Yom HaAtzmaut
The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

The Israeli Political System by Ehud Eiran

Ehud Eiran served as Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and worked on Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations.   He holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and Cambridge University in England, and holds the rank of major in the Israel Defense Forces.   Mr. Eiran is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Brandeis University, and a visiting Senior Fellow in the Harvard University Law School's Program on Negotiations.

The audio files below should be heard in sequence for coherence.

Introducing the Speaker
(2 minutes; MP3 audio file: 0.5 MB)

The Israeli Judicial System
(11 minutes; MP3 audio file: 3.2 MB)

The Israeli Legislative Branch of Government
(3 minutes; MP3 audio file: 1.3 MB)

The Israeli Executive Branch of Government
(4 minutes; MP3 audio file: 1.2 MB)

Political Parties and Election Processes in Israel
(23 minutes; MP3 audio file: 6.6 MB)

Questions and Answers
(20 minutes; MP3 audio file: 5.6 MB)


Ehud Eiran's lecture was delivered on March 12, 2006.