Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a non-profit institute for policy research and education.

"The Jerusalem Center has been a leading voice in the campaign to maintain Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, as a united city under Israeli sovereignty. In his 2007 best-seller, The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City, former Israeli UN ambassador and Jerusalem Center president Dore Gold argues that if Jerusalem is to be a free city where all faiths can be practiced, it will have to remain under Israeli sovereignty. (A Hebrew edition is available as of December 2008.)"[1]

Steering Committee

Accessed May 2010: [2]

Providing a Voice for Israel’s Experts

"Some of the leading experts who have been featured in Jerusalem Center publications and briefings in recent years include:

  • Moshe Ya'alon, former IDF Chief of Staff
  • Amos Gilad, Director of Policy and Political-Military Affairs at the Israel Ministry of Defense
  • Aharon Zeevi Farkash, former head of IDF Intelligence
  • Benny Gantz, head of IDF Northern Command
  • Yair Naveh, head of IDF Central Command
  • Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister of National Infrastructures
  • Giora Eiland, head of Israel’s National Security Council and responsible for designing the disengagement
  • Shalom Harari, a senior advisor on Palestinian affairs for Israel’s Defense Ministry
  • Danny Tirza, the IDF’s chief architect for the security fence
  • Uri Lubrani, Advisor to the Minister of Defense, former Israeli Ambassador to Iran, and Advisor on Arab Affairs to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
  • Shlomo Avineri of Hebrew University, former director general of the Foreign Ministry
  • Bernard Lewis, Princeton University historian and expert on Islam
  • Uzi Arad, Director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
  • Ephraim Kam, Deputy Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University
  • Mordechai Abir, Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Gerald M. Steinberg, Director of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University
  • Zvi Mazel, former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and Sweden
  • Robbie Sabel, former legal adviser to the Israel Foreign Ministry
  • Khaled Abu Toameh, who has been reporting on Palestinian affairs since 1989



Resources and articles

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  1. About, Jerusalem Center, accessed May 5, 2010.
  2. Key People, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, accessed May 5, 2010.