Shlomo Avineri is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a former Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of many books, among them The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State (Basic Books, 1981).
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.