Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa, and a hundred times the size if Israel, until a decade ago South Sudan split from it, but it still has an enormous territory and occupies a strategic location next to Egypt, the Nile river and the maritime route from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea. Reason enough for its neighbours and other powers to be concerned by the military coup against the civilian half of the power-sharing arrangement in Khartoum set up two years ago and charged with a transition process towards democratic rule. Washington condemned the coup and froze 700 million dollars in aid, but some autocratic Arab leaders only went through the motions in criticizing General Burhan and his officers for ousting the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hamdok. What is in the cards for Sudan, and what are the implications for the Middle East and Israel?
Guests Col. (Ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Powers-in-Play Panelist, JISS VP and Editor in Chief of the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, Dr. Haim Koren, Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and lecturer at IDC Herzliya, and Amir Oren, TV7 Editor at large and host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play. Host Jonathan Hessen.
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The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.