Yohanan Plesner served as the first director-general of Kadima and as one of its Knesset members from 2007 to 2013. During that time, he served on the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee; as the co-chairman of the Knesset Lobby for Students and Higher Education; chair of the Knesset’s permanent delegation to the Council of Europe; and the chair of the Committee for Equality in National Service. On completing its work, the Equality in National Service committee submitted a thorough, detailed, and gradated plan for solving one of the most important and complex socioeconomic challenges in Israeli society: the discrepancy in national service among Israel’s various sectors.
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.