Israel’s overlapping crises

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT

Israel is facing a combination of deep political turmoil and the potential for a dramatic escalation in violence in the West Bank and elsewhere. The country’s new government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has pursued a judicial overhaul which has deeply divided Israelis, sparking months of mass demonstrations throughout the country. Meanwhile, violence has escalated between Israelis and Palestinians, threatening to erupt into a full-scale conflict, with signs of Lebanese involvement, for the first time in years.

On March 29, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings will host a panel on the present political and security crises in Israel. CMEP Director and Senior Fellow Natan Sachs will discuss the latest events with two of Israel’s most respected journalists, Ilana Dayan, anchorperson for “Uvda” (“Fact”) on Channel 12 in Israel, and Amos Harel, defense analyst and military correspondent for Haaretz and Brookings nonresident senior fellow, plus Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor at the University of Maryland.  

Viewers may submit questions via email to or on Twitter using #IsraelinCrisis.

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