I am an Associate Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Reichman University (IDC - Herzliya), Israel. My work focuses on the processes underpinning right-wing extremism and political violence, with a particular emphasis on Israel. Using quantitative methods along with large-N analysis, I aim to elucidate the socio-political motivations behind political extremism and the conditions under which political extremism poses threats to democracies. I also examine ways in which the effects of these processes might be moderated in order to encourage a less violent political dynamic.
The Israeli settler movement plays a key role in Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, yet very few empirical studies of the movement exist. This is the first in-depth examination of the contemporary Israeli settler movement from a structural (rather than purely historical or political) perspective