Past Events

ORF roundtables encourage voices from all quarters, geographies and gender to furnish engaged discussion between policymakers and audiences across the globe. Details and brief reports outlining resultant debates and policy recommendations can be found here.

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Photo: Haim Zach/Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Understanding Israel: Constructing an India–Israel narrative for the future

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, breaking a decade old impasse, political and economic narratives between the two countries have found a new springboard to work with. Israel is home to complex politics, and is surrounded by even more complex geopolitical environment. To understand Israel, via Israel, is a critical part of a successful India–Israel relationship in the future.

ORF, along with the O.P. Jindal University’s Jindal Centre for Israel Studies, will host this debate covering issues such as conflict management, post-Zionist discourse in Israel and the intricacies, workings, divisions and challenges of the country’s unicameral parliament.

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Casaba Nikolenyi, Azrieli Institute of Israeli Studies, Concordia University

Harsh V. Pant, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

Khinvraj Jangid, Jindal School of International Affairs

Rohee Dasgupta, Jindal School of International Affairs