Amir Peretz is a Member of Knesset (Labor Party), a former defence minister and minister for the protection of the environment. Previously, he served as chair of the Labor Party, head of the Histadrut – Israel’s organisation of trade unions – and Mayor of his hometown Sderot
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.