Israeli preparedness amid heightened tensions - Jerusalem Studio 446

Earlier this week, Israelis braced themselves for a flare-up along the country's northern border. The leader of Iran’s Lebanese-proxy Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, promised retaliation for certain Israeli actions a week prior. In the events, Nasrallah made good on his pledge – yet, the incident ended without casualties – a fact that mitigated prospects for further escalation.
- Jonathan Hessen, host.
- Amir Oren, analyst.
- Prof. Efraim Inbar; President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.
- Dr. Eran Lerman vice president of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a lecturer at Shalem College.

  • Published: September 06, 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.


  • 28min

    Shifting alliances between east and west – Jerusalem Studio 471

    The north Atlantic treaty organization has convened its heads of states in London this week, to commemorate NATO’s establishment 70 years ago, at the height of the cold war with the soviet union. Circumstances have of course changed dramatically over the seven decades, and with them – global alliances seem to be shifting, with the…
    December 04, 2019 7229 views
  • 28min

    Israel-Iran: Growing prospects of a direct confrontation – Jerusalem Studio 470

    Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Republic of Iran have escalated this last month, with both words and warheads being exchanged between the armed forces of both Jerusalem and Teheran. Both sides have warned each other that whatever they do, retaliation is sure to come. Are we on the verge of war between these two…
    December 03, 2019 8428 views
  • 28min

    Israel: Political turmoil within uncharted waters - Jerusalem Studio 469

    The state of Israel is currently face with the worst constitutional crisis in its seven-decade history, despite the paradoxical fact that the Jewish State does not have a constitution. Two election campaigns ended in deadlock and a third one looms, if no candidate is able to form a government this month. What are the probable…
    November 28, 2019 3984 views
  • 28min

    Israel-Jordan: Diplomacy & Security - Jerusalem Studio 468

    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which is almost landlocked and has a demographic majority of citizens of Palestinian origin, has traditionally being considered one of the more fragile of the Arab countries, yet in recent years, it has been surprisingly resilient while its neighbors succumbed to domestic and regional turmoil. It is important to note…
    November 25, 2019 3808 views
  • 28min

    Israel’s challenge of confronting Gaza Islamist- Jerusalem Studio 467

    Last week, Israel and the second most-powerful militant organization in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, exchanged fire for a couple of days – until Egyptian mediators, as well as others, brokered a temporary cessation of hostilities. The most important and surprising feature of this conflagration was the absence of the enclave’s rulers –…
    November 22, 2019 10991 views
  • 28min

    Russia’s growing influence over the Mideast - Jerusalem Studio 466

    Over the last four years, ever since Russia entered in force the Syrian conflict, Moscow reaffirmed its preeminent position in Damascus and the war-torn country at large. As other powers withdrew from regional affairs, Russia has seemingly achieved a generations old aspiration of having a major impact on the Middle East. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host.…
    November 19, 2019 5782 views
  • 28min

    Implications of Iran’s nuclear scale-back - Jerusalem Studio 465

    Under heightened international pressure, the Islamic Republic of Iran appears to strike back in several ways, not all of them overt. Following the attack on the Saudi oil facilities two months ago, Tehran has taken several steps in the nuclear domain, inching towards a clear violation of its commitments under the 2015 multilateral atomic accord.…
    November 15, 2019 4645 views
  • 28min

    Israel, vying for security amid political instability- Jerusalem Studio 464

    This panel was recorded prior to the events of the 12th of November and thus does not cover the recent violent escalation in Israel-Gaza relations, the indiscriminate fire at Israeli communities or the alleged Israeli attack on the Islamic Jihad leader in Syria. For information on these developments and others watch our daily news broadcast…
    November 11, 2019 7323 views
  • 27min

    Lebanon, public outcry for security and stability- Jerusalem Studio 463

    Israel’s northern neighbor, Lebanon, has been subjected to several weeks of popular upheaval, which include peaceful protests that sporadically turned into violent clashes. The public unrest stemmed from widespread frustration over the country’s failing economy, corruption and the meddling by outside forces and their local proxies. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Eran…
    November 07, 2019 4451 views
  • 28min

    Is Israel headed to a third round of elections- Jerusalem Studio 462

    Some seven weeks have elapsed since the second general election in Israel this year. Despite outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failed attempt to form a new government in Jerusalem, his chief rival former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz does not seem any closer to fulfill the appointed task. Does this mean that we may…
    November 05, 2019 5027 views
  • 28min

    Syria, a global effort in war on terror- Jerusalem Studio 461

    Syria has been a battle ground, in which various conflicts and forces have intertwined. Along with the civil war, there is the age-old confrontation between Turkey and the Kurdish organizations fighting for aspired independence, global and regional power-struggles for dominance, and Jihadist groups vying to assert Islamic control over territory as a launching pad for…
    October 31, 2019 4144 views
  • 28min

