As part of a series of activities in the region, members of the Forward Thinking team have been holding bi-lateral meetings in Jerusalem, Migdal and Tiberius with members of the Knesset, ministerial advisors and Mayors. Meetings were with individuals from across the political spectrum, and included members of Likud and Shas.  

The meetings allowed for follow up on previous delegation visits to Belfast and Dublin in order to discuss how best to consolidate insights gathered on these trips and to listen to different perspectives on recent events in the region. The visit came as Israel prepares for fresh elections in September and discussions explored the potential results of these elections and how they might shape the future direction of the country.

The meetings also offered the opportunity for new members of the Forward Thinking team to connect with key contacts and develop the next steps of Forward Thinking’s activities in co-operation with our network.