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.

Life (in Israel) after Mursi

The resounding silence from the Israeli government, in response to the removal of President Mursi by the Egyptian military, has been deafening. The influx of mixed messages from government officials...

Is there a Third Intifada around the corner?

As the airplane of Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv on Thursday night, he received two striking reminders as to why his efforts to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the...

Iran’s nuclear moves after Rowhani’s election

Last Monday I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion at Westminster, the home of the British parliament, about the Iranian elections that had taken place only few days earlier. It...

The going gets tough in the Golan Heights

The blue helmets of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) became part of the Golan Heights’ landscape for nearly four decades. It is seen as a symbol of the durability of the...

Minority report: On equality and inequality in Israel

This year’s winner of the Israeli reality show The Voice, Lina Makhoul, might not be exactly a household name outside Israel, but week after week she thrilled viewers with her beautiful voice....

A bonanza under Mediterranean waters

Jubilant statements by Israeli politicians followed by triumphant newspaper headlines welcomed the first batch of natural gas extracted from the Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean basin last month....

Israel and Syria beat the regional war drums

After decades of relative calm, the war drums are once again beating on both sides of the cease-fire border in the Golan Heights. For nearly two years since the beginning of the uprising in Syria,...

Friends with benefits? The trial of Avigdor Lieberman

In the small courtroom 216 in Jerusalem one of the most powerful and bellicose Israeli politicians Avigdor Lieberman is fighting to prove his innocence, and thereby for his political life and possibly...