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?
-Jonathan Hessen, host.
-Amir Oren, analyst.
- Dr. Hay Eitan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center.
- Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities.

  • Published: April 23, 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

    Iran's Nuclear Race : Is a Looming Breakout Inevitable? Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 838

    With all eyes on Iran’s policy through proxies - from Gaza and Lebanon to Iraq and Yemen - the most strategically significant event could evade detection. That being a possible breakout in the Iranian quest for nuclear weapons, where the Supreme Leader’s henchmen have been slowly but surely tiptoeing towards the starting gate, and may…
    February 27, 2024 13001 views
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    Hezbollah’s Low-Intensity War versus Israel : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 837

    Whether by its own calculus, or due to strict instructions by Iran - or even both - Hezbollah have been cautious since October 8 to conduct brinkmanship by fire. The Lebanese Shiite militia, considered a ‘terror army’ by Israel, has limited its launches of missiles and rockets to the Upper Galilee district, signaling that it…
    February 21, 2024 14191 views
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    Egypt’s Crucial Role in Mideast Stability amid Looming Rafah Offensive - Jerusalem Studio 836

    Egypt is the most important, populous and militarily capable of the Arab countries. Its 42 year peace agreement with Israel has so far withstood crises. Without it, the Mideast would surely have been constantly unstable and prone to repeated wars. But the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the counter-offensive into Gaza - bordering…
    February 20, 2024 17062 views
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    Iran’s Threat to Middle East Stability - Prospects of Wider Escalation, Jerusalem Studio 835

    On a recent visit to Lebanon, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, declared that Tehran never wanted the Hamas-Israel war to expand into a wider regional conflict. While in line with other such statements by senior regime officials, the Islamic Republic’s pious public position must always be juxtaposed with its actions and ultimate aim of gaining…
    February 14, 2024 20396 views
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    The Western Response to the Gaza War & Regional Hostilities - Israel At War - Jerusalem Studio 834

    After the horrific massacre perpetrated by Hamas on October 7 last year, the general consensus in the outside world towards Israel - apart from Iran and its affiliates - was a naturally sympathetic one. But as the Israeli Defense Forces embarked on their air and ground counteroffensive, the human toll in Gaza took center stage,…
    February 13, 2024 12639 views
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    The Middle East : Geo-Political and Strategic Intricacies - Israel at War - Jerusalem Studio 833

    The Middle East in the winter of 2024 is testimony to the old mix of change and continuity. Many of the actors and factors were around a year ago and some even much earlier, but now there are also some new elements. We have the Gaza War, the Hezbollah-Israel Campaign, the Houthi and Pro-Iranian Iraqi…
    February 07, 2024 9926 views
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    Iran’s Nuclear Progress, Prospects of Breakout - Israel at War - Jerusalem Studio 832

    The Iranian leadership seems to have adopted a cautious attitude to the current crisis in the Middle East. It has not given up on any of its hegemonic ambitions or its efforts to undermine Israel and the United States; however, it has left the actual clashes to its various proxies and signaled that it does…
    February 06, 2024 19333 views
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    Israel’s Northern Conundrum : Is War with Hezbollah Inevitable? Israel at War, Jerusalem Studio 831

    The current round of Hezbollah’s attack on Israel’s northern border started with the Gaza war and may even end with it, if the Shiite militia leader Hassan Nasrallah is to be believed. But turning the faucet on and off unilaterally will not satisfy the Israeli government, nor their military and most certainly not all of…
    January 31, 2024 18984 views
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    Rising tensions amid Iran’s regional aspirations, Israel At War – Jerusalem Studio 830

    After a long period of passively absorbing blows by Iranian proxies from Baghdad to Bab-el-Mandeb, the United States is striking back against Houthis and Iraqi militias alike. But with American casualties in the Red Sea and Jordan, there is a growing risk of further escalation, with the U.S. running head-on into Iran’s ambitious regional aspirations…
    January 30, 2024 20063 views
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    Iran’s Nuclear Program amid Accelerated Proliferation - Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 829

