Alexander Yakobson is Associate Professor of Ancient History in the History Department of Hebrew University. His research on modern topics deals with democracy, national identity, the nation-state and the rights of national minorities in Israel and in Western democracies. He is a co-author (with Amnon Rubinstein) of Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights (2003). He is an op-ed writer at Haaretz and Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
Our voice of the week is John Levy, Executive Director of an Academic Study Group on Israel and the Middle East, speaking at a TEDX event on how Israel’s technology innovation is helping to make the country not just survive but thrive in the unstable environment it finds itself in, 10 April 2017.