Meyrav Wurmser

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Meyrav Wurmser
NationalityIsrael, American
Known forCofounder of Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
SpouseDavid Wurmser

Meyrav Wurmser is an Israeli-American neoconservative political executive.


Meyrav Wurmser wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Revisionist Zionism behind the Herut and Likud parties, and received her doctorate in political science at George Washington University in 1998. She went on to teach political science at Johns Hopkins University and the US Naval Academy. She is married to Swiss-born American David Wurmser, former Middle East Adviser to US Vice President Dick Cheney.[1]

Academic career[edit]

She was formerly a Senior Fellow at the US think tank, the Hudson Institute.[2]

From 1998 to 2001, Wurmser was a co-founder and Executive Director Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)[3][4] together with Yigal Carmon.

In 1996, Wurmser participated in a study that led to the report, A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, a paper prepared for the Likud party leader and then incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and suggested a new approach to solving Israel's security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on "Western values" and the abandonment of traditional "land for peace" negotiations with the Palestinians.[5] Other study participants included such prominent neoconservatives as Richard Perle, David Wurmser, and Douglas Feith.

In 2008, Wurmser was listed as a member of the board of advisors of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a group which was involved in the distribution of 28 million DVDs of the film Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West in swing states prior to the 2008 US Presidential election.[6]


  1. ^ "BBC NEWS - Programmes - Panorama - Meyrav Wurmser". 16 May 2003. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Experts - Meyrav Wurmser - Hudson Institute". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ Benhorin, Yitzhak (16 December 2006). "Neocons: We expected Israel to attack Syria". ynet. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "A Linchpin of Security Cannot be Surrendered". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Daily Telegraph, London, 5 October 2007.
  6. ^ "POLITICS: Neo-cons, Ex-Israeli Diplomats Push Islamophobic Video". Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-19.

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