Israel's relations - with what is considered to be, the moderate Arab world, had recently been upgraded from an open secret to public display, which raises questions vis-à-vis the visibility of Israel's acceptance in the pre-dominantly Arab region.
Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Mr. Danny Ayalon – Israel's Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States. - Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University - Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post. ... See MoreSee Less
1) The situation on Israel's southern frontier has yet again escalated into a violent confrontation – as an Israeli operation gone bad resulted in the death of one Israeli officer and seventeen rockets fired indiscriminately by Islamist Palestinians toward Israel's southern communities. 2) Prime Minister Netanyahu condemns the international community for their continued efforts to preserve the nuclear agreement with Iran, a regime that openly seeks the annihilation of the Jewish state. 3) Despite threats that were voiced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey is not likely to conduct further military operations in Syria due to America's involvement. ... See MoreSee Less
1) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reportedly succeeded in persuading Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to a ceasefire arrangement being formulated between Israel and the Islamist Hamas organization. 2) Israel has allowed Qatar to transfer 15 million dollars to the Gaza Strip, as part of a broader deal that will allow the transfer of some 90 million dollars to the Islamist Hamas, an internationally recognized terror group. 3) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed five Israeli athletes whom returned from the Grand Slam judo tournament, which took place in Abu Dhabi, where for the first time the Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah, was played and the Israeli flag was raised - in a country that does not have open-relations with the Jewish state. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this week, the second and more severe batch of international sanctions was imposed on Iran by the U.S. Administration, focusing on Islamic Republic's oil and Banking industries. During today's program, we will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the American measures in the face of Iranian resistance and international reluctance; To do so, we are joined here in the studio by; 1. Mr. Meir Javedanfar, Iran lecturer at IDC Herzliya 2. Dr. Eldad Pardo, Research Director – Impact SE & Lecturer on Iran Hebrew University Jerusalem