Israel's political conundrum and security implications

Israeli politicians and observers have been taught by experience, both historically and over the last two deadlocked years, to reserve judgment on efforts to form governments until they are finally and officially over, with the newly minted cabinet gaining a Knesset vote of confidence and summoned to the ceremonial group picture with the President, which in this case is going to be one of Reuven Rivlin’s last acts before he leaves office next month. But with that caveat noted, it seems as if only accidents or incidents could prevent a seven-party coalition jointly headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid from ousting Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition, ending his twelve-year reign but having a very uncertain life expectancy of its own. What’s next for Israeli politics and policies?

Guests Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities, and Col. (Res.) Reuven Ben-Shalom, Cross-Cultural Strategist and Associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya. Amir Oren, TV7 Analysts and Host of Watchmen Talk. 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 4, 2021, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 612
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish