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Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations and an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

Twitter: @YMekelberg

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US democracy in crucial test

For nearly two years, long before the first ballot was cast in the 2020 presidential election, former US President Donald Trump and his supporters were claiming that it would be rigged by the Democrats, only to completely cut loose when he lost to Joe Biden.

June 19, 2022

Bennett’s appeal to ‘silent Zionist majority’ smacks of desperation

If a year in politics is a very long time, a year in Israeli politics is an eternity and this has been especially true for Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who this month completed his first year in office.

June 14, 2022

After half a century of climate inaction, Stockholm+50 might be too little, too late

If a climate cataclysm does happen at some point in the future — and at the current rate of global warming it looks increasingly inevitable within the next few decades — we will not be able to argue that it took us by surprise, or to claim our innocence.

June 04, 2022

Facing the Nakba could be a first step toward reconciliation

Come this time of year and there is a marked difference in mood between Israel’s Jews and its Palestinians there and everywhere.

May 28, 2022