Benjamin Pogrund was deputy editor of the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg, which was closed down because of its stand against apartheid. He was also chief foreign sub-editor of The Independent. He has lived in Jerusalem since 1997 and was founder director of Yakar’s Center for Social Concern. He is the author of Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel.
Our Voice of the Week is a Brookings Institution Governance Studies panel discussing US foreign policy in the Middle East and examining how the Trump administration is likely to engage with critical issues and challenges over the next four years. Panellists include Yeganeh Torbati, State Department Correspondent for Reuters; Adel Abdel Ghafar, Brookings Visiting Fellow; John Hudak, Brookings Deputy Director and Senior Fellow; and Shibley Telhami, non-resident Senior Fellow.