13 2020

5 PM "Democracy in Israel: An Analysis of the Current Political Situation"

5:00PM - 6:00PM  

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At the start of the pandemic, Israel was in the midst of elections. How Israel is handing the post-pandemic period? With a new unity government in place, what can we expect in the coming in year? Join us for a snapshot briefing on the current political situation in Israel with Tal Shalev and Dr. Michael Koplow.

Featuring: Michael Koplow (Policy Director, Israel Policy Forum) and Tal Shalev (Chief Political and Diplomatic Correspondent, Walla! News)

About the Speakers:

Michael Koplow is the Policy Director of the Israel Policy Forum. Before coming to Israel Policy Forum, he was the founding Program Director of the Israel Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, where he specialized in political development and ideology, and the politics of Middle Eastern states. He writes Israel Policy Forum’s weekly Koplow Column and edits the Israel Policy Exchange, which is a leading source for commentary and analysis on Israel and American Jewry, and his work regularly appears in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, and the Forward, among other publications. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, a J.D. from New York University, and an A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. 

Tal Shalev is the chief political and diplomatic Correspondent for Walla! News – one of Israel's largest websites that provides independent breaking news and analysis 24 hours a day. She covers Israel's Prime minister, government, parliament and parliament as well as the country's foreign and diplomatic affairs. Tal has over a decade of an extremely varied and rich career in journalism, including as a news editor for Israel’s Ha'Aretz daily newspaper and i24 News, and regularly appears on TV and Radio providing commentary and analysis.

Sponsor: Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Israel Action Network, Israel Policy Forum, JCRC of Greater Washington

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