Developments on the Israeli-Syrian front - Jerusalem Studio 414

The Syrian Israeli front has been relatively quiet, except for sporadic reports of Israeli aerial operations against Iranian logistical targets. That said, after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, there are concerns that following the formation of the next Israeli government, tensions will rise along this front.
-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. Jonathan Spyer Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

  • Published: April 16, 2019
  • Duration: 28 min

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.


  • 28 min

    Global rivalries, regional impact- Jerusalem Studio 425

    The United States government defines Russia and China as its main global adversaries, in the sectors of trade, diplomacy, cyber and security. While it has not clashed with those powers militarily, it does see such a confrontation down the road as a viable scenario. How does the Middle East in general, and Israel in particular,…
    May 24, 2019 2184 views
  • 28 min

    Iran's deteriorating global standing - Jerusalem Studio 424

    The relations between Washington and Tehran, which have deteriorated over the last two years, are at a boiling point. A year after the United States withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, and as a result, re-imposed on it crippling international sanctions; the Islamic Republic is responding with actions - - both overt, and…
    May 21, 2019 4070 views
  • 28 min

    Gaza: terror vs humanitarian distress- Jerusalem Studio 423

    A temporary respite that was achieved last week between Israel and the Islamist organizations in Gaza could be broken at any moment, as the situation has all the markings of in-stability. The humanitarian plight of the population is increasingly putting pressure on Gaza's ruling Hamas organization, while the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad seems to persistently challenge…
    May 16, 2019 6785 views
  • 28 min

    The dangers of militant Islam - Jerusalem Studio 422

    One of the most distinct phenomena of the last several decades has been the rise of militant Islam. Both regimes and organized-movements have sprung-up throughout the Middle East and beyond, with ambitious agendas and lethal actions based on modern technology and the ease of recruitment in the era of mass-communications. That said, these radical entities…
    May 14, 2019 3317 views
  • 28 min

    Iran under strict sanctions regime - Jerusalem Studio 421

    A year after the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, tensions are steadily rising between Washington and Tehran. And as the Islamic Republic is about to implement counter-measures challenging the Trump Administration's policy, the Persian gulf could become a cauldron-of-conflict. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Emily Landau, Senior Research Fellow,…
    May 08, 2019 5223 views
  • 28 min

    “Deal of the century” amid battle over sovereignty - Jerusalem Studio 420

    Next month, after the Muslim month Ramadan, and with a new Israeli government in sight; the long anticipated American peace initiative for the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict is expected to be unveiled. What does it mean for the contradictory claims of statehood, sovereignty and Security, which the various actors aspire to achieve? Panel: - Jonathan…
    May 07, 2019 5395 views
  • 28 min

    Israel-Lebanon: Prospects of a summer conflict - Jerusalem Studio 419

    With spring turning into summer in the Middle East, the Israeli-Lebanese front also threatens to heat-up. Warnings of war have been heard from both Jerusalem and Beirut – amid a tightening Iranian grip along Israel's northern frontier. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Mordechai Nisan, retired lecture on Middle East Studies…
    May 02, 2019 5268 views
  • 28 min

    Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran- Jerusalem Studio 418

    The United States announced earlier this week its decision to end temporary waivers vis-à-vis oil purchases from Iran, which were granted to eight countries and jurisdictions that relied heavily on Iranian oil supply, for the purpose of a "transition period", would expire on the second of May. The measure aims to decrease Iran's oil exports…
    April 30, 2019 5471 views
  • 28 min

    Egypt’s strive for stability - Jerusalem Studio 417

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has managed to bolster his internal position, following parliamentary votes on constitutional amendments and a referendum, effectively prolonging his rule until 2030. Egypt's situation in the regional context, however, seems to precarious – with concerns on almost any front. Panel: - Jonathan Hesse, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. -…
    April 26, 2019 1514 views
  • 28 min

    Turkey’s dilemma between East and West - Jerusalem Studio 416

    The United States or Russia? That is the question facing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he is pondering his country's interests and ambitions in the fault-lines between Europe and Asia, the West and the Levant. Is Erdogan skilled enough to maneuver between the various powers and vectors? Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst.…
    April 23, 2019 4697 views
  • 28 min

    Israel’s Post-elections special - Jerusalem Studio 415

    Prime Minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu is hard at work forming his new government, trying to balance the contradictory demands by his would-be coalition partners. What is to be expected of the new Israeli cabinet in the months ahead? Panel: -Jonathan Hesse, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. -Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent, the Jerusalem Post. -Col.…
    April 18, 2019 3365 views
  • 28 min

