About the Historian


Dr. Steve Carol has a Ph.D. in History from St. John’s University, New York. His specialties are the Modern Middle East, United States History and Government, the World Wars of the 20th Century and the Cold War.

 Now retired, he taught for 38 years both on the East Coast (including Adelphi University and Long Island University) and in Arizona on the High School, College (at Mesa Community College, and Scottsdale Community College) and graduate levels.

 He is the author of books, including Encyclopedia of Days: Start the Day with History, From Jerusalem to the Lion of Judah and Beyond and most recently Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East. He has written articles, prepared educational visual aids and games.

 Dr. Carol has written numerous articles on the current situation in the Middle East, as a guest columnist for newspapers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, and in Canada. They have also appeared on the worldwide web at Israel National News, Israpundit, Think-Israel.org, One Jerusalem.org, and the Israel Insider.

 Dr. Carol has lectured throughout the United States at churches, synagogues, universities, schools, and service organizations on topics related to the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism and a forgotten rescuer of the Holocaust era, Portuguese diplomat Dr. Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

 Dr. Carol has visited the Middle East thirteen times, from the Golan Heights to the Suez Canal; from the Lebanese border to Sharm el-Sheikh at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. During his travels he was fortunate to meet and interview a President, Prime Ministers, the Mayor of Jerusalem, and various other governmental officials and even had the opportunity to visit the Emperor of Ethiopia. Aside from his Middle East travels he has visited some two dozen countries in Europe, including the former Soviet Union, East Asia and East Africa as well as 43 out of the 50 U.S. states.

 Dr. Carol is an Associate Producer, the most frequent guest on and the official historian of “The Middle East Radio Forum” heard Sundays on KKNT 960 AM in Phoenix, Arizona, since October 2003. Additionally, he has been a featured guest on Israel National Radio and various radio shows in Phoenix, Arizona; Hayden, Idaho; Rockford, Illinois; and Madison, Wisconsin.

 Dr. Carol has been affiliated with the Arizona Humanities Council as part of the “9-11 Conversations” programs, and has spoken on the War on Terrorism, and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict among other subjects.

Dr. Carol has also been a consultant for the N.Y. State Department of Education and Arizona Department of Education. In 1987, New York State named him “Outstanding Teacher.”

Through this website, Dr. Carol intends to provide factual historic information with clarity. He hopes that this will lead to a better understanding of the current complex issues that challenge us today. The opinions are his alone.


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