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CMES Workshop on Israel’s Democratic Backsliding and Elusive Peace

The title of the workshop: “Israel at the Crossroads: Democratic Backsliding and Elusive Peace”. A photo of many protesters holding Israeli flags.
Layout: Linda Eitrem Holmgren Photo: Yoav Aziz/Unsplash

On 9-10 May, CMES organized a workshop titled “Israel at the Crossroads: Democratic Backsliding and Elusive Peace” with international scholars to discuss the ongoing mass protests and democratic upheaval in Israel.

The workshop explored a broad set of themes, such as the tension between state identity and democracy, “unthinkable” peace, and the regional repercussions of the recent political turmoil in Israel. A keynote speech was held by the Swedish author and journalist Göran Rosenberg. As an outcome of the workshop an edited book will be published early 2024.

A group of people standing outside in front of a red brick building.
Photo: Linda Eitrem Holmgren