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Feb

17

Tuesday

The Israeli Elections: What's at Stake?

5.15pm

Lectures

Public

Series: Olive Tree Middle East Forum

Location: AG21 (College Building)

Register for this event free of charge, by emailing olivetree@city.ac.uk

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In early December 2014 the Israeli Knesset voted for its own dissolution, following a crisis within the governing coalition. The disagreements which surfaced then, including over the Jewish Nation-State bill, reflect broader rifts within society which will shape voter choices in the elections set for 17 March. A reorganization of political parties and alignments is underway and if all those to the left of the spectrum manage to present a broad front against Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and more hardline candidates, there could be a more fundamental change of direction in government. The forum will explore the prospects and potential implications of the elections for Israeli internal politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel's stance on Hezbollah and the conflict in the Syria, and Israeli relations with the US and Europe.

On the panel to discuss what's at stake will be:  

Professor David Newman: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Geopolitics at Ben Gurion university. He also writes a weekly political column in the Jerusalem Post.

Daniel Levy: Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Daniel was a special adviser in the Israeli Prime Minister's office (1999-2001) and has held other posts related to Middle East peace negotiations and policy advocacy in the US, Europe and Israel.

Nitzan Regev-Sanders: A former Olive Tree scholar. Nitzan has an MA in International Conflict Studies from King's College London and is currently the Olive Tree Programme Coordinator.

Illustration by: Noam Rabinovich

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When & where

5.15pm - 6.30pmTuesday 17th February 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

Contact Details

Olive Tree Programme

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 4112

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