Israel-Russia power comparison amid crisis

Right after a Russian intelligence collection plane was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles on September 17, following an Israeli air raid on Iranian targets in Syria, Israel hoped that the relationship between Jerusalem and Moscow will not suffer significantly from this isolated incident.

But the Russian Defense Ministry held to a militant line, rejecting Israel's explanations and starting to transfer a more advanced air defense system, S-300, to Syria. Are Russia and Israel heading towards a showdown over Syria, and if they are, who is going to prevail?

Guests Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post, Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities and Avi Melamed, CEO and President Inside the Middle East Institute U.S.

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 5, 2018, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 362
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
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