Nisan, Mordechai 1947-

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NISAN, Mordechai 1947-


Born June 24, 1947, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Ben and Julia Nisan; married; wife's name Malka. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: McGill University, Ph.D.


Home—21 Alinyat Hanoar, Jerusalem 97234, Israel. E-mail—[email protected].


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School, Jerusalem, Israel, senior lecturer in Middle East studies.


The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political Guide for the Perplexed, Mekor Books (Jerusalem, Israel), 1977.

Israel and the Territories: A Study in Control, 1967-1977, Turtledove (Ramat-Gan, Israel), 1978.

Human Rights in the Arab Countries, American Academic Association for Peace in the Middle East (New York, NY), 1981.

American Middle East Foreign Policy: A Political Reevaluation, Dawn (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1982.

(With Moshe Ma'oz) Palestinian Leadership on the West Bank, Frank Cass (London, England), 1982.

Minorities in the Middle East: A History of Struggle and Self-Expression, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1991, 2nd edition, 2002.

Toward a New Israel: The Jewish State and the Arab Question, AMS Press (New York, NY), 1992.

Identity and Civilization: Essays on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1999.

The Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz), Frank Cass (London, England), 2003.

A Radical Approach to the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Toward Peace without Negotiations, Ariel Center for Policy Research (Shaare Tikva, Israel), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Judea, Samaria, and Gaza: Views on the Present and Future, edited by Daniel J. Elazar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Washington, DC), 1982; The Israeli Fate of Jewish Liberalism, edited by Robert J. Loewenberg and Edward Alexander, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1988; The Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands, edited by Malka Hillel Shulewitz, Cassel (New York, NY), 1999; and Peace with Syria: No Margin for Error, Ariel Center for Policy Research (Shaare Tikva, Israel), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including American Zionist, Canadian Zionist, Midstream, Middle East Focus, Middle East Quarterly, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Global Affairs, Crossroads, Jerusalem Quarterly, and International Relations.


Mordechai Nisan told CA: "I write to inform and teach about the intricacies of politics, religion, and culture in the Middle East; to explain the reality of [Jewish nationalism], the militancy of political Islam, and the right to a free Lebanon. My thoughts are Middle Eastern, my identity is Jewish-Israeli, and my task is to teach and enlighten."



Middle East Journal, autumn, 2003, review of Minorities in the Middle East: A History of Struggle and Self-Expression, p. 705.