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Israel Post-Elections: An Uncertain Future

Chatham House, London

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Jonathan Freedland, Journalist, Author and Broadcaster
Dr Toby Greene, Director of Research, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre
Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; Programme Director, International Relations, Regents College London
Chair: Sophie Long, Presenter, BBC News Channel


Following inconclusive results in Israel's legislative elections in January, the panel will examine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demanding task of forming a government which can unite around a coherent agenda. 

The speakers will explore ongoing domestic and international challenges facing the new administration, including tensions between secular and religious Israeli citizens, the slowing of the country's economy, the Iranian nuclear programme and the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process. They will also discuss the implications of US President Barack Obama's impending visit.

This event will be followed by a reception at 19:00.