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 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.