Join us for a conversation with journalist and former member of the Knesset Ksenia Svetlova on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the upcoming elections, how to get out of political stalemate, and what role the conflict played in the coalition government and its downfall. We will also delve deeper into Arab affairs through the years, and how the shifts in political dynamics and diplomatic relationships in the region have created a new reality for Israel and the conflict. The conversation will be moderated by Laura E. Adkins, Opinion Editor of the Forward. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other outlets.
This event is co-sponsored by J Street and IPF Atid.
Ksenia Svetlova is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East programs and is a former member of the Israeli Knesset, a researcher, and a writer. She focuses on issues of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli-Arab relations, Russian influence in the Middle East, as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. She has covered the Middle East for 15 years at Israeli TV, and has written for the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Haaretz, BBC Russian, Newsweek, Media Line, and other international media. She is currently leading an Israel-Middle East program at Mitvim—the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. Her first book On High Heels in the Middle East was published in 2021 (Pardes Publishing, Haifa).
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