Yoav Gelber is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa and Head of the Nevzlin Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. His areas of expertise are Jewish history and the history of the Israel Defense Forces. Professor Gelber previously taught at Knox College, San Diego State University, Univresity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Texas at Austin. He is the authori of, Jewish-Transjordanian Relations 1921-1948: Alliance of Bars Sinister, (Routledge, 2014). Professor Gelber received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1977.