Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is a retired professor of International Relations, formerly at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East and West Balkan affairs, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. In the past two decades, Ben-Meir has been directly involved in various backchannel negotiations involving Israel and its neighboring countries and Turkey.
The conflict over the judicial “reforms” offers a historic opportunity to examine and
rectify every aspect of Israel’s democracy, which has been compromised since the
day of Israel’s inception. This is imperative to prevent future onslaughts on Israel’s
democracy by aspiring authoritarians.