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Major Think Tanks and Research Centers in Israel
JFNA Israel
August 2011
Key: Purple Rows are Israel's Major Centers and Black Rows are Additional Centers
Name of Think Tank -Center Main Subject - Key Words Security
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Major Partners website






Adva Center for Social Policy Social Policy; Equality & Social Justice; Social Welfare Y N Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Boston Jewish Community Women's Fund, Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation, Naomi and Nehemia Cohen Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, European Commission, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Ford Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, Hadassah Foundation, Mr. Howard Horowitz and Ms. Alisse Waterston, Jewish Women's Giving Foundation of Baltimore, Daphna Izraeli Fund, Kahanoff Foundation, Kathryn Ames Foundation, Levi Lassen Foundation, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Middle East Dialogue/Richard Goodman, Moriah Fund, National Council of Jewish Women, New Israel Fund, Oxfam GB, UJA Federation of New York http://www.adva.org/
Israel Democracy Institute Political Reform, National Security, Religion and State, and Constitutional Law Y Y Individuals and Foundations in Israel, Europe, Australia and North America http://www.idi.org.il/sites/english/Pages/homepage.aspx
The Institute for National Security Studies Security Y Y INSS endowment, matching funds from Israel's Council for Higher Education; and outside contributions http://www.inss.org.il/
The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies Jerusalem; Environment; Management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Y N Revson Foundation http://www.jiis.org/
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute Applied Research N N The Federation Movement, Government of Israel, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Brookdale Foundation, The David and Inez Myers Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Mandell Berman, Alfred and Gail Engelberg, Bert and Connie Rabinowitz, Carol and Irving Smokler, Marshall Weinberg, The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation, Nora and Guy Barron, The Dorset Foundation, Andrea and Michael Dubroff, Pat and Mannie Gantz, Eric Zahler and Karen Gantz-Zahler, Annie and Arthur Sandler http://brookdale.jdc.org.il/
The Reut Institute Security; Socio-economics; Jewish World, Middle East, Y Y N/A on website http://www.reut-institute.org/
The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel Social Policy, Economic Policy; Education; Labor; Health; Social Welfare N N Herbert M. Singer, Henry Taub, JDC, The Federation Movement http://taubcenter.org.il/
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Civil Society; Jewish Culture and Identity; Philosophy; Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue; education; culture N N Van Leer family, Canadian Embassy in Israel, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, European Union, Ford Foundation, Polonsky Foundation, Poppers Prins Foundation, UJA Federation of New York http://www.vanleer.org.il/eng/
AIX Group: Joint Palestinian-Israeli-International Economic Working Group Middle East; Economics N N N/A on website http://www.aixgroup.org/
Floersheimer Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Urban and Regional Studies; Relations Between Religion, Society and State;
Arabs and Jews in Israel; Government; Planning and Disparities
Y N N/A on website http://www.fips.org.il/Site/p_home/home_en.asp
Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Conflict Resolution; Middle East; History, Politics, and Social Development N N N/A on website http://truman.huji.ac.il/
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism - IDC Herziliya Counter-terrorism, Security Y Y Private donations and revenue from events, projects and programs http://www.ict.org.il/
Israel Center for Third Sector Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Third Sector N N N/A on website http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/default.aspx
Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information Israeli – Palestinian conflict; Environment; Public Media; Social and Economic Development N N N/A on website http://www.ipcri.org/IPCRI/Home.html
The Milken Institute Economics; Israel and the Middle East; Financial Innovations N N Milken Family Foundation http://www.milkeninstitute.org/research/research.taf?cat=israel
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University Middle East; Societies in Tradition; Women and Gender; Islamic Politics; Peace Initiatives Y Y The Center is funded by the University, an endowment, research grants, and contributions http://www.dayan.org/
The Shalom Hartman Institute Contemporary Jewish Thought; Israeli Jewish Identity; N N N/A on website http://www.hartman.org.il/
The Begin-Sadat Center - Bar Ilan University Middle East Peace; Security; Terrorism Y Y N/A on website http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/
The Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Philanthropy; Social Policy N N JDC-ELKA, Sheatufim, Naor Foundation, Natan Fund, Gandyr Foundation http://www.sw.huji.ac.il/eng/default.asp
The Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Collaborative Research Groups; Science; Economics; History N N N/A on website http://www.as.huji.ac.il/
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Middle East Policy; Security; Jewish Affairs Y Y N/A on website http://www.jcpa.org/
The Jewish Arab Center (JAC), University of Haifa Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel; Interdisciplinary Academic Research on Jewish-Arab Themes N N N/A on website http://jac.haifa.ac.il/
The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Jewish Affairs; Israel-Diaspora relations; Geo-politics; Delegitimization Y Y The Jewish Agency for Israel; The Federation Movement http://jppi.org.il
The Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, The Hebrew University Economics N N N/A on website http://www.falk.huji.ac.il/index.php?lang=en
The Shalem Center Philosophy; Middle East; Government; Economics; Strategic Studies Y N Ronald Lauder, Tikvah Fund www.shalem.org.il/