Dr Eldad Ben Aharon

Dr Eldad Ben Aharon

Associate Fellow
Research Department:
Glocal Junctions

Contact

Twitter: @EldadBenAharon
E-Mail: benaharon@hsfk.de

CV

since 2020Minerva Fellow and Associate Researcher at PRIF
since 2019Lecturer at Leiden University, Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), department of Middle Eastern Studies
2018–2019Visiting Scholar at Leiden University, Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
2017–2019Global Excellence Scholarship for Armenian Studies, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
2015–2019D. Phil., Royal Holloway, University of London, Holocaust Research Institute and the Department of History
2012–2014Master of Arts in Modern History, University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
2007–2011BA in Humanities and Social Science with specialization in International Relations, Open University of Israel

Expertise

Dr Eldad Ben Aharon is working on the following issues:

  • Diplomatic History in the Middle East during the Cold War
  • Israel's Foreign Policy
  • Turkey's Foreign Policy
  • Jewish Diaspora and Transnationalism
  • Oral History Theory and Practice
  • Holocaust Memory in the Global Age

Publications

The Capitol Rioters and their Supporters Beyond “Us vs. Them”: A View from outside the US | 2021

Pfeifer, Hanna/Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): The Capitol Rioters and their Supporters Beyond “Us vs. Them”: A View from outside the US, PRIF Blog, 7.5.2021.

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Review, Israeli Foreign Policy: A People Shall Not Dwell Alone, Uri Bialer, Diplomacy & Statecraft | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Review, Israeli Foreign Policy: A People Shall Not Dwell Alone, Uri Bialer, Diplomacy & Statecraft, 1.5.2021.

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Review, Fraternal Enemies: Israel and the Gulf Monarchies, Clive Jones and Yoel Guzansky, Diplomacy & Statecraft | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Review, Fraternal Enemies: Israel and the Gulf Monarchies, Clive Jones and Yoel Guzansky, Diplomacy & Statecraft, 1.5.2021.

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Why Won't Israel Recognize the Armenian Genocide? It's Not Just About Turkey | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Why Won't Israel Recognize the Armenian Genocide? It's Not Just About Turkey, Haaretz, 21.4.2021.

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Carter's Holocaust Commission Should Inspire Biden on Armenian Genocide | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Carter's Holocaust Commission Should Inspire Biden on Armenian Genocide, Newsweek, 20.4.2021.

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Coalition Politics and Parliamentary Failure: The Armenian Genocide Bill in Israel’s Political Arena | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Coalition Politics and Parliamentary Failure: The Armenian Genocide Bill in Israel’s Political Arena, in: B. Der Matossian (ed.), Denial of Genocides in the 21st Century, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (im Erscheinen).

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Armenian Genocide: US Recognition of Turkey’s Killing of 1.5 Million Was Tangled up In Decades of Geopolitics | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Armenian Genocide: US Recognition of Turkey’s Killing of 1.5 Million Was Tangled up In Decades of Geopolitics, The Conversation, 6.3.2021.

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Erdogan’s Take on the Holocaust Is Cynical, Selective and Self-Serving | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): Erdogan’s Take on the Holocaust Is Cynical, Selective and Self-Serving, Haaretz, 28.1.2021.

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At the Age of the Pandemic: The Global Memory of the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide at a Crossroads | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): At the Age of the Pandemic: The Global Memory of the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide at a Crossroads, PRIF Blog, 12.1.2021.

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ארדואן מגייס את השואה כדי "להקפיץ" את האירופאים ונכשל | 2021

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2021): ארדואן מגייס את השואה כדי "להקפיץ" את האירופאים ונכשל, זמן תל אביב, 2.1.2021.

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Erdogan’s Comparison of Islamophobia, Antisemitism Doesn't Work | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Erdogan’s Comparison of Islamophobia, Antisemitism Doesn't Work, Jerusalem Post, 17.12.2020.

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How Do We Remember the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust? | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): How Do We Remember the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust? A Global View of an Integrated Memory of Perpetrators, Victims and Third–Party Countries, PRIF Report 6/2020, Frankfurt/M.

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Disunited by Genocide: How Armenia’s Relations with Israel Have Come to a Dead End | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Disunited by Genocide: How Armenia’s Relations with Israel Have Come to a Dead End, Haaretz, 29.10.2020.

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'מדיניות החוץ של טורקיה ושימוש מופרז במושג 'לוחמה בטרור | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): 'מדיניות החוץ של טורקיה ושימוש מופרז במושג 'לוחמה בטרור, זמן ישראל, 15.10.2020.

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‘Counter-Terrorism’ in Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Old Wine in a New Bottle? | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): ‘Counter-Terrorism’ in Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Old Wine in a New Bottle?, Jerusalem Post, 3.10.2020.

