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

    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…
    07.12.2018 5003 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…
    04.12.2018 1295 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…
    30.11.2018 3959 views
  • 29 min

    Radical Islam and its Jihad vs. the West - Jerusalem Studio 377

    The best-known groups of global Islamic Jihad, namely al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their various off-shoots have seemingly been on the decline lately. However, Western intelligence agencies warn that the fight against these extreme Muslim groups, is far from over. To discuss the dangers of Islamist groups and their Jihad against the West. Panel: -Jonathan…
    27.11.2018 2278 views
  • 29 min

    Strategic outlook for Israel as it starts a new Hebrew year - Jerusalem Studio 357

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, This is the week in which Israel turns the page in its Hebrew calendar on one year and opens a new one. It’s a good time to take stock and survey Israel’s strategic outlook, regionally as well as globally. To Discuss this issue I am joined here in the…
    23.11.2018 3292 views
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    Coming soon... Iran's nuclear aspirations - Jerusalem Studio 339 trailer

    China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany continue to pursue ways of preserving the Iran nuclear agreement, voice their frustration at President Donald Trump's decision to immediately withdraw the United States from commitments made by his predecessor, Barack Obama; in which President Trump decreed Washington's vote in favor of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 that endorsed…
    23.11.2018 800 views
  • 29 min

    Saudi Arabia following the Khashoggi affair - Jerusalem Studio 376

    For almost two months, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been on the defensive in the Jamal Khashoggi affair, in which a prominent dissident of the regime has been lured into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey – where he was brutally murdered. While Riyadh denied the involvement of its highest officials in the assassination,…
    23.11.2018 2141 views
  • 29 min

    Syria, the battle between East and West - Jerusalem Studio 375

    As we are heading towards the end of the eighth year in the Syrian civil war, it appears as if – the end game is about to begin, with the Russians, Americans, Iranians, Turks and Israelis, among others, all having a role to play. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Nir Boms –…
    20.11.2018 5467 views
  • 29 min

    Iran following US midterm elections - Jerusalem Studio 374

    The United States midterm congressional elections, which were held last week, have complicated the political situation in Washington – for both domestic and foreign policy issues. To consider the implications of the changed political environment in the American capitol, on President Trump's Iran policy. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Dr. Emily Landau, Senior…
    16.11.2018 1807 views
  • 29 min

    Israel and the Arab world - Jerusalem Studio 373

    Israel's relations - with what is considered to be, the moderate Arab world, had recently been upgraded from an open secret to public display, which raises questions vis-à-vis the visibility of Israel's acceptance in the pre-dominantly Arab region. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. -Mr. Danny Ayalon – Israel's Former Deputy Foreign Minister and…
    13.11.2018 6576 views
  • 28 min

    Iran under a new US sanctions regime - Jerusalem Studio 372

    Earlier this week, the second and more severe batch of international sanctions was imposed on Iran by the U.S. Administration, focusing on Islamic Republic's oil and Banking industries. During today's program, we will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the American measures in the face of Iranian resistance and international reluctance; To do so,…
    09.11.2018 4147 views
  • 29 min

    Turkey on the border between East and West - Jerusalem Studio 371

    Turkey, a member of the NATO alliance, has been gravitating over the last several years, toward its old adversary, Russia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shifted his country's foreign policy, which has been traditionally pro-American, towards a more balanced direction. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. -Amir Oren, analyst. - Dr. Hay Eitan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow…
    08.11.2018 3367 views
  • 29 min

    Israel-Jordan, peace treaty enters 25th year Jerusalem Studio 370

    After seemingly having a relatively tranquil quarter century, following the 1994 signing of a peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, a sudden chill is threatening the relations between the two countries, with the announcement by King Abdullah to end certain arrangements of the bilateral agreement. To discuss the expected implications of the move, we are…
    02.11.2018 2420 views
  • 29 min

    Next round of us sanctions on Iran - Jerusalem Studio 369

    On the fourth of November, the United States will reimpose a new batch of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, directly targeting Tehran's oil exports and central banking system. To discuss the expected implications of the move, we are joined here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Menahem Merhavy, research fellow, Truman Institute,…
    30.10.2018 2253 views
  • 29 min

