On January 19, at 11:00 Moscow Time, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion titled “The New Government of Israel: Where Will the Foreign Policy Pendulum Swing?”
On November 1, 2022, snap elections to the Knesset (national legislature) were held in Israel, which were won by the right-wing religious bloc led by the Likud party. For the past three years, a political crisis has continued in Israel: November’s elections were already the fifth round since April 2019. Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud party, returned to his former position as prime minister after a break of a year and a half, largely with the support of ultra-religious parties and the right-wing nationalist Religious Zionism bloc.
What will be the foreign policy of the new Israeli government? What questions will be the central ones? How will Russian-Israeli relations develop? What is the fate of the Middle East settlement? Participants of the discussion answered these and other questions.
Working languages: Russian, English.