Portrait of Bernard Avishai

Bernard Avishai

Bernard Avishai is one of the world’s most respected commentators about Israel and the Middle East conflict. He has published dozens of articles in the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the Nation, Harpers and New York Times magazine.

Published in Harpers, his provocative and groundbreaking article ‘Saving Israel from Itself’ was precursor to The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise will Bring Israel Peace at Last. His other books include The Tragedy of Zionism, A New Israel and most recently, Promiscuous: Portnoy’s Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

His blog, Bernard Avishai Dot Com, is characteristically subtitled ‘Responses, mainly to rash opinions about Israel and its conflicts’.

Avishai is adjunct professor of Business at the Hebrew University, and visiting professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He has taught at Duke University and MIT and is a former editor of Harvard Business Review.