Omer Einav is a Neubauer Research Associate at INSS, and manager and editor of the INSS website. His research interests include Lebanon, Syria, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Islam, and International Relations at the Hebrew University and an MA in Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Middle Eastern and African History at the Zvi Yavetz School of History at Tel Aviv University. His dissertation deals with football and Jewish-Arab relations in Mandatory Palestine.