Gerald Steinberg

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Gerald M. Steinberg is a Professor at Israel's Bar Ilan University, and founder and Executive Director of NGO Monitor, a fellow of Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a member of the Steering Committee of Forum on Antisemitism at the Israeli Prime Minister's office and a consultant for the Israeli government. He is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post as well as the Financial Times, and the National Post. [1] He plays a leading role in lobbying against the boycott of Israel and leads campaigns against NGOs and other institutions he considers 'global superpowers' such as 'Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Oxfam and dozens of smaller allied groups have contributed to the hatred, rather than supporting peace.'[2] He frequently appears on Israeli TV as an "Arab Affairs Expert" and consistently defends Israeli policies in Lebanon and the Occupied Territories.


In a op-ed for Haaretz which appeared side-by-side with one written by Steinberg,[3] Israeli activist Didi Remez argued that Steinberg and his associates in the Israeli government are devoted to suppressing Israeli human rights NGOs and have now progressed into taking concrete parliamentary action to silence internal dissent:

NGO Monitor is not an objective watchdog: It is a partisan operation that suppresses its perceived ideological adversaries through the sophisticated use of McCarthyite techniques - blacklisting, guilt by association and selective filtering of facts.[4]




  1. Curriculum Vitae October 2004.
  2. 'Human Rights Groups are Working Against Peace', Canadian Jewish News, 13 January 2005
  3. Scribd, "Steinberg vs Remez on NGOs", accessed on 1 September 2010
  4. Did Remez, "Bring on the transparency", Haaretz, 26 November 2009
  5. Text of Conference Invite Email
  6. Gerald M. Steinberg, "Monitoring the Political Role of NGOs", Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 1 June 2003, accessed on 13 December 2010
  7. JCPA, "About", Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, accessed on 13 December 2010