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 David Horovitz, editor of the centrist Times of Israel on why the two-state solution remains the only viable solution to satisfy Israeli and the Palestinian national aspirations but needs tough-minded thinking from the international community about Israel’s security needs if progress is to be made.