Ronen Shoval
Ronen ShovalFlash 90

Dr. Ronen Shoval, who founded the grassroots nationalist student organization Im Tirtzu, has been selected to head Professors for a Strong Israel, an NGO that provides a nationalist counterweight to leftist control of academia.

Shoval, 34, is the youngest person to head the NGO since its inception in 1988.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Shoval said that one of the ideas that he has been advancing for combating the boycott-Israel (BDS) movement is for nationalist to play up the issue of discrimination against women in the Muslim world.

This will have the effect of creating a split between the radical Left and radical Muslims, he predicted, because the Left places a great emphasis on women's rights.

"The situation of women in the Middle East is catastrophic,” he noted.

Shoval holds a doctorate in political philosophy from the Sorbonne.