The Strange Death and Curious Rebirth of the Israeli Left
Chair: Dahlia Scheindlin
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Once the nation’s political powerhouse, the Israeli left is now a bit player in the country it created and ruled. What is behind its dramatic demise? Could it make a comeback? As Israel enters a post-Netanyahu era, one of the country’s leading correspondents, Anshel Pfeffer, explores the changing political mood and looks at whether the left can come up with a new story to tell Israelis. He will be in conversation with Israeli polling expert and political analyst Dahlia Scheindlin.
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Anshel Pfeffer has covered Israeli politics and global affairs for two decades. He is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz, and the Israel correspondent for The Economist. He is the author of ‘Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu’. He lives in Jerusalem.
Dahlia Scheindlin is a political scientist and a public opinion researcher who has advised on eight national election campaigns in Israel, and worked in 15 other countries. She holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University; she co-hosts The Tel Aviv Review podcast and she is a policy fellow at The Century Foundation. Dahlia lives in Tel Aviv. Image cr. Oren Ziv