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 a conversation between Joseph Braude and Tamara Cofman Wittes, who debate the opportunities for Arab-Israeli normalisation created by initiatives beyond the commonly discussed security and economic sectors. This discussion was part of a Policy Forum event held at the Washington Institute on 11 February 2019.