The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Oct. 28: Asher Fredman
How involved is Qatar in negotiations for the release of the kidnapped Israelis?
How is the war affecting relations with Abraham Accords partners? MediaCentral hosted Asher Fredman to answer these questions.
Asher Fredman is a Senior Fellow at the Misgav Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy, where he leads the Institute’s Program on Regional Cooperation. He also serves as Director for Israel at the Abraham Accords Peace Institute. Fredman formerly held senior roles in Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, and Prime Minister’s Office.