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Left, Right, and Center: An Israeli Election Preview

  • Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies 1140 Amsterdam Avenue, 617 Kent Hall New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Just a week before Israelis head to the polls, join IIJS for a discussion of just how Israel’s complicated elections work – and who one expert thinks is likely to prevail. Featuring Natan Sachs, Director of The Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution in conversation with Daniel Bonner, Foreign Policy Fellow at The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.

Supported by the generosity of the Kaye Family.

Natan Sachs is a fellow in and director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. His work focuses on Israeli foreign policy, domestic politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and U.S.-Israeli relations. He is currently writing a book on Israeli grand strategy and its domestic origins.

Sachs has taught on the Arab-Israeli conflict at Georgetown University's Department of Government, and research design for the Security Studies Program at Georgetown. Previously, Sachs was a Fulbright fellow in Indonesia, where his research included an empirical study of the behavioral effects of Islamic and national identities. He was subsequently a Hewlett fellow at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Sachs earned a bachelor's degree in the Amirim Excellence program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a master's and doctorate in political science from Stanford University.