On this week’s episode, Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor and Tel Aviv-based journalist Neri Zilber and IPF Atid Director Shanie Reichman discuss Saturday’s heroic hostage rescue operation, the landmark speech by President Biden laying out a Gaza hostage-and-ceasefire deal, the implications of Benny Gantz’s resignation from the emergency wartime government, the prospects of war breaking out with Hizballah in Lebanon, and more.

At this critical juncture in the war in Gaza, Israel Policy Forum experts are providing timely, clear-headed, and sober analysis on Israeli politics and Israeli-Palestinian affairs.

  • In this week’s Koplow Column, Chief Policy Officer Michael Koplow unpacks the potential implications of Benny Gantz’s decision to quit the emergency wartime government with Netanyahu. Read here.
  • Our Israel fellow and former advisor to Shimon Peres, Nimrod Novik, was interviewed on CBC News to discuss how Israel’s daring rescue of four hostages on June 8 could impact the Israeli political arena and the possibility of a ceasefire deal with Hamas. Watch here.
  • Shira Efron, Jess Manville, and I—Alex Lederman—recently published a policy report on how to advance a viable path forward for UNRWA given its essential role and deep, systemic flaws. Explore the report here.

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