Israeli politics with Merav Michaeli

Mark Leonard welcomes Merav Michaeli to talk about Israel

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Earlier this month, Israel marked its 75th birthday amid one of the biggest crises of democracy the country has ever experienced. Since returning to power in December last year, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has introduced a set of controversial judicial reforms, resulting in mass protests on the streets of Tel Aviv and beyond. This week, Mark Leonard welcomes member of the Knesset and leader of the Israeli Labor Party, Merav Michaeli, to discuss what is at stake with these reforms and how they could affect the country’s global standing. What is behind the waning influence of the left in Israel over the past 20 years?  What can be done to reinvigorate the peace process with the Palestinians? And what might the next 75 years have in store for the Israel?  

This podcast was recorded on 23 May 2023.   


Cover image:
Israeli politician Merav Michaeli gestures as she speaks during a conference in, Sunday, March 7, 2021
Image by picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sebastian Scheiner

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