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Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer
Nationality United States
Education Middle Eastern studies
Alma mater Hebrew University / Emory University
Occupation Author / Deputy Executive Director Jewish Policy Center
Known for Counterterrorism analyst for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Jonathan Schanzer is an American author & scholar in Middle Eastern studies, and Deputy Executive Director at the Jewish Policy Center. [1]


Professional overview

Jonathan Schanzer has worked as a counterterrorism analyst for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[2] Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Mr. Schanzer got his start in the policy world as a research fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia-based think tank headed by scholar Daniel Pipes. His publications have received numerous professional reviews[3][4] and have produced various discussions[5].

Educational overview

Schanzer holds a BA from Emory University and a masters degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Middle Eastern studies. He studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo in 2001, and is working towards a PhD at King's College London. His thesis will document the history of the United States Congress and its efforts to combat terrorism.[1] He is a graduate of Lower Merion High School. [6]


Schanzer is a frequent media commentator on issues regarding the Middle East. His work has appeared in conservative media outlets such as The New York Post, Jerusalem Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Front Page Magazine and Fox News, but has also included Arab television channels, such as al-Jazeera. He has appeared on CSPAN2 Booktv to discuss the conflict between Fatah and Hamas since the late 1980s and what that has meant for the Israel-Palestine conflict, per his book "Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine". [7]

  • "Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine", Palgrave Macmillan (November 11, 2008) ISBN 0230609058. [8]
  • "Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups & The Next Generation of Terror", Washington Institute for Near East Policy (October 1, 2004) ISBN 156171884X. [9]
  • Numerous writings[10] (The American Thinker May 31, 2009: Islamic Speakers Bureau Backed By Radical Profs).[11]
  • Numerous book reviews [10] (Jerusalem Post May 8, 2009: Transforming America's Israel Lobby).[12]


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