Scholars at NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies Available for Comment On "Israel at 60"


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Scholars at New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, one of the few university-based research centers dedicated to the study of modern Israel and its recent history, society, and politics, are available for comment for stories on the nation as it approaches its 60th anniversary.

Reporters interested in speaking with the below NYU experts should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

The Taub Center’s director is historian Ronald Zweig, whose published works include: Britain and Palestine During the Second World War; German Reparations and the Jewish World; and The Gold Train: The Destruction of the Jews and the Looting of Hungary. He has also edited David Ben-Gurion: Political Leadership in Israel and co-edited Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver: A Study in American Zionism.

In addition, the Center and NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies have a range of other experts whose work addresses Israel and its formation:

  • David Engel, the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, whose works include: Between Liberation and Flight: Holocaust Survivors in Poland and the Struggle for Leadership, 1944-1946; Facing a Holocaust: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945; and In the Shadow of Auschwitz: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1939-1942
  • Lawrence Schiffman, Ethel and Irvin A. Edelman Professor 500

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