Sir John Jenkins is a former Ambassador to Syria (2007-9), Libya (2011) and Saudi Arabia (2012-5). He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980 and served in Abu Dhabi (1983-86), Malaysia (1989-92) and Kuwait (1995-98) before being appointed Ambassador to Burma (1999-2002). He was subsequently HM Consul-General in Jerusalem (2003-06). In 2014 he wrote a policy review into the Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islamism for Prime Minister David Cameron. He is Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale.
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.