Elai Rettig is a Neubauer Research Fellow at the INSS and a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the School of Political Science in the University of Haifa. His research focuses on energy policy and security in Israel and the international system, on resource conflicts in the Middle East and on the ‘resource curse’ phenomenon.
Our Voice of the Week features two of Israel’s smaller parties, both aiming to shake up the Knesset, one new and one old. Gonen Ben Yitzchak, former Shin Bet agent, is a co-founder of The Protest Movement for State Leadership party and active in the recent ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Israel. Yariv Oppenheimer, former head of Peace Now, is a candidate for the left-wing Meretz party.