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Cartoon of several Israeli politicians fighting with each other. Drawn by Yonatan Popper for the Israeli magazine The Liberal.

Image by Yonatan Popper, for the Israeli magazine The Liberal.

The upcoming elections in Israel are drawing worldwide attention. The indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shaken up the political arena and led to surprising coalitions and the formation of new parties.

What are the stakes of these elections for Israel’s various populations and political constituencies? What effect might they have on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What role will Trump’s “deal of the century” play in these elections? Join faculty and graduate students from the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies for a pre-election discussion of these issues and more.


Dr. Noam Pianko, director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Marwa Maziad, journalist and Ph.D. candidate at the Near and Middle East interdisciplinary program
Hayim Katsman, Ph.D. student at the Jackson School of International Studies
Dr. Liora Halperin, Associate Professor of International Studies and History; Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair of Israel Studies