Matti Friedman is an author and was an Associated Press (AP) reporter between 2006 and 2011.
His first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and his second, about Israeli infantrymen holding an isolated outpost in Lebanon, will be published next year. He lives in Jerusalem.
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.