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Jewish Journal/JPPI Podcast

On our first election panel, Knesset member Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, professor Yossi Shain and Shmuel Rosner discuss Ayelet’s departure from the Knesset, what makes this election an unordinary one and more.

Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University where he also serves as Head of TAU’s School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, head of the Abba Eban Graduate Studies Program in Diplomacy and Director of the Frances Brody Institute for Applied Diplomacy. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) at Georgetown.

Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin is an Israeli lawyer and politician. Ayelet studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1991 she joined the Labor Party, and later became assistant legal advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. After Rabin was assassinated in 1995 she became chair of Tavlit, an irrigation company. She was placed 22nd on the Zionist Union list (an alliance of Labor and Hatnuah) for the 2015 Knesset elections and was elected to the Knesset as the alliance won 24 seats.