The U.S. decision to arm Kurdish militias in Syria

In an unprecedented move, which was strongly objected by Turkey, Washington announced a decision to arm the Syrian Democratic Forces, perceiving the alliance as 'helpful' in the fight against the Islamic State.

To further discuss this topic and its regional implications, I'm joined here in the Studio by;

Prof. Ofra Bengio, Research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center – TA University; and Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Director of the Rubin Center, Fellow at the Middle East Forum. Analyst Amir Oren.

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: May 19, 2017, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 241
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish