Eran Eldar, Tulane University

Eran Eldar

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office 207, 7031 Freret Street


Professor Eran Eldar is the author of three academic books: Attrition, Army and Civilians on the Northeast Front, 1967-1970 (Bar-Ilan University Press, 2023, Won the Moldovan Prize for Military Literature and a special mention of excellence from the Yitzhak Sade Prize for Military Literature, was included in the list of the best books of the year by the newspaper "Haaretz"), The Road to '77, The Collapse of the Hegemony of the Labor Party, 1965-1977 (Am-Oved, 2018), By Its Own Efforts: The Urban Development of Tel Aviv in the Twilight of the British Mandate and the First Decades of the State of Israel (Resling, 2013). He is a co-author of the book: The History of Tel Aviv, vol. 3, A Rejuvenating City (Ramot, Tel Aviv University). Eldar received his Ph.D. in Jewish History from Tel Aviv University. Recently he published a chapter called: Between Holiness and Secularity: Jerusalem Versus Tel Aviv – image, relations and economy, in the Jerusalem Book 1948-1973, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2023. He served as a visiting professor at many universities in Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States (Tel Aviv University, Paris 8 University, Calgary University, University of Maryland and more). He published many academic articles in English, Hebrew and French that were highly praised in academic journals.


Professor Eldar is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of Israel studies. His primary research interest is the geographical, social, cultural, and political history of the State of Israel and the Middle East. He also deals with the military history of Israel and the connections between the military, the government and the society in Israel. His publications reflect a particular interest in the urban development of Israel, Israeli politics and communication in Israel. Professor Eldar also deals with the study of the Middle East, the relations between the countries of the Middle East in the 1960s and 1970s, the military confrontations between Israel and the Arab states in the context of the Israeli-Arab conflict and the military history of the region.