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Monday, June 8 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Israel’s Inexplicably Robust Democracy: Its Strengths, Weaknesses and Surprising Origins

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Israel lacks many of the institutions usually seen as necessary elements of a democracy: meaningful separation of powers, rights enshrined in constitutional law, or even an explicit liberal ethos at its founding. Yet this fragile political system has weathered wars and crises, the anxieties of vulnerability and the temptations of power, internal ethnic strife and civil unrest, and still managed to deliver prosperity and freedom for Israelis. Is its strength assured, or is the anxiety about its future justified? And what happens when it fails to deliver those things?

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Haviv Rettig Gur

A veteran Israeli-American journalist and analyst, Haviv serves as The Times of Israel’s senior analyst.He has reported from over 20 countries and served as director of communications for the JewishAgency for Israel, Israel’s largest NGO. He lectures on Israeli politics, the US-Israel... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST