Jerusalem Studio : “The US-led campaign against the Islamic State”

In response to rapid territorial gains made by the Islamic State in the first half of 2014, its brutal tactics and rising support among Muslims around the world, the United States under the Obama administration decided to establish a campaign of airstrikes against the extreme Muslim group in Iraq and Syria, garnering active support of both regional and Western powers.

To discuss the current state of the US-led coalition and their success in combating the Islamic State, I’m join here in the studio by:

Guests:

Dr. Kobe Michael, Senior Research Fellow, INSS
Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren

In response to rapid territorial gains made by the Islamic State in the first half of 2014, its brutal tactics and rising support among Muslims around the world, the United States under the Obama administration decided to establish a campaign of airstrikes against the extreme Muslim group in Iraq and Syria, garnering active support of both regional and Western powers.

To discuss the current state of the US-led coalition and their success in combating the Islamic State, I’m join here in the studio by:

Guests:

Dr. Kobe Michael, Senior Research Fellow, INSS
Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren

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Jerusalem Studio: “the battle of Mosul”

 

Following months of preparations, the Iraqi army and Kurdish ‘Peshmerga’ forces backed by the US-led coalition have launched an operation to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The city is considered-to-be the most significant stronghold of the extreme Muslim group in Iraq, from where the leader of the Islamic StateAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014.
To discuss the operation and its significance, I’m joined in the studio by;
Guests:

1 Doctor Ephraim Kam, Senior Researcher – the Institute of National Security Studies
2 Doctor Nir Boms, Research Fellow – the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University

Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren

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Building Bridges in an Insane World – an interview

lchaim nir bom

By Sharon Rapoport

It was a cold November night and the Publisher for L’CHAIM and I met with Dr. Nir Boms at The French Gourmet in Pacific Beach. It had been a little under a month since the French terror attacks, and the after the non-stop media coverage the world seemed to have turned sour. Newscasters recommended that people watch out for stray packages in malls on Black Friday. Nations were reconsidering allowing entry of countless Syrian refugees, and social media was abuzz with satirical memes depicting every Muslim as a potential suicide bomber.

Yet here was this man, whom we knew little about, referencing metaphorical bridges building toward our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters. About tolerance, and assisting Syrian refugees … ideas which usually make sense, but in the wake of another radical Islamic terror attack, seemed awkward at best. View full post…

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¡Del ideólogo y el ignorante!

Una jornada después de unos comicios legislativos en los que el votante estadounidense parece haber puesto en tela de juicio al Presidente y su iniciativa, el Wall Street Journal apuntaba la primicia de que el Presidente Obama habría remitido una misiva secreta al ayatolá Jamenei, líder supremo de la República Islámica. Se trataría al parecer del cuarto escrito de una serie de intercambios epistolares secretos que Obama habría mantenido con Jamenei desde que fuera investido.

Según el Wall Street Journal, el Presidente Obama escribió secretamente al Líder Supremo iraní el mes pasado, describiendo unos “intereses compartidos en la lucha contra los militantes del Estado Islámico en Irak y Siria”. Aunque admitir oficialmente la existencia de la misiva llevó a Irán otra semana, Jamenei apuntó el intercambio en su intervención del 3 de noviembre con motivo del aniversario de la revolución iraní: “El nuevo Presidente estadounidense ha hecho unos comentarios hermosos. También nos solicita repetidamente pasar página oralmente y por escrito, y ayudarle a cambiar el actual clima. Nos pide cooperar con él a la hora de resolver problemas mundiales”. View full post…

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