Prof. Gabriel Weimann (Ph.D.)


Department of Communication

 University of Haifa, Israel




My books:

How to Contact me?

Office address:          Department of Communication, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel

Office telephone:       (04) 8249598         Fax: (04) 8249120

E-Mail address:


Research Interests

The Study of Media Effects, Media Psychology, Political and Commercial campaigns, Terrorism and the Media, Terrorists Use of the Internet, Public Opinion Research, Social Networks


Academic Positions

1996- present    Haifa University, Full Professor

1984                   Carleton University, Ottawa, Visiting Professor

1985                   Stanford University, California,  Visiting Professor

1988-1989         Universitat Mainz, Germany, Visiting Professor

1991-2                The Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Lehigh University, Visiting Professor

1996                   Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, Visiting Professor

1997-8                National University of Singapore, Singapore, Visiting Professor

2003-2004          United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington DC, Senior Fellow

2005, 2006, 2008-10  American University, Washington, DC, Visiting Professor

2011                    University of Maryland,  Washington, DC, Visiting Professor

2010-present       Member of the Editorial Board,  International Journal of Public Opinion Research;

                             Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; Megamot

2012-present       Editor, Media Frames, journal of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA)                    


Awards and Grants

1.   Ben Gurion Foundation: Research Grant 1984.

2.   The Fulbright Foundation, U.S.: Fellowship, 1984‑5.

3.   Canadian‑Israel Exchange Grant, 1984‑85.

4.   Ministry of Multi‑Culturalism, Government of Canada, Research grant, 1985

      (with Prof. Conrad Winn).

5.   Solicitor General Canada, Research Grant, 1985, (with Prof. Gabor).

6.   The 1986 International Sepharadic Education Foundation (I.S.E.F) Research Prize.

7.   The U.S. Education Foundation Grant for the Salzburg Seminar, 1987.

8.   Exchange Grant, University of Mainz, Mainz, 1987.

9.   The Canadian Faculty Enrichment Award, 1988.

10.  The Alexander von Humboldt‑Stiftung (West Germany) Grants 1988‑90, 1993-4.

11.  The Berman Center, Lehigh University, U.S: Fellowship, 1991-2.

12. The German National Research Foundation (D.F.G.): Research Grant for 1993  (with Prof.  Dr. H.B. Brosius).

13.   The Sasakawa Fellowship Grant for the Salzburg Seminar, 1995.

14. The Wally Langschmidt Award for Communication Research, South Africa, 1995.

15. Research Grant from the Israel Democracy Institute to study media coverage of the Israeli 1996 campaign (with Prof. A. Arian and Dr. G. Wolfsfeld).

16. Research Grant from the Israel Democracy Institute to study media coverage of the Israeli 1999 campaign.

17. Research Prize from the Research Authority, University of Haifa, 2000.

18. The Fulbright Foundation Grant for the American Studies Institute on U.S. Political System, 2000.

19. Senior Fellowship at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington DC, 2003-4.

20. Top Paper of Political Communication at the National Communication Association Conference (2006), with Galit Marmor-Lavie.

21. NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Grant for the project on Terrorism and Crime on the Internet (with Prof. Edna Erez), 275,000 $, 2007-2009.



Seven times awarded the "best lecturer" in students' surveys, university of Haifa.


My Publications

a. Ph.D. Dissertation: 

"Conversation Networks as Communication Networks" (Hebrew), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981. Supervised by Professor Elihu Katz, 279 pp. 


b.  Books: 

(H=in Hebrew)


1.  Weimann, Gabriel and Conrad Winn, 1986. Hate on Trial: The Zundel Case, the Media and Public Opinion in Canada, Toronto: Mosaic Press, Canada, 201 pp. 

2.  Weimann, Gabriel and Conrad Winn, 1993. The Theater of Terror: The Mass Media and International Terrorism, New York: Longman Publishing/Addison-Wesley, 295 pp. 

3.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1994. The Influentials: People Who Influence People, New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY),  380 pp. 

4.  Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. Communicating Unreality: Mass Media and Reconstruction of Realities, Sage Publications.  440 pp.

5. Weimann, Gabriel and Baruch Nevo, 2001. The Singaporean Enigma, Jerusalem: Zivonim, 248 pp. (H). 

6.  Weimann, Gabriel, (2006). Terror on the Internet: The New Arena, The New Challenges, Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 360 pp.

7. Kaplan, Abraham and Gabriel Weimann, 2011. Freedom and Terror: Reason and Unreason in Politics , London: Routledge.

8. Weimann, Gabriel, 2012. Social Research for Democracy: The Story of the Israeli Institute of Applied Social Research. Jerusalem: Zivonim (forthcoming) (H).



 c. Monographs: 


1.  Weimann, Gabriel and Tamir Sheafer, 2004. The Quality of Coverage: Analysis of Media Coverage of Israeli Elections. Monograph, Tel Aviv: Herzog Institute for Communication, Society and Politics.

