Advocate Alona Vinograd is director for the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions at IDI. She served as the Director General of the Movement for Freedom of Information between the years 2011-2015, in which she raised the issue of freedom of information to the top of the public agenda. Vinograd led legal battles to increase public transparency and battled against corruption in various issues including education, health, transportation and more. She has more than a decade of experience in the social sector, and in 2015 she was awarded the Rappaport Prize for Women Generating Change in Israeli Society.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding speaking with Anders Persson, senior lecturer at Linnaeus University and author of the new book, ‘EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967-2019‘ (Edinburgh University press, 2020). The two discuss the EU’s role in the conflict over the last 50 years, the impact of the UAE and Bahrain peace deals on EU policy toward the conflict, and how the EU has contributed to the development of Israel.