Matthias Kuntzel is a political scientist based in Hamburg, Germany. He is a research associate of the Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His published works include Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism, and the Roots of 9/11 (2007). He is a member of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin and the Advisory Board of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in New York.
Our Voice of the Week is Wired’s feature-length documentary Startup Nations. With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. Wired’s feature-length documentary looks beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicenter to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Nazareth, Ramallah and other parts of the West Bank, as well as in the Israeli cyber-security hub of Be’er Sheva.