Mr. Adi Schwartz is a researcher, academic and author, focusing on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli current affairs and history. He is a Fellow at the Center for International Communications in Bar-Ilan University. Mr. Schwartz is an expert on two of his main research topics – the Palestinian refugee problem and the history of Jews from Arab countries. He is the co-author of The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructued the Path to Peace (St. Martin’s Press, 2020).
Mr. Schwartz is a Presidential Fellow, currently writing his PhD dissertation in the department of Political Science in Bar-Ilan University. He has a BA in General History from Tel Aviv University, and an MA (with distinction) in Political Science from Bar-Ilan University.
Mr. Schwartz is a former staff writer and senior editor for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. He has published articles in the Israeli press, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Forward, The Tablet and The Jewish Chronicle.
Mr. Schwartz has been involved in the last decade in Israel’s war of public opinion, including in articles, in speaking events and in developing communication strategy. He speaks in US campuses and for delegations visiting Israel. He is an official instructor of the Ministry of Education on the issue of Jews from Arab countries, and appears frequently on TV.
His main work is on completing his PhD dissertation in international relations. It focuses on Conflict Resolution theories and how they relate to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He explores how current theories describe and deal with the conflict, and whether they are suitable. His goal is to present a new theoretical model to better describe specific models of conflicts, including the Israel-Arab one.