Dr. Michael Milshtein is an expert on the Palestinian Arena and the Head of the Palestinian Studies Forum at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel-Aviv University. Furthermore, he serves as a senior analyst at the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at IDC Herzliya.
Up until 2018, he served as the Advisor on Palestinian Affairs in COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), and the Head of the Department for Palestinians Affairs in IDF Military Intelligence (AMAN). Colonel (Ret).
Over the years Michael has published three Books in Hebrew: Between Revolution and Statehood - Fateh and the Palestinian Authority (Moshe Dayan Center, 2004); The Green Revolution - The Social Profile of Hamas (Moshe Dayan Center, 2007); and Muqawama: The Challenge of Resistance to Israel's National Security Concept (INSS, 2010). In addition, he has published dozens of articles about strategic developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian Arena, as well as the various professional approaches to modern intelligence research. His PhD thesis entitled The Collective Palestinian Memory of the Nakba since 1948.