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With acclaimed writer and academic Bernard Avishai
Ahead of Israel's elections next month, the two blocs' competing visions over Israel's future are clear. Bibi Netanyahu has said a two-state solution is impossible, and Naftali Bennett is openly speaking of annexing the West Bank; Buji Herzog and Tzipi Livni's "Zionist Camp" are positioning themselves as the only leaders capable of reaching an agreement with the Palestinians.
If Netanyahu wins, will it be the end of any chance for peace between Israel and Palestine? If Herzog and Livni triumph, will a fresh track of negotiations quickly commence?
Acclaimed writer and academic Bernard Avishai will join us by video to discuss the future of liberal-democracy and the peace process in Israel.
About Bernard Avishai:
Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth College and business planning at Hebrew University. He is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism, A New Israel, and The Hebrew Republic, and writes regularly for the New Yorker online, Harper’s, and The Nation.
Some recent articles by Bernard Avishai: