Category Archives: The Gulf


Nir Boms discusses Bahrain delegation visiting Israel

In a discussion with the Israel Gulf Report, Nir Boms, a Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University and co-chairman of Israel-UAE policy forum, talks about exciting new developments with Bahrain.

“Today I met Sheikh Khaled bin Khalifa al-Khalifa along with a delegation of Bahrainis from the King Hamed Global Center for peaceful coexistence.”

Can you describe how this came about?

“In the last few weeks and months we have spoken a lot about the UAE which is important and significant and they are the larger players and they were there first and much of the attention went in their direction. But it is important to recognize that although Bahrain is smaller and we heard less about the country in the recent weeks, the normalization process there is significant and, has not been completely new. I have met emissaries from Bahrain first here in 2017 in a delegation that became public and received a lot of backlash from anti-normalization forces.

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Iraq, a battlefield of global and regional rivalries

Attention in the Middle East has gradually returned to a country, which in recent years seemed to have faded from its center stage prominence. The country in question: Iraq, is fighting remnants of the Islamic State, which lives on through its hold on key religious and ideological institutions. The Central Government in Baghdad is also trying to avoid collapse, due to various ethnic components pulling Iraq apart, while at the same time it contends with the ongoing stand-off between Iran and its regional adversaries.
– Jonathan Hessen, host.
– Amir Oren, analyst.
– Dr. Eran Lerman vice president of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a lecturer at Shalem College.
– Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University.


Jerusalem Studio: The regional crisis surrounding Qatar

A rift between Qatar and four Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates over Doha’s alleged role in funding terror organizations, as well as its alleged support of Iran; has brought about additional challenges to the already chaotic Middle East.


Dr. Eran Lerman – Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies & Lecturer at Shalem College

Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University

Dr. Hay Eitan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center

Analyst: Amir Oren