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Society changes and Israeli-Palestinian peace

3 Jun

Over on Foreign Affairs, Daniel Levy published a very interesting article on the changes in Israel’s demographics within the past decade.

For one, it is interesting because in media and public debates over here, I often notice a tendency to assume that the Israeli population is of a certain homogeneity regarding social and ethnic backgrounds, religious groups, political opinions, interests, etc. So for those interested in a more nuanced idea of Israeli people than the local media will provide, this article might be a helpful start.

Furthermore, more than just elaborating on current Israeli demographics and society, Daniel Levy focuses on the demographic changes and developments in Israel within the past 15 years, which is quite interesting. Using prime minister Bibi Netanyahu as a frame plot, Levy draws some conclusions on how these demographic changes affect and challenge the peace process.

Same Netanyahu, Different Israel on Foreign Affairs.