Rebekah Israel, MA
Rebekah Israel earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in political science from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 2006 and 2008. Ms. Israel is currently completing her dissertation, “The American Politics of a Jewish ‘Judea and Samaria.’” Her research interests include Interest Groups, Religion and Politics, U.S.-Israel Relations, Zionism and the State of Israel, and Israel in International Law. Ms. Israel has assisted in teaching a variety of courses such as Comparative Genocide, Political Parties, International Relations of the Middle East, Contemporary International Problems, and Theories in International Relations. Her previous work includes “American Responses to Israeli Foreign Policy Initiatives” (Master’s Thesis and conference paper); and “A Comparative Analysis of Peace Parks,” and “Global Transformation in American Politics: UN Resolution 16/18” (conference papers). She was previously awarded the Prestage-Cook Travel Award, SPSA Conference (January 2010); Travel Grant, ISA South Conference (October 2009); Middle East Studies Scholarship, FAU (November 2007); and Pauline and Percy Greenberg Award (Highest Senior GPA), FAU (May 2005).