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

  • 29 min

    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 1072 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 948 views
  • 28 min

    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 667 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 482 views
  • 28 min

    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 653 views
  • 28 min

    Lebanon's political future - Jerusalem Studio 318

    Lebanon is facing yet another significant event in its turbulent political history, with parliamentary elections one month away. Both domestic and external forces actively seek to influence results in their favor. To further discuss Lebanon's challenging future, I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom - Cross-cultural analyst and…
    29.03.2018 1146 views
  • 28 min

    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 1121 views
  • 29 min

    Israel’s readiness for possible conflict - Jerusalem Studio 316

    As the conflict stricken Middle East continues to rumble, with threats rapidly drawing nearer, Israel does not stand idly by for the fragile stability to shatter, as it continues to prepare itself for any scenario possible. To discuss Israel's preparedness amid growing threats, I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Mr. Yiftah Shapir, Senior…
    23.03.2018 4211 views
  • 28 min

    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 2658 views
  • 28 min

    Israel and Lebanon, land and maritime border disputes - Jerusalem Studio 314

    Tensions between Beirut and Jerusalem surrounding efforts by the Islamic Republic of Iran to bolster its Lebanese-proxy Hezbollah, a dispute over Lebanese offshore energy explorations, as well as a defensive border wall under construction by Israel along the 'frontier demarcation' – have raised yet again the prospects of an armed confrontation between the two enemy…
    16.03.2018 1499 views
  • 29 min

    Western international interests in the Middle East - Jerusalem Studio 313

    During today's program we will discuss the various Western interests across the Middle East and whether those interests have direct or indirect implications on security and diplomatic challenges; To do so, I'm joined here in the studio by; 1. Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities 2.…
    16.03.2018 970 views
  • 28 min

    The significance of the U.S. embassy relocating to Jerusalem - Jerusalem Studio 312

    Since Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and an anticipated relocation of the United States embassy to the city, several countries have voiced their willingness to follow in Trump's footsteps – while a vast majority of the international community has voiced its opposition. During today's program we will discuss the significance behind…
    14.03.2018 1745 views
  • 28 min

    Israel's greatest concerns in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 311

    The years long conflict raging across Israel's northern neighbour Syria, Iran's increased influence and apparent efforts to establish a frontline foothold through its local proxies, as well as Russia's deployment of highly-advanced weaponry to assure the survival of the Assad regime: are just a part of a growing list of concerns voiced by Jerusalem that…
    09.03.2018 4097 views
  • 28 min

    Egypt's Presidential elections - Jerusalem Studio 310

    Between the 26th and 28th of March, Egypt will hold the first round of its Presidential elections, with incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expected to win a land slide victory – with most rivals either in jail or publicly boycotting the vote. During today's program we will discuss the latest developments and the challenges Egypt…
    23.02.2018 363 views
  • 28 min

    Jerusalem and the Arab world - Jerusalem Studio 309

    Since U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6th, Arab states have unified in condemning Washington's move, urging the American Administration to backtrack on its decision. During today's program we will discuss the Arab position on Jerusalem and the implications of the American move. To do so, I'm…
    03.03.2018 904 views
  • 28 min

    Jerusalem and the Arab world - Jerusalem Studio 309

    Since U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6th, Arab states have unified in condemning Washington's move, urging the American Administration to backtrack on its decision. During today's program we will discuss the Arab position on Jerusalem and the implications of the American move. To do so, I'm…
    23.02.2018 904 views
  • 28 min

    The position of the US led coalitions against the Islamic State - Jerusalem Studio 308

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated, during a Middle East tour last week, that the end of major commit operations against the Islamic State does not mean that the US led coalition has achieved an enduring defeat of the extreme Muslim group. To discuss the latest developments and the US led coalition’s position against…
    28.02.2018 822 views
  • 29 min

    Turkey and the Kurdish militias in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 307

