Elie Podeh

Elie Podeh
Bamberger and Fuld Professor in the History of the Muslim Peoples
Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
President, The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Association of Israel
Humanities Building, Room 6403. Office Hours: Monday, 11:00-12:00
+972-2-5883723

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).