Israel-Armenia relations amid challenges and interests

The renewed fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed district of Nagorno-Karabakh put Israel in an uneasy position between the two. Israel has long had an emotional attachment to the Armenian people, whose plight under Ottoman rule during the First World War preceded the Jewish people’s Holocaust in Europe during the Second war. But rationally, rather than emotionally, Azerbaijan is more of an asset to Israel, because of its border with Iran and the defense items it buys from Israeli industry. The difference between Armenia and Azerbaijan, from an Israeli economic viewpoint, is between millions and billiond. How do Yerevan and Jerusalem manage their relationship, under these circumstances?

Guests Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem, and Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center and JISS. 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: November 10, 2020, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 556
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish