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. 18: Jacob (Yaki) Dayan
US President Joe Biden arrived in Israel in a show of support for the country and to weigh in on planned military action. Former consul general in Los Angeles and an expert on Israel-US relations spoke with the press about the first visit of an American President during wartime.