2.  Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. WWW.Terror.Net: How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet.  Special Research Report, Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace.

3. Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. Cyberterrorism: How Real Is the Threat?, Special Research Report, Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace.

 4. Tustin, D.H., D. van Vuuren, J.P.R. Joubert and G. Weimann (2006). An Exploratory Study on Influencer Marketing in South Africa. Research Report published by the Bureau of Market Research, Pretoria: University of South Africa (71 pp.).

 5. Weimann, Gabriel, Yariv Tsfati and Rebekah Tukachinsky 2006. The Media Coverage of the Israeli 2006 Elections, Herzog Institute Report, University of Tel Aviv, (H), (37 pp.).

6. Weimann, Gabriel. 2007. The Israeli Public's Criticism of the Media During the Labanon War of 2006, Rotchild-Cesarea School Series on Media in Wartime, University of Tel Aviv (H), (33 pp.).

7. Erez, Edna, Weimann, Gabriel and Weisburd, Aaaron. 2011. Jihad, Crime, and the Internet: Content Analysis of Jihadist Forum Discussions. Report submitted to The National Institute of Justice (NIH), Washington, DC (160 pp). Available at:



d. Articles in Refereed Journals and Books:    

 (H=in Hebrew)


8. Weimann, Gabriel, 1982. "On the Importance of Marginality: One More Step into the Two‑Step Flow of Communication", American Sociological Review, 47 (6): 764-773.

9. Weimann, Gabriel, 1982. "The Prophecy that Never Fails: On the Uses and Gratifications of Horoscope Reading", Sociological Inquiry, 52 (4): 274-290.

10.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1982. "Dealing with Bureaucracy: The Effectiveness of Persuasive Appeals", Social Psychology Quarterly, 45 (3): 136-144.

11. Weimann, Gabriel, 1982. "The Diffusion of Pre‑Election Polls in the Israeli Press", State, Government and International Relations, 19:132-145 (H).

12. Weimann, Gabriel, 1983. "Every Day is Election Day", in E., D. Caspi and A. Diskin (Eds.), The Roots of Begin's Success: The 1981 Israeli Elections, London: Croom Helm: 273-293.

13.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1983. "The Theater of Terror: The Effects of Press Coverage", Journal of Communication: 33: 38-45.

14.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1983. "Pre-Election Polls in the Israeli Press", Journalism Quarterly, 60: 283-300.

15.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1983. "The Not-So‑Small World: Ethnicity and Acquaintance Networks in Israel", Social Networks, 5: 289-302.

16. Weimann, Gabriel, 1983. "On the Strength of Weak Conversational Ties", Social Networks, 5: 245-267.

17. Weimann, Gabriel, 1984. "Images of America: The Impact of Americanized Television in Israel", International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 8: 185-197.

18. Weimann, Gabriel, 1984. "Cross‑Ethnic Acquaintance Networks in Israel", Megamot, 28: 444-454 (H).

19. Weimann, Gabriel, 1985. "Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Labeling Terrorism in the Israeli Press", Political Communication and Persuasion,  2(4): 433-445.

20.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1985. "Network Analysis of a Kibbutz Community", The Kibbutz, 11:37-46 (H).

21. Weimann, Gabriel, 1985. "Sex Differences in Dealing with Bureaucracy", Sex Roles, 12: 777-790.

22.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1985. "Mass‑Mediated Occultism", Journal of Popular Culture, 19: 81-88.

23.  Fishman, Gideon and G. Weimann, 1985. "Presenting the Victim: Sex Bias in Press Reports on Crime", Justice Quarterly, 2 (4): 491-503.

24.  Weimann, Gabriel and Conrad Winn, 1986. "The Misperception of Public Opinion: The Canadian Nazi Trials and Their Implications", Political Science, 3: 54-57.

25. Gabor, Tom and Gabriel Weimann, 1987. "La Couverture du Crime Par la Presse: Un Portrait Fidele ou Deforme", Criminologie,

20(1): 79-98.

26.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1987. "New Religions: From Fear to Faith", The Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 12 (3): 216-228.

27.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1987. "Media Events: The Case of International Terrorism", Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 31 (1): 21-39.

28.  Weimann, Gabriel and Tom Gabor, 1987. "Placing the Blame for Crime in Press Reports", Deviant Behavior, 8 (3): 283-297.

29.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1987. "Conceptualizing the Effects of Mass‑Mediated Terrorism", Political Communication and Persuasion,  4: 213-216.

30.  Fishman, Gideon, Gabriel Weimann and Arye Rattner, 1987 "The Effect of Ethnicity on Crime Attribution", Criminology, 25(3): 1201-1218.

31. Weimann, Gabriel and Gideon Fishman, 1988. "Attribution of Responsibility: Sex-based Bias in Press Reports on Crime", European Journal of Communication, 3: 415-430.

32. Weimann, Gabriel, Gideon Fishman and Arye Rattner, 1988. "Social Distance and Misidentification", International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 27 (3): 217-225.

