Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University speaking at ILTV studio to discuss the new security measures installed at the Temple Mount.

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1967 in Focus

1967 in Focus

This week marks the 50th anniversary to the war of 1967, six days that have changed the Middle East as we know it. I was proud to participate in a special project that attempted  to recapture the dramatic moments occurred 50 years ago today and I hope that you will enjoy the results, a series of short –  three  minutes videos – that captures one of the most dramatic periods in Israeli history.  You will also find a special addition on the subject in the below link.

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Humanitarian diplomacy in Syria

Omar Abdul Aziz Hospital in Aleppo was the latest one to be greeted by a Syrian bomb in July of this year, courtesy of the Syrian air force and its Russian training and supplies. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said those killed “included six children and eight women” in two government-controlled neighborhoods. He said dozens of people were also wounded.

Just last April in nearby Zabbadani, the last remaining doctor, Mohammed Khous, was killed by a sniper as he left the hospital following an operation.

Doctors and medical supplies are hardly available to assist those injured in the midst of a ruthless Syrian tragedy that has taken over 500 000 lives and left many more injured, traumatised and defenceless. In a war-torn country where every second person has lost his home, some help however, is coming from an unexpected place.

A few hours after the hospital bombing, eight children were already in operating theatres in nearby Israel. They have joined close to 3 000 Syrian patients who have found themselves in what a few years ago would be an unthinkable and impossible place. View full post…

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Israel’s regional standing

Jerusalem Studio – Israel’s regional standing – YouTube

With the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, and a recent wave of violence that has contaminated the one country which relatively succeeded in staying-clear of the regional instability; Israel has encountered new challenges it hoped to avoid since the Arab spring of 2011.

Guests:

1. Mr. Zvi Mazel, Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, Romania and Sweden and a Research Fellow at the Jerusalem center of public affairs
2. Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University

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