    Diversion has a double meaning in the current Iranian context. In its nuclear project, Iran is diverting quantities of fissile material to a dangerous level of enrichment, while the global and regional focus on the friction between the Iranian proxies may also serve to divert attention away from this nuclear issue. IAEA Chief Grossi recently…
    January 24, 2024 20695 views
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    Escalating Mideast Tensions - Is an all-out Regional War Inevitable? Jerusalem Studio 828

    Israeli and Western clashes with Iran’s proxies have persisted for nearly four months now. The Hamas attack on October 7 of last year launched a series of conflagrations on the Lebanese border with Israel, in the Red Sea and even in Iraq. Besides the Gaza war, there have been exchanges of various kinds, including missiles,…
    January 23, 2024 16777 views
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    CENTCOM's Multi-Arena Challenges amid rising regional tensions - Israel At War, Jerusalem Studio 827

    For the three decades prior to 2020 or so, the U.S. Central Command was indeed the center of the security universe. Desert Shield and Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq, Daesh were the most important missions the White House and Pentagon ran. Then came withdrawals, the projected pivot to the Indo-Pacific, Ukraine, and Europe and China seemed uppermost.…
    January 17, 2024 14790 views
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    Prospects of regional conflagration; Geo-Strategic Assessment - Israel At War, Jerusalem Studio 826

    Israeli Intelligence, its failure to warn ahead of the October 7 attack that Hamas will launch an offensive, correctly described a scenario in which Israel has to deal with simultaneous military challenges from several Iranian-directed fronts. It came to pass when Hezbollah, the Houthis and Syrian and Iraqi militias joined the fight, the latter also…
    January 16, 2024 13331 views
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    Escalating tensions in the Red Sea - Israel At War – Jerusalem Studio 825

    What started last November in the Bab-el-Mandab straits as a curious sideshow for the Gaza war has become a global problem. The Houthis of Yemen, with their persistent attacks on vessels of all flags and destinations, disrupted shipping to such an extent that the logistical and economic impacts around the world are significant. The U.S.…
    January 10, 2024 19418 views
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    Prospects of full scale war on Israel's Northern Front - Israel At War – Jerusalem Studio 824

    For the last three months Hezbollah and the Israel Defense Forces have been exchanging fire across Lebanon’s southern border and the Galillee’s northern frontier. Rockets and missiles, bombs and shells flew back and forth, as the Shiite proxy of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force tried to balance its support of the Gaza-based Hamas war effort…
    January 09, 2024 18351 views
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    The Israeli Air Force as Jerusalem’s Strategic Asset amid Regional Hostilities Jerusalem Studio 823

    Veterans of the IDF’s ground arm have consistently lobbied for more armour, infantry and artillery units and less reliance on the Israeli Air Force. Their call for sending ground divisions across the border, rather than relying upon fighter planes and UAV’s bombing targets from above, was finally answered in the Gaza War. Nevertheless, the IAF…
    December 20, 2023 28076 views
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    Prospects of Israel-Lebanon Escalation : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 822

    For some eleven weeks now, Hezbollah and the IDF have been embroiled in a limited war of attrition along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Rockets, anti-tank missiles, mortar shells and UAV’s have been flying from north to south while fighter planes, helicopters, artillery and tanks have been returning fire in the opposite direction. Hezbollah’s casualties, together with…
    December 19, 2023 24880 views
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    The Middle East : Dissecting the Geo-Strategic Intricacies (Part 2) - Jerusalem Studio 821

    As the year 2023 prepares to bid us farewell, the Middle East is left with the burden of one full-scale war, several smaller confrontations and the ever-present risk of regional conflagration. Israel battling Hamas, Hezbollah itching for a fight, threats to Red Sea shipping and of course the common Iranian denominator always at play. So…
    December 13, 2023 12703 views
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    The Middle East : Dissecting the Geo-Strategic Intricacies (Part 1) - Jerusalem Studio 820

    As the year 2023 prepares to bid us farewell, the Middle East is left with the burden of one full-scale war, several smaller confrontations and the ever-present risk of regional conflagration. Israel battling Hamas, Hezbollah itching for a fight, threats to Red Sea shipping and of course the common Iranian denominator always at play. So…
    December 12, 2023 14812 views
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    Iran’s Nuclear Progress - Deepening ties with Russia : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 819

    If Iran ever needed to divert the world’s attention away from its progress towards weapon-grade nuclear capability, this opportunity has been provided by the Israel Gaza war. However, the war is not risk-free for the Ayatollahs. An escalation on the Lebanese front could unleash an Israeli onslaught on Hezbollah and even serve as a springboard…
    December 06, 2023 19892 views
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    Geo-Strategic Implications amid Israel’s War with Hamas : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 818

    Two months into the Gaza War, launched by the savage Hamas attack on thousands of Israeli civilians, the Middle East is still absorbing all of the related geo-strategic implications, both those shaped by the war and those impacting on it. The very definition of the region’s boundaries and focal points requires an update. As per…
    December 05, 2023 19408 views
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    The Middle East in an Age of Strategic Competition: Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 817

    After the surprise October 7 attack on Israel, world powers were forced to make adjustments to the new reality. The US was quickest off the mark, with President Biden using his podium, power and plane in an attempt to contain the crisis, support Israel and prevent her enemies ganging up on her. Russia and China…
    November 29, 2023 17086 views
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    Iran's Regional Proxy Wars : Threats of Wider Escalation : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 816

    It appears that Iran wants to have the best of both worlds : seeking to engage its arch-enemies, Israel and the US, through various forms of warfare, while not directly paying the price for doing so. The challenge for Tehran of course is finding proxies who are willing to put their people’s lives on the…
    November 28, 2023 27891 views
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    Iran’s Proxy War vs Israel - the Threat of Piracy to Maritime Shipping, Jerusalem Studio 815

    Two of the world’s maritime choke points are the Suez Canal and the Straits of Hormuz. Most shipping between the North and the South, the West and the East, utilizes this thoroughfare and therefore can be interfered with. Between them there is the Red Sea, with the Bab el Mandeb gate whose potential closure threatens…
    November 22, 2023 12868 views
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    Iran’s Nuclear Program, a Rising Threat to Global Security : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 814

    The massacre perpetrated by the Iran-backed Hamas murderers on October 7 and the war that ensued has effectively eclipsed what, up to several weeks ago, seemed to be the issue of most concern regarding the Islamic Republic’s behaviour … its climb, slowly but surely, towards a nuclear arsenal. The world appears resigned to the inevitability…
    November 21, 2023 18737 views
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    Israel and the Arab World, a Geo-Strategic Conundrum, Israel at War - Jerusalem Studio 813

    Only a few days before Hamas launched its surprise attack on Israel, the Jewish State and the leading Muslim nation of Saudi Arabia seemed on the verge of normalizing their relations. This would have been the culmination of a process which saw, three years ago, Gulf and North African governments unveiling the official secrecy of…
    November 15, 2023 17832 views
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    Unveiling Iran’s nuclear file, amid regional escalation - Israel At War, Jerusalem Studio 812

    One of the casualties of the Israel-Hamas Gaza war has been the effort to block Iran’s path towards Nuclear weapons. Whether through sanctions, threats or diplomacy, the danger of Iran breaking out and within weeks or even days converting its highly enriched Uranium into Nuclear warheads was relegated to the sidelines, with all eyes on…
    November 14, 2023 31575 views
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    Israel At War, Geo-Strategic Assessment - Facing the Iranian Threat - Jerusalem Studio 811

    While Iran is not participating directly in Israel’s war against Hamas, Tehran does not try to hide its role as the mastermind and treasurer behind the Islamist terror organisations in Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. It is clearly satisfied with the havoc unleashed by the October 7 massacre, but is now…
    November 08, 2023 23592 views
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    Israel at War, Recounting the October 7th Massacre - Jerusalem Studio 810

    As the war between Israel and Hamas sees its first month in the rearview mirror, and the missile defense strategy by the Israeli Air Force manages to effectively minimize civilian casualties within Israel’s borders, the world’s attention seems disproportionately focused on the plight of the Palestinians caught in the crossfire in Gaza. It is convenient…
    November 07, 2023 9135 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 809 - Israel at War - Geo-strategic overview - A Mideast composition

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    November 01, 2023 22760 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 808 - Israel at War - Prospects of a Multi-Sector war - What does it look like?

    Israel’s intelligence community failed to focus on the intentions and preparations by the Islamist Hamas to launch the October 7th onslaught, which brought about the massacre of 1,400 mostly civilians. Nevertheless, it righty assessed that when any front in Israel’s half-dozen-or-so flares up, it will not stay isolated for long. Indeed, the Lebanese border almost…
    October 31, 2023 36444 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 807 - Israel At War - Geo-Strategic Assessment - October 25th

    All Israeli leaders, military and civilian, acknowledge that the operational and tactical considerations and constraints governing the Gaza war are subordinate to the strategic ones, having to do with global powers and regional interests. What are these strategic factors and are they enhancing Israel’s ability to employ force or inhibiting it? With us to elaborate…
    October 25, 2023 20861 views
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    Jerusalem Studio 806 - Israel At War - Geo-Strategic Assessment - October 24th

    When the guns start roaring, diplomats usually go silent. The very fact of a violent clash means that more peaceful measures failed. But this time, as soon as Hamas attacked Israel, two and a half weeks ago, diplomatic efforts picked up steam, with heads of state and government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and special emissaries…
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    Jerusalem Studio 805 - Israel At War - Geo-Strategic Assessment

    The war between Hamas and Israel is not confined to these two parties. It has regional implications for Lebanon and Syria, Egypt and Jordan, and the repercussions do not stop there, with Great Power competition reflected in American military and diplomatic moves and in Russian and Chinese counter-moves. What is the geo-strategic dimension of the…
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    Jerusalem Studio 804 - Israel At War - Geo-Strategic Assessment

    The war between Hamas and Israel is not confined to these two parties. It has regional implications for Lebanon and Syria, Egypt and Jordan, and the repercussions do not stop there, with Great Power competition reflected in American military and diplomatic moves and in Russian and Chinese counter-moves. What is the geo-strategic dimension of the…
    October 17, 2023 23864 views
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    Jerusalem Studio - Israel at war: Strategic overview

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    Israel at War: Strategic Overview - International Support for Israel - Jerusalem Studio

    As soon as the horrific nature and unbearable magnitude of the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas against Israeli civilians were grasped by governments and people around the world, the shock and empathy were translated into political and military backing by the United States and by expressions of support by several Western countries. But how solid is…
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    Israel at War: Prospects of a Multi-Sector Conflagration - Strategic Assessment-Jerusalem Studio 802

    Four days into the war Hamas launched against Israel, the basic premise underlying the deliberations at the IDF Tel Aviv underground Command Post often hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant, is that more fronts will follow. The prime candidate is of course Hezbollah in Lebanon, but it could also envelop Syria, the West…
    October 10, 2023 38713 views
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    Prospects of Israel-Saudi normalization as part of a US-Saudi Agreement - Jerusalem Studio 800

    With every passing week, the prospects of Israel-Saudi normalization appear to be improving. Jedda and Jerusalem, Riyadh and Tel Aviv are currently engaged though not yet married, as terms have yet to be finalized. The three baskets are well known: - Palestinian peace progress, - an American defense umbrella and - nuclear infrastructure potentially leading…
    October 06, 2023 9146 views
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    Gaza escalation: What does Hamas want? - Jerusalem Studio 799

    Over the 16-year period since the militant Islamic organization Hamas evicted the Palestinian Authority from the Gaza Strip - bringing about a series of clashes with the Israel Defense Forces - very little happened between these two adversaries without Hamas actually causing it. On the very rare occasions where Hamas was not involved, they decided…
    October 03, 2023 10820 views
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    Israel-European relations amid global shifts - Jerusalem Studio 798

    After its greatest ally - the United States - Israel has traditionally sought to have a healthy relationship with Europe, or at least its Western and Central parts, and the overarching idea of the European Union. Over the past few decades, the Embassy to the EU Headquarters In Brussels has been considered one of the…
    September 26, 2023 5704 views
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    Iran’s ballistic missile proliferation amid expiring UN restrictions - Jerusalem Studio 797

    When the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) was established in the late 1980’s, it was intended as a self-restraining political mechanism agreed to by Western states in order to avoid any competition in the sale of strategic systems to the Iran’s and Iraq’s of this world. Russia also joined MTCR at a later stage, but…
    September 22, 2023 5834 views
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    September 12, 2023 7349 views
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