33.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1988. "Mass Mediated Theater of Terror: Must the Show Go On?", in Bruck, P. (ed.), The News Media and Terrorism, Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1-22.

34. Weimann, Gabriel, 1988. "Critics in the Theater of Terror: Weimann's Reply", in Bruck, P. (Ed.), The News Media and Terrorism, Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 79-84.

35. Weimann, Gabriel, Arye Rattner and Gideon Fishman, 1988. "Who is Visually Perceived as a Criminal?", Megamot, 31 (2): 208-220 (H).

36. Weimann, Gabriel and Hans‑Bernd Brosius, 1989. "The Predictability of International Terrorism: A Time-Series Analysis", Journal of Terrorism, 11(6): 491-502.

37.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1989. "Social Networks and Communication", in M. Asante and W.B. Gudykunst (Eds.), Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Los Angeles: Sage, pp. 186-203.

38.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1989. "Terrorism in the Global Village", in Y. Wyant (ed.), Canadian‑Israeli Perspectives on Culture, Women and Media, Jerusalem: Academon, 75-89.

39.  Rattner, Arye, Gabriel Weimann and Gideon Fishman, 1990. "Cross Ethnic Identification and Misidentification", Sociology and Social Research, 74(2): 73-79.

40. Brosius, Hans-Bernd and Gabriel Weimann, 1990. "Die Attraktivitat von Gewalt", ("The Attractiveness of Violence"), Publizistik,

34: 329-339.

41.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1990. "Redefinition of Image: The Impact of Mass‑Mediated Terrorism", International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2(1): 16-29.

42.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1990. "The Obsession to Forecast: Pre‑Election Polls in the Israeli Press", Public Opinion Quarterly, 54: 396-408.

43.  Brosius, Hans‑Bernd and Gabriel Weimann, 1991. "The Contagiousness of Mass‑mediated Terrorism", European Journal of Communication, 6: 63-75.

44. Weimann, Gabriel and Hans-Bernd Brosius, 1991. "The Newsworthiness of International Terrorism", Communication Research,

18 (3): 333-354.

45. Weimann, Gabriel, 1991. "The Influentials: Back to the Concept of Opinion Leaders?", Public Opinion Quarterly, 55: 267-279. (A modified and updated version of this paper appeared in 1992, "Personlichkeitsstarke und die Meinungsfuhrer-Konzept?" in Jurgen Wilke (ed.), Offentliche Meinung: Theorie, Methoden, Befunden, Munich: Verlag Karl Alber,  1992, 87-102).

46.  Weimann, Gabriel, Hans-Bernd Brosius and Mallory Wober, 1992. "TV Diets: Towards a Typology of TV Viewership", European Journal of Communication, 7 (4): 491-516.

47.  Brosius, Hans-Bernd and Gabriel Weimann, 1992. "The Loyalty of TV Viewing: How Consistent is TV Viewing Behavior?", Journal of Broadcasting and the Electronic Media, 36 (3): 321-335.

48. Weimann, Gabriel and Hans-Bernd Brosius, 1994. "Is There a Two-Step Flow of Agenda-Setting?", International Journal of Public Opinion Research , 6(4): 323-341.

49.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1994, "Caveat Populi Quaestor: The 1992 Pre-Elections Polls in the Israeli Press", in A. Arian and M. Shamir (eds.), The 1992 Elections in Israel, New York: State University of New York Press, pp. 255-271.  

50.  Weimann Gabriel, 1994, "Can the Media Mediate?  Mass Mediated Diplomacy in the Middle East", in G. Ben Dor and D. Dewitt (Eds.), Confidence Building Measures in the Middle East, New York: Westview, 291-307.

51. Weimann, Gabriel and Gideon Fishman, 1995. "Reconstructing Suicide: Reporting Suicide in the Israeli Press", Journalism Quarterly, 72(3): 550-558.

52. Weimann, Gabriel, 1995. "Zapping in the Holy Land: Coping with Multi-Channel TV in Israel", Journal of Communication, 45(1): 97-103.

53.  Brosius, Hans-Bernd, and Gabriel Weimann, 1995. "Medien oder Bevolkerung: Wer bestimmt die Agenda? Ein Beitrag zum Zwei-Stufen-Fluss von Agenda-Setting?",  Rundfunk und Fernsehen, 3: 312-329.

54. Weimann, Gabriel, 1996. "Can the Media Mediate?  Mass Mediated Diplomacy  in the Middle East",  Conflict Processes, 2(1): 31-41. An earlier version of this paper appeared in G. Ben Dor and D. Dewitt (eds.), Confidence Building Measures in the Middle East, New York: Westview, 291-307.

55.  Wober, Mallory, Gabriel Weimann and Hans-Bernd Brosius, 1996. "The European Election of 1989: British Television Viewers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Voting Behavior", British Journal of Social Psychology, 35: 233-244.

