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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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Palestinians deserve more than this pointless ‘summit’

When it comes to the Palestinian issue there seems to be a division of labor in Israel between the “bad cop,”Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and the “good(ish) cop,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

January 15, 2022

How Desmond Tutu’s wisdom can help us resolve conflicts

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, who died last month, has left a rich legacy in his struggle for freedom and human rights, but with an unusual toolkit — that of kindness and the power of forgiveness.

January 08, 2022

For how long can Iran frustrate the nuclear talks?

While the eyes of the international community, particularly in the Middle East, were focusing on the nuclear negotiations in Vienna, a mystery blast hit the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

December 25, 2021

Why Europe needs its own army

The EU is once again at a crossroads that requires bold decisions, in the face of severe cracks from within and relentless external challenges that require new and radical ways of thinking if this union of states is to survive and stay relevant as a force for good.

December 21, 2021

Israel’s malign grip on Sheikh Jarrah

There are many faces to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, and none of them should make the country feel very proud.

December 18, 2021