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Israel Foreign Policy

Robert G. Rabil
International Relations / Politics
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Course Description

Since its independence in 1948, Israel has faced serious foreign policy challenges affecting no less its society than its domestic politics. Nevertheless, Israel pursued a pragmatist and bold foreign policy grounded in securing its national interest and regional status. This series examines Israel’s foreign policy in relation to some of its most enduring and complex regional and international challenges and threats.


  1. Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What Next After the Israel-Hamas Conflict?
  2. Israel-Russia Relations
  3. Israel-China-Arab Relations
  4. Israel-Iran Relations: The Inevitable War?

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-19
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-13
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award