Dr. Ephraim Sneh is a former cabinet minister, IDF brigadier general and doctor. As a Labour Knesset Member he served as Israel’s deputy minister of defence in the governments of Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert and as minister of transportation in the national unity government of Ariel Sharon. He is currently the Chairman of S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue in Netanya Academic College.
Dr. Yossi Beilin initiated the Oslo peace process and the informal Geneva Peace Accord, and serves now as the Chairman of the Geneva Initiative. A member of Knesset between 1988 and 2008, Dr. Beilin has held various ministerial positions, including: Deputy Foreign Minister, Deputy Finance Minister, Minister of Economy and Planning, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister for Religious Affairs, and Minister of Justice.
Our Voice of the Week is The Jerusalem Report interview with Yohanan Plesner, the President of the Israel Democracy Institute and a contributor to our upcoming edition of Fathom Journal: Israel at 70. The interview also features Dorit Beinisch, the former President of the Supreme Court of Israel. They discuss their belief that Israel can strike the right balance between being a strong democracy and a Jewish state.