Wolfsfeld, Gadi (1951–)

Gadi Wolfsfeld is best known for his research on the role of the media in political conflicts and peace processes. As an Israeli political science and communication scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, his main political laboratory is the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Wolfsfeld's research represents a life-long commitment to trying to understand how we can use political communication tools to make a contribution to resolving conflict and war. This started with his first article, which was published in 1977 in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and looked at how Palestinians and Israelis perceived each other in ways that contributed to their mutual hatred and suspicion, and has continued into his latest book, Media and the Path to Peace, which was published in 2004 and is ...

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