Doron Matza has held senior positions in the Israel’s security and intelligence, managing the research division for strategy and policy in the Prime Minister’s Office from 1993 to 2014. He holds a Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University in Middle Eastern History focusing on hegemonic discourse in the Israeli ruling establishment towards the Palestinian minority. Today he is a member of the Research Program on Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel-Aviv.
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.