Israel's Election Aftermath
Sami Abdel-Shafi, Academy Asfari Senior Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Dr Sara Hirschhorn, Sidney Brichto Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; University Research Lecturer in Israel Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; Programme Director of International Relations and Social Sciences, Regent’s University London
Chair: Dr Claire Spencer, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme & Second Century Initiative, Chatham House
Following Benjamin Netanyahu’s inconclusive victory in Israel’s elections in March, the panel will examine the challenges the newly formed coalition will face.
The speakers will discuss continuing domestic and international challenges, including tensions between secular and religious Israeli citizens, the country’s economy, the Iran nuclear deal, the role of Arabs in Israeli politics, the occupied Palestinian territories and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.