Elie Rekhess


Elie Rekhess, PhD (Tel Aviv University, 1986). Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation. 

He is the author of The Arab Minority in Israel: Between Communism and Arab Nationalism (1993, Hebrew). Editor of Together but Apart: Mixed Cities – Comparative Approach (2006, Hebrew), Arab Politics in Israel at a Crossroad (1996), The Arab Minority in Israel: Dilemmas of Political Orientation and Social Change (1994). Co-editor of The Arabs in Israel: National Minority in a Jewish Nation-State (2005, Hebrew), The Municipal Elections in the Arab and Druze Sector, 2003: Clans, Sectarianism and Political Parties (2005, Hebrew).

Elie Rekhess lectured on Israel at the London symposium on “The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Israel as a Vibrant Democracy,” held by the Pears Foundation in March 2007. In May he discussed “Approaches to Arab-Israeli Relations” at a Northwestern University conference on the “University and the Near East in the Twenty-First Century.” Rekhess spoke on “The Israeli Arabs – An Overview” in a conference on the Arab Minority in Israel, convened in New York by the Israel Democracy Institute in January 2008. His article, “The Evolvement of an Arab–Palestinian National Minority in Israel,” was published in the Fall 2007 issue of Israel Studies, and his study, “The Palestinian Political leadership in East Jerusalem after 1967,” was published in Tamar Mayer and Suleiman A. Mourad (eds.), Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (Routledge, 2008). Rekhess wrote a chapter on “The Arab Minority in Israel and the Seventeenth Knesset Elections: The Beginning of a New Era?,” in Asher Arian and Michal Shamir (eds.), The 2006 Knesset Elections, published in 2000 by the Israel Democracy Institute.