Israel’s northern front: challenges & opportunities

When Israeli political and military leaders talk about the security problems they are facing, the Gaza strip is always explosive but containable as long as Hamas prefers it, and the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority is quiet yet amenable to violent changes. The only constant is the clear and present danger in the north, because of the interface between three forces hostile to Israel - Hezbollah, as the de-facto ruler of Lebanon as regards Israel; Syria, which is torn in its civil conflict and has lost its independent policy making power but not its determination to retrieve the Golan Heights; and Iran, whose tentacles reach out to the Syrian-Israeli front. Under these circumstances, how does Israel view the complicated situation across its northern frontier? Are there only challenges for it, or also opportunities?

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: February 12, 2021, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 580
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish