Elie Podeh’s main fields of interest are modern Egypt, inter-Arab relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict; and, education and culture in the Middle East.He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, and a Board Member of Mitvim – the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. He has served as head of the Dept. of Islamic and Middle East Studies (2004-2009) and editor of Hamizrah Hehadash (New East, 2000-2008).
Elie Podeh has published and edited twelve books and more than seventy articles in academic journals. Among his publications: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Israeli History Textbooks, 1948-2000 (Bergin and Garvey, 2002); Rethinking Nasserism: Revolution and Historical Memory in Modern Egypt (University Press of Florida, 2004); The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2011); Chances for Peace: Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict (University of Texas Press, 2015); The Third Wave: Protest and Revolution in the Middle East (2017, in Hebrew). At present, he serves as the President of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI).