|Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel|
Name Anat Berko
|Date of birth (1960-01-14) 14 January 1960 (age 55)|
Knessets Israeli legislative election, 2015
Books The Smarter Bomb: Women and Children as Suicide Bombers, The path to paradise
Similar People Nurit Koren, Nava Boker, Yoav Kish, Meirav Ben‑Ari, David Bitan
Knesset member anat berko expert on counter terrorism may 28 2017
Anat Berko (Hebrew: ענת ברקו, born 14 January 1960) is an Israeli criminologist and politician. She is an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism.
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Berko was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents who had immigrated to Israel from Iraq, and was the second of six children. After completing her national service, she remained in the Israel Defense Forces, serving for a total of 25 years and reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. She studied psychology, sociology and criminology at Bar-Ilan University and holds a PhD in criminology, her doctorate thesis was about suicide bombers with emphasis on female and child Palestinian suicide bombers. She became a lecturer at the Lauder School of Government of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and served as a visiting professor at George Washington University. Nowadays she is a research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and lectures at Israel's National Defense College. Her research area includes suicide bombings, and she interviewed Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin.
Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections she was placed 23rd on the Likud list, a slot reserved for a candidate chosen by Binyamin Netanyahu. She was elected to the Knesset as Likud won 30 seats.
Berko is married to Reuven, an expert on Arab affairs, and has three children.