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Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Research Guide

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.

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Note to Users

To study Israel means to engage with a wide range of opinions on important topics, including ones that are contentious, and maybe even offensive. Resources on this site represent a variety of academic and political opinions. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies or Brandeis University. We encourage users to approach each resource critically. Remember that it may not be credible in all respects, nor does it represent the last word on any topic.



A panoramic view from the Bahai Gardens in Haifa down over the city to the sea

The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa


Welcome to the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Research Guide. We designed it to help you explore the rich world of modern Israel Studies, from archives to artifacts, and everything in between. We hope you find it useful.


The guide includes recommended resources and tips for effective research. Whenever possible, we link to the English version of the resource. In many cases, these resources have more extensive content available in their Hebrew and/or Arabic versions. If you read those languages, we encourage you to use those interfaces.


While many of these resources are open to the public, some require a Brandeis login to obtain full access. For those items, indicated by a padlock icon, we encourage you to check with your local library or nearest university library. 


Resources may represent a variety of academic and political opinions which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies or Brandeis University.


Check out our website to learn more about the Schusterman Center and our programming. Visit our YouTube channel to watch a selection of lectures, panel discussions and seminars on a variety of topics in Israel Studies. We also support a flourishing publishing enterprise, producing scholarship that advances Israel studies discourse and teaching, including a journal and several books each year. You can learn more about our publications here.


Know about a source we are missing? Please tell us about it here! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or a email a reference librarian at for assistance. 



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