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Mon, Apr 20, 2020

At long last, Israel to form a government

Most Israelis want to avoid a fourth election. Most Israelis want to see an empowered government—not a caretaker regime—in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Daniel J. Samet

Elections Israel

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Israel’s new prime minister must reckon with the Democratic Party

By March 3, the new Israeli prime minister will have a preview of one of the first challenges he’ll have to address: a reckoning with the Democratic Party.

MENASource by Carmiel Arbit

Israel Middle East

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Arbit in The Forward: There actually is an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that’s working — in Gaza

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Carmiel Arbit is a nonresident senior fellow for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. Her research focuses on US-Israel relations, the peace process, Israeli and Palestinian politics, and broader issues affecting the Middle East.

A co-founder of Key Bridge Strategies, she has consulted for non-profit organizations around the world, advancing public diplomacy, government relations, and community engagement strategies in the United States, Israel, Palestine, Cyprus, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Mexico.

She was previously the Director of Strategic Engagement in AIPAC’s office of Policy and Government Affairs in Washington, where she helped drive the organization’s strategy for engaging key policymakers and influencers. Prior to her time at AIPAC, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. Her research there focused on Israel, counterterrorism, and international security. She has worked in government affairs and public diplomacy for the American Jewish Committee and Thomson Reuters and spent three years at Penn Schoen and Berland Associates. She began her career on the international desk of the H.L. Education Center for Peace – Geneva Initiative in Tel Aviv, where she worked to bring together Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders in support of a two-state solution.

Carmiel earned her BA from George Washington University and her MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has been recognized as a top Foreign Policy Influencer by Diplomatic Courier and is also a Truman national security fellow.