Yair Hirschfeld is the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at the Baker Institute. Hirschfeld is currently teaching at the University of Haifa in the Department of Middle Eastern History. Hirschfeld was a member of the Israeli team that prepared the first Israeli-Palestinian blueprint for the Permanent Status Agreement. He is also the director general of the Tel Aviv-based Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF).
Our Voice of the Week is Palestinian activist Hanan Ashwari and Ambassador Dr Dore Gold speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and what impact it will have on peace talks between Israelis and the Palestinians, 11 December 2017.