Podcast: Emmanuel Navon on Jewish Diplomacy from Abraham to Abba Eban

The author of a new book about Israel’s diplomatic history joins us to discuss the enduring lessons he’s learned from surveying 3,000 years of Jewish history.

David Ben-Gurion visiting Winston Churchill in London in 1961. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

David Ben-Gurion visiting Winston Churchill in London in 1961. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Observation
Jan. 28 2021
About the authors

Emmanuel Navon teaches international relations at Tel Aviv University. He is also a senior fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum and the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security. His latest book is The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel.

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