    Developments on the Israeli-Syrian front - Jerusalem Studio 414

    The Syrian Israeli front has been relatively quiet, except for sporadic reports of Israeli aerial operations against Iranian logistical targets. That said, after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, there are concerns that following the formation of the next Israeli government, tensions will rise along this front.…
    April 16, 2019 21700 views
  • 28 min

    Iran's malign activities amid natures' wrath- Jerusalem Studio 413

    Amid Iranian efforts to expand its regional reach, domestic neglect has challenged its ability to cope with a series of natural disasters. How can the Islamic Republic balance its various aspirations, at home and abroad, and will its rivals exploit its exposed weaknesses, in the fight against the regime's malign activities. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen,…
    April 11, 2019 6601 views
  • 28 min

    Israel Elections Special -Jerusalem Studio 412

    The polls in Israel will close shortly, and with them, will come the exit polls conducted for various television channels, with the actual results probably known not before the early hours of tomorrow. That said, several trends have already emerged during the last couple of months, with a heated campaign mostly conducted between outgoing Prime…
    April 09, 2019 9607 views
  • 28 min

    Elections amid growing security challenges - Jerusalem Studio 411

    With just a few days remaining ahead of Israel's national parliamentary elections, a key issue continues to challenge the incumbent leadership in Jerusalem – tensions of a possible conflagration on Israel's southern frontier. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. - Mr. Yoni Ben Menachem, Middle East Expert and Political Analyst. - Mr. Mitchell Barak,…
    April 03, 2019 3881 views
  • 28 min

    Russia in the Middle East - Jerusalem Studio 410

    Coming out of its decline in the 20th century, Russia – under President Vladimir Putin – has asserted its position in the Middle East in particular, and the World at large. Moscow's efforts encompass the entire region, from the Persian Gulf to the Western Mediterranean. Does Russia's record match its rhetoric in fulfilling its ambitions?…
    April 02, 2019 6453 views
  • 28 min

    US in the Middle East -Jerusalem Studio 409

    The United States has been the dominant world power, in the Middle East, for many decades. But under its current President, Donald Trump, Washington has reviewed its interests and commitments in the context of the Administration's declared vision of "America First." What does this mean for the region in general, and Israel in particular? Panel:…
    March 28, 2019 4111 views
  • 28 min

    The Israeli elections -Jerusalem Studio 408

    In two weeks-time, Israel will hold its general parliamentary elections for the 120 seat Knesset. After ten years of the right-wing Likud party dominating Israel's political leadership, these elections represent the biggest political challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rule. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom, Cross-cultural strategist…
    March 26, 2019 8930 views
  • 28 min

    The Arab world and the Palestinians - Jerusalem Studio 407

    The Palestinian issue has dominated the Arab-Israeli discourse, ever since the 1948 war. Excluding the Syrian angle, this virtually remains the last, yet most explosive issue blocking Israel from its aspired goal of peace with the entire Arab world. What are the chances for Israel to bypass the Palestinians and reach an accommodation with the…
    March 21, 2019 6893 views
  • 28 min

    The Syrian front- Jerusalem Studio 406

    Israel's control over the Golan Heights, which was occupied from Syria during the 1967 Middle East war, has never been recognized by the United States or any other country around the world. That said, Israel's claim over the territory has not been actively challenged in recent years due to the raging conflict in Syria, in…
    March 19, 2019 10078 views
  • 28 min

    Latest developments on Iran sanctions - Jerusalem Studio 405

    The United States has implemented a series of sanctions against Iran, after withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal, that was identified by President Trump as deeply flawed. While the ultimate aim seeks to put Tehran's economy under substantial pressure, the Trump Administration decided to provide eight countries with waivers, which are due to expire in…
    March 14, 2019 8468 views
  • 28 min

    European relations with the Arab world - Jerusalem Studio 404

    Europe has traditionally shown interest in trends and events across the Middle East, going back to colonial times. That said, it seems that its influence has been diminished as of late – yet recent efforts indicate that this reality could be reversed. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin Israeli Public…
    March 12, 2019 2260 views
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    Developments on the Syrian front - Jerusalem Studio 403

    The Syrian civil war has entered its ninth year, and this time – after many foil attempts - it seems that the end is in sight. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin Israeli Public Image & Security/Intelligence Expert. - Dr. Jonathan Spyer Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and…
    March 08, 2019 11503 views
  • 28 min

    Conflict and resolution in Mideast strategies - Jerusalem Studio 402

    There are several overlapping conflicts ongoing across the Middle East, with each having its unique features and forces, yet remain inseparable from one-another. Each of the relevant actors maintains its own national interests, while also cooperating with others in order to achieve common goals. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Miss…
    March 05, 2019 3133 views
  • 28 min

