The second panel discusses the campaign in Israel for Palestinian human rights and the consequences of prolonged occupation for Palestinians and for Israeli democracy with Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of B'Tselem.
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Daniel Levy, director of the MENA programme, and to policy fellows Julien Barnes-Dacey and Ellie Geranmayeh, about the Iran nuclear agreement and Geranmayeh's new policy brief 'Engaging with Iran: A European agenda'.
With only a few months following his election victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is faced with his first crisis over a discriminatory pilot scheme that would've seen Palestinian workers banned from using Israeli buses in the occupied West Bank. The proposal has been scrapped. However, as ECFR's director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Daniel Levy argues, the government Netanyahu has put together will see on a number of occasions "this kind of visible ugliness floating to the surface in ways that people have tried to gloss over in the past".
With the Israeli elections coming up, Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University, Menachem Klein, Professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University, Daniel Levy, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at ECFR and Mattia Toaldo, ECFR policy fellow, discuss the possible outcomes.