YTN: European-Israeli Relations at a Volatile Time
Geoffrey Aronson, Journalist, Al Jazeera and Non-Resident Expert, Middle East Institute
Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Natan Sachs, Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Hannah Morris, Board Member, AJC Access DC
Please join GMF’s Young Transatlantic Network and AJC Access DC for an event exploring relations between Europe and Israel. The closeness of U.S.-Israeli relations juxtaposed with European attitudes toward Israel and its policies have at times been a source of division within the transatlantic partnership. While Israel continues to face a challenging and dynamic security environment in a chaotic Middle East, Israeli policies have become increasingly controversial in Europe amidst little movement toward Palestinian statehood and the rise of right-wing dominance in Israeli politics. Terror attacks against Jewish targets and a perceived rise in anti-Semitism in Europe have made the situation more volatile. This event will examine European-Israeli relations in depth—considering the past as well as the future.
The Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) is a flagship initiative of GMF specifically geared toward young professionals 35 years old and younger. The network strengthens transatlantic relations by offering the next generation of leaders opportunities to engage critically on core challenges facing Europe and the United States, as well as new issues posed by the increasing geographic reach of transatlantic cooperation. YTN currently has active chapters in Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, and Washington, DC.