A native Jerusalemite, I am a geopolitical guide and researcher focusing on Jerusalem, holy sites and religious nationalism in Israel and Palestine.
For the last 15 years I have been studying and working on Jewish-Arab relations in Jerusalem, Israel and Palestine, combining in-depth academic knowledge with an intimate acquaintance of the field.
Currently a PhD candidate at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), I study Muslim-Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli religious nationalism in a comparative approach. As a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking, a new and progressive think tank in Israel, I deal with Israeli and Palestinian affairs with a special focus on Jerusalem.
In the last years I have been exploring the religious dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict both academically and professionally. I worked as a special adviser to a group of top official religious leaders, including the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Heads of the Local Churches of the Holy Land, the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of and the Sharia Courts of the Palestinian Authority (see CRIHL.org). During 2015-16, I worked for the Holy Land pilot of the Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites at the Jerusalem office of Search for Common Ground (SFCG), a global organisation working on conflict transformation.
Between 2004-2011 I obtained my first and second degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Islamic and Middle East Studies and Comparative Religions, focusing on Palestinian history and politics, using Jerusalem as my major case study. In 2009, I worked as an intern at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research (former Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies).
Alongside my research activity I currently work as a freelance adviser, analyst, guide and lecturer.
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