56.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1996. "Cable comes to the Holy Land: The Impact of Cable TV on Israeli Viewers", Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media,  40(2): 243-257.

57.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1996. "Cable TV in Israel: Panel Study of the Impact of the Transition to Multi-Channel Television in Israel",  Megamot, 37(4):  394-407 (H).

58.  Brosius, Hans-Bernd and Gabriel Weimann, 1996. "Who Sets the Agenda? Agenda-Setting as a Two-Step Flow", Communication Research, 23(5): 562-581.

59.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1997. "Can A Spiral Be a Bridge? On Noelle-Neumann's Work as Bridging Micro-Macro Levels of Analysis", Publizistik, 42 (1): 97-103.

60.  Fishman, Gideon and Gabriel Weimann, 1997. "Motives to Commit Suicide: Statistical Versus Mass-Mediated Reality", Archives of Suicide Research 3:1-14.

61.  Kiewitz, C., Weaver J.B., Brosius H.B, & Weimann, G., 1997. "Cultural Differences in Listening Style Preferences: A Comparison of Young Adults in Germany, Israel, and the United States", International Journal of Public Opinion Research 9: 233-247.

62.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1997, "Their Finest Hour: The Functions of the Israeli Mass Media Following the Murder of Prime Minister Rabin", in D. Caspi (Ed.), Democracy and Media, Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute, 223-239. (H).

63.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1998. “Beware of Surveys? Coverage of Pre-Election Polls in the Israeli Media”, in Fuchs, C. and Bar-Lev, S. (eds.), Surveys: Some Good, Some Less, Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, pp. 123-146. (H).  Also in Caspi, D. (2001), Pictures in Our Heads: Public Opinion and Democracy, Tel Aviv: Open University, 339-360. (H).

64.  Yanovitzky, Itzhak, and Gabriel Weimann, 1998. "The Attitudes of Jewish Settlers: An Analysis of 'Nekuda', the Settlers' Main Publication", Megamot  39: 191-215 (H).

65. Weimann, Gabriel, 1999. "Israel's TV Culture", Kesher 25, 98-104 (H).

66.  Arian, Asher, Gabriel Weimann and Gad Wolfsfeld, 1999. "Balance in Election Coverage", in Arian, A. and  Shamir, M. (Eds.), The Israeli Elections 1996, New York: SUNY Press, 295-312.

67.  Weimann, Gabriel, 1999. "The Theater of Terror As A Challenge to Democracy", in R. Cohen-Almagor (Ed.), Basic Issues in Israeli Democracy, Tel Aviv: Sifriat Poalim, pp. 247-264 (H).

68. Wolfsfeld, Gadi, and Weimann, Gabriel, 1999. Agenda Setting in the 1996 Elections Campaign", Politika, 4:9-26 (H).

69. Tsfati, Yariv and Weimann, Gabriel, 1999. "Terror on the Internet", Politika, 4: 45-64 (H).

70. Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. "The Blurry State of the Journalism Profession in Israel", Journalism Yearbook 1999-2000,135-139 (H).

71. Jaffe, Michael, & Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. "New Lords of the Global Village? Theories of Media Domination in the Internet Era",  in R. Wagenleitner & E. Tyler May (Eds.), Here, There and Everywhere: The Foreign Policy of American Popular Culture, Hanover, NH: University of New England Press, 288-308. 

72. Weimann, Gabriel and Jonathan Cohen, 2000. "None is Too Many: Women in the 1999 Israeli Elections Campaign", Kesher 28: 53-62 (H).

73. Cohen, Jonathan and Gabriel Weimann 2000. Cultivation Revisited: Some Genres Have Some Effects on Some Viewers, Communication Reports 13: 99-114.

74. Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. "The Israeli Media", in Aharoni, M., and S. Aharoni  (Eds.), Israel 2000, Tel Aviv: Miksam, 54-57. 

75. Weimann, Gabriel and Gadi Wolfsfeld, 2000. "Struggles over the Electoral Agenda: The Elections of 1996 and 1999". In Arian, A. and M. Shamir (Eds.), The Elections in Israel 1999. Jerusalem: The Israeli Institute for Democracy, 383-410 (for a revised version in English, see item 77).

76. Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. "Gender Differences in Israeli Television Commercials", Megamot 40 (3): 466-485. (H).

77. Weimann, Gabriel, 2001. “Two-Step Flow of Communication", in N. J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (editors), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Oxford:  Pergamon.

78. Weimann, Gabriel and Ayelet Goren, 2001. "A Comparative Analysis of the Israeli News on the First and Second Television Channels", Panim,16: 4-10 (H).

79. Weimann, Gabriel and Galit Marmor, 2001. "The Use of Emotional Appeals in the 1999 Israeli Elections Campaign", Politika 7: 63-78 (H).

80. Weimann, Gabriel, 2001. "Surveys, Errors and Lies in the Israeli Municipal Elections of 1998". In A. Brichta & A Pedahzur  (Eds.), Elections in the Local Authorities in Israel – 1998: Continuity or Change? . Tel Aviv: Ramot, 185-198 (H).

