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2020 A Year in Turmoil in Israel. What Can We Expect in 2021?

Paul Gross, son of our member Jacqueline, spoke to us directly from Jerusalem on this subject.

Paul Gross made Aliyah at the end of 2007 having worked for two years in public affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London and prior to that completing a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, with responsibility for developing educational programming and public events in English at the national institute commemorating Israel’s sixth Prime Minister. He lectures to a variety of groups on Israeli history and politics and has written on Israeli and Middle East current affairs for several publications in Israel, the UK, the US and Canada. He has also appeared as a political commentator on two Israeli English-language news channels, i24 and ILTV.

Paul lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.  He stays connected to the “old country” primarily by watching English football and getting depressed by the current state of Arsenal.

If you missed the event, please click here to view the recording.

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Thinking about Israel – Mosaic member’s views

Jacqueline Gross shares her personal thoughts on the Covid situation in Israel below.  For more see Mosaic’s Israel webpage.  If you’d like to contribute to this series or take part in Israel discussions contact us.

Since we went into lockdown and the months went by, I noticed that I was becoming evermore introspective, just thinking about Covid-19 and what it was doing to my life and to my immediate circle of family and friends here in the UK.  I am sure I am not alone in this.

Yes, I had WhatsApp or FaceTime and Zoom with my son in Israel and family in New York and France .Then I started to consider what it must be like for my son living in Israel which in so many ways is such a different country to live in than the UK . So I decided to inform myself.

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November 16, 2020