Dr. Reuven Berko Col (ret.) holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from at Haifa University, holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Haifa University (2004) and a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Arabic Language, Literature and Middle East History. (1988).
Berko served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and later served in Lebanon a Special Intelligence Unit and in the civil administration in Gaza.
For ten years (1995-2005), he served as Advisor on Arab Affairs to the Chief of Jerusalem Police. Now a frequent commentator on both print and broadcast Israeli media, primarily in Arabic.