Egypt will find it hard to avoid deep dichotomy and bitter polarization between secularism and Islamism. First published by the Jerusalem Report
Research Fellow, Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya; and Affiliated Fellow, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden. Dr. Eliraz holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Research Fellow at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and Affiliated Fellow at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden. Dr. Eliraz is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Strategic Dialogue Center at Netanya College, Israel.Dr. Eliraz teaches at the Division of Graduate Studies, Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His previous academic and professional activities include: Visiting Fellow at the Southeast Asia Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra: Israel Prime Minister’s Office. Israel Defence Forces. Rank of retirement: Lieutenant-Colonel.
Indonesia has asked in recent years to be more involved in Middle Eastern affairs by playing the role of mediator and peacemaker.