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Dear AIS Members,

We have been asked by the American Historical Association, with whom we are affiliated, whether we would like to join them and other affiliates in the statement found attached that supports the remission of the recent directive against the entry of citizens from seven Muslim Middle Eastern countries.  The statement is similar to those issued by other academic as well as civil organizations. I received only enthusiastic endorsement from AIS Board members for joining in the statement of the American Historical Association. This is the link to the statement and of a list of academic associations affiliated with the AHA that have also joined just in the last day.The list represents many tens of thousands of academics. Note that the AJS and various departments across the country are organizing their own statements.

This spontaneous movement of protest is spreading rapidly across the United States.  As such, and as an American-based academic organization founded in the states and legally based there although with a significant foreign membership, we have joined with fellow associations in this movement.


Best wishes,

Ilan Troen

AIS President


Member News

AIS Members are welcome to share with us news about their careers, including prizes, fellowships, promotions, honors, tenure, and new jobs. The purpose of this page is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AIS members. Approved announcements will be published in this section of our website. Submissions must be no more than 150 words and should be sent to: 

-Colin Shindler's The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, has been awarded the gold medal in The Washington Institute's 2016 Book Prize competition. The Rise of the Israeli Right is published by Cambridge University Press (posted on 11/30/2016)

-The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is proud to announce Hillel Cohen as the winner of the third biennial competition for the Azrieli Institute Prize for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French. The book: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929 was published by Brandeis University Press (The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies). The competition is organized under the auspices of the J.I. Segal Awards of the Jewish Public Library (posted on 9/21/2016).

-Galia Golan was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association at ISA’s recent annual convention in Atlanta, GA. The award honors ISA members with a substantial record of research, practice, publishing in the field of peace and conflict studies and, ideally, a record of service to the ISA (posted on 4/21/2016)

-Raphael Cohen-Almagor (University of Hull) received two grants: The 1970 Trust, England (2013-2016) (£9,000), and he is part of a group of researchers that received AHRC Research Network: Crossing Over – New Narratives of Death, PI Dr David Kennedy (2013-2016) (£33,000). Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor’s biography is included in Who's Who in the World, 33rd Edition (2016), and in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2015). (Posted on 3/27/2016)

 -Itamar Radai has received the Jerusalem Days Prize of the Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Institute for his book: Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa, 1948: A Tale of Two Cities, Tel- Aviv University, 2015 (The English version was published by Routledge, 2016). (posted on 2/1/2016) 
-Motti Inbari was tenured and promoted to associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (posted on 1/29/2016)


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