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The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies is a think tank for research & ideas on Jerusalem, environmental and innovational policy in Israel, and management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Institute focuses on the unique challenges of modern Jerusalem, and its analyses are widely acclaimed by policy makers, scholars and the general public.
Welcoming the Milken Innovation Center at the JIIS
The JIIS is delighted to inform you that our Innovation Policy Center will be continuing its mission in conjunction with the Israel Milken Institute, a subset of the International Milken Institute. The Center will be focusing on a range of projects to scale-up Israel’s growth through research and training on key strategic economic objectives. ...
Symposium: Whose Jerusalem? Jerusalem and the Challenge of the "Other"
The JIIS , together with the JCJCR, recently hosted the annual Symposium in Memory of Daniel Rossing, Founder and First Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations....
Seminar on the topic of Institutional Innovation for Environmental Management
The JIIS recently hosted a seminar on the topic of : "Institutional Innovation for Environmental Management" that focued on creativity demonstrated by official institutions in dealing with the difficulties of managing the environment. ...
Statistical Column: Faith in the future
Jerusalem is considered one of Israel’s poorest cities. However, when asked how they perceive their individual economic situation, and when asked about their expectations of the future, surprising answers were received. Read the blog to find out how Jerusalemites see their economic future! ...
Complete updated list of JIIS publications
Since its establishment, the Institute has published over 400 publications in various fields and on numerous topics, most of which are available for direct download. The list can be sorted by topic, name, language, publication year and more....
Website for the Center of the study of Ultra-Orthodox Society
A new website has been created for the center for the Study of Ultra-Orthodox society at JIIS. The website will serve as the window into the activity at the center and includes publications by leading experts from a wide range of fields who specialize in the ultra-orthodox sector to deal with current developments in that community....
Urban Sustainability Website
The JIIS recently received a generous grant to expand its research on the topic of sustainability. The "Urban Sustainability " project will focus on promoting sustainable urban lifestyles. The project will particularly focus on sustainable consumption, innovation and resilience with the aim of creating a new policy framework and seek wher...
Survey Corner: What's your opinion?
The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies conducts various studies with the aim of providing decision makers with valuable data on trends in Jerusalem. Currently, two major surveys are being carried out regarding cultural and leisure events during the weekends in Jerusalem and concerning Hi-Tech Industries in the city. Please take a few minutes to...
The Marom Plan for the Economic Development of Jerusalem
The Marom Plan, a government commissioned project for the economic development of Jerusalem, focuses on strengthening Jerusalem as a tourist city, as a center of R&D in the field of biotechnology and as a leading academic city....
Old versus New: Preservation Policy in Jerusalem
The late Yigal Alon once stated: "when a people does not preserve its past, its present is uncertain and its future unclear.”. After the preservation efforts in the city had slackened, the initiative for this report was launched at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. ...
NEW: Jerusalem Facts and Trends 2014
This publication presents an updated and concise picture of Jerusalem and of the trends and changes in the city in a wide range of fields, including population, employment, education, tourism, construction, and business and industry...
SPREE project chosen as a representative project for EC.
SPREE project, recently hosted a conference at the EU in Brussels to provide a platform for stakeholders to voice their vision of whether and how "Servicizing" could be promoted to maximum advantage. Read more about the aim of the project and about it being chosen as a representative project for EC. ...
Peace Talks over Jerusalem: A Review of the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Concerning Jerusalem 1993-2011
The issue of Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of the national, religious, and political discourse on both sides. This document aims to outline as clear and credible a picture as possible of the negotiations that have been held over the future of Jerusalem, including the identification of areas of disagreement and of...
The Shas Movement and Haredi-Sephardi Community at the End of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Era
The JIIS’ new Center for the Study of the Haredi [Ultra-Orthodox] Society announced its arrival with a seminar on The Shas Movement and the Haredi-Sephardi Community at the End of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Era. Rabbi Yosef, the founder and dominant leader of Shas, the Sephardi ultra-orthodox political and movement, died last October. ...
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