Israeli parliamentary elections were held for the fifth time in three years last November, resulting in a sixth term for longtime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, along with perhaps the most right-wing coalition that Israel has ever had. The new coalition has to face many challanges in the field of security, religion, and state. Can this coalition survive a full four-year term? And if so, what lies ahead for the State of Israel in terms of its domestic policies and geopolitical positioning? What do Israel and Hungary have to learn from each other, and how can we strengthen our relationship in the years to come? Amiad Cohen, the Director General of The Tikvah Fund, Israel’s premier conservative ideas institution and publisher, will share his thoughts.
5.00 – 6.00 PM Moderated discussion
- Amiad Cohen, General Director, The Tikvah Fund
- Moderator: Ms. Noemi Beszedes, Snr. International Relations Coordinator, MCC
6.00 – 6.30 PM Q&A
Amiad Cohen is the Director-General of Tikvah Fund Israel, an ideas institution whose mission is to cultivate conservative intellectual and political leadership for the Jewish State. Under Mr. Cohen's tenure, Tikvah Israel's projects have grown to include elite seminars in political thought; Israel's bestselling nonfiction book press, Shibolet Library; a nationally influential policy journal, Hashiloach; and the Israeli Conservatism Conference, which draws over 1,000 attendees annually. Mr. Cohen's background is in municipal management, business, and real estate development, and he continues as to serve as a partner in several security and technology start-ups.
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