After nearly two months of intense fighting at great human cost, Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire. But Israelis and Palestinians now face the even bigger questions of what comes next and how to prevent another round of violence. Can the current truce provide a path towards a more permanent peace and a two-state solution? How will Israel’s internal political dynamics shape its national security policy in the aftermath of the war?
On September 9, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted His Excellency Isaac Herzog, member of Knesset (MK), Israeli chairman of the Labor Party and leader of the opposition, for an address on the future of Israeli security. Tamara Cofman Wittes, director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, provided welcoming remarks and moderated a question and answer session with MK Herzog.