    The battle for peace and security - Jerusalem Studio 401

    Some five weeks before Israel's parliamentary elections, which until recently largely overlooked the decades-old conflict with the Palestinian; shifted its tone after a senior American official provided an overview of President Trump's so-called "deal-of-the-century." Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Dr. Dikla Cohen, Research fellow at Truman Institute, The Hebrew University.…
    March 01, 2019 6443 views
  • 28 min

    International alliances in regional conflicts - Jerusalem Studio 400

    The United Nations, which was designed to guard world peace, has failed in its mission across the Middle East – due to the inherent contradictions with regard interests of powers involved in the region. Instead competing alliances have emerged, each with its own membership and agenda. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst.…
    February 26, 2019 5296 views
  • 28 min

    Global efforts to curb Iranian aggression - Jerusalem Studio 399

    On various issues and various degrees most important international powers oppose Iran's aggressive aspirations. That said, a global consensus is lacking vis-à-vis the diagnosis of Tehran's activities and the course of action to thwart them. To analyze the state of play on curbing the Islamic Republic's expansionist policy in the Middle East and beyond, we…
    February 22, 2019 5528 views
  • 28 min

    Russia and its regional aspirations- Jerusalem Studio 398

    The Middle East is on the top of the list of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regions of interest. He is involved in the Syrian civil war, but also in other challenges and ambitions in the Levant and beyond. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies,…
    February 12, 2019 11234 views
  • 28 min

    Iran-Syria cooperation amid international constraints- Jerusalem Studio 397

    Due to Iran's crucial military assistance in preserving the Assad regime in Syria, Damascus is reciprocating by accommodating many of Tehran's wishes. That said, many difference remain between these two parties, because each - has priorities of its own. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Raz Zimmt, Iran expert INSS. -Dr. Ely Karmon,…
    February 12, 2019 5382 views
  • 28 min

    Lebanon, the battle for stability- Jerusalem Studio 396

    Almost nine months after Lebanon has elected its Parliament, outgoing Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri has managed to form a new cabinet over which he will continue to preside, despite the fact that he has lost almost a third of his supporters among Beirut's Legislators. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Prof. Hillel Frisch, Senior…
    February 12, 2019 5792 views
  • 28 min

    The demise of Palestinian unity aspirations - Jerusalem Studio 395

    The two Palestinian territories, the Gaza Strip under the Islamist Hamas and the majority of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority that is controlled by Fatah, have been holding futile negotiations on reconciliation for the past several years. As Israel approaches its election, following which the Trump Administration is expected to unveil its peace…
    February 08, 2019 6901 views
  • 28 min

    Egypt 2019 - Jerusalem Studio 394

    Egypt, which used to be the leading Arab power with both regional and continental ambitions, continues to feel the aftershock of the upheaval that impacted the important Middle Eastern country, in the early part of this decade. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. - Dr. Haim Koren, Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and lecturer…
    February 05, 2019 4092 views
  • 28 min

    40 years to Iran’s Islamic Revolution - Jerusalem Studio 393

    The 1st of February marks the exact day which commemorates fourth years since the Islamic revolution in Iran. Since then, many events transpired which impacted both regional and global events. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Mr. Eliezer Tsafrir, Former head of the Mossad Operations in Iran and currently an affiliate with the Institute…
    February 01, 2019 4714 views
  • 28 min

    U.S. “deal of the century”- Jerusalem Studio 392

    Two years into the Trump administration, the President has yet to fulfill his campaign pledge: to unveil a viable U.S. brokered solution to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From time to time, however, reports emerge regarding alleged details of the American plan, which was dubbed by the Administration "the deal of the century." Panel: -Jonathan…
    January 29, 2019 8221 views
  • 28 min

    Iran’s ballistic missile program - Jerusalem Studio 391

    The launch of an Iranian medium-range ballistic missile against an Israeli target earlier this week, has highlighted concerns Israel, the United States and their allies have regarding the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program. This program runs counter to calls by the international community to refrain from developing these weapon-systems – as stated in U.N. Security…
    January 25, 2019 14510 views
  • 28 min

    Turkey and the Kurds in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 390

    President Donald Trump decided, during a phone conversation last month with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to promptly withdraw American ground forces from Syria. In presenting its pull-out plan, Washington presented Ankara with a demand, to act with restraint vis-à-vis U.S.-backed Kurdish militias. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Eran Lerman vice…
    January 22, 2019 6290 views
  • 28 min

