Israeli Domestic Politics, Israeli Foreign Policy, Israel and the Peace Process, U.S.-Israel Relations, The Assault on Israel's Legitimacy and BDS
Dr Jonathan Rynhold (PhD International Relations, L.S.E.) is the Shusterman visiting professor of Israel Studies at George Washington University, in Washington DC. He holds a permanent position in the Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, where he is also a senior researcher at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies. Between 2010-2012 he served as the director of the Argov Center for the study of Israel and the Jewish Peoples at Bar-Ilan University.
Dr Rynhold's research has focused on both U.S.-Israeli relations and Israeli political culture and foreign policy. In this vein, he has authored many academic articles on, for example, the rise and fall of the Oslo process, the separation barrier, the Gaza disengagement, and the role of peace and security in the last three Israeli elections. He is also frequently quoted in the international media on these matters, including in the LA Times and USA Today. Dr Rynhold is currently completing a book manuscript on American political culture and attitudes towards the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Finally, Dr Rynhold took a leading role in combating the campaign to boycott Israeli universities in the United Kingdom, representing Israeli academics in various forums in Israel, the UK and internationally. He remains involved in the campaign to combat the assault on Israel's legitimacy.