Who We Are and What We Do

The European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS) is an independent, international, and scholarly association devoted to the academic study of Israel. We are a membership organization open to all individuals who are engaged in or share an interest in the scholarly study of Israeli society, politics, and culture, and the historical development of these aspects in historic Palestine and Israel.

We are committed to rigorous academic scholarship about Israel and high quality research and teaching in this area, as well as increasing the breadth of study of this important part of the Middle East. This commitment is reflected in our vision, mission, and values, and in the range of exciting Israel Studies events, resources, and opportunities we provide for our members:

Our vision is to become the leading non-partisan, academic, scholarly, and intellectual association for Israel Studies in Europe by 2020.

Our mission is to promote, encourage, and support the independent, academic study of Israel across Europe.

Our values are:

  • Non-partisanship.
  • Non-advocacy.
  • Transparency.
  • Openness to all.
  • Academic excellence.

In ensuring these values, we embrace rigorous scholarship and informed debated.

In accordance with our Charter, the EAIS is run by the Executive Committee. We are a not-for-profit entity and our work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners and our members.