Ami Ayalon is the former head of the Israeli Navy, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency, and a former cabinet minister in the government of Ehud Olmert. He is one of the leading figures in the Blue White Future movement advocating unilateral withdrawal.
Moshe Arens was a Likud Knesset member for more than 20 years. A professor of aeronautical engineering he served as Israel’s ambassador to the US, three times as minister of defence, and once as Israel’s foreign minister.
Our Voice of the Week is Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, speaking at a Policy Forum held by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Pahlavi discusses Iran’s future and the prospects for liberal democracy in the Islamic Republic.