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Mitchell G. Bard

Leading Authority on US & Middle East Policy

Travels from Chevy Chase, MD

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Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Anti-Terrorism and Security, Media and Current Events


Mitchell Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and one of the leading authorities on US-Middle East policy. Dr. Bard is also the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture.

For three years he was the editor of "The Near East Report", the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) weekly newsletter on US Middle East policy.

Prior to working at AIPAC, Dr. Bard worked as senior analyst in the polling division of the 1988 Bush campaign.

Dr. Bard has appeared on the BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, the Jenny Jones Show, al-Jazeera and other local and national television and radio outlets. His work has been published in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the written and edited 18 books:He has written and edited 18 books, including Myths And Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict and 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel. His newest book, Will Israel Survive? is due out in Spring 2007.

Bard holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA and a master’s degree in public policy from Berkeley. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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