Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Israeli Elections: Third Time’s the Charm?

VENUE:The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Israeli Elections: Third Time’s the Charm?

| Middle East Program

About the Event

For the third time in less than a year, Israelis are going to the polls to elect a new Prime Minister. In the previous attempts, neither Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud nor the more centrist Benny Gantz’s Kahol-Lavan were able to muster enough support from other parties to form a governing coalition. But Netanyahu is now under the shroud of an official indictment and President Donald Trump has unveiled his “Deal of the Century” to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. How will these factors affect the election? What challenges await the next Prime Minister? And how will this decision affect the broader Middle East? Joining us for this discussion is FPRI Senior Fellow Joshua Krasna, an expert on Israeli government and politics.


The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

215 S 16th St.
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102


Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 level and above, Members of the Philadelphia Racquet Club and Members of the Philadelphia Oxford-Cambridge Club; $20 for Non-Members.

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Breakfast will be included. 


Joshua Krasna

Joshua Krasna - Joshua Krasna is a 2023 Templeton Fellow and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Middle East Program. He is an analyst specializing in Middle East political and regional developments and forecasting, as well as in international strategic issues.