Israel's Impossible Coalition

Have Religious Zionists, the Islamic Movement and Right and Left-wing secular parties found common ground?

Ofer Zalzberg explores the unprecedented alliance of Arab and Jewish religious conservatives with secular parties that ended Binyamin Netanyahu's 12 years in power. Zalzberg will trace the evolution of cooperation between the current government's diverse factions, its political potential and implications for Israeli society and Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.

Ofer Zalzberg is Director of the Middle East Program at the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Conflict Transformation. He previously served as Senior Analyst fot the International Crisis Group’s Middle East Program, covering Israel’s relations with its neighbours, with a focus on the nexus between religion, national identity and conflict. Oferhas facilitated dialogue workshops for paramilitary organizations in Northern Ireland and Jewish and Muslim religious authorities in the Middle East.