Avi Weiss is the President of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. He has been a member of the senior faculty of Bar-Ilan University since 1988 and served as Chair of the Economics Department (2005 and 2008). Weiss is the editor of The Economic Quarterly – the journal of the Israel Economic Association – and is an associate editor of Economic Inquiry. Weiss served as Chief Economist and Deputy General Director of the Israel Antitrust Authority (2003-2005) and has served as a member of several important governmental committees in Israel.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is BICOM's Research Associate Samuel Nurding and Director Richard Pater discussing how the new Israeli government is holding up after five weeks in power. Sam and Richard explain how the opposition is acting in new and unprecedented ways, the rivalry emerging between the United Arab List and the opposition-based Joint Arab List, and the potential government-ending obstacles that lay in wait.