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Annexation and Beyond, Israel's Evolving Foreign Policy

Jonathan Schachter and Tamara Cofman Wittes examine how Israel's foreign policy has changed and how its relationships will shape the future.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz wearing masks.
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Israel’s long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to annex the West Bank on July 1, at least for now. Former Netanyahu foreign policy advisor Jonathan Schachter and Brookings' Tamara Cofman Wittes join Deep Dish to examine the bigger story—how Israel’s foreign policy has changed and the way the country’s relationships will shape the future.

About the Guests
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
Council expert Jonathan Schachter
Jonathan Schachter, a nonresident senior fellow at the Council, served as an advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from 2013 to 2018. His portfolio included US-Israel relations, Israel-Diaspora affairs, and briefing Congressional and other senior international delegations.
Council expert Jonathan Schachter
Tamara Cofman Wittes
Senior Fellow, Brookings' Center for Middle East Policy
Tamara Cofman Wittes is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and currently is a senior fellow at the Brookings' Center for Middle East Policy.
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
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