Jerusalem Studio “US presidential elections and its implications on Israel and the Middle East”

Following Donald Trump’s land-slide victory in the Presidential election, questions arise as to his intensions pertaining to the Middle East and Israel. An Israeli document defined Trump’s perception of this chaotic region as a “bad investment”, yet a reality in which Washington turns its back on the Middle East could bring about dangerous consequences.
Guests:

1. Mr. Owen Alterman, Foreign Affairs Correspondent – i24 news.
2. Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow – Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
Analyst:

Mr. Amir Oren

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Jerusalem Studio – Israel’s regional/international strategic partnerships

In the midst of ongoing conflict within a hostile neighborhood, Israel has advance in security cooperation and coordination with both regional and international partners. The strategic value is significant both for the country’s intelligence and operational capabilities.

Guests:

1. Mr. Owen Alterman, Foreign affairs correspondent and commentator i24 News
2. Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow – Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University

Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren

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Syria’s New Map and New Actors: Challenges and Opportunities for Israel

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The civil war underway in Syria since March 2011 has changed the Syrian nation beyond recognition, and the shockwaves caused by the war have made a very strong impact,  both  in the Middle East and beyond. Following four decades of relative stability, Syria has become an arena marked by internal, regional, and international conflict. The weakening of the central government in Damascus, along with the transformation of Syria into a battlefield featuring many actors with different and often conflicting interests, poses new challenges for Israel. In the uncertain reality marked by the multiplicity of hostile actors, there are also opportunities for Israel to strengthen and possibly forge ties with pragmatic Sunni opposition and minority groups with whom it shares specific interests. This memorandum surveys the main actors currently operating in Syria, especially in the southern portion of the country; analyzes their attitudes toward Israel; and formulates recommendations for a new, proactive Israeli policy in the dynamic Syrian arena. It proposes modes of military, political, economic, and humanitarian action likely to serve Israel’s strategic interests. Chief among these interests are the need to maintain tranquility on the Golan Heights and the need to prevent the entrenchment of “negative” players on the Syrian side. For the full report, click here.
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