The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.
The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.


  • 29 min

    Iraq's newly elected President amid the Iran-U.S. rivalry - Jerusalem Studio 365

    A new Iraqi government is taking shape in Baghdad following both presidential and parliamentary elections – but the two forces fighting for influence over the country's policy are not indigenous to Iraq. The United States and Iran appear to be on a collision course in this important Arab nation, which borders Iran, Syria, Jordan and…
    16.10.2018 1050 views
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    Russia's deployment of S-300 in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 364

    Russia is delivering to the Syrian military three battalion sets of its advanced S-300PM surface-to-air missile systems. The move comes as a response to the Syrian accidental shooting of a Russia Il-20 spy plane on the 17th of September, for which the Russian Defense Ministry has blamed Israel. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren,…
    12.10.2018 4882 views
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    Israel and Hamas, on a course to war? - Jerusalem Studio 363

    In late August and early September, Israel and the Palestinian militant Islamic organization Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and its two million inhabitants, seemed headed towards a lengthy cease-fire, with an improved lot for the poor and desperate population and relief from attacks and anxiety to Israeli civilians across the border. But these hopes…
    09.10.2018 3466 views
  • 29 min

    Israel-Russia power comparison amid crisis - Jerusalem Studio 362

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, right after a Russian intelligence collection plane was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles on September 17, following an Israeli air raid on Iranian targets in Syria, Israel hoped that the relationship between Jerusalem and Moscow will not suffer significantly from this isolated incident. But the Russian Defense…
    05.10.2018 4679 views
  • 29 min

    Shadow wars between Israel and Iran - Jerusalem Studio 361

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, Israel and Iran have been engaged in a shadow war, and to discuss this topic I am joined here in the studio by: 1. Mr. Meir Javendanfar, who is an Iran lecturer AT IDC Herzliya 2. TV7 analysist Mr. Amir Oren 3. Dr. Eran Lerman who is the vice…
    02.10.2018 3152 views
  • 28 min

    EU-US relations, Middle East implications - Jerusalem Studio 360

    A showdown between President Donald Trump and the leaders of EU member states, traditionally considered to be Washington's closest allies, has impacted - what used to be: a united Western front vis-à-vis the Middle East. To Discuss this matter, we are joined in the Studio by: 1. Dr. Eran Lerman who is the vice president…
    28.09.2018 1492 views
  • 29 min

    US-Palestinian relations  - Jerusalem Studio 359

    The United States, under the Trump Administration, has taken several punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority, financially as well as diplomatically, in what Washington asserts 'aims to entice the Palestinian leadership to negotiate with Israel,' once the long-awaited US-led peace initiative is unveiled. To Discuss this matter, I am joined by: 1. Dr. Eran Lerman…
    25.09.2018 1035 views
  • 29 min

    Regional challenges ahead of UNGA - Donor conference - Jerusalem Studio 358

    The last week of September is, as usual, dedicated to addresses by world leaders, who convene in New York city, for the United Nations General Assembly. As has been the case many times, challenges plaguing the Middle East will take center stage. To discuss these issues further, I am joined here in the Studio by:…
    18.09.2018 1353 views
  • 29 min

    Israel upgrading its military qualitative edge - Jerusalem Studio 356

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, Israel could never match its neighbors for quantity of miltary weapons and formations, so it concentrated on improving its qualitative advantages. Does it still have this edge, or is the gap being closed even as it is upgrading its air force, intelligence and cyber capabilities? To further discuss this…
    15.09.2018 7695 views
  • 28 min

    Regional power balance, amid threats of conflict - Jerusalem Studio 338

    The chaotic Middle East has been embroiled in wars for years, with shifting alliances and rivalries threatening established states with the emergence of non-state actors armed with ideologies and foreign recruits, tipping the balance of power. To further discuss the regional power balance and its dangerous implications - I'm join here in the studio by;…
    12.09.2018 2024 views
  • 28 min

    The use of international mechanisms in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Jerusalem Studio 337

    Years of deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, with bursts of violence and notions of despair dissuading optimism for any sparks of a viable solution to ignite sentiments of a better future; the Palestinian leadership resorted to its strongest supporters within the international community, seeking to assert legal mechanism that will turn the tide in their…
    12.09.2018 1393 views
  • 29 min

