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Fathom Highlight | Making sense of Benjamin Netanyahu / November 8 / 2016

This week’s highlight focuses on Israel’s Prime Minister, in the news again this week for his public condemnation of Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan. Fathom editor Alan Johnson interviews Professor Neill Lochery, author of a major new study, The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu, and asks why he calls Bibi both ‘Israel’s goalkeeper’ and the ‘king of fearmongering’.

Our voice of the week is Rabbi Lord Sacks in conversation with Yair Lapid, Chairman of the Yesh Atid party in the Israeli Knesset, about how to bridge Judaism and Zionism in the 21st century.

Our image of the week is ultra-Orthodox demonstrators protesting at the Bar Ilan intersection in Jerusalem, following the arrest of a Haredi man who avoided the draft, 6 November 2016. Photo by Yaniv Nadav.

The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu: an interview with Neill Lochery

by Neill Lochery

Neil Lochery is the Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at University College London (UCL). He has served as an advisor to political and economic leaders from both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and is the author of nine books including The View from the Fence: The Arab-Israeli Conflict from the Present to its Roots (Bloomsbury Continuum). He spoke to Fathom editor Professor Alan Johnson about his new book The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu. This is...

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