Gidi Grinstein is the Founder of the Reut Group and the author of Flexigidity: the Secret of Jewish Adaptability and the Crisis and Opportunity Facing Israel, which offered a vision of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish People. His article ‘Time to End Diaspora Complacency’ built upon that book and on the extensive study undertaken by the Reut Institute into the condition and direction of Israel-Diaspora relations.
Ari Afilalo is a tenured Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, where he has been teaching international law since 2000. Professor Afilalo has researched and written extensively on Statecraft, globalisation, populism, international political economy, and international institutions. He is a native of France, and the President of the West Side Sephardic Synagogue in Manhattan. He regularly publishes a blog in the Times of Israel.
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.