Alexander Yakobson is Associate Professor of Ancient History in the History Department of Hebrew University. His research on modern topics deals with democracy, national identity, the nation-state and the rights of national minorities in Israel and in Western democracies. He is a co-author (with Amnon Rubinstein) of Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights (2003). He is an op-ed writer at Haaretz and Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
Our Voice of the Week is an address given by the President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Ambassador Dore Gold, titled The Trump Plan: The Failure of the Old Paradigm. Ambassador Gold assesses the Trump plan, claiming the plan addresses the shortcomings in previous US attempts to build lasting Israeli/Palestinian peace.