Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

Twitter: @YMekelberg

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Only one person to blame for Israel’s virus omnishambles

Some record-breaking achievements are nothing to be proud of, particularly that of clocking up the highest coronavirus infections per capita in the world. Last week it was Israel’s turn to wear the leader’s yellow jersey after averaging 199.3 new cases a day per 1 million residents.

September 12, 2020

Why defeating Netanyahu is not just desirable, but essential

They say you can’t get too much of a good thing, and elections are regarded as a good thing — an opportunity for the people to choose their representatives. However, three in 11 months may be democratic overkill.

January 18, 2020

How US Democrats can learn from Labour’s UK disaster

There is a saying that generals always fight the last war — and those who do, lose. The current danger for the US Democratic Party is that they rerun their failure in the 2016 presidential election, partly through drawing the wrong conclusions from the UK general election this month.

December 28, 2019

Lessons from the Arab Barometer to avoid a gathering storm

Though memories of the the so-called Arab Spring nearly eight years ago are fading, we should remind ourselves that most of the places where it happened were left with a legacy of destruction and oppression — and that the root causes that sparked those popular uprisings still prevail.

July 14, 2019

The rotten apple did not fall far from the wretched tree

There is quite a competition for who can be considered the true heir to Meir Kahane, who by most accounts is responsible for the entry into Israeli politics of the most repellent examples of racist and hate speech.

July 02, 2019