Daniel Levy, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, ECFR
Daniel Seidemann, Founder, Terrestrial Jerusalem
Silvia Francescon, Head, ECFR Roma
When it is eventually sworn in, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s fourth government will face no shortage of pressing foreign policy issues. The recent election campaign played out against a backdrop of Netanyahu’s opposition to P5+1 negotiations with Iran as well as the spreading regional turmoil. Netanyahu’s disavowal of his previous declaration of support for the two-state solution raises new challenges for an already trouble peace process, while the Palestinian leadership is looking increasingly to international fora. An early priority for the new Israeli government might even be mending its frayed relations with the US administration and European governments.