Israel’s Challenges at Home and Abroad: A View from the Opposition

Source Washington institute


Media – Amid a turbulent period marked by rocket attacks from Lebanon and Gaza and dangerous advances in Iran’s nuclear program, the “time-out” that Israel took in the hope of reaching consensus on judicial issues has not produced a breakthrough, and huge crowds continue to hold protests each week. Meanwhile, former defense minister Benny Gantz’s National Unity party has taken a narrow lead in polling over Netanyahu’s Likud, establishing Gantz as a de facto opposition leader.

To discuss the opportunities and challenges of Israel’s current situation from an opposition perspective, The Washington Institute is pleased to announce a virtual Policy Forum with Gantz, who will be joined by Robert Satloff and David Makovsky.

Benny Gantz is chairman of Israel’s National Unity party, former defense minister (2020-22), and former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff (2011-15).

Robert Satloff is the Segal Executive Director and Howard P. Berkowitz Chair at The Washington Institute, where he oversees all of the organization’s operations and leads its team of Middle East scholars, experts, and policy practitioners.

David Makovsky is the Institute’s Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and director of its Koret Project on Arab-Israel Relations. In 2013-14, he served as a senior advisor to the U.S. State Department’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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