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 David Makovsky in conversation with former Israeli ambassador to the US and Knesset member Michael Oren about the little-known US role in the Balfour Declaration, and why the idea of a Jewish homeland in Palestine is a prominent part of the American psyche.