Whoever is elected as Prime Minister in Israel comes to power facing a number of critical issues: a stagnated peace process drifting towards a bi-national state, the possibility of annexing the West Bank, efforts to redefine the role of the courts, a troubled Israel/Diaspora relationship, and most importantly, how to preserve Israel as both a Jewish and democratic state. Drawing on historical lessons learned from past Israeli leaders, David Makovsky will offer an educated analysis of the current realities and a reasoned perspective for the future.
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations. Together with Ambassador Dennis Ross, he coauthored the 2019 book Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny.
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