Rachel Azaria is an Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu. She previously served as deputy mayor and member of the Jerusalem City Council. Between 2004 and 2007 Azaria was Director of Mavoi Satum, a nonprofit organization which assists Jewish women who have been denied a gett, a religiously accepted divorce, by their husbands. Under her leadership, the number of women who received a gett with assistance from organisation tripled, and Mavoi Satum won recognition as the main advocacy organization in this field in Israel.
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.