EastMed Strategic regional overview

If one tries to look at the Mediterranean from West to East, the obvious check point of Gibraltar is nowadays the most serene one, and there is no trouble between Spain in the north and the African nation of Morocco, except for migrants trying to cross over into Europe. Storm clouds start to gather over the central region, where Libya is torn between local forces which are respectively helped by two Eastern Med powers, Egypt and Turkey. Going east, turbulence picks up. There is a dispute about dividing the spoils of the sea between Lebanon and Israel, and even more so between the bitter enemies, Turkey and Greece, which are in conflict over the resources hidden below the Aegean Sea. With exploratory talks between Athens and Ankara about to set sail, we will try to break it all down in our discussion.

Guests Dr. Eran Lerman, co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem, and Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the JISS and Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. Amir Oren – TV7 Analysts and Host of Watchmen Talk.

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.

The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.

  • First broadcast: March 19, 2021, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 590
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish