[P6307] Israel in the Middle East: a New Era?

Created by Itamar Radai
Monday, 11/29/21 2:00 pm


Since spring 2019, Israel went three times to the ballots in an unprecedented series of election rounds, that ended without a decisive result, thus paving the way to a fourth round in less than two years. The results of these elections, to be held on 23 March 2021, are likely to be more crucial to Israel and the region than the previous rounds. This time, the emergence of a new administration in the USA, led by President Biden, is expected by some to "shuffle the (political) cards" in the region, and pave the way towards a new approach in the relations between Israel, the Palestinians, and their neighbors. Others anticipate that trends similar to those of recent years will continue, such as American disengagement on one hand, and the growing impact of the normalization agreements between Israel and some of the Arab states in the region. This panel will approach the questions from a scholarly perspective, dealing with the political relationship between Israel, the Gulf states, and other actors in the area such as Iran and Syria, as well as the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the political internal dimensions among the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel.


Association for Israel Studies (AIS)


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Robert O. Freedman

(Johns Hopkins University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Joshua Teitelbaum

(Bar-Ilan University)
Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum is a leading historian and expert on the modern Middle East. He teaches Middle Eastern history in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Eyal Zisser

(Tel Aviv University)
Prof. Eyal Zisser is the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University 2015-. He was the Dean of the faculty of Humanities 2010-2015, the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies 2007-2010, and the Head of the Department of Middle...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Itamar Radai

(Open University of Israel)
I am a faculty member at the Open University of Israel, Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies. A native of Israel, I completed my PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010). In 2010-2011 I was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU, where...
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer; Presenter;

Liora Hendelman-Baavur

Liora Hendelman-Baavur is the director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies (ACIS) at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Creating the Modern Iranian Woman: Popular Culture between Two Revolutions, Cambridge University Press, 2019. Dr....
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Harel Chorev

(Tel Aviv University)
Fields of Interest: Network Analysis and its implementation in Middle Eastern studies, history of the Family, Palestinian socio-political history, Lebanese socio-political history. Education: Ph.D., Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University (2011)....
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;