In many ways, the Zionist movement and its creation, the State of Israel, has been one of the greatest success stories of the modern era. After 2000 years, the Jewish State has reemerged as an economically, politically and culturally vibrant society. On the other hand, it still has a huge number of challenges: its relationships with the Palestinians, the quality of its democracy, and its status in the world at large. Professor Peleg will assess Israel at its 70th year, applying his analysis to the forthcoming, April 9th elections. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.