Prof. Menachem Klein is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Prof. Klein studied Middle East and Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in 1992-3 and 2001-2 was a fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. In 2006 he was a visiting professor in MIT, and in 2010 he was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow in the European University Institute, Florence. In 2011 Prof. Klein was a visiting scholar in Leiden University, Holland.
In 2000 Prof. Klein was an adviser for Jerusalem Affairs and Israel-PLO Final Status Talks to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. S. Ben-Ami, and a member of advisory team operating in the office of Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Since 1996 he is active in many unofficial negotiations with Palestinian counterparts. In October 2003 Prof. Klein signed together with prominent Israeli and Palestinian negotiators the Geneva Agreement – a detailed proposal for a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
He is a Senior Fellow in the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue and board member of Palestine-Israel Journal. Previously he was board member of B'etselem, the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.