benedict Göbel

Political Policy Decisions in Germany
Current survey results show that the majority of Germans see the refugee crisis as the greatest challenge to German politics. Our colleagues in Berlin have summarized how the German government will handle it.

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Spreading the Movement’s Message: Women’s Activism in the Islamic Movement in Israel

Inbal Tal
“Spreading the Movement’s Message: Women’s Activism in the Islamic Movement in Israel” is a groundbreaking research into the extensive involvement of women in institutions and organizations affiliated with the Islamic Movement in Israel.

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Study: A difficult nexus of relationships?

A comprehensive view of the USA, Germany, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
With this study, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its offices in Israel, the United States and the Palestinian Territories draw on the success of its examination “the Holy Land and the Germans” which was presented in January 2015 on the anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany and it received wide publicity in the media and in academic discussions in both countries. This new survey provides the opportunity to draw on insights from the data which were compiled in December 2014 and to detect new developments on the basis of this

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung among top 10 of Western Europe’s best think tanks

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been ranked by the current “2015 Go To Think Tanks Report” among the 10 best West European think tanks.

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From the Barcelona Process to the Arab Spring: The Role of Emotions in the EU Migration Policy towards the Mediterranean

Working paper by Emmanuelle Blanc
Since the 1990s, the issue of migration has gained in importance in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean relations. Over time, EU policy has progressively shifted from a “normative-comprehensive” toolbox aiming at tackling the root causes of migration through development aid, towards a more restrictive control-oriented toolbox (including practices of policing, surveillance and semi-militarized measures) designed to put an immediate stop to migration flows to Europe.