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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: Human Rights Watch: White (Phosphorous) Lies

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1232100169292&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull Human Rights Watch is one of the most powerful organizations claiming to promote international morality and law, but along with Amnesty International and the United Nations, shares responsibility for the transformation of these principles into weapons aimed at…

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Gerald Steinberg: Hamas Have Themselves to Blame

http://www.journal-online.co.uk/article/5247-hamas-have-themselves-to-blame The current round in the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict began in mid-December when Hamas, who control Gaza, ended a six-month ceasefire. Missile attacks resumed against cities in the southern third of Israel, killing and wounding many civilians. After diplomatic efforts…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: No Good Options

http://www.bitterlemons.org/issue/isr2.php The on-again, off-again, coordinated but unwritten ceasefire or temporary truce between Israel and Hamas may or may not be over for now. With such a thin foundation, no direct communications between leaders and divisions among factions within both the…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: Arab Peace Or Durban War?

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1226404835239&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull As the Annapolis negotiations end without apparent progress, hopes for peace are refocusing around the revived 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. But while the promoters of this effort highlight the breakthrough in accepting the legitimacy of Israel and an…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: Terror’s Predictable Spontaneity

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1214726194263&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull In some sense, the latest terrorist attack in Jerusalem was predictable – not in the method, the time, or specific location, but from the constant pattern for over sixty years. Throughout this period, whenever violent attacks against Israelis were…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: Israel at Sixty: Asymmetry, Vulnerability, and the Search for Security

http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=2&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=283&PID=0&IID=2111&TTL=Israel_at_Sixty:_Asymmetry,_Vulnerability,_and_the_Search_for_Security The Jerusalem Viewpoints series is published by the Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation. Sixty years ago few observers gave Israel much chance of survival. The small Jewish society faced a huge asymmetry in…

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Gerald M. Steinberg: Funding Israel’s Detractors

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121003096750769111.html In the 60 years of Israeli independence, relations with Europe have gone through phases of cooperation as well as conflict. Some of the recent friction results from hidden European Union funding for anti-Israel “civil society organizations.” While supposedly promoting…

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