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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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The stakes get higher between Israel and Iran

If Iran set out to test Israel’s nerve and resolve twice in the past four months through direct involvement in the placing of roadside bombs in Israeli-occupied territory in the Golan Heights, the result was unequivocal and decisive.

November 28, 2020

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