Israel’s relations – with what is considered to be, the moderate Arab world, had recently been upgraded from an open secret to public display, which raises questions vis-à-vis the visibility of Israel’s acceptance in the pre-dominantly Arab region.
-Jonathan Hessen, host.
-Amir Oren, analyst.
-Mr. Danny Ayalon – Israel’s Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States.
– Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
– Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom – Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post.
With a substantial demand of military hardware, the conflict-ridden Middle East has become one of the most significant regions in the world’s arms market. Guests: 1. Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior researcher – The Institute for Counter Terrorism, IDC Herzliyah 2. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, The Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University Analyst: Amir Oren
Lebanon has been pushed to the center of regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, since the Saudi-backed Lebanese politician Sa’ad al-Hariri – in an unexpected move – resigned his post as the country’s Prime Minister, blaming Iran and its Lebanese-proxy Hezbollah of forcibly asserting Tehran’s interests in Lebanon, as well as sowing strife across the Arab world. To do so, I’m joined here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University 2. Prof. Efraim Kam, Senior researcher, INSS 3. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies and a lecturer at Shalem College Analyst: Amir Oren
1. Dr. Nir Boms; Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
2. Dr. Eldad Pardo; Iran Expert – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1. Amir Oren, TV7 Analyst
On the 2nd of January, Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Muslim Shi’ite leader sending a strong message to the Shi’ite world – primarily its arch-regional rival Iran. The signal by the Saudi monarch’s, amid growing regional proxy-wars, was a claim of leadership to the Sunni Muslim world; One that has brought about a harsh response by Iran’s leaders, proclaiming the Saudi act would bring about “divine revenge” – a statement which prompted an angry Iranian mob to storm the Saudi diplomatic mission in Tehran.
These occurrences have severed the already strained relations between the Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims– with fears of the ongoing chaos in the Middle East deteriorating further to new lows.