    Saudi Arabia-Iran: Between War and Diplomacy - Jerusalem Studio 460

    The crisis in northeastern Syria has for a while pushed from the headlines another regional point, the Saudi-Iranian relationship. A month and a half after Iranian missiles and drones scored a direct hit on major Saudi oil facilities, the Kingdom still seems to be bracing for further attacks, with no effective response and complete dependence…
    October 29, 2019 3495 views
  • 28min

    Turkey-Syria: Challenges and Implications - Jerusalem Studio 459

    There are five major players in the drama unfolding along the Eastern part of the Syrian-Turkish border since early October: Presidents Trump, Erdogan, Putin and Assad, as well as Iranian Supreme Leader Khameini, whose contacts and actions are impacting on the military and diplomatic situation. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Mordechai Zaken,…
    October 24, 2019 5247 views
  • 29min

    Israel and the Palestinians - Jerusalem Studio

    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. Join us for an extended discussion on the topic. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. - Dr. Hillel Frisch, Prof. Hillel Frisch, Senior Researcher BESA…
    October 18, 2019 3171 views
  • 28min

    Turkey’s military plans in Syria- Jerusalem Studio 458

    One of the most crucial turning points in the Syrian civil war culminated this week with Turkey’s cross-border incursion into northeastern Syria. While Ankara’s declared goal aims to implement a territorial safe-zone, as a buffer between the Kurdish militias and southern Turkey; the Kurdish forces have been forced to alternate alliances, by submitting to their…
    October 17, 2019 8974 views
  • 28min

    Egypt: social unrest challenges stability- Jerusalem Studio 457

    Egypt is facing a multitude of challenges on the economic, political and security fronts. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is trying to contend with domestic unrest, while at the same time, seeking to restore his country to its dominant regional position. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Prof. Efraim Inbar; President of…
    October 14, 2019 3139 views
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    Coming soon...The European Union and Israel - Jerusalem Studio 436 trailer

    Join us on Tuesday the 30th of July at 9 PM for the full episode. Articles on the topic: Rally behind our vision - Live view of Jerusalem - Visit our website - Subscribe to our YouTube channel - Like TV7 Israel News on Facebook – Follow…
    October 12, 2019 4661 views
  • 28min

    Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international angle - Jerusalem Studio 428

    The Israeli Palestinian conflict has never been a bilateral affair, with external forces – both regional and global – having their own designs and interests, at times contradictory to the parties themselves. With the U.S. initiative promised to be unveiled soon, the status of global involvement may turn-out to be more crucial than-ever - for…
    October 12, 2019 3541 views
  • 28min

    Israel-Iran: prospects of wide-scale conflict- Jerusalem Studio 456

    Earlier this week Prime Minister Netanyahu convened an urgent cabinet meeting, to discuss the growing threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, as perceived by Israel. The new danger discussed is a capability to launch cruise missiles with precision warheads. Panel: -Jonathan Hesse, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Prof. Efraim Inbar; President of the Jerusalem…
    October 10, 2019 11309 views
  • 28min

    Israel’s economic stability and challenges- Jerusalem Studio 455

    I’m Erin Viner, sitting in for Jonathan Hessen. Israel’s Finance Ministry is projecting a significant slowdown in economic growth of 1-2% – following a rapid 5% growth during the first quarter. Israel’s overall estimated growth during the first half of the year (between 3.2 and 3.4%) is still healthier than many other int’l economies –…
    October 07, 2019 2618 views
  • 28min

    U.S.-Israel alliance: challenges and interests- Jerusalem Studio 454

    The United States has traditionally been one of the strongest allies of the Jewish State, and visa versa - although there have been strained relations at times over the years. Panel: - Erin Viner, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Ambassador Danny Ayalon, Israel's Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States. -…
    October 03, 2019 4788 views
  • 28min

    Iran-Saudi Arabia: Prospects of an all-out conflagration - Jerusalem Studio 453

    There has been a sharp rise in rhetoric between the United States and Iran in the wake of 10 drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, on top of already high tensions in the Persian Gulf. Panel: - Erin Viner, host. - Amir Oren, analyst. - Mr. Meir Javedanfar, Iran lecturer, IDC Herzliya - Prof. Hillel…
    October 01, 2019 10260 views
  • 28min

    Reemergence of the Islamic State - Jerusalem Studio 451

    If one were to take at face value the triumphant announcements by leaders of the global coalition against the Islamic State, or Daesh - this Islamist organization which took over large parts of Iraq and Syria has been not only decimated… but defeated altogether by the end of last year. Yet, as was to be…
    October 01, 2019 3637 views
  • 28min

    Post-Election Developments in Israel- Jerusalem Studio 452

    Israel just historically held its second round of national elections in one year – in fact, only five and a half months apart. The thriving democracy in this country was very much witnessed on September 17th, with a nearly 70% turnout of all eligible voters, which is very high; to participate in a political system…
    September 26, 2019 5376 views
  • 28min

    Islam’s Shi’ite-Sunni Mideast Rivalries- Jerusalem Studio 450

    The most ferocious religious conflicts are often not those between different religions, but rather between various streams within a common religion. That is no longer true in the context of Christianity between Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox, but it is certainly the case in Islam, with the Shiites led by Iran hostile towards the Sunnis led…
    September 19, 2019 3802 views
  • 28min

    Israel’s Parliamentary Election Day - Jerusalem Studio 449

    Israelis have been flocking to the polling stations today, for the second time this year, and are now anxiously awaiting the projections coming out of the exit polls, while the final and formal results will emerge in the next few days. The suspense has to do with the notion that this might be outgoing-Prime Minister…
    September 17, 2019 6267 views
  • 28min

    Syria, eight-and-a-half year to its multi-sided conflict – Jerusalem Studio 448

    It is now one-hundred months since Syria became subjected to - what started as a popular uprising and quickly turned into a civil war – ultimately being transformed into a multi-dimensional conflict, involving regional and global forces. What are the prospects for an end to – what has been frequently defined as – a conflict…
    September 13, 2019 4826 views
  • 28min

    Iran and the West - latest developments- Jerusalem Studio 447

    The tense relationship between Iran and the West seems to be moving along two contradictory trajectories. While the U.S. Administration has not budged from its official maximum pressure campaign against the Ayatollah regime, President Donald Trump has blessed an initiative by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, to seek a diplomatic rapprochement. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen,…
    September 10, 2019 4548 views
  • 28min

    Israeli preparedness amid heightened tensions - Jerusalem Studio 446

    Earlier this week, Israelis braced themselves for a flare-up along the country's northern border. The leader of Iran’s Lebanese-proxy Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, promised retaliation for certain Israeli actions a week prior. In the events, Nasrallah made good on his pledge – yet, the incident ended without casualties – a fact that mitigated prospects for…
    September 05, 2019 18670 views
  • 28min

    Europe, a Union of Divisions in Foreign Policy -Jerusalem Studio 445

    Does Europe have a distinct position on the major issues of the Middle East, and is it really united in its stand vis-à-vis Iran, Syria and other foreign policy security concerns? This question poses itself especially following last week’s G7 summit that provided a forum for world leaders to debate their various positions. Panel: -…
    September 03, 2019 2393 views
  • 28min

    Iraq, a battlefield of global and regional rivalries- Jerusalem Studio 444

    Attention in the Middle East has gradually returned to a country, which in recent years seemed to have faded from its center stage prominence. The country in question: Iraq, is fighting remnants of the Islamic State, which lives on through its hold on key religious and ideological institutions. The Central Government in Baghdad is also…
    August 30, 2019 3363 views
  • 28min

    Rising tensions in and around the Gaza Strip- Jerusalem Studio 443

    Israel’s southern frontier has been flaring up constantly over the last year and a half, with the Israeli military and the Islamist Palestinian factions in the Hamas-controlled enclave exchanging fire. Both sides appear to be relatively restrained – making every apparent effort to refrain from gliding into a full-scale conflagration. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host.…
    August 27, 2019 8002 views
  • 28min

    Iran vs West, strategies & tactics – Jerusalem Studio 442

    Gibraltar Authorities ended a weekly long stalemate between Britain and the Islamic Republic last week, by releasing an Iranian oil tanker that was seized upon the request of the United States. This would seemingly help relieve some of the tensions revolving the confrontation between Washington and Tehran, but the so-called Grace affair, is only one…
    August 23, 2019 7223 views
  • 28min

    Israel’s Economic Standing amidst U.S.-China Rivalries- Jerusalem Studio 441

    The Israeli economy has benefited from improved relations with several of the world’s major powers. That said, when two of these powers are at loggerheads, Israeli decision makers find themselves between the American rock and the Chinese hard-place – forced to choose between the two, while knowing that either-way, Jerusalem will have to pay the…
    August 20, 2019 3356 views
  • 28min

    Turkey vs Syria, amid international scrutiny - Jerusalem Studio 440

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to invade northeastern Syria and establish a so-called ‘safe zone’ by force, unless the United States follows on a pledge to scale-back the presence of the pre-dominantly Kurdish SDF alliance, a local composition of Syrian militias that are backed by Washington. This has become a major bone of…
    August 16, 2019 5360 views
  • 28min

