Adam Hoffman

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD Candidate

Adam Hoffman is a Neubauer Research Fellow at the program for Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv and a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include salafi-jihadi ideology, global jihadi organisations, the ISIS, and jihadist use of social media. He can be followed on Twitter at @AdamHoffm



After Orlando: Lone Attackers and ISIS Propaganda

ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the 49 people massacred in an LGBT nightclub. But reports about the gunman show how lone attackers can undermine ISIS' propaganda efforts.

Adam Hoffman

17 Jun 2016


What is the Islamic Movement in Israel?

Israel's main Islamist group often makes headlines in the Jewish state, but little is known about it outside the country.

Adam Hoffman

30 Mar 2016


A Message to Jerusalem: ISIS Threatens Israel

Last week's Hebrew-language ISIS propaganda video aims to capitalise on the Israel/Palestine conflict, intimidate Israelis, and keep the group at the top of the international news agenda.

Adam Hoffman

26 Oct 2015


ISIS’ Rejection of Religious Authority

The ISIS claim to a caliphate has been rejected by Muslim scholars all over the world. But ISIS does not depend on traditional Islamic authority; instead, it believes that its conquests give support to its claims, writes Adam Hoffman.

Adam Hoffman

21 Oct 2014


ISIS and the Implementation of Islamic Rule

ISIS has ambitions to create an Islamic State in the image of the earliest Caliphates. To understand their scale, we must understand the group's historical allusions, write Adam and Rachel Hoffman.

Adam Hoffman and Rachel Hoffman

27 Aug 2014

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