    Iran's desperate attempt to preserve its nuclear deal - Jerusalem Studio 355

    Some four months after President Donald Trump revoked Washington’s participation in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed economic sanctions on the regime in Tehran, Iran is struggling to cope with this challenge and to cooperate with European and Asian powers to withstand the American pressure. To analyze this topic, our panel today includes...…
    11.09.2018 1667 views
  • 29 min

    Syria's alleged use of Chemical Weapons - Jerusalem Studio 354

    The fighting in the North-western district of Idlib may turn out to be the last big battle in the Syrian civil war. In its determination to gain a final victory, the Assad regime has been accused of readying a chemical weapon strike, and there is an American commitment to punish Damascus if that happens. To…
    08.09.2018 2176 views
  • 29 min

    Will the refugees return to post-war Syria? - Jerusalem Studio 353

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a press conference in Moscow that it was time for Syrians who fled their country to return home – and partake in its rebuilding. To discuss the viability of this call, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute…
    05.09.2018 1114 views
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    Latest developments vis a vis Iran - Jerusalem Studio 352

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has been to Geneva for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patorshev, with Iran and Syria – topping the agenda. Before this meeting, Ambassador Bolton spent several days in Israel, during which he held talks with virtually every relevant defense and diplomatic official, in order to survey the…
    01.09.2018 2695 views
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    Turkey-U.S : Latest Developments - Jerusalem Studio 351

    There were actually shots as well as verbal ones which were fired over the last several days in Ankara and Washington. And while the shooting at the American embassy in the Turkish capital, seemed to be an isolated incident, Presidents Trump and Erdogan have escalated the intensity of mutual attacks. To provide you with a…
    28.08.2018 2410 views
  • 29 min

    Israel-Gaza ceasefire – arrangement, agreement or understanding? - Jerusalem Studio 350

    An exchange of fire between Israel and the Islamist organizations in Gaza, which escalated earlier this month, has abated to a large extent. Nevertheless, a status of relations between Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, with regard to a more sustainable ceasefire, remains unclear. To further discuss the latest developments, I'm join here…
    25.08.2018 1283 views
  • 29 min

    Gaza: Cease-fire or war - Jerusalem Studio 348

    In the course of the past several months, the Islamist Hamas organization, which rules the Gaza Strip, is seeking to reach a cease-fire agreement with Israel that will allow it to bolster its domestic standing amid severe economic constraints. In order to realize a long-term cessation of hostilities, the internationally recognized terror group is willing,…
    17.08.2018 1749 views
  • 28 min

    Syria: Status quo ante bellum - Jerusalem Studio 349

    Seven and a half years into the Syrian conflict, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have managed to gain a decisive upper hand in the fight vis a vis various rebel militias and extreme Muslim groups. To provide you with a status report on the latest developments in Syria, I'm join here in the studio…
    17.08.2018 1016 views
  • 29 min

    Turkey, latest developments - Jerusalem Studio 347

    Turkey's declared crackdown on figures allegedly involved in a coup attempt that sought to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged the countries international relations with its Western allies, including Europe and the United States. To discuss the latest developments, including Ankara's international standing, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Hay Eitan…
    15.08.2018 3066 views
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    Iran under a new sanctions regime - Jerusalem Studio 346

    Following the United States' pullout of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, the Trump Administration announced this week the restoration of a first set of financial, commercial and industrial sanctions against the Islamic Republic. To further discuss the American move and its implications, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Emily Landau, Senior…
    09.08.2018 2581 views
  • 29 min

    Israel: Latest developments on the Gaza Strip - Jerusalem Studio 345

    During the month of July tensions rose to an all-time high, with the Islamist Hamas organization firing more than 250 rockets and mortar shells towards Israel's southern communities, while the Israeli military targeted – among others – militant installations across the Islamist-run Gaza Strip. To discuss the latest developments on the Gaza front, I'm join…
    08.08.2018 2602 views
  • 30 min

    The Syria conflict, latest updates - Jerusalem Studio 344

    The Syrian civil war seems to be fast approaching its end, with various battles involving the Assad regime, Islamist militias, Iran and its proxies, as well as neighboring Israel and Turkey. To further discuss the latest developments, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies,…
    04.08.2018 3228 views
  • 28 min

