Hagit Ofran is co-director of Settlement Watch, a project of the Israeli peace movement, Peace Now. The project serves as a resource on West Bank and East Jerusalem settlement issues for Israeli politicians, diplomats, international media and the Israeli public. Formerly, she has worked as personal assistant to Yossi Beilin whilst he served as Minister of Justice, and for the Geneva Institute.
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.