Dr. Matthias Küntzel

Matthias Küntzel, a political scientist in Hamburg, Germany, is a member of the Advisory Board of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in New York, and of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. Until 2015, he was a research associate of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His published works in English include: Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism, and the Roots of 9/11 (Telos Press, 2007) and Germany and Iran. From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold (Telos Press, 2014).

Publications by Dr. Matthias Küntzel

The Aftershock of the Nazi War against the Jews, 1947–48:
Could War in the Middle East Have Been Prevented?

This article deals with the after-effects of Nazi anti-Zionist propaganda in the Arab world and the antisemitic campaign of the Mufti of Jerusalem. Read More »

Germany and a Nuclear Iran

Contemporary Germany is personified by Chancellor Angela Merkel. In her famous address to Israel’s Knesset in March 2008, she declared that she would not refrain from “using additional, tougher sanctions to convince Iran to stop its nuclear program.” Read More »

Matthias Küntzel on The Rise of Nuclear Iran

The West’s Iranian Policy: What Exactly Went Wrong?
The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, by Dore Gold, Regnery, 2009, 256 pp.
Reviewed by Matthias Küntzel Read More »

National Socialism and Anti-Semitism in the Arab World

Anti-Semitism based on the notion of a Jewish world conspiracy is not rooted in Islamic tradition but, rather, in European ideological models. The decisive transfer of this ideology to the Muslim world took place between 1937 and 1945 under the impact of Nazi propaganda. Read More »