Ehud Sprinzak

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Ehud Sprinzak, (1940-2002) was an Israeli counterterrorism specialist and expert in far-right Jewish groups. [1]

Sprinzak, grandson of Yosef Sprinzak, the first Speaker of Israel’s Knesset.

Sprinzak earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,[2] received a Ph.D. in political science from Yale in 1972, and had been a visiting professor at several institutions in the United States, including American University and Princeton University.[1]

Sprinzak taught political science at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for 30 years until he founded the Lauder School of Government Policy and Diplomacy, an institute in Herzliya, in 2001.

He 'was one of the few experts on Israel's ultra-right who had told former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that he might face an assassination attempt'.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ehud Sprinzak, 62; Studied Israel Far Right. New York Times. November 12, 2002.
  2. IDC Herzliya Prof. Ehud Sprinzak (1940 - 2002). Accessed 9 April 2015.