Every year since 1969, during the hot month of August, Palestinian politicians and media have commemorated the “Al-Aqsa Mosque Arson.” A wave of declarations and condemnations then ensue.
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About Eldad J. Pardo
Dr Eldad Pardo is the author of “Predicting Revolutions: Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution” (2010) and of many articles on Iran and Middle East issues. He earned his doctoral degree in History at UCLA and is currently a member of an international research project with scholars from Goettingen University that studies text mining in religious studies, with the findings presented at Heidelberg University. Dr Pardo has headed two research groups at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace: “Religious Actors in Conflict Areas” and “Iran in Global Perspectives.” He teaches at Hebrew University in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and at the Rothberg School of International Students. Dr Pardo is a devoted interfaith activist of the Islamic-Jewish Sufi Way, Al-Tariqa Al-Ibrahimiyya and was granted the title of Sheikh by the Muslim Qadiriyyah Order. He is an experienced commentator, speaker and writer on Middle Eastern affairs and is regularly interviewed by major TV outlets including Arabic language channels such as Al Jazeerah, BBC Arabic, Al Arabiyya and Al-Hurra.
Entries by Eldad J. Pardo
One year has elapsed since the July 14, 2015 ceremonial conclusion of the Iran Nuclear Deal, officially designated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Iran Deal was one of the most controversial agreements in recent history. Interestingly, neither supporters nor opponents have disagreed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is led by a […]
The preparation and ensuing debate over the new 516-page civics textbook for Israeli students has raged more than five years. The raucous debate involved national press and radical websites, on both the left and the right. An intense discussion fulminated in the comparatively new Academia-IL, the nation-wide email forum of Israel’s leading scientists and scholars.