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Omran Shroufi


Title of Research:

The European Far Right and the Question of Israel/Palestine

Brief overview of research topic:

It is acknowledged that the rise of the far right represents a key development in West European party politics.  However, while the drivers of voter support and domestic strategies have received significant scholarly attention, little analysis has focused on the international outlook of the contemporary far right. Through my study of the West European far right's position towards the question of Israel/Palestine, I aim to address this blind spot.



BA Sociology (University of Strathclyde)

MA Political Science (Freie Universität Berlin)

MA in Social Research (University of York)

Research Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Januray-April 2020

Publications / Conferences


March 2020: (Book Review) Chantal Mouffe: For a Left Populism, e-Extreme, Newsletter of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy;

January 2017 - Fatah’s Seventh Party Congress: A Masterstroke By Abbas?; Open Democracy;

February 2016 - Political Paralysis in Palestine; Your Middle East;

October 2015 - The Gates of Jerusalem: European Revisionism and The Populist Radical Right; Race & Class, Vol. 57: 2;

March 2014 - Time to Move Over? The Future of Political Parties in Palestinian Politics; Publication of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung;

Conferences / Workshops

March 2021: PSA 2021 Annual International Conference (Belfast, Virtual). Paper Presented: ‘The European Far Right and Israel – New Page but Same Old Story?’

March 2021: PSA 2021 Annual International Conference (Belfast, Virtual). Joint Paper Presented (with Benjamin De Cleen, VUB, Brussels): ‘German New Right Discourse about Populism’

April 2019: Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris PhD Workshop, Qualitative Research on the Far Right (Paris). Paper Presented: ‘Radical Right discourse on Israel/Palestine: The case of Geert Wilders’.

June 2018: 1st Summer School Of The ECPR Standing Group On Extremism & Democracy, Concepts And Methods For Research On Far-Right Politics (Florence). Paper Presented: ‘The European Radical Right and Trump’s Jerusalem Decision’.

February 2015 - The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and The Populist Radical Right: Redefining Local Contexts; Presentation at the Conference ‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel’ School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 9 February 2015 

Other media appearances 

January 2021: Interview with Window on the World: ‘Germany: Are the Merkel years really over?’;

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Omran is supervised by Professor Sofia Vasilopoulou and Professor Neil Carter

Contact details

Mr Omran Shroufi

Office Location

Room D/N/141
Office Hours: (Spring term): Fridays 11:00-12:00