Micah Halpern

Terrorism expert and social and political commentator

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What is terror? How and why do terrorists select targets? Isn't terror a legitimate political response? Are all terrorists Muslims? What do we know about terrorist organizations? Do terrorists have an ethical code? What is jihad? What is a shaheed? What does Islam say about suicide? Do terrorists hate the United States because the US is a friend of Israel?

These and other basic questions have been clearly and concisely compiled and answered in a brilliant new book entitled What You Need to Know About: Terror, written by Micah Halpern, a well-known social and political commentator, educator, and historian. Halpern lectures frequently, both in the United States and Israel, on issues relating to terror, foreign affairs, Israel in the Middle East, as well as wine history, and popular culture. He is the founding director of the Jerusalem Center for European Study.

Before moving to Israel, Micah was a long-standing educator with Young Judaea and lecturer at Yale University. In 1997, he was appointed Israel columnist for America Online, and writes a weekly syndicated column on foreign affairs, the Middle East and terror. He is also a frequent guest analyst on TV and radio. He frequently contributes commentary and religious viewpoint for network television including CNN, ABC and The Learning Channel, TLC. He has been the historical advisor for PBS's 4 part series on Herod and is featured in The History Channel's special on Masada.

During the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Micah Halpern was the CBS --2 TV commentator on terror and the Middle East and he often provides commentary and analysis on MSNBC. As an expert on terrorism, he has also been invited to consultations in the White house with terror analysts.

A native of Baltimore, he currently resides in Jerusalem.

Lecture topics include:

Terrorism 101 - Making Sense Out of Today's New Reality
Can This War Be Won?
Inside the Terrorist Mind

The Media & Israel:
Israel and the World Media: An Insider's Critique
Why Israel is Always Correct, Or is She?

The Media:
Are the Palestinians Winning
Palestinian Propaganda vs Israeli PR

Jewish State or State of Jews?
Is The Great Dream Still Alive?
The Peace Process: Hopes & Failures

Politics & Power In Israel:
Who is Really in Control?

General Jewish:
The Kosher Wine Revolution
Will Judaism Survive the Information Revolution?
The Immigrant Experience in Film

Books and DVDs

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