    Turkey has launched a largescale military operation last month dubbed operation olive branch in which it vowed to eradicate the Kurdish Syrian militias south of its border that Ankara claimed have direct links to the outlawed Kurdistan workers party, PKK. To further discuss the latest development I am joined in the studio by: Guests: 1.…
    24.02.2018 2548 views
  • 28 min

    Iraq between the US and Iran - Jerusalem Studio ep.306

    During a rally in the Iranian capital, Tehran, which marked the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, President Hassan Rouhani declared Washington's aspiration to interfere in state matters has failed miserably – while calming that aspirations by the United States and Israel to create division across the region, including in Iraq, were nullified. Today, we…
    21.02.2018 782 views
  • 28 min

    Is Israel heading to war with Iran - Jerusalem Studio ep.305

    Israel and Iran have been at odds since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 – a revolution that turned a years-long friendly relationship into vocal animosity. To discuss the latest developments and whether we are heading to a wider-conflict between Jerusalem and Tehran following the violent events of last weekend, I'm join here in the studio…
    13.02.2018 16532 views
  • 29 min

    International success and failures in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 304

    With both U.N.-backed talks in Geneva, and Russian-brokered talks in the resort city of Sochi concluding with no apparent progress for the Syria conflict, the dire-reality in the war-torn-country continues on a course of bloodshed and humanitarian tragedies – with no international body able to bring the warring sides on course of a tangible political…
    08.02.2018 797 views
  • 29 min

    Israel’s possible flare-up with its northern enemies - Jerusalem Studio 303

    Israeli officials have voiced growing concerns regarding Iranian attempts to construct factories on Lebanon's soil, for the production of precision-guided weapons. The Iranian attempt has led to growing rhetoric from both Israeli and Lebanese officials, indicating a growing danger of a possible flare-up. To further discuss the current situation, I'm join here in the studio…
    08.02.2018 3467 views
  • 28 min

    Saudi Arabia’s influence in the region - Jerusalem Studio ep.302

    Saudi Arabia continues to undergo one of the most intensive and exciting periods in its recent history, with domestic reforms and foreign policy ambitions. To discuss the latest developments, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University 2. Miss Paula Slier, Middle…
    02.02.2018 672 views
  • 29 min

    Egypt's role in the Middle East - Jerusalem Studio ep.301

    Ahead of Egypt's presidential elections, scheduled for the last week of March, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is seeking to bolster his domestic support, following his first term that was defined by both economic hardships and a military campaign against radical Islamic elements seeking to overthrow his regime. To further discuss Egypt's current state of affairs,…
    03.02.2018 469 views
  • 29 min

    One year into Trump’s presidency - Jerusalem Studio ep.300

    On January 20th of last year, Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States. During today's program we will evaluate his first year in office with regard to his decision-making vis a vis the Middle East in general, and Israel in particular. To do so, I'm join here in…
    31.01.2018 417 views
  • 28 min

    Jerusalem Studio 299 - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2018

    Since President Donald Trump announced on December 6th a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian leadership had deemed Washington as an untrustworthy mediator – a move that has challenged an American bid to broker a long stalled political process to the decades old conflict. To discuss the current affairs pertaining to the…
    26.01.2018 1498 views
  • 28 min

    Jerusalem Studio 298: Turkey's southern frontier, West verses East

    Turkey is facing a variety of challenges in international diplomacy, as an apparent rapprochement with Russia and Iran is seemingly hampered amid conflicting interests in Syria, as well as its alliance with other member states of NATO, primarily the United States, continue to deteriorate – as Washington decides to pursue a contradicting strategic approach to…
    19.01.2018 566 views
  • 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 487 views
  • 29 min

    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 905 views
  • 28 min

    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 390 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 852 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 1234 views
  • 28 min

    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 2387 views
  • 28 min

    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 707 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 535 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 316 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 1571 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 391 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 259 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 259 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 359 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 167 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 164 views
  • 29 min

    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 1393 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 186 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 295 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 419 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 134 views
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