Personal Webpage - Prof. Gisela Dachs

Gisela Dachs teaches at the DAAD Center for German Studies and at the European Forum at the Hebrew University. She holds a PHD from the Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University, on news media consumption and belonging among migrants. Her media expertise is also based on her long career as a professional journalist, having worked exclusively for more than twenty years for the renowned German weekly DIE ZEIT, first as a political editor in Hamburg and then as its correspondent in Israel. Prior to that, she had begun her career as a journalist for the French daily Libération in Paris, covering among others, the fall of the Berlin wall and its aftermath. She was co-host of the talkshow Transit for the German-French TV channel ARTE.Today, she writes for the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, the HAUPTSTADTBRIEF, Berlin, and has a monthly column in Wina, Austria.     

She is the author of several books about Israel and the Middle East, and lectures frequently about these topics in Europe. She has taught at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlyia (IDC) on ´Cross-Border-Journalism or How to be a Foreign Correspondent´, and at the Tel Aviv University on "Media and Migration". Since 2001, she has been the editor-in-chief of the “Jüdischer Almanach” of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem.

Research Interests:

  • News Media, Journalism and Conflict Reporting
  • Migration, Media, National Identity
  • Israeli-German Relations
  • Projection space: Berlin
  • French-German Relations
  • European-Israeli Relations, Mutual Perceptions