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David N. Myers

David N. Myers

David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor and Kahn Chair of Jewish History at UCLA. He is the author or editor of more than fifteen books in the field of Jewish history, including most recently, with Nomi Stolzenberg, American Shtetl: The making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic village in Upstate New York (Princeton, 2022). From 2018 to 2023 he was the President of the New Israel Fund.

David N. Myers on the erosion of democracy in Israel

May 2023, no. 453 24 April 2023
The recent pause announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in pushing a controversial legislative package through the Knesset marks a temporary respite from a concerted plan to challenge and overturn the system of government that has been in place since the state of Israel was created in 1948. After Netanyahu’s re-election on 1 November 2022, he forged a new coalition in which his own cons ... (read more)