Call for Papers




הכנס הבינלאומי השביעי לחקר ישראל והיהדות

المؤتمر الدولي السابع للدراسات الإسرائيلية واليهودية


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Seventh International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies (ICIJS’23) organized by Israiliyat: Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies (e-ISSN 2645-890X) will be held in Jerusalem on December 4-8, 2023.

ICIJS’23 is the seventh in an annual conference series hold in December month; the first took place in Konya in 2017, the second in Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University in 2018, the third in Izmir Democracy University in 2019 and the last two were conducted virtually iin 2020, 2021 and 2022.

For those who cannot attend the face-to-face meeting in Jerusalem due to economic, environment (carbon free), political, healthy (Covid) or personal limitations, the opportunity to attend the conference will be provided by video meeting.

Application/ Registration and Presentation

The application/ registration and presentation processes in conference consist of four phases totally:

application by submitting an abstract and

submitting the full text and/or research article (optional)

Accepted submissions may be presented via

a pre-recorded video presentation (with/ without live Q&A), and/or

in-person or remote presenting (with Q&A).

Files of pre-recorded presentations should be submitted via Google Drive to <>.

Fees and Servisces

Face-to-face participants must reserve a room minimum one day, and virtual presenters must pay $25 to hotel. The travel, transportation and accommodation expenses other than this one-day are the responsibility of IJMES participants. These services will be provided at a discount for the participants who want to.

City tours are the responsibility of the participants, while the tours of Jerusalem and its surroundings are held collectively in the morning for those who want to participate, the sessions will be held in the afternoon. Those who wish can also attend with their families.

All presenters who make in-person or remote, pre-recorded (asynchronous) presentations will receive a certificate of e-participation following the sessions.

Abstracts (with/without full text) will be published in the Proceeding and Abstract Book (with e-ISBN). Revised, complete versions of papers will be published in the …. journal or in an edited book upon referees’ decision.

Important Dates

Please, remember the following important dates:

(i) Deadline for Abstract: November 15, 2023

(ii) Notification of Acceptance: after review process without any loss of time

(iii) Deadline for Full Text and/or Research Article Submission and/or pre-Recorded Video Submission: December 4, 2023

(iv) Conference Dates: December 4-8, 2023


ICIJS’23 is pleased to announce that for the seventh time annual awards will again be presented to the authors of distinguished Israel and Jewish studies PhD and MA dissertations and theses written in Turkey in the categories of history, politics and religion. Rewards will also be presented for outstanding academic articles and original/translated books in these fields.

Main Theme and Conference Topics

This year’s conference main theme is “….".The conference theme includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

The economy of the Middle East

Israel’s economy

Growth and human capital in the Israeli economy

Israel’s defense Industry

Israel's R&D dynamics

The future of Middle Eastern energy reserves

The effect of political dynamics on regional development

Economic policy of the region

Growth analysis

Future simulations

Effects of international economic developments on the Middle East

Changing Regional Effects of the Global Economy

Effects of the Chinese economy in the Middle East

Middle East policies in Russian Politics

Balance of economic power and sectoral growth in the Middle East

Middle East policies regarding the balance of economic power and regional conflicts

The present and future of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Region,

Turkish- Israeli Political Economy

The future of the Iranian, Turkish, and Israeli Economies from the perspective of regional power

Middle East policies of the USA and EU

Archaeology, historiography and the visualization of the past

Boycott and the Politics of Solidarity

Conflict management in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict

Contemporary Jewry

Deal of the Century

Displacement and the Refugees

Egyptology and Judaism in Egypt

Energy politics

Halacha and Sharia

Halachic state vs Jewish state vs Democratic state

Hamas and Turkey

Hebrew education in Turkey

Human rights in Israel

Identity in Israel

Ignorance is Bliss vs Knowledge is Power: Muslim knowledge of Israel and Judaism

Israel and its Neighbors

Israel- diaspora relations

Israel–Russia relations

Israel- Turkey relations

Israel’s Arab minority: past, present, future

Israel’s political and legislative shift rightwards over the last decade

Israel’s political left

Israeli settlements in the occupied territories

Israeli universities and colleges

Jewish history and culture

Jewish law and Jewish thought

Jewish manuscript sources: Bible and Talmud, and Rabbinic literature

Jewish mysticism

Judaism or Israel focused or related courses in Turkish universities

Judeo-Islamic studies

Karaite (Hazar) Studies

Loss of the Holy Land and Jerusalem

Migration, settlement and diaspora

Nation building and state education

National languages: from old sacred tongue/colloquial to modern high language

New Directions in Israeli and Jewish Studies

Eastern Languages and Literatures Department in Turkey and Hebrew Language and Literature Program

Comparative Semitics and Ural-Altaic Languages

NGOs related with Jerusalem in Turkey

Ottoman Jerusalem

Politics of Human Shielding

Pre-State Jewish community in Palestine

Reform Judaism

Islamic–Jewish relations

Religion in public sphere: changes and expansion along the years

Religious nationalism and conflict over the Holy Place

Religious sites in Jerusalem and holy places tour, religious tourism

Rule of law in Israel and states of emergency in the occupied territory

Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora

Sabbatai Zevi and the Sabbatean Movement

Six-Day War, 1967

Start-up technology and military industry

Studies in the archaeology of Israel and neighboring lands

Study of Jewish names

The image of Arab/Islam in contemporary Hebrew writings

The Politics of Archives

The Turk in the Hebrew literature

The Turkish Left and Arab- Israeli conflict

Theology and Jewish thought

Turkish- Jewish encounters over 500 Years

Turkish Jews relation with American Jews vs European Jews, their religious identities.

Turkish TV Series and Actors in Israel

Turks, Seljuqs, Ottomans and republican Turkey in the Israeli academia

Two-State Solution One-State Solution?

War and Religion

Zionist Congresses

Papers on topics outside this year’s theme are also welcome. The conference’s broader scope includes all subareas of Israel and Jewish Studies. These include (but are not limited to) various disciplines such as current political issues, international relations, the history and sociology of Israel, as well as more traditional sub-fields of Jewish Studies.

The organizers welcome proposals for both individual papers as well as panel sessions. We plan to prepare an analysis report within the framework of a joint opinion/ research.


Please feel free to reach out to us with questions and requests related to the ICIJS’23 at or the website.

See the related web page for all available language translations of the call for papers. For further details and for up-to-date information which have not been translated into different languages, click conference web site in English or Turkish.

Please circulate this Call, among your colleagues and networks.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ICIJS’23 Conference in December.

Yours sincerely,

Organizing Committee co-Chairs, Seventh International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies