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Israel and the Arab Spring

Chatham House, London

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Jonathan Freedland, Journalist, Author and Broadcaster
Daniel Levy, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and Century Foundation
Chair: Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House


The dramatic changes in North Africa and the Middle East this year could challenge the notion of Israel as the bastion of democracy in the region. 

How will the emerging regional developments, changes in Israeli-Palestinian relations, distancing from Turkey and the reconfiguration of power in neighbouring countries affect Israel, and what are the implications for Israel’s foreign and domestic policy?

The speakers will address these questions, and explore domestic concerns relating to Israel’s social unrest, economic uncertainty and upcoming elections, and how these factors play out on a regional stage.