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 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.