Israel’s Fractious Politics in a Fractured World

April 6, 2022

The Graduate Center, CUNY · Israel’s Fractious Politics in a Fractured World

Abe Silberstein is a master's student in Middle Eastern Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and associate director of the North America office of the Abraham Initiatives, an Israeli organization founded in 1989 that “strives to fulfill the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.”

Fluent in issues related to U.S. foreign policy on Israel and the Middle East, Silberstein has published essays in The New York times, Haaretz, The Forward, War on the Rocks, The Times Literary supplement, UK, The Tel Aviv Review of Books, and Israel Studies Review.

He joins the Thought Project as the fractious Israeli parliamentary government splits over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Silberstein unravels Israel’s complicated relationship with Russia, including their mutual interests in confronting Iran in Syria.

There’s much more to learn in this podcast about Middle East politics and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from Silberstein, a savvy foreign policy analyst.

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