Bar-Ilan University tops Israel Consulate General in NY’s list of Operation Protective Edge analysts

For Immediate Release – August 4, 2014
Contact: Alan Grossman – 212-906-3910,

New York, NY – When journalists and community relations officials in the New York metropolitan region are seeking top Israeli experts to analyze the short and long-term implications of Operation Protective Edge, they often turn to the Consulate General of Israel in New York’s list of recommended experts. What they will find is that a quarter of the list is made up of experts from Bar-Ilan University (BIU) who are available for briefings, updates and interviews.

Bar-Ilan is the only Israeli university or think tank with three experts cited by the Consulate. They are:

• Professor Efraim Inbar, professor of Political Science at BIU and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, which advances a realistic, conservative, and Zionist agenda in the search for security and peace for Israel.

• Professor Gerald Steinberg, professor of Political Science at BIU, where he founded the program on conflict management and negotiation. He is the founder and President of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based public affairs institute that won the 2013 Begin Prize.

• Professor Yaffa Zilbershatz, Deputy President of BIU and Dean of its Law Faculty from 2004-2007. She serves on the Board of the Jewish Agency and officiates as the Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

For further information and assistance in reaching these BIU experts, email the Consulate at

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