MENASourceJan 30, 2023
Ben-Gvir’s controversial new position angered the Arab world. But how will it impact a potential peace deal with Saudi Arabia?
By Ksenia Svetlova
Will PM Benjamin Netanyahu find the desired equilibrium between the radical politics of his coalition partner and diplomacy with Arab capitals?
Ksenia Svetlova is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East programs and is a former member of the Israeli Knesset, a researcher, and a writer. She focuses on issues of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli-Arab relations, Russian influence in the Middle East, as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. She has covered the Middle East for fifteen years at Israeli TV, and has written for the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Haaretz, BBC Russian, Newsweek, Media Line, and other international media. She is currently leading an Israel-Middle East program at Mitvim – the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and teaches the course “Media and Change in the Middle East” at Reichman University.