Dr. Ephraim Sneh is a former cabinet minister, IDF brigadier general and doctor. As a Labour Knesset Member he served as Israel’s deputy minister of defence in the governments of Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert and as minister of transportation in the national unity government of Ariel Sharon. He is currently the Chairman of S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue in Netanya Academic College.
Dr. Yossi Beilin initiated the Oslo peace process and the informal Geneva Peace Accord, and serves now as the Chairman of the Geneva Initiative. A member of Knesset between 1988 and 2008, Dr. Beilin has held various ministerial positions, including: Deputy Foreign Minister, Deputy Finance Minister, Minister of Economy and Planning, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister for Religious Affairs, and Minister of Justice.
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.