81. Weimann, Gabriel and Gadi Wolfsfeld, 2002. "Struggles Over the Electoral Agenda. In Arian, A. and M. Shamir (Eds.), The Elections in Israel 1999. New York: State University of New York Press, 269-288.

82. Simonson, Peter and Gabriel Weimann, 2003. Critical Research at Columbia: Lazarsfeld and Merton’s 'Mass Communication, Popular Taste, and Organized Social Action'. In E. Katz, J. Peters and T. Liebes (Eds.), Canonic Texts in Media Research, Cambridge: Polity Press, 12-38.

83. Weimann, Gabriel and Gadi Wolfsfeld, 2002. “The Israeli Elections 2001: The Campaigns That Changed Nothing”. In Arian, Asher and Michal Shamir (Eds.), The Israeli Elections 2001, Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute,101-126 (H).

84. Tsfati, Yariv and Weimann, Gabriel, 2002. " Terror on the Internet", Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 25(5): 317-332.

85. Weimann, Gabriel, 2003. “Ten Dilemmas of the Press during Wartime”, Panim, 23: 10-17 (H).

86. Sheafer, Tamir and Gabriel Weimann, 2004. “A Balanced and Systematic Analysis of the Issue of Media Balance in Four Israeli Elections, 1996 – 2003”. In Arian, Asher and Michal Shamir (Eds.), The Israeli Elections 2003, New York: Transaction Books. Also in Hebrew version, published by the Israel Democracy Institute.

87. Weimann, Gabriel. 2004. “The Theater of Terror: The Psychology of Terrorism and the Mass Media”. In Yael Danieli, Danny Brom, and Jonas Waizer (Eds.), The Trauma of Terror: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, New York: The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, 379-390. Reprinted in Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 9(3-4), 379-390.

88. Hershman-Shitrit, Michal and Gabriel Weimann. 2004. “The Impact of the Israeli Media on the Knesset’s Agenda”, Politika, 141-165 (H).

89. Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. "Terrorists and Their Tools: Using the Internet", Yale Global Online, at:

90. Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. "Terror on the Net: The New Arena". In Arye Idan (Ed.), Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Tel Aviv: Misrad Habitahon, 40-50 (H).

91. Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. "The Theater of Terror: Challenging Democracy". In Arye Idan (Ed.), Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Tel Aviv: Misrad Habitahon, 17-39 (H).

92. Kuten Avraham, Nissim Haim, Eimi Lev and Gabriel Weimann, 2004. "The coverage of cancer in the Israeli press", Journal of Clinical Oncology 22 (14): 542S-542S.

93. Sheafer, Tamir and Gabriel Weimann, 2005. "Agenda-Building, Agenda-Setting, Priming, Individual Voting Intentions and the Aggregate Results: An Analysis of Four Israeli Elections", Journal of Communication 55, 347-365.

94. Weimann, Gabriel, 2005. "Terrorist Dot Com: Using the Internet for Terrorist Recruitment and Mobilization", in J. Forest (Ed.), The Making of a Terrorist. Westport, CT: Praeger, pp. 53-65.

95. Weimann, Gabriel, 2005. "Online Terrorism: How Modern Terrorists Use the Internet", in Javier Ignacio Mayorca (Eds)., Terrorismo, ensayos para el debate, pp. 67-1-104.

96. Weimann, Gabriel, 2005. "Cyberterrorism: The Sum of All Fears?" Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 28: 129-149.

97. Weimann, Gabriel, Abraham Kuten, Nissim Haim and Eimi Lev, 2005. "Reporting Cancer in the Israeli Media: Real Reality vs. Reconstructed Reality", Harefua (Journal of the Israel Medical Association), 144(2): 85-88 (H).

98. Weimann, Gabriel, 2005. "How Terrorists Use the Internet", Journal of International Security Affairs, 8: 91-105.

99. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. "Virtual Terrorism: How Modern Terrorists Use the Internet", in Indrajit Banerjee (Ed.), The Internet and Governance in Asia - A Critical Reader, Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Center: 189-214.

100. Edna Reid, Jialun Qin, Yilu Zhou, Guanpi Lai, Marc Sageman, Gabriel Weimann, and Hsinchun Chen, 2005. "Collecting and Analyzing the Presence of Terrorists on the Web: A Case Study of Jihad Websites", Computer Science, Volume 3495: 402 – 411.

101. Galit Marmor-Lavie and Gabriel Weimann, 2006. “Measuring Emotional Appeals in Israeli Election Campaigns”, International Journal of Public Opinion Research 18 (3), 1-26.

102. Weimann, Gabriel, 2006. "Virtual Terrorism", in Liebes, T. and P. Frosh (Eds.), Meeting the Enemy in the Living Room: Terrorism and Communication in the Contemporary Era , Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuchad pp 72-109. (H).

