Asher Susser is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University. From 1989 to 1995 and from 2001 to 2007 he served four terms as the Director of the university’s Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Susser is currently the Senior Fellow on the Myra and Robert Kraft Chair in Arab Politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, a position he also held in 2007-2008. He is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which is Challenges to the Cohesion of the Arab State (editor, 2008) and is presently writing a new book on Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians.
The Rise of Hamas In Palestine and the Crisis of Secularism in the Arab World
Prof. Asher Suser
Crown Essay, February 2010