12:30 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Netanyahu Redux: Prospects for the New Israeli Government

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Somers Room

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, begins his second term facing a host of challenges and conflicting pressures. Confronted with a festering situation in Gaza, a weak Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, a growing Iranian threat, and a US president determined to pursue a two-state solution, Netanyahu will need to find a way to meet the expectations of his American ally while holding his disparate coalition together. How will he do it?

To answer these questions, the Saban Center hosted Nahum Barnea, Israel’s leading political columnist and former Kreiz Fellow at the Saban Center. Barnea is the senior political editor at Israel’s main newspaper, Yediot Aharonot. In 2007, he received the Israel Prize for Communication for his reporting. He was joined by former ambassador to Israel and Saban Center Director Martin Indyk.