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 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.