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

Articles, Reviews

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Title Publication Date
Why Haven't Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Even Mentioned Iran's Hijab Protests? IPT News September 26, 2022
Afghan Feminists Torture-Murdered, President Biden Unconcerned IPT News February 4, 2022
Aafia Siddiqui and the Misguided Support for Women of Jihad IPT News January 19, 2022
Afghan Women Chronicle Daily New Horrors IPT News January 7, 2022
The Eternal Life of Blood Libels Against the Jews IPT News December 29, 2021
Winter Presents New, Dire Challenges for Afghanistan's Women IPT News December 10, 2021
Taliban Closes In As Desperate Afghan Women Await Rescue IPT News November 17, 2021
Continuing to Try to Save Afghan Women "the Only Thing We Can Do" IPT News September 30, 2021
Battered Afghan Women and Divided Loyalties IPT News September 28, 2021
Saving Just One Afghan Woman IPT News August 9, 2021
Chesler: Learning Afghanistan's Lessons IPT News July 14, 2021
A Rally Against Antisemitism Is Welcome, But Is it Enough to Slow America's Tsunami of Antisemitism? IPT News July 9, 2021
Baseless Israel Bashing Permeates Science, Medicine, and Education Unions IPT News June 15, 2021
Psychologists Hope to Combat Antisemitism as an Illness IPT News June 2, 2021
Academics Use Propaganda, Not Expertise, to Bash Israel IPT News May 24, 2021
In News and Film, the Anti-Israel Bias Pervades IPT News May 21, 2021
Yet Again, the Media Blames Israel for a Conflict Hamas Started IPT News May 12, 2021
Practicing Feminism While White IPT News May 5, 2021
Upon Leaving the Wild, Wild East in Afghanistan IPT News April 15, 2021
Tehran on My Mind IPT News March 9, 2021
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
"Jewish Lives Matter": Human Rights and Anti-Semitism
by Fiamma Nirenstein
IPT News August 19, 2022
The Perils of NonViolent Islamism
by Elham Manea
IPT News February 22, 2021