In Oakland, Reuven Hazan makes sense of Israeli politics - The Jewish News of Northern California
| FEBRUARY 26, 2019
If you want to understand Israeli politics, stop thinking about the American political system.” Political scientist Reuven Hazan fixed his audience in Oakland with a stare and told them, plainly, that they had to take a broader view or they would never comprehend Israel.
“Don’t assume anything is similar to what you understand,” he said during his talk, “Making Sense of Israeli Politics.”
Hazan, former chair of political science at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an expert on the institutions of Israel’s democracy, is used to speaking to U.S. audiences and ...