Israel’s regional standing and challenges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is fighting his third election campaign in less than a year, has traveled to Uganda last week in order to meet with Sudan’s leader, General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, who expressed his wish to normalize Khartum’s relations with Jerusalem. Sudan, bordering Egypt and Ethiopia – among others - is also important for Israel vis-à-vis Iran’s foreign influence. This is only the latest manifestation of Israel’s regional reach, from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, as well as the Red Sea.

Guests Dr. Fadi Essmaeel, Research Fellow, Institute of Counter Terrorism at IDC Herzliyah, and Dr. Joshua Krasna, Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and lecturer on Mideast security at NYU. 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: February 11, 2020, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 487
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish