David Newman

David Newman is Professor of Political Geography at Ben-Gurion University and editor of the International Journal of Geopolitics. Originally from London, Newman has lived in Israel for the past 30 years. Newman was the founder and first chairperson of the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University and was also instrumental in the setting up of the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society at that University. He writes a regular political column in the Jerusalem Post.
A Way Forward?
The relationship between Israel and the Diaspora has never been as complex. While a peaceful solution remains as elusive as ever, the debate rages on, polarised between those offering unconditional support and those labelled ‘self-hating Jews’ for their criticism of Israeli government policy whether abroad or in Israel itself. Into this landscape of dogma and unshifting political realities, a new American organisation, J Street, has emerged to offer a third way – supportive b...