Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya is the co-director of the Arab-Jewish relations programme at IDI. Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya holds an MA in education and social geography and is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Tel Aviv University, where she is focusing on the contemporary impact of social space barriers on the inaction and future orientation of young Arabs aged 18–22.
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.