Elie Podeh

Elie Podeh is a Board Member at Mitvim and a professor in the Department of Islam and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main fields of expertise are: Egypt, inter-Arab relations, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and education and culture in the Middle East. Prof. Podeh Completed his Ph.D. at Tel-Aviv University in Middle Eastern Studies and a post-Doctorate from Cornell University. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. From 2004-2009, Prof. Podeh served as the Chair of the Department of Islam and Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also served as the editor of The New East (Hamizrah Hehadash) – the Hebrew journal of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI) – during the years 2000-2008. Prof. Podeh has published and edited several books on: inter-Arab relations, Egypt and Nasserism, a reflection on the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Israeli textbooks, Arab-Jewish relations, Britain and the Middle East, and national holidays in the Arab world. His current research deals with missed opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Prof. Podeh is a frequent commentator in the Israeli daily Ha'aretz and on various TV programs.

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