One of the most distinct phenomena of the last several decades has been the rise of militant Islam. Both regimes and organized-movements have sprung-up throughout the Middle East and beyond, with ambitious agendas and lethal actions based on modern technology and the ease of recruitment in the era of mass-communications. That said, these radical entities have suffered some set-backs as of late, with a question arising regarding Islamic terror: whether its spread has been contained, or is it regrouping to strike again.
Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University. -Dr. Fadi Essmaeel, Fellow at the Institute for Counter Terrorism in Herzliyah.
The Palestinian issue has dominated the Arab-Israeli discourse, ever since the 1948 war. Excluding the Syrian angle, this virtually remains the last, yet most explosive issue blocking Israel from its aspired goal of peace with the entire Arab world. What are the chances for Israel to bypass the Palestinians and reach an accommodation with the other Arab parties?
Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom, Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post. -Dan Diker, Senior Fellow, Project on Political Warfare, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. -Yoni Ben Menachem, Middle East Expert and Political Analyst.
Europe has traditionally shown interest in trends and events across the Middle East, going back to colonial times. That said, it seems that its influence has been diminished as of late – yet recent efforts indicate that this reality could be reversed.
Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin Israeli Public Image, Security, Intelligence Expert at IDC Herzliya. -Dr. Haim Koren, Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and lecturer at IDC Herzliya.