    Egypt, reasserting its role as a regional mediator - Jerusalem Studio 368

    In the chaotic tides of the Middle East, Egypt has always served as one of the leading anchors. Both regional states and international powers historically took Cairo into account in the various spheres of Muslim Arab and African affairs. Following turmoil in the early part of this decade, Egypt re-emerges as an important actor under…
    26.10.2018 1749 views
  • 28 min

    Sailing for Jesus in support of Israel - Jerusalem Studio Special 367

    Panel: -Mr. Jonathan Hessen, Host - Mr. Stefan Abrahamsson, Captain of Elida - Ms. Karin Nytomt PR representative of Elida - Rev Magnus Haglund, Lutheran minister in the Church of Sweden - Monika Jaaguri, Reporter TV7
    23.10.2018 1424 views
  • 29 min

    The battle over narratives in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict- Jerusalem Studio 366

    n the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict there are two dominant competing narratives. While Israel seeks to preserve its national security interests and settle some of the territories under its controls, the Palestinians aspire to establish a state of their-own and recall refugees and their descendance from the surround Arab countries with the aim of resettling them…
    19.10.2018 1621 views
  • 29 min

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

    A new Iraqi government is taking shape in Baghdad following both presidential and parliamentary elections – but the two forces fighting for influence over the country's policy are not indigenous to Iraq. The United States and Iran appear to be on a collision course in this important Arab nation, which borders Iran, Syria, Jordan and…
    16.10.2018 1412 views
  • 29 min

    Russia's deployment of S-300 in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 364

    Russia is delivering to the Syrian military three battalion sets of its advanced S-300PM surface-to-air missile systems. The move comes as a response to the Syrian accidental shooting of a Russia Il-20 spy plane on the 17th of September, for which the Russian Defense Ministry has blamed Israel. Panel: -Jonathan Hessen, host. - Amir Oren,…
    12.10.2018 18007 views
  • 29 min

    Israel and Hamas, on a course to war? - Jerusalem Studio 363

    In late August and early September, Israel and the Palestinian militant Islamic organization Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and its two million inhabitants, seemed headed towards a lengthy cease-fire, with an improved lot for the poor and desperate population and relief from attacks and anxiety to Israeli civilians across the border. But these hopes…
    09.10.2018 3810 views
  • 29 min

    Israel-Russia power comparison amid crisis - Jerusalem Studio 362

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, right after a Russian intelligence collection plane was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles on September 17, following an Israeli air raid on Iranian targets in Syria, Israel hoped that the relationship between Jerusalem and Moscow will not suffer significantly from this isolated incident. But the Russian Defense…
    05.10.2018 5167 views
  • 29 min

    Shadow wars between Israel and Iran - Jerusalem Studio 361

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, Israel and Iran have been engaged in a shadow war, and to discuss this topic I am joined here in the studio by: 1. Mr. Meir Javendanfar, who is an Iran lecturer AT IDC Herzliya 2. TV7 analysist Mr. Amir Oren 3. Dr. Eran Lerman who is the vice…
    02.10.2018 3247 views
  • 28 min

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

    A showdown between President Donald Trump and the leaders of EU member states, traditionally considered to be Washington's closest allies, has impacted - what used to be: a united Western front vis-à-vis the Middle East. To Discuss this matter, we are joined in the Studio by: 1. Dr. Eran Lerman who is the vice president…
    28.09.2018 1525 views
  • 29 min

    US-Palestinian relations  - Jerusalem Studio 359

    The United States, under the Trump Administration, has taken several punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority, financially as well as diplomatically, in what Washington asserts 'aims to entice the Palestinian leadership to negotiate with Israel,' once the long-awaited US-led peace initiative is unveiled. To Discuss this matter, I am joined by: 1. Dr. Eran Lerman…
    25.09.2018 1056 views
  • 29 min

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

    The last week of September is, as usual, dedicated to addresses by world leaders, who convene in New York city, for the United Nations General Assembly. As has been the case many times, challenges plaguing the Middle East will take center stage. To discuss these issues further, I am joined here in the Studio by:…
    18.09.2018 1410 views
  • 29 min

    Israel upgrading its military qualitative edge - Jerusalem Studio 356

    Shalom and welcome to Jerusalem Studio, Israel could never match its neighbors for quantity of miltary weapons and formations, so it concentrated on improving its qualitative advantages. Does it still have this edge, or is the gap being closed even as it is upgrading its air force, intelligence and cyber capabilities? To further discuss this…
    15.09.2018 7855 views
  • 28 min

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

    The chaotic Middle East has been embroiled in wars for years, with shifting alliances and rivalries threatening established states with the emergence of non-state actors armed with ideologies and foreign recruits, tipping the balance of power. To further discuss the regional power balance and its dangerous implications - I'm join here in the studio by;…
    12.09.2018 2050 views
  • 28 min

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

    Years of deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, with bursts of violence and notions of despair dissuading optimism for any sparks of a viable solution to ignite sentiments of a better future; the Palestinian leadership resorted to its strongest supporters within the international community, seeking to assert legal mechanism that will turn the tide in their…
    12.09.2018 1402 views
  • 29 min

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

    Some four months after President Donald Trump revoked Washington’s participation in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed economic sanctions on the regime in Tehran, Iran is struggling to cope with this challenge and to cooperate with European and Asian powers to withstand the American pressure. To analyze this topic, our panel today includes...…
    11.09.2018 1684 views
  • 29 min

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

    The fighting in the North-western district of Idlib may turn out to be the last big battle in the Syrian civil war. In its determination to gain a final victory, the Assad regime has been accused of readying a chemical weapon strike, and there is an American commitment to punish Damascus if that happens. To…
    08.09.2018 2191 views
  • 29 min

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

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a press conference in Moscow that it was time for Syrians who fled their country to return home – and partake in its rebuilding. To discuss the viability of this call, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute…
    05.09.2018 1130 views
  • 29 min

    Latest developments vis a vis Iran - Jerusalem Studio 352

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has been to Geneva for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patorshev, with Iran and Syria – topping the agenda. Before this meeting, Ambassador Bolton spent several days in Israel, during which he held talks with virtually every relevant defense and diplomatic official, in order to survey the…
    01.09.2018 2747 views
  • 29 min

    Turkey-U.S : Latest Developments - Jerusalem Studio 351

    There were actually shots as well as verbal ones which were fired over the last several days in Ankara and Washington. And while the shooting at the American embassy in the Turkish capital, seemed to be an isolated incident, Presidents Trump and Erdogan have escalated the intensity of mutual attacks. To provide you with a…
    28.08.2018 2440 views
  • 29 min

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

    An exchange of fire between Israel and the Islamist organizations in Gaza, which escalated earlier this month, has abated to a large extent. Nevertheless, a status of relations between Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, with regard to a more sustainable ceasefire, remains unclear. To further discuss the latest developments, I'm join here…
    25.08.2018 1295 views
  • 29 min

    Gaza: Cease-fire or war - Jerusalem Studio 348

    In the course of the past several months, the Islamist Hamas organization, which rules the Gaza Strip, is seeking to reach a cease-fire agreement with Israel that will allow it to bolster its domestic standing amid severe economic constraints. In order to realize a long-term cessation of hostilities, the internationally recognized terror group is willing,…
    17.08.2018 1767 views
  • 28 min

    Syria: Status quo ante bellum - Jerusalem Studio 349

    Seven and a half years into the Syrian conflict, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have managed to gain a decisive upper hand in the fight vis a vis various rebel militias and extreme Muslim groups. To provide you with a status report on the latest developments in Syria, I'm join here in the studio…
    17.08.2018 1025 views
  • 29 min

    Turkey, latest developments - Jerusalem Studio 347

    Turkey's declared crackdown on figures allegedly involved in a coup attempt that sought to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged the countries international relations with its Western allies, including Europe and the United States. To discuss the latest developments, including Ankara's international standing, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Hay Eitan…
    15.08.2018 3102 views
  • 29 min

    Iran under a new sanctions regime - Jerusalem Studio 346

    Following the United States' pullout of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, the Trump Administration announced this week the restoration of a first set of financial, commercial and industrial sanctions against the Islamic Republic. To further discuss the American move and its implications, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Emily Landau, Senior…
    09.08.2018 2630 views
  • 29 min

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

    During the month of July tensions rose to an all-time high, with the Islamist Hamas organization firing more than 250 rockets and mortar shells towards Israel's southern communities, while the Israeli military targeted – among others – militant installations across the Islamist-run Gaza Strip. To discuss the latest developments on the Gaza front, I'm join…
    08.08.2018 2632 views
  • 30 min

    The Syria conflict, latest updates - Jerusalem Studio 344

    The Syrian civil war seems to be fast approaching its end, with various battles involving the Assad regime, Islamist militias, Iran and its proxies, as well as neighboring Israel and Turkey. To further discuss the latest developments, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies,…
    04.08.2018 3255 views
  • 28 min

    Israel's Nuclear Capabilities - Jerusalem Studio ep. 343

    Since Israel's inception, the survival of the Jewish state has been threatened time-and-again. In response to vocal aspirations to bring about its destruction, Israel had obtained nuclear weapon capabilities – that for many years, deterred regional enemies from realizing their damning aspirations. To further discuss Israel's deterrence and its use of nuclear weapons. Guests: 1.Dr.…
    03.08.2018 3658 views
  • 29 min

    Latest developments in Syria - Jerusalem Studio 342

    The latest advances by Assad's forces raise the question on whether the seven-year civil war in Syria is nears its end. To further discuss this topic - I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies and a lecturer at Shalem College 2.…
    21.06.2018 3796 views
  • 28 min

    Turkey elections - Jerusalem Studio 341

    Turkey will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday the 24th – in what arguably is the most important election in Turkey's modern history. To discuss the campaign, the main contenders and analyze the viable implications of the elections outcome, I'm join here in the studio by; 1. Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau…
    21.06.2018 3484 views
  • 28 min

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

    Amid international condemnations of Israel's defensive measures vis-a-vis the violent riots along the Gaza Strip's border-fence, Jerusalem is seeking ways to alleviate an apparent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Israel's top defense officials have warned of Gaza's deteriorating economic situation – emphasizing "the prevention of a humanitarian catastrophe was unquestionably in Israel's interest." To…
    15.06.2018 2194 views
  • 28 min

    Iran's nuclear aspirations - Jerusalem Studio 339

    China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany continue to pursue ways of preserving the Iran nuclear agreement, voice their frustration at President Donald Trump's decision to immediately withdraw the United States from commitments made by his predecessor, Barack Obama; in which President Trump decreed Washington's vote in favor of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 that endorsed…
    15.06.2018 2700 views
  • 28 min

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

    Amid growing friction between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel in Syria that has escalated into a direct confrontation between the two regional powers, during today’s program we will try to analyze the prospects of moving from a war of words to a real clash between the inheritors of the mantle of the two…
    01.06.2018 22781 views
  • 28 min

    Regional attempts for a long lasting Israel-Gaza cease-fire -Jerusalem Studio 335

    The cycle of violence between the Gaza strip and Israel continues to persist as a peaceful solution to the volatile situation seems completely detached from reality, that said reports of a regional attempt to bring about a long-lasting cease fire between the Islamist organizations in Gaza and Israel have surfaced in recent weeks. To further…
    01.06.2018 1225 views
  • 28 min

    Turkey-Israel diplomatic row - Jerusalem Studio 333

    The violent events along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel has garnered an international condemnation of the Jewish State, urging its military to exercise restraint in the face of violent Palestinian protests. Among the international critics of Israel, Turkey has assumed the most vocal rhetoric against Jerusalem, comparing Israel's defensive measures to those of Nazi…
    23.05.2018 3115 views
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