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 Palestinian activist Hanan Ashwari and Ambassador Dr Dore Gold speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and what impact it will have on peace talks between Israelis and the Palestinians, 11 December 2017.