    Europe versus Iran, sanctions and agreements - Jerusalem Studio 389

    The European Union, which up-to-now has resisted efforts by the United States, to join a campaign against the Iran nuclear agreement - announced on the 8th of January a decision to list Iran's security apparatus as a terror-entity and separately sanctioned persons affiliated with it. Do these measures indicate a shift of Europe's policy? Panel:…
    January 18, 2019 2564 views
  • 28 min

    Israel, call for early elections - Jerusalem Studio 388

    On the 9th of April, Israel will hold general parliamentary elections, some seven months ahead on schedule. based on Israel's political history, popularity shifts dramatically within short time-periods, leaving the outcome of Jerusalem's future leadership unknown – however, during today's program we will try to provide context to the heated contest between parties and politicians.…
    January 15, 2019 2299 views
  • 28 min

    Syria, following US decision to withdraw - Jerusalem Studio 387

    President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all U.S. military and diplomatic personnel from Syria has created a fog of uncertainty, with no specifics on the pace and modalities of the dramatic withdrawal that carries with it significant implications. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Prof. Ze'ev Khanin, expert on Middle Eastern…
    January 11, 2019 3974 views
  • 28 min

    Growing alliance between Israel, Greece and Cyprus - Jerusalem Studio 386

    The shifting alliances across the Middle East, due to regional events, have produced partnerships based on strategic interests, which some may classify as surprising. Such a new triangle is has be formed between Jerusalem, Athens and Nikosia. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic…
    December 21, 2018 8669 views
  • 28 min

    2018 Recap - Jerusalem Studio 385

    As the year 2018 is drawing to a close, it is time to looking back and focus on the main events and trends pertaining to Jerusalem's security and foreign policy and its regional involvement. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom, Cross-cultural strategist and columnist at the Jerusalem Post.…
    December 20, 2018 5152 views
  • 28 min

    Growing Iranian influence in Iraq, despite U.S. objections - Jerusalem Studio 384

    Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has voiced his support for the preservation of bilateral relations with his country's Eastern neighbor, the Islamic Republic of Iran. Abdul Mahdi's efforts are made despite Washington's resistance to granting Baghdad special privileges amid American efforts to exert economic pressure on the Ayatollah regime, since the United States pulled out…
    December 19, 2018 4531 views
  • 28 min

    Russian-Israeli relations amid Iranian expansionism - Jerusalem Studio 383

    For the last three months, ever since a Russian intelligence collection plane was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles, the relationship between Moscow and Jerusalem has sunk to its lowest point in years. Iran, whose presence in Syria is just one manifestation of its expansionist policy, obviously benefits from this development. Panel: - Jonathan…
    December 18, 2018 15342 views
  • 28 min

    Israel's challenges from its northern frontier- Jerusalem Studio 382

    While Israel seemed to be largely concerned by events in Syria, where enemies such as Iran, the Islamic State and Hezbollah have been operating with the civil war as a backdrop, it turns out that the Lebanese border has also been a hub of activity, mostly hidden from view. Earlier this month Israel mounted an…
    December 17, 2018 11663 views
  • 28 min

    Antisemitism – Anti-Zionism 2018 - Jerusalem Studio 381

    According to all recent surveys, Antisemitism is on the rise in many countries across the Western world. Distinct from the more remote past, this time around Antisemitism is mixed with sentiments of anti-Zionism. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Ambassador Danny Ayalon, Israel's Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States -Advocate…
    December 11, 2018 1820 views
  • 28 min

    The IDF under newly appointed chief of staff - Jerusalem Studio 380

    Tension flared up on Israel's northern frontier, when military authorities in Tel Aviv announced the discovery of cross-border attack tunnels, which were dug by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. The rising challenge from the north, amid ongoing threats from the south, are the two most urgent tasks facing the incoming chief of staff of the Israeli Defense…
    December 07, 2018 5731 views
  • 28 min

    EU supports JCPOA yet considers sanctioning Iran - Jerusalem Studio 379

    In spite of ongoing efforts by the European Union to preserve the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, some of its member states have demanded a tougher position vis-à-vis – what they termed "Iran's malign activities on European soil." To discuss this development and its implications on efforts to keep the Iran deal alive. Panel: -Jonathan…
    December 04, 2018 1452 views
  • 28 min

    Israel faces challenges amid coalition instability - Jerusalem Studio 378

    Israel's governing coalition is undergoing its most severe crisis, since its establishment some three and a half years ago, following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making every effort to keep his coalition during – what he termed: a sensitive security period - from disintegrating but other politicians may…
    November 30, 2018 4078 views
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