A Master Class in Israeli Politics with Ambassador Michael Oren - 92Y, New York

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A Master Class in Israeli Politics with Ambassador Michael Oren

Michael Oren

Israel is one of a few states never to know a moment of non-democratic governance, and the only one never to know a second of peace.

Democracy in Israel, with its multi-ethnic, multi-racial and religious population, its deep divisions between right and left, is perhaps its greatest achievement. And yet, the Israeli political system is highly fractured, fundamentally flawed, and often dysfunctional.

The class taught by statesman and historian Michael Oren will survey the main features of Israel’s political system—its institutions, personalities, and fault-lines. He’ll place special emphasis on the unique aspects of Israeli political culture and new ways of understanding the present situation, including the current UAE deal with Israel.

Michael Oren’s latest book, The Night Archer: and Other Stories, is available for purchase.

View Michael Oren’s recent CNN op-ed on the UAE-Israel announcement.

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Michael Oren

Statesman, historian, and parliamentarian, Ambassador Michael Oren has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people around the world …

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