Dr. Moshe Yegar

Dr. Moshe Yegar joined the Israeli Foreign Service in 1956 and retired in 1995. He served, among other places, as consul-general in New York (1985-1988), ambassador in Stockholm (1988-1990), and ambassador in Prague (1993-1995). He is the author of three books on Islam in Southeast Asia and five books on various issues of Israel's foreign policy.

Publications by Dr. Moshe Yegar

Moshe Yegar on Islamic Radicalism and Political Violence. The Templers of Islam and Sheikh Ra’id Salah, by Raphael Israeli

Supporters of Islamic Terrorism among the Israeli Arabs
Islamic Radicalism and Political Violence. The Templers of Islam and Sheikh Ra’id Salah, by Raphael Israeli, Vallentine Mitchell, 2008, 175 pp.
Reviewed by Moshe Yegar, Translated from Hebrew by Shammai S. Fishman Read More »

Pakistan and Israel

Since Israel’s establishment in May 1948, Pakistan, being a Muslim country, has refused to establish diplomatic relations with it. The agreements that Israel signed with Egypt in 1978, the PLO in 1993, and Jordan in 1994 brought no change in Pakistan’s policy. However, Israeli and Pakistani officials maintained clandestine contacts over the years. Read More »

Malaysia: Anti-Semitism without Jews

Since its establishment (initially as Malaya) in 1957, Malaysia has rejected formal diplomatic relations with Israel and has kept contacts on a low flame at best. Reasons include Malaysia’s desire to cultivate ties with the Arab countries and the power of domestic Islamic trends. Malaysian animus toward Israel grew during the 1960s, although a certain level of commercial activity between the two countries was tolerated. In 1981 the openly anti-Semitic Dato Mahathir bin Muhamad was elected Malays Read More »

Barbara Tuchman’s Comments on Israel

Although Barbara Tuchman never devoted a book to Jewish or Israeli history, her perspective on these topics can be gleaned from four articles on the subject and from some passages in her other writings.
In one article she sought the historical meaning of the Nazis’ war against the European Jews. The silence of the democratic countries shocked her no less than the crimes themselves. Read More »