Expert On Consolidation Of Power In Israel

The following University of Victoria researcher is available to discuss the recent alliance between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and now-Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz.

Andrew Wender (History/Political Science) is a professor of political science and history focusing on politics and religion, together with Middle East politics and history with a special interest in Israel, Iran, and the role the US plays in the Middle East and globally. He calls the recent alliance a remarkable consolidation of power in the Middle East and adds, “While the Prime Minister appears to have garnered much more power and flexibility, a host of issues are in question, some with global ramifications, such as the standoff between Israel and Iran, the status of Israeli settlements and the status of ultra-Orthodox Jews within the Israeli state and society.” (Office: 250-721-7484 or



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