President’s Club Program: Is Israel’s Democracy Broken?

Date(s) - 02/20/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Chicago Council

President’s Club Program: Is Israel’s Democracy Broken?

Chicago Council

Arye Carmon, Founding President and Senior Fellow, the Israel Democracy Institute

In March, Israelis will go to the polls for the third time in 12 months. The inability of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government, his indictment for corruption, and growing divisions within Israeli society are testing the young democracy. How did we get here, and how might precarious regional power relations in the Middle East shift in light of Israel’s inability to elect a stable government? Join Arye Carmon, founding president and senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, for a discussion on the current political paralysis and the inherent challenges in solidifying Israel’s 71 year old secular democracy.

Copies of Arye Carmon’s newest book Building Democracy on Sand: Israel Without a Constitution will be available for purchase from The Book Cellar.


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