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Restorative Justice and the Diplomacy of Closure | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Restorative Justice and the Diplomacy of Closure. The Israeli Policy on the Armenian Genocide and the Geopolitics of Memory (1980s-2010s), in: C. d. Gamboa/B. van Roermund (eds), Just Memories. Remembrance and Restoration in the Aftermath of Political Violence, Cambridge UK: Intersentia Press, 313-336, https://intersentia.com/en/just-memories.html.

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Long-Distance Israeli Nationalism and ‘Crime Minister’ Netanyahu | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Long-Distance Israeli Nationalism and ‘Crime Minister’ Netanyahu, Jerusalem Post, 10.9.2020.

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?הפזורה‘ הישראלית: טרנד חולף או כאן כדי להשאר' | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): ?הפזורה‘ הישראלית: טרנד חולף או כאן כדי להשאר', זמן תל אביב, 28.8.2020.

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Israeli Archives Censorship Regulations and Oral History | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Israeli Archives Censorship Regulations and Oral History, Jerusalem Post, 22.8.2020.

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Armenian Genocide: Looking Back at the 40 Years It Took for Congress to Acknowledge It | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Armenian Genocide: Looking Back at the 40 Years It Took for Congress to Acknowledge It, The National Interest, 9.3.2020.

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Recognition of the Armenian Genocide after its Centenary: A Comparative Analysis of Changing Parliamentary Positions | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Recognition of the Armenian Genocide after its Centenary: A Comparative Analysis of Changing Parliamentary Positions, in: Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/23739770.2019.1737911.

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Author Interview: Eldad Ben Aharon on the Use of Oral History in the Study of International Relations | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Author Interview: Eldad Ben Aharon on the Use of Oral History in the Study of International Relations, the American Oral History Association, 14.2.2020.

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Doing Oral History with the Israeli Elite and the Question of Methodology in International Relations Research | 2020

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): Doing Oral History with the Israeli Elite and the Question of Methodology in International Relations Research, in: The Oral History Review, 47:1, 1–23, DOI: 10.1080/00940798.2019.1702467.

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Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide | 2019

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2019): Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide, 1.12.2019.

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הקונגרס האמריקאי הכיר סוף סוף ברצח העם הארמני. עכשיו תור ישראל | 2019

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2019): הקונגרס האמריקאי הכיר סוף סוף ברצח העם הארמני. עכשיו תור ישראל, שיחה מקומית, 16.11.2019.

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הכרה ברצח העם הארמני היא הכרה באוניברסליות של השואה | 2019

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2019): הכרה ברצח העם הארמני היא הכרה באוניברסליות של השואה, שיחה מקומית, 1.5.2019.

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Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide | 2019

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2019): Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide. (Hebrew), in: Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, 1–15, www.mitvim.org.il/(...).

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Review, Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence Against the Armenians, 1789-2009, Fatma Müge Göçek | 2018

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2018): Review, Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence Against the Armenians, 1789-2009, Fatma Müge Göçek, in: Journal of Social History, 51:3, 656-659, https://academic-oup-com.ezproxy01.rhul.ac.uk/jsh/article/51/3/656/2924802.

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Superpower by Invitation | 2018

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2018): Superpower by Invitation. Late Cold War diplomacy and leveraging Armenian terrorism as a means to rapprochement in Israeli-Turkish relations (1980–1987), in: Cold War History, 19:2, 275–293, DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2018.1483342.

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Review, Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey, Lerna Ekmekçioğlu | 2017

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2017): Review, Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey, Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, in: Patterns of Prejudice, 51:2, 211-213, https://www-tandfonline-com.ezproxy01.rhul.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1080/0031322X.2017.1287464.

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Between Ankara and Jerusalem | 2017

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2017): Between Ankara and Jerusalem. The Armenian Genocide as a Zero-Sum Game in Israel's Foreign Policy (1980’s -2010’s), in: Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 20:5, 459–476, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2018.1385932.

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Review, Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide, Laura Marchand & Guillaume Perrier | 2016

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2016): Review, Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide, Laura Marchand & Guillaume Perrier, in: Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 22:4, https://www-tandfonline-com.ezproxy01.rhul.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1080/17504902.2016.1224646.

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Review, They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide, Ronald Grigor Suny | 2016

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2016): Review, They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide, Ronald Grigor Suny, in: H-Soz-Kult, 1-3, https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-24026.

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A Unique Denial: Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide | 2015

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2015): A Unique Denial: Israel's Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide, in: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 42:4, 638–654, DOI: 10.1080/13530194.2015.1043514.

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Interview with Eldad Ben Aharon about MA programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the University of Amsterdam | 2013

Ben Aharon, Eldad (2013): Interview with Eldad Ben Aharon about MA programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the University of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, 28.12.2013.

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