Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology at City University of New York. She is a best-selling author, a legendary feminist leader, a retired psychotherapist and expert courtroom witness. She has lectured and organized political, legal, religious, and human rights campaigns in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and the Far East.

Since 9/11, Dr. Chesler has focused on anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel; the psychology of terrorism; the nature of propaganda; honor-based violence and the rights of women, dissidents, and gays in the Islamic world. Dr. Chesler has published three studies about honor-related violence, including honor killings, and a position paper on why the West should ban the burqa.

Dr. Chesler is a co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969), The National Women's Health Network (1974), and The International Committee for Women of the Wall (1989). She is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at The Middle East Forum, and a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy.

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Writings by Phyllis Chesler

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Title Publication Date
An Honor Killer and His Accomplices Finally Face Justice IPT News January 26, 2021
Dad's Arrest Exposes Support Network Behind Alleged Honor Killers Special to IPT News September 11, 2020
Palestinian Lies Never Die; Wikipedia and Google Keep Them Alive Special to IPT News April 24, 2020
Western Governments Play a Key Role in Successful Honor Killing Escapes Special to IPT News February 11, 2020
Western Feminists AWOL in Supporting Abused and Dissident Muslim Women Special to IPT News January 8, 2020
Guest Column: Just Who Has to Adjust in the Name of Tolerance? (8 comments) Special to IPT News February 19, 2015


Book Title Publication Date
The Perils of NonViolent Islamism
by Elham Manea
IPT News February 22, 2021