SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Professor Colin Shindler

BSc (Leicester), MSc (North London), PhD (Middlesex)
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Colin Shindler
Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Pears Senior Research Fellow in Israel Studies

European Association of Israel Studies

Emeritus Professor

Centre for Jewish Studies


SOAS Food Studies Centre

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SOAS Middle East Institute (SMEI)


Professor Colin Shindler
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Country Expertise
  • Israel
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Authored Books

Shindler, Colin (2015) The Rise of the Israeli Right. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shindler, Colin (2012) Israel and the European Left: Between Solidarity and Delegitimisation. New York: Continuum.

Shindler, Colin (2010) The Triumph of Military Zionism. Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right. London: I.B. Tauris.

Shindler, Colin (2008) A History of Modern Israel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shindler, Colin (2007) What Do Zionists Believe?. London: Granta Books.

Shindler, Colin (2002) The Land Beyond Promise: Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream. London: I.B. Tauris.

Shindler, Colin (1995) Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream: Power, Politics and Ideology from Begin to Netanyahu. London: IB Tauris.

Shindler, Colin (1991) Ploughshares into Swords? Israelis and Jews in the Shadow of the Intifada. London: I.B. Tauris.

Shindler, Colin (1978) Exit Visa: Détente, Human Rights and the Jewish Emigration Movement in the USSR. London: Bachman & Turner.


Shindler, Colin (2009) 'Opposing Partition: the Zionist Predicaments after the Shoah'. Israel Studies, (14) 2, pp 88-104.

Shindler, Colin (2005) 'דברים בטקס הענקת עיטור מסדר האמנויות הצרפתי / Models for the Radicals: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right'. Revue Européenne de Études Hébraïques 11, pp 63-83.

Shindler, Colin (2005) 'The Assassination of Rabin: Attempting to Nullify Oslo'. Striving for Peace: The Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, pp 53-58.

Shindler, Colin (2004) 'The Israeli Barrier'. RUSI Newsbrief, (24) 3.

Shindler, Colin (2003) 'The Israeli Election: Sharon as the Status Quo'. RUSI Newsbrief, (23), pp 3-5.

Shindler, Colin (2002) 'Likud and the Search for Eretz Israel: From the Bible to the Twenty First Century'. Israel Affairs, (8) 1/2, pp 91-117.

Shindler, Colin (2001) 'Jabotinsky and Ukrainian Nationalism: A Reinterpretation'. East European Jewish Affairs, (31) 2, pp 122-131.

Shindler, Colin (2000) 'Likud and the Christian Dispensationalists: A Symbiotic Relationship'. Israel Studies, (5) 1, pp 153-182.

Shindler, Colin (1999) 'Barak, the Election and the Wye Agreement'. Strategic Comments, (vol. 5).

Shindler, Colin (1999) 'The PLO in the World Order'. Terrorism and Political Violence, (11) 3, pp 151-160.

Edited Books or Journals

Shindler, Colin, (ed.), (2013) Israel and the World Powers: Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations Beyond the Middle East. London: I. B. Tauris. (Library of International Relations).

Book Chapters

Shindler, Colin (2012) 'Zionism'. In: Peters, Joel and Newman, David, (eds.), Routledge handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Abingdon: Routledge.

Shindler, Colin (2012) 'Essay on Israel'. In: Furtado, Peter, (ed.), Histories of nations : how their identities were forged. London: Thames and Hudson.

Shindler, Colin (2007) 'The Place of Israel in British Jewish Identity'. In: Ben-Moshe, Danny and Segev, Zohar, (eds.), Israel, the Diaspora and Jewish Identity. London: Sussex Academic Press.

Shindler, Colin (2003) 'The "Thunderer" and the Coming of the Shoah: 1933-1942'. In: Shapiro, R. M., (ed.), Why Didn't the Press Shout? American and International Journalism During the Holocaust.. Hoboken, New Jersey: Yeshiva University Press & KTAV Publishing House, pp 151-173.

Shindler, Colin (2003) 'Reading The Guardian: Jews, Israel-Palestine and the Origins of Irritation'. In: Parfitt, Tudor and Egorova, Yulia, (eds.), Jews, Muslims and Mass Media. London: Routledge Curzon, pp 157-177.

Shindler, Colin (2002) 'Likud and the Search for Eretz Israel: From the Bible to the Twenty First Century'. In: Karsh, E, (ed.), Israel: The First Hundred Years Vol III Israeli Politics and Society Since 1948 Problems of Collective Identity. London: Frank Cass, pp 91-117.

Shindler, Colin (2001) 'The View from the Right: From Jabotinsky to Netanyahu'. In: Greenspoon, Leonard J. and Simkins, Ronald A., (eds.), A Land flowing with milk and honey : visions of Israel from biblical to modern times. Omaha: Creighton University Press, pp 297-317.

Shindler, Colin (2000) 'London; Meir Kahane'. In: Terry, Michael, (ed.), Reader's Guide to Judaism. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, pp 333-334; 381.

Conference Items

Shindler, Colin (2002) 'Vladimir Jabotinsky, the Baltic States and the Legacy of Revisionist Zionism' In: Jews in a Changing World, 20-22 November 2001, The University of Latvia (Riga).

Book Reviews

Shindler, Colin (2009) 'Review of 'Hamas vs Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine' by Jonathan Schanzer'. Asian Affairs, (11) 2.

Shindler, Colin (2009) 'Review of 'A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel' by Gudrun Krämer'. Journal of Israeli History, (28) 1, pp 79-83.

Shindler, Colin (2009) 'Review of 'Yigal Allon, Native Son: A Biography by Anita Shapira'. Translated by Evelyn Abel'. Middle Eastern Studies, (45) 1, pp 149-153.

Shindler, Colin (2008) 'Review of Giora Goldberg, 'Ben-Gurion against the Knesset''. International Journal of Middle East Studies, (40) 1, pp 152-154.

Shindler, Colin (2003) 'The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalisation'. Political Studies, (50) 5.

Shindler, Colin (2002) 'Exile from Exile: Israeli Writers from Iraq'. Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, (2) 2.


Shindler, Colin (2009) 'Tel Aviv at 100: A Short Walk to Modernity'.

Shindler, Colin (2000) 'Meir Kahane; London'.


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