Israel and its regional and global conflicts: Domestic developments, security issues and foreign affairs

German foreign policy bestows central meaning to its unique relationship to Israel. Nearly 70 years after state foundation, Israel is in a highly dynamic, and transient phase. It is characterized by changing domestic intergroup relations and power structures, all of which effect domestic and foreign policy. These changes will also introduce a new dynamic into German/Israeli relationships.

The project endeavours to allow for an in-depth and profound understanding of current and long-term trends of Israeli society and politics, the Middle East conflict, as well as Israel’s relationships to its neighbouring countries, to Germany and to the EU, as well as other relevant international players.

The project is conducted within the Division Middle East/Africa.

Head of Project:Peter Lintl
Research Associates:

Dr. Gil Murciano
Lidia Averbukh

 

Research Assistant:Stefan Wolfrum
Project Assistant:Carmen Köbele

Funding:

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Publications

Amal Jamal

The Rise of “Bad Civil Society” in Israel

Nationalist Civil Society Organizations and the Politics of Delegitimization

SWP Comments 2018/C 02, January 2018, 8 Pages
Gil Murciano

Israel vis-à-vis Iran in Syria: The Perils of Active Containment

Iran’s Growing Influence in the Evolving Order in Syria Is Driving Israel to Change Its Mindset and Strategies

SWP Comments 2017/C 41, October 2017, 8 Pages
Lidia Averbukh

Israel on the Road to the Orient?

The Cultural and Political Rise of the Mizrahim

SWP Comments 2017/C 09, April 2017, 7 Pages
Peter Lintl

The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition

How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel

SWP Comments 2016/C 45, October 2016, 8 Pages
Lidia Averbukh

Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

Demographic Threat Perceptions and Ensuing State Strategies

SWP Comments 2016/C 43, September 2016, 8 Pages
 

SWP Comments

Christian Opitz, Tobias Etzold
Seeking Renewed Relevance

Institutions of Nordic Cooperation in the Reform Process


Amal Jamal
The Rise of “Bad Civil Society” in Israel

Nationalist Civil Society Organizations and the Politics of Delegitimization


SWP Research Papers

Marianne Beisheim, Anne Ellersiek
Partnerships for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Transformative, Inclusive and Accountable?


Kirsten Westphal, Aurélie Bros, Tatiana Mitrova
German-Russian Gas Relations

A Special Relationship in Troubled Waters