Third Time Lucky?
In light of Israel’s most recent elections and Trump’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ join us, our partners and an expert panel to examine the new Israeli political landscape.
When: Thursday 5 March, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Hampstead Venue – The address will be provided on registration.
Last month, Trump unveiled a plan that is essentially a sweetheart deal for the radical settler fringe. Cynically co-opting the ‘two-state solution’ language but hollowing it out, it proposes to make the Occupation permanent and the conflict endless. It is of course not a peace plan at all, but a plan for annexation and unending injustice that is proudly touted on a global political stage.
And with this as the backdrop, next month (on Monday, March 2) Israel will once again be dragged to the polls following a turbulent political year that included Netanyahu’s indictment and his and other political leaders’ failure to form a coalition in the Knesset.
In this dark space, we will explore what the latest election has revealed, what the Trump plan means, and the challenges and potentially the opportunities they both offer Israel.
We will be joined by a panel of experts, whose diverse professional and personal backgrounds will bring a rare level of wide-ranging expertise on: relations on the ground between Jews and Palestinian Citizens of Israel; the state of human rights in the West Bank and beyond; and Israel in a global and regional context.
Speakers include: Alona Ferber, Special Projects Editor at The New Stateman and previously The Tony Blair Institute for Social Change, Ofer Dagan and Amjad Shbita, co-Executive Directors at Sikkuy: The Association for Civic Equality in Israel, and Avi Dabush, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights.
Deputy Director of Yachad Maya Ilany will Chair the event.
Yachad works to mobilise British Jews in support of a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The OneVoice Movement is a global initiative that supports grassroots activists in Israel, Palestine, and internationally who are working to build the human
infrastructure needed to create the necessary conditions for a just and negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Alona Ferber is Special Projects Editor at the New Statesman. She joined the magazine from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where she was a managing editor specialising in research on extremism and counter-extremism policy.
Amjad Shbita has spent almost a decade at Sikkuy. Before becoming co-director he worked in the Equality Policy Department, on media representation issues and
as head of public activities within the Arab society.
Ofer Dagan was formerly the co-director of Sikkuy’s Equality Policy Department, having joined the organisation in 2016 to coordinate work on services and infrastructure for unrecognised villages in the Negev, as well as on Resolution 922.
Avi Dabush is the Executive Director of Rabbis of Human Rights, and formerly served as the Programmes Director for Shatil. He has organised, overseen and led many coalitions and grassroots campaigns on a broad spectrum of issues.