Professor Ze’ev Sternhell was one of Israel’s most prominent political scientists and public intellectuals until his death at the age of 85 in June of this year. A Holocaust survivor, he did much of his work on the nature of fascism and also frequently critiqued Israeli government policy in articles and newspaper op-eds.
On 15 October 2020, Partners for Progressive Israel organized a panel discussion on Professor Sternhell's work and its importance for Israel today. The discussion was moderated by his daughter, Yael Sternhell, a historian at Tel Aviv University. The other participants were Arie Dubnov, Laura Wharton, and Noah Gerber, all academics who were close to Prof. Sternhell and familiar with his work.