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Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
Jerusalem, Israel

Nathan Thrall is Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Israel/Palestine covering Gaza, Israel, Jordan and the West Bank. He has written on American foreign policy, the Arab uprisings, Fatah, Hamas, Hizbollah, Iran, Israel, Palestinian politics, the peace process, and Salafi-Jihadi groups.

His writing has appeared in Arabic in Al- Hayat, Asharq al-Awsat, and Al-Quds al-Arabi, and in English in Foreign Affairs, GQ, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. A contributing editor at Tablet Magazine and a former member of the editorial staff of The New York Review of Books, he appears frequently in print and broadcast media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Al-Jazeera, the BBC, Democracy Now!, NPR, and CNN.

He received a BA from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MA in politics from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. He lives in Jerusalem.

In The News

13 Apr 2017
[The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement] has the potential [...] to become something much larger: a leading cause for advocates of free speech. Al Jazeera

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
14 Feb 2017
Netanyahu is basically someone who is extremely risk-averse and wants to preserve stability at all costs. The Christian Science Monitor

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
27 Jan 2017
We hear a lot of talk of Trump being interested in pursuing some kind of peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in the context of a regional approach to Middle East peace. That all sounds conventional to me. Financial Times

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
23 Nov 2016
Egyptian-Israeli relations are today at their highest level in history. Nathan Thrall

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
28 Oct 2016
The names [of potential successors to Palestinian President Abbas that] you hear about most often are basically former security people because these are whom Israel is most comfortable with and whom Western donors have interacted with and vetted. BBC

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
22 Sep 2016
Maintenant qu'il a validé le plus vaste programme d'assistance jamais offert par les États-Unis, Obama peut se sentir libre de prendre des décisions susceptibles de déplaire à Israël. Le Figaro

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine