Dr. Elihu D. Richter

Prof. Elihu D. Richter MD MPH is head of the Genocide Prevention Program and Injury Prevention Center and Director of the Jerusalem Center for Genocide Prevention. He is the retired head of the Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Injury Prevention Center at Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the author of over 150 papers, monographs, and editorials. In recent years he has been working on epidemiologic models for prediction and prevention of genocide, mass atrocities and terror, with specific emphasis on the cause-effect relationship between hate language and incitement and these outcomes.

Publications by Dr. Elihu D. Richter

The Role of Hate Education in Promoting Violent Conflict

Populations with lifetime exposures to messages demonizing other groups are more likely to engage in genocidal violence than populations not so exposed. Read More »

Incitement, Hate Language, and Terror: An Epidemiologic Perspective

An Epidemiologic Perspective on the use of Hate Language and Terror in Incitement against Israel. Read More »

Israeli Approvals for Medical Entry in the Shadow of Terror Attacks at the Erez Crossing

Human rights groups have criticized the Israeli government for denying access to Gazans seeking to receive permits for care in hospitals in Israel, the PA and Jordan. Yet the data shows that the number of patients receiving permits for referrals to hospitals in Israel – or the PA or Jordan – increased by 45 percent from 4,932 in 2006 to 7,176 in 2007, and continued to increase in the first six months of 2008, despite increasing rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population. Read More »