Israel and Hamas, on a course of war

In late August and early September, Israel and the Palestinian militant Islamic organization Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and its two million inhabitants, seemed headed towards a lengthy cease-fire, with an improved lot for the poor and desperate population and relief from attacks and anxiety to Israeli civilians across the border.

But these hopes were dashed, partly because of moves by Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas, who wants to regain control over Gaza. Are Hamas and Israel back on the war path?

Guests: Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser – Project Director on Middle East Developments, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post and Dr. Dikla Cohen, research fellow, Truman Instite, Hebrew University.

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: October 9, 2018, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 363
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish