Oren Kessler is a Tel Aviv-based journalist and analyst. He was formerly deputy director for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington and Middle East research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society in London. Previously he was Arab affairs correspondent for The Jerusalem Post during the Arab Spring and a writer, editor and translator at Haaretz. His work has appeared in outlets including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is “The Lachish Story”, a film from the Steven Spielberg Archive at Hebrew University. The film shows Moroccan immigrants’ journey from France to Israel in the early years of statehood, and the adjustment of one family to life in a moshav in the Lachish region.