    The Iran crisis amidst global rivalries – Jerusalem Studio 439

    The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States government have been locked in a battle of narratives regarding their ongoing dispute over Washington’s resistance to Tehran’s behavior. While the Trump Administration claims that the conflict emanates from Iran’s expansionist policies and other actions, the Persian authorities argue that they are merely responding to Western…
    August 13, 2019 8957 views
  • 28min

    Israel heads to another round of national elections – Jerusalem Studio 438

    In less than six weeks’ time, Israeli political parties will once again fight their way to the polls in a general election for the country’s 120-member parliament. At the center of this election campaign, stands outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who according to public opinion polls – remains short of a necessary majority for a…
    August 08, 2019 2736 views
  • 28min

    Israel’s Challenges amid US - Iran Stand-Off- Jerusalem Studio 437

    In the American - Iranian stand-off in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere, no breakthrough seems to be on the horizon. Over the last several weeks, there has been no further escalation, yet there is also no apparent respite. Israel is on a unique position in this crisis, as it is not a part to the…
    August 06, 2019 11700 views
  • 28min

    The European Union and Israel - Jerusalem Studio 436

    The relationship between the European Union and Israel has had its ups and downs. Some may say that the Jewish State, which lies in close territorial proximity to the continent and partakes in European sports and cultural events, should be considered for all practical purposes both Middle Eastern and European. Diplomatically, Jerusalem maintains permanent mission…
    July 29, 2019 6312 views
  • 31min

    Special with Former IAEA Deputy Director General Olli Heinonen - Jerusalem Studio 435

    Shalom and welcome to a special addition of TV7’s Jerusalem Studio, this time from Tel Aviv, were we will discuss the Islamic Republic of Iran and its nuclear ambitions as well as the international scrutiny directed at it. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, host. - Olli Heinonen, Former Deputy General IAEA. Articles on the topic:…
    June 26, 2019 3357 views
  • 28min

    Persecution of Christians in the Middle East – Jerusalem Studio 434

    The Middle East, and more specifically - what is now the state of Israel - is of course the birthplace of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. That said, Christians do not necessarily enjoy freedom of religion in most of the countries in the region – and repeatedly are face with harassment, persecution and discrimination,…
    June 25, 2019 17731 views
  • 28min

    Lebanon- Israel: conflict resolution & mediation – Jerusalem Studio 433

    In a diplomatic breakthrough, both Israel and Lebanon agreed earlier this month to hold negotiations over the fate of so-called bloc-9 of a dispute off-shore gas-field. The talks will be mediated by the United States, and held under United Nations auspices. Hopefully, if deemed successful, some of the tensions between Jerusalem and Beirut will be…
    June 18, 2019 11653 views
  • 28min

    Gaza: prospects & concerns – Jerusalem Studio 432

    With 2019 nearing mid-point, predictions regarding the fragile situation vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip has yet to materialize. Earlier, there were indications of either a major Israeli military incursion into the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave, or a de-facto arrangement between the parties, which sought to realize a mutuality-invested cessation-of-hostilities. Unexpectedly, neither scenario took hold. Panel: - Jonathan…
    June 18, 2019 4863 views
  • 28min

    Iran & the West, diplomacy and war- Jerusalem Studio 431

    Over the past several weeks, the emphasis - in what can be regarded as the Iran crisis – has shifted from belligerent rhetoric to indirect diplomacy, as well as an apparent beginning of confidence building measures. Do the latest developments indicate a mutual effort at de-escalation or are merely a pause in an inevitable military…
    June 13, 2019 5592 views
  • 28min

    Jerusalem's political stability and implications - Jerusalem Studio 430

    Six weeks after the inauguration of the Israeli parliament, the 21st Knesset; it has surprisingly voted itself out of existence. This unprecedented move took place when outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was blocked in his efforts to form a new coalition, and rather than let another candidate try his hand at forming an alternative government…
    June 11, 2019 3024 views
  • 28min

    Iran's defiance amidst mounting pressure - Jerusalem Studio 429

    For more than two years, the Trump Administration has exerted – what it calls – maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran - crippling its economy in general, and its income-producing oil industry, in particular. While Tehran is yet to give in to this pressure, the American measures have exerted a toll on the…
    June 07, 2019 6932 views
  • 26min

    Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international angle - Jerusalem Studio 428

    Due to technical issues we ask you go to the following link for the full 30 minute episode: The Israeli Palestinian conflict has never been a bilateral affair, with external forces – both regional and global – having their own designs and interests, at times contradictory to the parties themselves. With the U.S. initiative…
    June 06, 2019 5141 views
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