Jerusalem Studio

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.

Episodes

  • 28 min

    Jerusalem Studio 297: The future of the nuclear agreement with Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump has decided last week to waive sanctions on Iran, asserting he has done so to provide the United States congress and European allies a last chance to amend the flawed agreement. Trump's decision, however, was perceived by the Islamic Republic as a victory in its international effort to preserve the agreement…
    19.01.2018 321 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 296 - The Status of Jerusalem

    The Status of Jerusalem US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, hailed by Israeli officials as a recognition of the prevailing reality, has mostly drawn international condemnation – bringing to the forefront a core-pillar of the Israeli-Arab conflict that persists for generations. Guests: 1. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East…
    10.01.2018 677 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 295 - The Ayatollah regime amid public unrest

    The Ayatollah regime amid public unrest Mass demonstrations broke-out some two weeks ago, across the Islamic Republic of Iran, with thousands of Iranians protesting economic hardships, as well as corruption allegations against senior officials; protests that escalated into political demands for a regime change. Guests: 1. Mr. Meir Javedanfar – Iran lecturer, IDC Herzliya 2.…
    10.01.2018 355 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 294 - 2017 regional recap

    2017 regional recap President Donald Trump assuming his Presidential role, Russia's increasing dominance across the Middle East, an intensified rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and Assad's imminent victory in Syria - are only some of the events that took place in 2017 that had great influence over the Middle East and Israel. During today's…
    14.12.2017 829 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 293 - Damascus, diplomacy vis a vis war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's declaration of victory over terrorist elements in Syria and his demanded shift-of-focus to a political-course has been met by the United States with skepticism, as Washington argues that Putin's declaration of a so-called triumph against the Islamic state was premature. Nevertheless, international aspirations to pursue a political process between the Syrian…
    14.12.2017 1203 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 292 - Israel in the Muslim world

    Israel in the Muslim world Israeli officials have time and again indicated the continues improvement of relations with countries across the Muslim world, pointing to joint interests, primarily in confronting the challenges of global Jihad and aspirations of regional dominance of the Islamic republic of Iran. To further discuss the latest developments, I am joined…
    14.12.2017 2339 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 291 - Jerusalem the capital of Israel

    Jerusalem the capital of Israel On January 23rd 1950 the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, adopted a proclamation declaring Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. 45 years later the United States congress passed a public law called the Jerusalem embassy act which urged the federal government to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy…
    14.12.2017 659 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 290 - The fate of Kurdish aspirations in Syria and Iraq

    The Kurdish national movement, with its various factions, had high hopes - that following its active participation in the successful fight against the Islamic State it will be rewarded and its aspirations for statehood fulfilled. To further discuss the latest developments, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Prof. Ofra Bangio – Senior research…
    05.12.2017 501 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 289 - Washington's efforts to restart an Israeli Palestinian peace process

    The United States, under the Trump administration, is actively seeking to restart the long-stalled peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; aspiring to bring about a viable solution – this time with a regional approach - to the decades old conflict. To further discuss this topic, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Mr.…
    05.12.2017 300 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 288 - Latest developments in Russia's policy toward the Mideast

    Since President Vladimir Putin decided to actively participate in the Syria conflict on President Bashar Assad's behalf, Moscow is perceived as a returning power to the Middle East, dictating Russia's interests in various sectors. During today's program we will discuss Russia's policy toward the region; Guests: 1. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief of…
    30.11.2017 1445 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 287 - Exclusive with Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz

    Amid chaos raging cross the Middle East and international powers seeking to assert their respective national interests, Israel is faced with an increasingly challenging reality. To discuss those challenges, we are joined today in the studio by Israel's Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, who is a member of Israel's decision-making security cabinet; I am…
    30.11.2017 281 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 286 - The Middle East and the 'arms market'

    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:…
    29.11.2017 240 views
  • 28 min

    Jerusalem Studio 286 - The Middle East and the 'arms market'

    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:…
    24.11.2017 240 views
  • 29 min

    Jerusalem Studio 285 - Israel vs Gaza amid Palestinian reconciliation

    Amid regional efforts to fully implement the Egyptian-brokered Palestinian reconciliation bid, Israel finds itself challenged in its efforts to maintain deterrence vis a vis the Islamist organizations in the Gaza Strip and its interest in maintaining stability in the Palestinian enclave, that ultimately contributes to the national security of the state of Israel. Guests: 1.…
    24.11.2017 349 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 284 - The Yemen conflict

    The civil war in Yemen, that erupted in 2015 between the central government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels that are allied with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has once again raised an international outcry for the devastating humanitarian situation in the poorest country of the Arab world. To further discuss the situation, I'm…
    15.11.2017 166 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 283 - The fate of the foreign fighters following the fall of the Islamic State

    In the past several years, the Islamic State has attracted thousands of foreign fighters and their families from around the world. Now that the governments of Syria and Iraq have announced victory over the extreme Muslim group, questions arise as to what will happen to those foreigners that seek to return – in most of…
    15.11.2017 153 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 282 – Lebanon in the center of Saudi-Iranian rivalry

    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…
    14.11.2017 1330 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 281 - 100 years to the Balfour Declaration, a regional approach

    On November second Israel and the United Kingdom celebrated the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, in which the British Foreign Secretary at the time, Arthur Balfour, provided the leader of the Jewish community in the UK, Lord Rothschild, with a public statement of support to establish in the land of Palestine a national home for…
    13.11.2017 183 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 279 - Kurdish aspirations for statehood

    Jerusalem Studio 279 - Kurdish aspirations for statehood A Kurdish referendum in the northern Iraqi region, which resulted in an overwhelming "Yes" for Kurdish independence, backfired and triggered a regional crisis when Iraqi forces launched a surprise offensive in mid-October to recapture Kurdish-held territory. To further discuss this topic, I'm joined here in the studio…
    09.11.2017 266 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 280 - Washington's Middle East strategy on confronting Iran

    Jerusalem Studio 280 - Washington's Middle East strategy on confronting Iran During today's program we will discuss recent decisions by the United States to apply pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran, in strategic effort by the Trump administration to confront Tehran's aggressive regional policy that has challenged Washington's allies in the region. To do…
    09.11.2017 376 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 278: Israeli-Palestinian peace process, following the Palestinian unity deal

    #278 - Israeli-Palestinian peace process, following the Palestinian unity deal Experts: 1. Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural analyst and columnist for the Jerusalem Post 2. Mr. Owen Alterman, Senior international Affairs Correspondent, i24NEWS 3. Amir Oren
    01.11.2017 126 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 277: The fall of the Islamic State in Raqqa

    #277 - The fall of the Islamic State in Raqqa Experts: 1. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University 2. Prof. Efraim Kam, Senior researcher, INSS 3. Amir Oren
    01.11.2017 418 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 276 - Egypt’s key role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Jerusalem Studio 276 - Egypt’s key role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Ever since the Trump Administration decided to try and re-ignite the Israeli-Palestinian peace process – this time with a regional approach – Egypt has voiced its desire to take an active role in assuming a role of a broker to the long-stalled negotiations. To…
    01.11.2017 74 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 275 - The fate of the JCPOA, following US review of compliance

    Jerusalem Studio 275 - The fate of the JCPOA, following US review of compliance The announcement by US President Donald Trump, in which he decertified the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, raises many questions with regard to the fate of the international deal, as well as Washington's ability to re-establish a global front to challenge…
    21.10.2017 125 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 274 - Russian-Iranian relations amid gains in the Syrian civil war

    Jerusalem Studio 274 - Russian-Iranian relations amid gains in the Syrian civil war With significant arms deals, cooperation in Syria and vocal backing of the nuclear agreement of 2015, Russia's bilateral-relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran provide us with a picture of what appears to be a strategic-alliance. However, significant differences and interests raise…
    20.10.2017 266 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 273 - Palestinian rivalries

    A series of events that significantly deteriorated the situation in the Gaza Strip has forced the enclave's rulers, the Islamist Hamas organization, to agree to terms dictated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, that would see the internationally-backed Palestinian Authority return to power in the Gaza Strip. As such, under Egyptian auspices, representatives of President Abbas'…
    13.10.2017 127 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 272: Israel elevating its position within the international community

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has time and again praised his successful efforts in elevating the position of the Jewish state within the international community. To further analyze Israel's international standing, I'm joined here in the Studio by; 1. Dr. Hilly Modrich Even Hen – Lecturer, The Academic Center for Law and Science 2. Miss Paula…
    11.10.2017 191 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 271: International efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Intro: The United States, under the Trump Administration, is elevating its efforts to re-ignite a long-stalled process aimed at resolving the decades old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. To further discuss these attempts, I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Mr. Gilad Sher, Senior Research Fellow - INSS 2. Colonel in reserve, Miri…
    06.10.2017 176 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 269: The Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq

    The Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq Intro: Shalom and Welcome to Jerusalem Studio; Iraqi residents of the northern autonomous Kurdish region voted earlier this week in a referendum of independence seeking to provide the Kurdistan Regional Government with a mandate to discuss secession from the Central Government in Baghdad. To further discuss the Kurdish bid…
    06.10.2017 548 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 270: The future of the Iranian nuclear deal

    Intro: Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio; As the 15th of October approaches, when US President Donald Trump is expected to decide whether or not the Islamic Republic of Iran is complying with the international nuclear agreement and whether it serves America's national security interest – questions continue to rise with regard to the future…
    06.10.2017 199 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 268 - The defeat of the Syrian opposition

    The United Nations' Special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura called on Syria's opposition to realize and accept the new reality, in which they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar Assad – urging them to return immediately to the negotiating table, "or else", face a bitter reality. To further discuss the…
    27.09.2017 436 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 267 - Egypt between the US and Russia

    With a surprising decision by the Trump Administration to cancel part of its vital assistance to Egypt in its war on terror and suspending another sanction due to what Washington said was a lack of progress on human rights, Egypt was left stunned and infuriated, vocally questioning its reliance on US support and providing Cairo…
    27.09.2017 299 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 266: Israel's regional standing ahead of the UN General assembly

    Jerusalem Studio: Israel's regional standing ahead of the UN General assembly The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly convened earlier this week at the world body's Headquarters in New York city, with world leaders scheduled to arrive for the General Debate, which is scheduled to open next week, on the 19th of September.…
    15.09.2017 136 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 265: The refugee crisis in the Middle East

    Guests: 1. Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural strategist and columnist for the Jerusalem Post 2. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief of Russia Today 3. Amir Oren
    13.09.2017 124 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 264: The extension of the UNIFIL mandate amid reoccurring violations

    Guests: 1. Dr. Hilly Modrich Even Hen – Shaari Mishpat College 2. Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural strategist and columnist for the Jerusalem Post 3. Amir Oren
    13.09.2017 92 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Turkey's ongoing efforts to bolster its global influence

    Jerusalem Studio: Turkey's ongoing efforts to bolster its global influence Turkey has managed, for the most part, to maintain its security during the course of the civil war in its southern neighbor, Syria – as well as its south-eastern neighbor, Iraq. Nevertheless, the rapidly changing Middle East has presented Ankara with both challenges and opportunities.…
    13.09.2017 1133 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 262 - Islamic terror in the streets of Europe

    Terror has yet again plagued the streets of Europe, this time in both Spain and Finland, in what security forces have identified as Islamic motivated attacks. To further discuss this topic, I'm joined here in the Studio by; 1. Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior researcher - The Institute for Counter Terrorism, IDC Herzliyah 2. Miss Paula…
    04.09.2017 140 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 263 - Israel's concerns over post war Syria

    With Syrian rebels, including both Jihadist groups and what the west defined as moderates, losing their territory in the war-torn country in a rapid pace; two main victors in the bloody conflict can be identified, including the regime of President Bashar Assad, which is backed by Moscow and Tehran, and the Syrian Democratic forces, which…
    01.09.2017 458 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Did Iran violate the nuclear agreement?

    Jerusalem Studio: Did Iran violate the nuclear agreement? With more than two years since world powers and Iran signed a nuclear agreement; allegations by Washington regarding Tehran's violation of the deal and in turn, Iranian threats of scrapping the deal if new sanctions would be imposed against it, raise a question: will the international deal…
    26.08.2017 299 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Israel's defensive efforts amid growing challenges

    With chaos raging across the Middle East, Israel has – with no little effort – succeeded to preserve itself from becoming yet another victim to the various conflicts raging around its territory. The Jewish state has elevated its efforts in establishing coordinated mechanisms with it’s the various actors operating adjacent to its borders, with various…
    23.08.2017 219 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Hezbollah's growing influence amid military accomplishments

    The Iranian-proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, has provided its allies – including the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with significant achievements in several arenas across the region, gaining a powerful reputation in the sight of its adversaries – including Israel, which has signaled the internationally recognized terror group as its…
    17.08.2017 10359 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Iranian President Hassan Rohani's second term in office

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was once again sworn into office, after receiving the approval of the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, embarking on his second term as the country's political leader. Guests: 1. Prof. Efraim Kam, Senior researcher, Institute for National Security Studies 2. Dr. Elisheva Machlis, Lecturer on Middle Eastern and Iranian…
    11.08.2017 754 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Russia - US regional coordination amid strained relations

    With US President Donald Trump signing new sanctions against Russia into law, bringing about what the American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson termed as "the worst relations between Washington and Moscow since the cold war"; we will evaluate the implications – during today's program - on the coordinate efforts of both countries in the various…
    11.08.2017 162 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: The fate of the Islamic State

    With the Islamic State losing most of its territory in Iraq, including Mosul:: from where the extreme Muslim group declared its caliphate; as well as a strong push forward by US-backed SDF fighters in Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in Syria; we may ask ourselves:: how far is the international campaign in eradicating the…
    11.08.2017 74 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: - Regional tensions surrounding the Temple Mount

    The Temple Mount, the location where both biblical Temples once stood, became yet again a source of tension in the region, as the bloodiest violence was recorded in the past month since the last surge of October 2015, which claimed dozens of lives. Guests: 1. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief at Russia Today…
    04.08.2017 277 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: Palestinian rivalries, Gaza's electricity crisis and threats of a violent flare-up

    The Islamist Hamas organization, which marked this month a decade since it took over the Gaza Strip by force from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement – an anniversary that also marks the bitter rivalry between the two Palestinian factions; the group is now facing new challenges that may weaken its prospects of controlling the…
    29.06.2017 222 views
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    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. Guests: Dr. Eran Lerman - Senior Research Associate at the…
    25.06.2017 2034 views
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    Jerusalem Studio: The regional rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia

    Intro: The Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia have been at each other for years, with a hostile rivalry, as both countries seek to achieve regional dominance for both themselves and their Muslim denomination. Guests: Dr. Eran Lerman - Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies & Lecturer at Shalem…
    22.06.2017 887 views
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