Yossi Mekelberg
Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is an Associate Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, where he is involved with projects and advisory work on conflict resolution, including Track II negotiations. He is also the Director of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program at Regent’s University in London, where he has taught since 1996. Previously, he was teaching at King’s College London and Tel Aviv University. Mekelberg’s fields of interest are international relations theory, international politics of the Middle East, human rights, and international relations and revolutions. He is a member of the London Committee of Human Rights Watch, serving on the Advocacy and Outreach committee. Mekelberg is a regular contributor to the international media on a wide range of international issues and you can find him on Twitter @YMekelberg.

Israeli WMDs come under scrutiny

All conflicts experience game changing events, or events that highlight issues with far reaching implications well beyond the initial causes of the conflict. The use of sarin gas in the Aug. 21 rocket...

Sinai violence puts Camp David Accords to the test

Most people associate the Sinai Peninsula with spectacular desert sands and mountains, magical sunsets, beautiful beaches and nomadic people. Moreover, its history is entwined with all three...

The Oslo Accords: a peace process without peace

Exactly twenty years to the date, millions of viewers around the world were glued to their TV screens witnessing an event which many thought never would happen. On the lawn of the White House the...

Israel watches over the Syrian border

Israeli politicians are not known for keeping their opinions to themselves. However, this week the leaders in Jerusalem stayed uncharacteristically reserved and succinct in their comments about...

Middle East peace: one step forward, two steps back

The Israeli authorities’ new plans allowing for the marketing of land and the construction of more than 2000 new units in Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank should serve as a...

Israeli politics in search of good governance

Many years ago one of the most respected political science lecturers in Israel, the sorely missed Professor Gideon Doron, described the political arrangement in Israel to his class, as shifting from a...

EU flexes economic muscle over Israeli settlements

It was another topsy-turvy week in the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians. What began as an attempt by the European Union to flex its economic muscles to curb the expansion of Israeli...

A Palestinian boy spotlights a West Bank tragedy

Tragedy and farce seem to interweave at times in Israeli efforts to maintain law and order in the occupied territories. Last week’s footage of a group of soldiers detaining a five-year-old...