The Eastern Mediterranean - Israel’s challenges & opportunities

One of several constants in Israel’s foreign, economic, and defense interests and policies has to do with its immediate maritime neighborhood; the Eastern Mediterranean. All of its Arab neighbors, save Jordan, are coastal countries and thus have Territorial Waters and Exclusive Economic Zones from which to extract energy resources. Israel’s one gaz derricks are vulnerable to attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas. It has to navigate between Turkey, Greece and Cyprus and wants to strengthen its ties to Egypt, Italy and France. Israel is also mindful of events in Libya, which relate to Russia’s Mediterranean push centered on Syria. A lot of circumstances to take care of in this body of water impacting mankind since time immemorial. So how does the new Israeli government intend to frame and pursue its strategy in the Eastern Med?

Guests Dr. Eran Lerman, co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem, and Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the JISS and Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. Analyst: 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 29, 2021, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 619
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish