University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora available to speak about attacks in Israel from his home near Jerusalem

Continuing violence in Israel resulted in more bloodshed on Tuesday, with the country’s public security minister, Gilad Erdan, calling for new options to increase security —including blocking off Palestinian suburbs east of Jerusalem.

Amos Guiora, a law professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is an expert on counter-terrorism and national security and can speak about the latest violence in Israel. Guiora lives part-time in Israel, and is currently at his home about 10 minutes outside of Jerusalem. He is available to speak with media day or night by phone or Skype about witnessing the latest round of terror in Israel, which includes several stabbings a day on the streets and upwards of 30 injured in four terrorist attacks today. He can provide local context about the scene, as well as academic expertise on developing conversations on changing security in the region in the wake of the attacks.

Guiora has written for the New York Times about his past involvement in prisoner release negotiations for Israel. He served 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces and was involved in the release of Palestinian prisoners in his role as a judge advocate general. Guiora can offer commentary on the question of security amid the latest attacks and continuing violence in Israel.


Phone: 216-470-6386 | Email: amos.guiora@law.utah.edu | Skype: AmosGuiora