Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.
That Israel is a country full of contradictions is an understatement. After spending just over a week there earlier this month, I experienced the commemoration of the Holocaust and Israel’s fallen soldiers, then the nation’s 71st Independence Day, and finally, a complete Eurovision frenzy.