103. Weimann, Gabriel, 2006. "Virtual Training Camps: Terrorist Use of the Internet", in J. Forest (Ed.). Teaching Terror: Strategic and Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World, Boulder, Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield 110-132.

104. Weimann, Gabriel, 2006. "Deadly Conversations", Yale Global Online, at:

105. Weimann, Gabriel, 2006. "Virtual Disputes: The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Debates", Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 29 (7): 623-639.

106. Weimann, Gabriel and Eimi Lev, 2006. "Mass-Mediated Medicine", Israel Medical Association Journal, 8 757-762.

107. Weimann, Gabriel. 2006. "Cyberterrorism". In Von Knop, K., Neisser, H, Salnikov, A, and B. Ganor (Eds.), Security, Terrorism and Privacy in Information Society, Bielfeld: W. Bertelsmann Verlag, pp. 41-52. 

108. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. ”Entertainment Content and Reality Perception", in Donsbach, W. (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Vol. 4, pp. 1543-1547.

109. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. ”Opinion Leaders", in Donsbach, W. (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Vol. 8, pp. 3391-3395.

110. Weimann, Gabriel. 2007. "Online Terrorism: Modern Terrorism and the Internet".  In Glaab, Sonja (Ed.): Medien und Terrorismus. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, pp. 51-58.

111. Weimann, G. Tustin, D.H., D. van Vuuren, and J.P.R. Joubert, 2007. “Looking for Opinion Leaders: Traditional vs. Modern Measures in Traditional Societies”, International Journal of Public Opinion Research,  19(2):173-190.

112. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. "American Style Campaigning". In Christina Holtz-Bacha and Lynda Kaid (Eds.),  Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Sage Publications.

113. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. "Using the Internet for Terrorist Recruitment and Mobilization", in Hypermedia Seduction for Terrorist Recruiting (Eds. Boaz Ganor, Katharina Von Knop, Carlos Duarte), NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, pp. 47-58.

114. Weimann, Gabriel, 2007. "The Theater of Terror: Modern Terrorism and the Mass Media", in Stephen L. Vaughn (Ed.), Routledge's Encyclopedia of American Journalism History, New York: Routledge, pp. 527-529.

115. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "The Psychology of Mass-Mediated Terrorism", American Behavioral Scientist 52(1): 69-86.

116. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "The Digital Gap in Israel: Internet's Center and Periphery". In Katz I, Z. Degani and T. Gross (Eds.), Where, Here: Language, Identity, Place, Tel Aviv: Kakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing, pp. 366-376 (H).

117. Sheafer, Tamir , Yariv Tsfati and Gabriel Weimann, 2008. "Campaigns in the Holy Land: The Content and Effects of Election News ", in Handbook of Election Coverage Around  the World (Eds. Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 402-431.

118. Weimann, Gabriel, Sheafer, Tamir and Yariv Tsfati. 2008. “Coverage of the 2006 Campaign: The Needs and Attitudes of the Public vis-à-vis the Functioning of the News Media”. In Arian, Asher and Michal Shamir (Eds.), The Elections in Israel 2006, Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute and New Brunswick: Transaction. pp.  269-294.

119.  Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Hezbollah Dot Com: Hezbollah's online campaign", in New Media and Innovative Technologies (Eds. D. Caspi and T. Azran), Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University Press, pp. 17-38.

120. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Mass-Media Theater", E-Journal USA: Countering the Terrorist Mentality , May 2007, at:

121. Cohen, Jonathan and Gabriel Weimann,  2008. "Who's afraid of reality shows? Exploring the effects of perceived influence of reality shoes and the concern over their social effects, on willingness to censor", Communication Research 35( 3): 382-397.

122. Marmor-Lavie, Galit and Gabriel Weimann, 2008. "Intimacy Appeals in Israeli Televised Political Advertising", Political Communication 25(3): 249-268.

123. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Al-Qa`ida's Extensive Use of the Internet", CTC Sentinel (published by the Combating Terrorism C, U.S. ilitary Academy at West Point), Vol. 1, issue 2, January 2008.

124. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Cyber-Terrorism: Are We Barking At the Wrong Tree?", Harvard Asia Pacific Review 9(2): 41-46.

125. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Online Terrorists Prey on the Vulnerable", Yale Global Online, at:

126. Weimann, Gabriel and Katharina von Knop, 2008. "Applying the Notion of Noise to Countering Online-Terrorism", Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31, 883-902.

127. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "The Israeli Media: Future Challenges", Viewpoints (Special Editions) - Israel: Growing Pains at 60, pp. 16-18.

128. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Narrowcasting: The trend in online terrorism", Gazette 70(3): 9-15.

129. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "Watchdog? The Decline of the Israeli Media ", Israel: Economy and Society (Ed.: Meir Aharoni),

pp. 150-152 (H).

130. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. "The Slow and Painful Fading of Censorship in Israel", Democracy, July 2007,

at: (H).

