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Gerald M. Steinberg

Gerald M. Steinberg

Prof. Gerald Steinberg is president of NGO Monitor and professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University, where he founded the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. 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.

NGO Monitor was founded following the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban South Africa, where powerful NGOs, claiming to promote human rights, hijacked the principles of morality and international law.  NGO Monitor provides information and analysis, promotes accountability, and supports discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas.

In 2013, Professor Steinberg accepted the prestigious Menachem Begin Prize on behalf of NGO Monitor, recognizing its “Efforts exposing the political agenda and ideological basis of humanitarian organizations that use the Discourse of human rights to discredit Israel and to undermine its position among the nations of the world.”

Steinberg is a member of Israel Council of Foreign Affairs; the Israel Higher-Education Council, Committee on Public Policy; advisory board of the Israel Law Review International, the research working group of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and participates in the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA). He also speaks at a variety of high-level government sessions and academic conferences worldwide.

Publications include “NGOs, Human Rights, and Political Warfare in the Arab-Israel Conflict" (Israel Studies); "The UN, the ICJ and the Separation Barrier: War by Other Means" (Israel Law Review); and Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding (co-author), Nijhoff, Leiden, 2012.

His op-ed columns have been published in Wall St. Journal (Europe), Financial Times, Ha’aretz,International Herald Tribune, Jerusalem Post, and other publications. He has appeared as a commentator on the BBC, CBC, CNN, and NPR.

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Gerald M. Steinberg: European Funding for the Narrative War

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1245924951440&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull European efforts to play a major role in Arab-Israeli peace discussions have again been overshadowed, this time by US President Barack Obama’s initiative. To raise Europe’s visibility, the rate of official visits has increased, and a number of academic…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: York’s Farce of a Conference

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1675953 The president of York University in Toronto has issued a statement defending his university’s sponsorship of an on-campus conference entitled “Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace,” scheduled to take place June 22-24. This response attempts to…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: Taking Back The Narrative

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1243346506206&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull If the proposed law to prohibit commemorations of the Palestinian “Nakba” or catastrophe on Yom Ha’atzmaut is adopted by the Knesset, the High Court is likely to knock it down as a violation of free speech. But the…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: The Centrality of NGOs In Promoting Anti-Israel Boycotts And Sanctions

http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=3&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=625&PID=2959&IID=2957&TTL=The_Centrality_of_NGOs_In_Promoting_Anti-Israel_Boycotts_And_Sanctions NGOs (non-governmental organizations) focusing on human rights are powerful actors in international politics in general, and in the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular. The NGO community has advanced anti-Israel agendas in the UN, including in the 2001 Durban conference, which…

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Gerald Steinberg: Beyond the Left-Right Diatribe: On the Centrality of Zionism ( A Reply to David Newman)

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710794480&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull David Newman’s attack (“Bashing the Academic Left,” April 14) against me, NGO Monitor, the anti-boycott international advisory board (IAB), Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and various other targets illustrates the dangers of ideological filters. According to Newman,…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: The U.N.’s Anti-Antiracism Conference

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124034888132240481.html GENEVA — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tirade Monday to the United Nations’ “antiracism” conference should not have surprised anyone. The Iranian president denounced Israel, or the “Zionist entity” as he calls it, which, according to his version of history, was created…

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Gerald Steinberg: Strategy Needed To Preserve Durban 2 Victory

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237461637122&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull With only one month to go before the opening of the UN’s very controversial Durban Review Conference, the battle over the terms of the final declaration to be adopted by the participating governments has intensified. Faced with a growing…

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