Benny Begin was first elected to the Knesset in 1988 as a Likud MK; he left the Knesset in 2013. He has served as Minister of Science (1996-1997) and Minister without Portfolio (2009-2013).
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.