131. Chen, H., Chung, W., Qin, J., Reid, E., Sageman, M. & G. Weimann, 2008. "Uncovering the Dark Web: A Case Study of Jihad on the Web", Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology 59(8): 1347-1359.

132.  Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. “WWW.Al-Qaeda: The Reliance of al-Qaeda on the Internet”, in Responses to Cyber Terrorism (Edited the Centre of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism, The NATO Science for Peace and Security Program), pp. 61-69. Amsterdam:IOS Press.133. 133. Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. “How Terrorists Use the Internet to Target Children”, InSite, Vol. 1 No. 8, at:

134. Weimann, Gabriel, 2009. “Virtual Sisters: How Terrorists Target Women Online”, InSite, Vol. 2 No. 1. At: 

135. Weimann, Gabriel, 2009. "When Fatwas Clash Online: Terrorist Debates on the Internet," in Influence Warfare: How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas (Ed. James Forest). Westport, CT: Praeger, pp. 49-74. 

136. Weimann, Gabriel. 2009. “Media Coverage and Election Campaigns in Israel”, Bashaar  at: (H). 

137. Weimann, Gabriel. 2009.”War by Other Means: Econo-Jihad”, Yale Global Online, at: 

138. Weimann Gabriel and Gabrielle Vail Gorder, 2009. “Al-Qaeda Has Sent You A Friend Request: Terrorists Using Online Social Networking”, InSite, Vol. 2 No. 6. At: 

139. Weimann, Gabriel. 2009. "Online Training Camps for Terrorists", InSite, Vol. 2 No. 9. At: 

140. Mozes, Tomer and Weimann, Gabriel. 2010. “The E-Marketing Strategy of Hamas”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33(3), pp 211-225. 

141. Weimann, Gabriel, 2009. “Terror in Cyberspace“, The Marquette Law Review 93. At:

142. Weimann, Gabriel, 2010. “Terrorist Facebook: Terrorist and Online Social Networking”,  in Web Intelligence and Security (Eds., Mark Last and Abraham Kandel), NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, pp. 19-30. 

143. Weimann, Gabriel, 2010. "Terrorism and Counterterrorism on the Internet", The International Studies Encyclopedia (Ed. Robert Denemark), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, pp. Volume XI, pp. 6988-7005.  

144. Tsfati, Y., T. Sheafer and Weimann, G. 2010, "War on the agenda: The Gaza conflict and communication in the 2009 elections". In Arian, Asher and Michal Shamir (Eds.), The Elections in Israel – 2009, New Brunswick and London: Transaction, pp. 225-250. 

145. Weimann, Gabriel, 2010. "Terrorism’s New Avatars", Yale Global Online, at: 

146. Weimann, Gabriel, 2010. "Midvar Seker Tirhak" (Stay away from election polls). In Hakak Y., L. Kacan and M. Krumer-Nevo (Eds.),The Limits of Quantification, Beer Sheba: Ben Gurion University Press.  pp. 265-276.

147. Kennedy, Jonathan and Gabriel Weimann. 2011. “The Strength of Weak Terrorist Ties”, Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence 23, pp. 201-212.

148. Weimann, Gabriel, 2011. “Cyber-Fatwas and Terrorism”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 34, pp. 1-17. 

149. Weimann, Gabriel, 2011. "New Terrorism and New Media : Mass-Mediated Terrorism”, Terrorism in the 21st. Century (Ed. Veryan Khan),). At: 

150. Weimann, Gabriel, 2011. “The Israeli Media at a Turning Point””, in Israel: Economy and Society (Ed.: Meir Aharoni), pp. 108-110 (H). 

151. Ophir, Yotam and Gabriel Weimann, 2012. “From Terrorist to Persona: Para-Social Interaction and the ETA Website”, Perspectives on Terrorism 6, 23-35. 

152. Weimann, Gabriel, 2012. “The Role of the Media in Propagating Terrorism”, in Updesh Kumar and Manas K. Mandal (Eds.), Countering Terrorism : Psycho-social Strategies, Sage Publication (forthcoming). 

153. Weimann, Gabriel, 2012. “Opinion Leadership and Public Opinion: Where Weak/Strong Media Paradigms Converge”. In Wolfgang Donsbach, Charles Salmon and Yariv Tsfati (Eds.), The Spiral of Silence:  New Perspectives on Communication and Public Opinion, (forthcoming).

154. Weimann, Gabriel, 2012. “Terror and Internet”, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences 2e (Ed. James Wright), Amsterdam: Elsevier (forthcoming). 

155. Weimann, Gabriel, 2012. “Lone Wolves in Cyberspace”, Journal of Terrorism Research (forthcoming).


e. Book Reviews:

‑ Weimann, Gabriel, 1987. "Media Decentralization: A Book Review", Journal of Communication, 37 (1): 124‑127. 

