Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg

Professor Gerald Steinberg is president of NGO Monitor and professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University. His research interests include international relations, Middle East diplomacy and security, the politics of human rights and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Israeli politics and arms control.

Publications by Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg

Learning the Lessons of the of the European Union’s Failed Middle East Policies

The European Union’s massive investments (financial and political) in Middle East peace efforts in the past three decades have failed to produce positive outcomes. Relations between Israel and Europe, as reflected in official channels and public opinion polls, reflect unprecedented hostility. From the Israeli perspective, European political officials, NGOs, journalists, and academics are perceived as contributing to the demonization of Israel and Jewish sovereignty. Read More »

Unilateral Separation as Roadmap Insurance

The record of formal efforts to negotiate peace in protracted ethno-national conflicts (Balkans, N. Ireland, Sri Lanka, etc.) is not encouraging. Israel needs a serious insurance policy, in the form of unilateral separation, to minimize vulnerability to another and potentially more deadly terror campaign, should the “roadmap” fail. Read More »

Monitoring the Political Role of NGOs

One of the harshest fronts of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the information war, in which powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with major influence on the international media consistently display a biased approach. The hijacking of the Durban anti-racism conference in 2001 by anti-Israel NGOs illustrated the dangers of politically motivated humanitarian groups that derive credibility simply on the basis of mission statements promoting "universal human rights." Read More »

Palestinian Statehood, Autonomy, or Confederation: The Impacts on Israeli Security

Israel, Egypt and Nuclear Policy

The Strategic Implications of the Peace Process for Israel

The Cairo Conference on Middle East Arms Control

In the New World Order – The Threat to Israel Continues

The Lavi and the Future of the Israeli Defense Ministry