Menachem Begin and the Israel-Egypt Peace Process: Between Ideology and Political Realism (Indiana Univ Press, 2019)

 “Illuminating, well-researched, well- integrated, smooth, and authoritative.” 
 — Prof. Gil Troy

 “Menachem Begin is presented as a      forceful figure in events preceding, during, and after the negotiations in concluding a peace agreement that he felt was in Israel’s strategic interests both in order to significantly curtail military threats to Israel and to maintain and improve the important Israeli relationship with the United States.” 
 — Prof. Yael S. Aronoff



Research Areas

  • Human Rights, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOS), and Soft Power 
  • Military strategy and arms control (Iran, proliferation, instability)
  • Israeli Democracy and Politics
  • The Changing Nature of Power in International Relations 


  • Israel's delegate to the IAEA’s academic conferences on a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Team leader of Israel at the Polls (1988 to 2005) 
  • Awarded Israel Science Foundation research grant, 2008
  • Member, Israel Council of Foreign Affairs 
  • Israel Higher-Education Council, Committee on Public Policy in 2013 
  • Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism ICCA. 

Steinberg is quoted in the New York TImes, interviewed on the BBC, NPR, CNN, CBC and other top media platforms. His op-ed columns are published in the Wall St. JournalFinancial TimesHa'aretzInternational Herald Tribune, Times of IsraelJerusalem Post, and other publications.


Prof. Gerald m. Steinberg