Israeli columnist & professor, Barry Rubin, dies aged 64

Prolific writer & academic, Barry Rubin, succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer.



Professor, political analyst and writer Barry Rubin passed away on Monday at the age of 64.

Barry Rubin

Barry Rubin. – Screenshot from YouTube video by DemoCast.

Rubin’s death was announced on his Facebook page: “To our great sadness, Barry Rubin passed away this morning. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Your love, support, and prayers have been greatly appreciated. There will be shiva and a funeral, details to follow soon.”

According to posts on social media, Rubin had been battling cancer for the past 18 months and had fallen into a coma on Sunday night.

Rubin, a native of the United States, served as director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the journal “Middle East Review of International Affairs.”

He wrote several books about the region and the Israeli-Arab conflict, including “The Israel-Arab Reader,” “The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East” and “The Truth About Syria.” He also frequently wrote for the Jerusalem Post and blogged at The Rubin Report.

Rubin made multiple televised appearances on American news and talk shows and his writing was published in more than a dozen newspapers across the world.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Colp Rubin, and their two children.


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