AIS Leadership Elections

Dear Members of the Association for Israel Studies,

We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections for the leadership positions within the AIS. The AIS’s General Assembly has elected a new President, Vice President, and Board Members who will guide us in advancing our mission and promoting academic excellence in the field of Israel Studies in the coming two years.

Firstly, it is our pleasure to introduce our newly elected President, Prof. Rafi Cohen-Almagor. With an outstanding record of scholarship and a deep commitment to Israeli Studies, Prof. Cohen-Almagor brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this vital role.

In addition, we are proud to announce the election of our new Vice President, Prof. Csaba Nikolenyi. Prof. Nikolenyi is renowned for his significant contributions to the field, and we believe his expertise will greatly benefit the Association and contribute to the growth and impact of Israel Studies.

Furthermore, we would like to extend our congratulations to the newly elected Board Members who will work alongside our President and Vice President to guide the strategic direction of the Association. Their names and bios will be uploaded to the AIS website in the coming days, showcasing the diverse expertise and representation within our community.

We express our sincere gratitude to the outgoing President Prof. Arieh Saposnik and Board Members for their invaluable contributions, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the AIS during their tenure.

As we welcome our new President, Vice President, and Board Members, we are excited about the future of the Association for Israel Studies. Their leadership, combined with the continued engagement and support of our members, will undoubtedly strengthen our organization and enhance the impact of Israel Studies worldwide.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the Association for Israel Studies.


Asaf Shamis, AIS Executive Director