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Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Formation 1976
Type Public Policy Think Tank
Headquarters Beit Milken, 13 Tel Hai St
Location Jerusalem, Israel
President Dore Gold

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) is a non-profit think tank located in Jerusalem. Its research focuses on Israeli foreign policy in general, and --- in particular --- on Israel's rights under International Law in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to the organization's website, the JCPA "focuses on the main issues affecting Israel's security and international standing in order to wage the war of ideas in global opinion"[1] and "has developed and implemented an array of cutting-edge programs to present Israel's case to the world".[2] The organization was founded in 1976 by Daniel J. Elazar,[3][4][5] and is now headed by Dore Gold, an Israeli statesman. Gold has represented Israel in several diplomatic posts and served as adviser to prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu. [4][5][6]



Some of the researchers who have been featured in Jerusalem Center publications and briefings include[7]:

  • Professor Mordechai Abir, Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Uzi Arad, Director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
  • Prof. Shlomo Avineri of Hebrew University, former director general of the Foreign Ministry
  • Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Giora Eiland, head of Israel’s National Security Council and responsible for designing the disengagement
  • Ambassador Freddy Eytan, former Israeli Ambassador to Mauritania
  • Maj.-Gen. Benny Gantz, head of IDF Northern Command
  • Brig.-Gen. (res.) Shalom Harari, a senior advisor on Palestinian affairs for Israel’s Defense Ministry
  • Pinhas Inbari, veteran Palestinian affairs correspondent and author of The Palestinians: Between Terrorism and Statehood
  • Dr. Ephraim Kam, Deputy Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University
  • Professor Bernard Lewis, Princeton University historian and expert on Islam
  • Ambassador Uri Lubrani, Advisor to the Minister of Defense, former Israeli Ambassador to Iran, and Advisor on Arab Affairs to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
  • Ambassador Zvi Mazel, former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and Sweden
  • Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, head of IDF Central Command
  • Dr. Robbie Sabel, former legal adviser to the Israel Foreign Ministry
  • Professor Gerald M. Steinberg, Director of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University
  • Col. (Res.) Danny Tirza, the IDF’s chief architect for the security fence
  • Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh, who has been reporting on Palestinian affairs since 1989
  • Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, former IDF Chief of Staff
  • Maj.-Gen. Aharon Zeevi Farkash, former head of IDF Intelligence

External links


Recent Studies by the Jerusalem Center

Links About the Jerusalem Center



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