Anat Berko

Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers, conducts research for Israel's Counter-Terrorism Team and Israel's National Security Council, and serves as an advisor to senior government officials.

Dr. Berko lectures at the IDC's Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Security. She also conducts counterterrorism lectures for NATO, Congress, the State Department, the FBI, military forces and for a multitude of universities throughout the United States and elsewhere. In 2015, she joined the Knesset as a member of the Likud party.

After a distinguished 25-year career in the military, where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Berko retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2003. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from Bar-Ilan University and is the author of The Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers and The Smarter Bomb: Women and Children as Suicide Bombers.

Dr. Berko can be reached by email at or by phone at 02-6408810.

Writings by Anat Berko

Title Publication Date
Guest Column: Israel is the Safest Place for an Arab in the Middle East (2 comments) Special to IPT News September 3, 2014
Guest Column: Daniel Pomerantz from Kfar Azar, Rest in Peace (2 comments) Special to IPT News August 5, 2014
Beyond Belief: Palestinian Terrorists Smuggle Sperm Out of Israeli Jails Special to IPT News May 5, 2014
Guest Column: Dead Terrorists and Palestinian National Imagery (1 comment) Special to IPT News February 4, 2014
Guest Column: Jihad Tourism (7 comments) Special to IPT News October 2, 2013
The Only Commonality is Mass Killing (2 comments) Special to IPT News September 24, 2013
Guest Column - America and Europe: a Case of Impaired Judgment? (3 comments) Special to IPT News August 22, 2013
Guest Column: Israeli Prisons, Hothouses for Breeding Palestinian Terrorists (2 comments) Special to IPT News August 2, 2013