Avraham Sela is a scholar on the Middle East and international relations, currently the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Professor of International Relations and a senior research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute, both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He is the author of
The Decline of the Arab Israeli Conflict: Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order (1998) and co-author of The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Adjustment (2000).
Education [ edit ]
Sela studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem gaining a BA in 1971, an MA in 1974 and a PhD in 1986.
Sela is fairly critical of the writings of the
New Historians, particularly of Benny Morris and Avi Shlaim. [1 ]
Publications [ edit ]
Unity Within Conflict in the Inter-Arab System: The Arab Summit Conferences, 1964-1982 (Magnes Press, 1983) (Hebrew)
The Palestinian Ba'ath: The Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party in the West Bank under Jordan (1948–1967) (Magnes Press, 1984) (Hebrew)
The PLO and Israel: From Armed Struggle to Political Settlement (St. Martin's Press, 1997, editor)
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order (SUNY Press, 1998)
The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Coexistence (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), 2nd Edition (Columbia University Press, 2006),
The Continuum Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East (Continuum, 2002).
References [ edit ]
^ Avi Shlaim, "The Debate about 1948" in Benny Morris (ed.), Making Israel, 2007, ISBN 0-472-03216-X, pp. 135-138
Biography at the
Faculty Members page of Hebrew University of Jerusalem International Relations department