    Israel's Nuclear Capabilities - Jerusalem Studio ep. 343

    Since Israel's inception, the survival of the Jewish state has been threatened time-and-again. In response to vocal aspirations to bring about its destruction, Israel had obtained nuclear weapon capabilities – that for many years, deterred regional enemies from realizing their damning aspirations. To further discuss Israel's deterrence and its use of nuclear weapons. Guests: 1.Dr.…
    03.08.2018 3612 views
  • 29 min

    Latest developments in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 342

    The latest advances by Assad's forces raise the question on whether the seven-year civil war in Syria is nears its end. To further discuss this topic - I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies and a lecturer at Shalem College 2.…
    21.06.2018 3769 views
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    Turkey elections - Jerusalem Studio 341

    Turkey will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday the 24th – in what arguably is the most important election in Turkey's modern history. To discuss the campaign, the main contenders and analyze the viable implications of the elections outcome, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau…
    21.06.2018 3472 views
  • 28 min

    Israel-Gaza: Ongoing challenges amid international condemnations - Jerusalem Studio 340

    Amid international condemnations of Israel's defensive measures vis-a-vis the violent riots along the Gaza Strip's border-fence, Jerusalem is seeking ways to alleviate an apparent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Israel's top defense officials have warned of Gaza's deteriorating economic situation – emphasizing "the prevention of a humanitarian catastrophe was unquestionably in Israel's interest." To…
    15.06.2018 2187 views
  • 28 min

    Iran's nuclear aspirations - Jerusalem Studio 339

    China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany continue to pursue ways of preserving the Iran nuclear agreement, voice their frustration at President Donald Trump's decision to immediately withdraw the United States from commitments made by his predecessor, Barack Obama; in which President Trump decreed Washington's vote in favor of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 that endorsed…
    15.06.2018 2673 views
  • 28 min

    Israel’s preparedness for a war with Iran - Jerusalem Studio 336

    Amid growing friction between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel in Syria that has escalated into a direct confrontation between the two regional powers, during today’s program we will try to analyze the prospects of moving from a war of words to a real clash between the inheritors of the mantle of the two…
    01.06.2018 22526 views
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    Regional attempts for a long lasting Israel-Gaza cease-fire -Jerusalem Studio 335

    The cycle of violence between the Gaza strip and Israel continues to persist as a peaceful solution to the volatile situation seems completely detached from reality, that said reports of a regional attempt to bring about a long-lasting cease fire between the Islamist organizations in Gaza and Israel have surfaced in recent weeks. To further…
    01.06.2018 1223 views
  • 28 min

    Turkey-Israel diplomatic row - Jerusalem Studio 333

    The violent events along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel has garnered an international condemnation of the Jewish State, urging its military to exercise restraint in the face of violent Palestinian protests. Among the international critics of Israel, Turkey has assumed the most vocal rhetoric against Jerusalem, comparing Israel's defensive measures to those of Nazi…
    23.05.2018 3091 views
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    EU’s ongoing attempts to preserve the JCPOA - Jerusalem Studio 334

    The European Union announced its reluctance to scrap the nuclear agreement with Iran, vowing to take all steps necessary to assure it remains in-tact – follow Washington's decision to pull out of the deal and reimpose international sanctions. To discuss the Europe's adamant efforts to preserve the multinational deal with Iran, I'm join here in…
    23.05.2018 1024 views
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    U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA - Jerusalem Studio 332

    A little over a week ago, on the 8th of May, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran. To discuss the latest developments, following the American move, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Elisheva Machlis, Lecturer on Middle Eastern…
    23.05.2018 940 views
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    Latest developments on the Israeli-Palestinian flareup - Jerusalem Studio 331

    On the 30th of March, Palestinian activists in Gaza announced a six-week campaign that sought to compose protests near the enclave's border with Israel. The series of protests were meant to culminate with a "Great March of Return" of some one million Palestinians on the 15th of May, during the commemoration of the 'Nakba Day',…
    18.05.2018 2855 views
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    Israel's international standing (relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem)- Jerusalem Studio 330

    The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The highly anticipated move has signified Washington's recognition of the city, as the capital of the Jewish state, a move resented among many across the international community. To discuss Israel's international standing, following the American move, I'm join here in the studio…
    11.05.2018 1690 views
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    Israel gears up for upcoming security Challenges - Jerusalem Studio 328