- Weimann Gabriel, 1993. "Terrorism and the Media: A Book Review", International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 5(1): 105-108. 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 1993. "The Mediators: Mass Communication in Israel 1948-1990: A Book Review", Megamot, 35(1): 124-127, (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2000. "In/Outsiders: Mass Communication in Israel - A Book Review", Israeli Sociology 2 (2), 723-725 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2001. "On the Anatomy of Public Opinion: A Book Review", Israeli Sociology 6, 472-473. 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2002. “Media Effects and Society: A Book Review”, Contemporary Psychology 47(3), 312-313. 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2003. “Media and Conflict: A Book Review”, Publizistik 48, 378-379. 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2005. "Mass- Mediated Terrorism: A Book Review", Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 28: 195-212.

-Weimann, Gabriel, 2008. “Lexicon of Communication: A Book Review”, Media Frames: Israeli Journal of Communication 2: 132-134.

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2009. “Communication Research and Studies in Israel: A Book Review”, Megamot 46 (1-2): 281-283 (H).

-Weimann, Gabriel, 2010. "iMuslim: Rewiring the House of Islam: A Book Review", Sociology of Religion 71.

- Over 50 short book reviews published by the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 1991-6.  


f. Other Publications

‑ Weimann, Gabriel, 1984. "Misinterpreting Israeli Elections 1984", Middle East Focus, 7(4): 4‑5. 

‑ Weimann, Gabriel, 1984. "Advertising as a Mirror of Society", Monthly Review, 31(1): 40‑47 (H). 

‑ Weimann, Gabriel, 1985. "Who is After the Media in Lebanon?", Middle East Focus, 8(1): 4. 

‑ Weimann, Gabriel, 1986. "Mass-Mediated Terrorism", Middle East Focus, 8 (6): 10‑13. 

‑ Weimann, Gabriel and Conrad Winn, 1986. "Hate On Trial: Origins and Strategic Implications of a Project", Annual Review of Anti‑Semitism in Canada, Toronto: League for Human Rights, Bnai Brith Canada. 

- Over 50 articles published in Otot: The Israeli Journal of Mass Communication and Marketing, 1985-1993 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 1996, "Pre-Election Polls and the Media: The Badly Needed Guidelines", The Seventh Eye 2, 34-35, (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel and Gad Wolfsfeld, 1996, "Biased or Fair? The Television Coverage of the 1996 Campaign", The Seventh Eye 5, 20-22, (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 1997, "The Role of the Media during the April 1997 Crisis of the Israeli Government", The Seventh Eye 7, (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 1999, "The New Elite in Israel: The Ratings' Elite", The Seventh Eye 21 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel and Gadi Wolfsfeld, 2000, "The Coverage of the Israeli Elections 1996 and 1999", The Seventh Eye 25 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2001, "The way from Ceasarea: Establishing the Third TV Channel in Israel", The Seventh Eye 32 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2001. “Hidden Maps” (a story), Iton 77, 40-41 (H). 

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2004. "American Journalists Exposed", The Seventh Eye 49 (H). 

- Baram, Amatzia and Gabriel Weimann, 2004. Hussein's Trial: Make It An Unabashed Media Event, Christian Science Monitor, January 20.
- Benjamin, Daniel and Gabriel Weimann, 2004. What the Terrorists Have in Mind, The
New York Times, October, 27, 2004.

- Weimann, Gabriel, 2006. "Terrorists on the Web: Deadly conversations", International Herald Tribune, July 20, 2006.

 -Hoffman, Bruce and Gabriel Weimann, 2009. “Econ-Jihad”, The National Interest 13 May.



My Courses

1. "Introduction to Mass Communication", undergraduate course.

2. "Election Campaigns", research seminar.

3. "Research Workshop", graduate course.

4. "The Effects of Mass Communication", undergraduate course.

5. "Advanced Methods of Social Research", graduate course.

6. "Television: Viewing, Contents and Effects", undergraduate course.

7. "Social Networks and Communication", research seminar.

8. "Modern Terrorism and the Mass Media", research seminar.

9. "Public Opinion, the Media and Politics"' graduate course.

10. "Research Methods in Communication", graduate students.

11. "International Communication", undergraduate seminar.

12. "International Propaganda", research seminar.



Media Appearances


Interviewed by American television networks - CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, FOX News, the Canadian CBC, the BBC, the German ZDF and ARD, the Arab Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia, Israeli television channels, Globo and others.


Interviewed, quoted or reported by leading newspapers – the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, USA Today, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Washington Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor. The Economist, Scientific American, PC World, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News & World Report, Le Monde, Die Welt, Die Zeit,  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Hamburger Abendblatt, Suddeutsche Zeitung,  La Stampa,  and many others.

Published articles in Ha’aretz, Ma’ariv, Yedioth Achronot, Jerusalem Report, Jerusalem Post, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Ynet (online), NRG (online) and others.


Interviewed by radio stations and networks such as NPR, Deutsche Welle, BBC, Israeli radio stations - Kol Israel (radio), Galei Zahal (radio), Haifa Radio and others.