Dan Diker

Dan Diker is a foreign policy fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and a research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya.

He can be reached at diker@jcpa.org

Publications by Dan Diker

International Legitimization of Terror Groups: Lessons from Israel’s Experience

Palestinian and Islamic terror groups have increasingly engaged in international diplomacy, conducting international relations with states and within international bodies. These terror organizations that have attacked Israel for decades pose a double danger to Israel and the West. The international […] Read More »

Understanding Israel’s Message on ISIS-Inspired Terror in Jerusalem

Terror is terror is terror Read More »

American BDS Organization Takes Its Case to Capitol Hill

Organizers mask their anti-Semitism and goal of Israel’s demise Read More »

BDS – Middle East Alert

This show spoke about the BDS Movement and how to fight it. Participants: * Brigadier General Yossi Kuperwasser Senior Project Director JCPA Former Director General Ministry of Strategic Affairs, former Head, IDF intelligence Research and Assessment * Dr Irwin Mansdorf, […] Read More »

What is the Roadblock to Palestinian-Israeli Peace?

Jerusalem Center Research Fellow Dan Diker Interviews: Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser and Pinhas Inbari Read More »

Are Israeli-European Relations in Crisis?

Jerusalem Center Research Fellow Dan Diker Interviews: Amb. Zvi Mazel Read More »

After JCPOA: Has the Iranian Threat to Israel Intensified?

Jerusalem Center Research Fellow Dan Diker Interviews: Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah and Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall Read More »

Israel’s Settlements: Legal or Illegal?

Jerusalem Center Research Fellow Dan Diker Interviews: Amb. Alan Baker and Irit Kohn adv. Read More »

How Jihadists Link Paris and Jerusalem

Jihadists seek the establishment of an Islamic caliphate anywhere Islam has ever ruled Read More »

Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends

Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends Dan Diker Introduction In the summer of 2014, Hamas fired more than four thousand rockets, and assaulted Israel using a vast underground network of attack tunnels that reached well into Israeli territory. The Israel […] Read More »

Israel’s Return to Security-Based Diplomacy

Israel’s Return to Security-Based Diplomacy Dan Diker Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a major policy speech at Bar-Ilan University, June 14, 2009. Netanyahu called for the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, called […] Read More »

Can the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah Forces Retake Gaza? Obstacles and Opportunities

It is widely believed that the PA in Ramallah only pays the salaries of civil service employees in Gaza to encourage them to stay at home to avoid working with Hamas. However, PA Prime Minister Fayyad also pays the monthly salaries of between 6,000 and 12,000 Hamas Executive Force operatives in Gaza, in line with the 2007 Mecca national unity agreement, as well as to Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorists. The U.S. must avoid the temptation of once again blindly relyin Read More »

Strategic Implications for Israel of the Gaza-Egypt Border Opening

Gaza has transformed from its prior status as part of the Palestinian Authority to its new role as a mini-state that is now an integral part of the Arab world. Since the border opening, weapons have flowed unimpeded into Gaza, enabling the transfer of higher-grade weapons such as anti-aircraft missiles. Read More »

What Happened to Reform of the Palestinian Authority?

According to public opinion polls, Palestinians support an end to rampant corruption and lawlessness, which they increasingly associate with Yasser Arafat. A Palestinian poll released on February 9, 2004, revealed that only 27 percent of the Palestinian public expressed “strong support” for Arafat. Read More »

Lessons from the Or Commission: Rethinking the Ideological and Religious Dimensions of the Israeli Arab Riots of October 2000

In mid-September 2000, two weeks before Ariel Sharon’s Temple Mount visit and the outbreak of widespread Israeli Arab violence, Israeli Knesset member Abdel Malik Dehamshe told a meeting of the Supreme Monitoring Committee of the Israeli Arab Leadership that "the Arab public is on the verge of a new, massive, and popular intifada.
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Lethal Gestures

Despite increasing Palestinian terror, U.S. Middle East envoy David Satterfield “slammed” Israel on December 11 for continued “restrictions on the movement” of Palestinian civilians, according to a report in Ha’aretz. In addition, Secretary of State Colin Powell urged Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom on December 12 to do more to alleviate Palestinian hardship, according to the Washington Post. Read More »

Should Israel Now Send a New Message to the Arab World?

The impending renewal of Arab-Israeli contacts after the Aqaba summit is an appropriate occasion to reassess one of the weak points of Israel’s information effort. At the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, then Deputy Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "broke the ice" with scores of Arab reporters when he provided articulate explanations of Israel’s positions.
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Does the International News Media Overlook Israel’s Legal Rights in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?

International news organizations covering the Arab-Israeli conflict frequently refer to international agreements and resolutions in ways that are prejudiced against Israel’s legal rights and claims. Frequent references to Israel’s legal obligation to withdraw to the pre-1967 borders are inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolution 242 and the Oslo Accords.
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