Dr. Menachem Klein

Dr. Menachem Klein

Senior Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, expert on Jerusalem

Dr. Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Bar Ilan University's Department of Political Science and a Senior Research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. He is a Board Member of B’tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In 2000, Klein served as an external expert adviser for Jerusalem Affairs and Israel-PLO Final Status Talks to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as a member of the political advisory team operating in Prime Minister's Office. Since 1996, Klein has been active in many unofficial negotiations with Palestinian counterparts, and he is a signatory to the Geneva Accord. He holds a PhD in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his main fields of research are: The PLO’s policy and ideology; Jerusalem as a frontier city; and the ambivalent relationship between intellectuals and politicians. In 1993 and 2002 he was a fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Dr. Klein is the author of several books, including Jerusalem: The Contested City, The Jerusalem Problem: The Struggle for Permanent Status, and A Possible Peace Between Israel & Palestine: An Insider’s Account of the Geneva Initiative.