Ahron Bregman

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Bregman in 2006

Ahron "Ronnie" Bregman (Hebrew: אהרון ברגמן‎, born 1958) is a UK-based political scientist of Israeli origin, as well as a writer and journalist, specialising on the Arab-Israeli conflict.


Bregman was born and raised in Israel. He served in the Israel Defense Forces and as an artillery officer participated in the 1978 Litani campaign and the 1982 Lebanon War. After the war he left the army to study international relations and political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also worked as a parliamentary assistant in the Knesset. After giving an interview in 1988 to the Haaretz newspaper declaring that he would refuse to serve as a military reservist in the Israeli-occupied territories, he left Israel and settled in England. There he joined the Department of War Studies, King's College London, and completed his PhD in 1994. Bregman is the writer of several books and articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Middle Eastern Affairs. Since 1994 he has been the Daily Telegraph writer of obituaries, covering the Jewish world and Israel. A teaching fellow at the Department of War Studies and a journalist, Bregman lives in London. He has three children: Daniel, Maya and Adam.


Bregman is the author of several books, as well as being associate producer/consultant of two major television series.


Ahron Bregman is the author of several books.

  • Living and Working in Israel
  • Israel's Wars: A History since 1947
  • Israel and the Arabs: An Eyewitness Account of War and Peace in the Middle East
  • The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs (co-authored with Jihan El-Tahri, accompanying the below series)
  • Israël et les Arabes: la guerre de cinquante ans (French)
  • Israël en de Arabieren: De vijftigjarige oorlog (Dutch)
  • اسرائيل والعرب : حرب الخمسين عاما (Arabic)
  • 以色列史 (Chinese)
  • Israel's Wars: 1947-93
  • A History of Israel
  • Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated America (accompanying the below series)
  • Warfare in the Middle East since 1945 (editor)
  • Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories[1]


He was also an associate producer and academic consultant on two BBC television series:

  • Israel and the Arabs: The Fifty Years War
  • Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace


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