Europe-Israel relations amid talks of West Bank annexation

When Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz formed their co-equal cabinet several weeks ago, both Israeli leaders agreed that Jerusalem would start a move to extend its sovereignty over parts of the disputed territories on the West Bank of the Jordan River, provided Washington gave its blessing the designated territories and consequential measures involved. While this condition is yet to be met, there has been firm opposition to the proposed annexation by leaders of the European Union and its major member states - with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas flying to Jerusalem to counsel Israel to reconsider its unilateral initiative.

Guests Mr. Tomas Sandell, Founding Director, European Coalition for Israel, and Colonel In Reserve Miri Eisin, Israeli Public Diplomacy, Security and Intelligence Expert at Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya. Analyst Amir Oren. Host Jonathan Hessen.

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: June 23, 2020, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 525
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Estonian, Finnish, Swedish