    This year, the month of May, presents challenges to regional stability, in general, and poses dangers to Israel's security, in particular. To discuss the list of challenges, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Mr. Owen Alterman, Senior international Affairs Correspondent, i24NEWS 2. Mr. Elhanan Miller Researcher, The Forum for Regional Thinking 3. Dr.…
    04.05.2018 2671 views
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    The EU's perseverance in the JCPOA - Jerusalem Studio 327

    By the end of next week, U.S. President Donald Trump will have to decide, on whether to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. The preservation of the multinational deal is subject to an attempt by Washington's European partners to formulate satisfactory amendments – that would reassure the American leader…
    04.05.2018 2425 views
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    Turkey amid regional developments - Jerusalem Studio 325

    After winning a referendum to change Turkey's constitution and create an executive presidency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brought his country's presidential and parliamentary poll forward by more than a year, to the 24th of June. The reason for the move stems from the fact that the new executive powers held by Turkey's President…
    02.05.2018 4945 views
  • 29 min

    Israel vs Iran, threats and actions - Jerusalem Studio 325

    Since the two confrontations between Israel and Iran, including the infiltration of an Iranian drone into Israel and an Israeli strike on a Syrian air-base that housed Iranian military personnel; threats voiced by Jerusalem and Tehran of a possible escalation have elevated tensions between the two enemy-states. To further discuss related developments, I'm join here…
    27.04.2018 6236 views
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    Syria on the brink of calamity - Jerusalem Studio 323

    The ongoing conflict in Syria continues to top the world media's headlines, with major developments across the war-torn country. To further discuss those developments, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies and a lecturer at Shalem College 2. Dr. Nir Boms…
    18.04.2018 2294 views
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    The U.S. Vs Russia, on a course of collision? - Jerusalem Studio 324

    Rhetoric from Washington and Moscow has intensified over the Western response to Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons; with the most hostile warnings of possible direct confrontation between the two superpowers, endangers a regional conflict from possibly turning global. To further discuss the tensions between Russia and the United States over Syria, I'm join here…
    18.04.2018 1264 views
  • 28 min

    The Muslim world versus the west - Jerusalem Studio 322

    With both interests and concerns parallel to Western outlook toward the Muslim World, the rapid changes across regions where Muslim states are situated, including the contradictory views on norms and values, is viewed as being translated into confrontational relationships. To further discuss this topic, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Miss Paula Slier,…
    18.04.2018 1813 views
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    Is Israel an apartheid state? - Jerusalem Studio 321

    Israel's critics across the international community have time-and-again condemned it as an Apartheid state, claiming an analogy to the south African regime, which set its policies on racial separation. During today's program we will challenge this analogy, and to do I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Hillel Frisch, Prof. Hillel Frisch, Senior…
    11.04.2018 842 views
  • 28 min

    Egypt: al-Sisi’s second term in office - Jerusalem Studio 319

    After running virtually unchallenged, Egypt's incumbent President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has won a second term in office, to lead a country where unrest since 2011 has devastated its economy. To discuss President Sisi's expected challenges during his second term in office, I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Michael Barak - Senior…
    11.04.2018 720 views
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    Turkey’s challenges in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 315

    Turkey's military operation in Syria, aimed at eradicating Kurdish militias that Ankara views as threats to its national security, will continue and even expend into additional areas under Kurdish control. During today's program we will look into the latest developments on the Turkish-Syrian front and will assess the challenges Ankara is expected to face in…
    11.04.2018 2899 views
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    Saudi challenges amid regional rivalries - Jerusalem Studio 317

    Saudi Arabia, hailed as the most powerful Arab country today, has undergone major political and economic reform, aspiring to diversify its markets while bolstering its military capabilities. Nevertheless, the rivalry with the Islamic Republic of Iran has exerted a heavy price from the monarchy, forcing it into unwanted military adventures across the chaotic region. To…
    11.04.2018 1216 views
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    The reality of a two-state solution - Jerusalem Studio 320

    An agreement to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been sought-after, with an acceptance of a 'two-states' solution perceived as the only answer to the national aspirations of both for peoples. Nevertheless, with a changing reality on the ground and many rounds of failed attempts to reach an aspired deal, a question arrives with…
    11.04.2018 1035 views
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