Listen to a conversation with Neri Zilberis, journalist and analyst who focus on Israel’s – and more generally Middle Eastern – politics and culture, on a situation that seems destined to go from bad to worse.
Israel seems to be on the verge of exploding. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s pursuit of radical judicial reform has been met with massive and growing street demonstrations. The country’s President, Isaac Herzog, has publicly warned of a political “point of no return” with potentially disastrous consequences for Israeli society. Meanwhile, violence between Israelis and Palestinians is soaring, raising the possibility of another intifada and adding to the sense of looming disaster.
Indeed, a recent poll suggested that one-third of Israelis believe the country is heading towards civil war, including 80% of the protesters who oppose Netanyahu’s reforms.
Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst who focus on Israel’s – and more generally Middle Eastern – politics and culture. He is deeply knowledgeable, widely published and moves regularly between Tel Aviv and Washington. Listen as he joins host Alan Stoga for a New Thinking for a New World conversation on a situation that seems destined to go from bad to worse.
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst covering Middle East politics. He is also an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and an advisor to Israel Policy Forum, where he hosts the Israel Policy Pod.
Neri is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, New Lines Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, The Atlantic, New Republic, Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Vox, and the Globe & Mail, among other outlets.
He is the co-author of State with No Army, Army with No State: Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces 1994-2018, and the contributing author on Israel’s social protest demonstrations for The Occupy Handbook (Little, Brown), a chronicle of the global “Occupy” movement.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.