March 17, 2021PAST EVENT

The Final Round? Israel Preps for 4th Election in Less than 2 Years Panel with Prof. Jonathan Rynhold and Dr. Gayil Talshir

On March 23, Israelis will head to the polls to cast their ballots in an unprecedented fourth national election in under 24 months. Will this round finally bring about a stable governing coalition, or, as the latest polls are forecasting, could the vote result in another political stalemate? Prof. Jonathan Rynhold and Dr. Gayil Talshir will discuss the […]

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February 11, 2021PAST EVENT

Israel’s Schools Start to Reopen as Infection Rates Drop: Briefing by Prof. Hagai Levine

On Tuesday night, the coronavirus cabinet approved a plan to gradually reopen the education system starting today, as the daily COVID-19 infection rate dropped significantly for the first time in weeks. Prof. Hagai Levine will discuss the decision, its possible implications, what comes next, as well as the current state of Israel’s world-leading vaccination drive. Hagai Levine is Professor […]

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February 10, 2021PAST EVENT

Iran’s Intelligence Minister: Iran May Pursue Nuclear Weapon Strategic Analysis by Col. (Res.) Dr. Ori Nissim Levy

In a rare statement made Tuesday, Iran’s intelligence minister said that his country could push for a nuclear weapon, should the international sanctions on Tehran remain in place. Nuclear defense expert Col. (Res.) Dr. Ori Nissim Levy will analyze the statement, its timing and significance, and discuss the next possible steps for Israel, the US and the […]

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February 8, 2021PAST EVENT

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes Analysis by Prof. Amnon Reichman

Following a one-month delay, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trial will resume, with a court hearing scheduled for today at 9AM. Prof. Amnon Reichman will discuss the hearing as well as the different possibilities, as Israel is headed to election day. Amnon Reichman is a Professor of Public Law and a Principle Investigator in the Minerva Center for the Study of […]

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February 7, 2021PAST EVENT

ICC Approves War Crimes Investigation Against Israel – Panel on Jurisdiction, Significance and Implications

Last Friday the International Criminal Court at the Hague approved an investigation into Israel, to examine alleged war crimes. International Law experts, attorneys Yael Vias Gvirsman and Daniel Pomerantz, will discuss the controversial decision, legal relevance and possible implications both to Israel and also to other countries that could be impacted by this important precedent, including the United States. Vias Gvirsman is the Founder and […]

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February 7, 2021PAST EVENT

Are UNRWA Textbooks Teaching Hate? Briefing by Kobi Michael of the INSS

The European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee recently raised the issue of the content of the textbooks that are currently being circulated by UNRWA to Palestinian youth, during a hearing with Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond. Dr. Kobi Michael will discuss this development, its significance and the possible implications for the agency. Dr. Michael is a […]

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February 4, 2021PAST EVENT

Israel’s Political Map Explained Briefing by Dr. Chaim Weizmann

According to the Knesset Elections Law, parties intending to run in the upcoming March 23 national vote are required to submit their lists of candidates no later than forty-seven days prior to the polls opening. Dr. Chaim Weizmann will explain the rapidly changing political map, and provide analysis on the possible outcomes of the election. At the IDC […]

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January 24, 2021PAST EVENT

The Biden Administration: Israel-related Policies with Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Sallai Meridor

Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021. What impact will it have on Israel and the region? And what possible opportunities lie ahead? Sallai Meridor will discuss Biden’s expected policies related to the Palestinians, Iran and the broader Middle East, among other issues. Meridor is a former Israeli […]

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December 31, 2020PAST EVENT

One Year After Soleimani’s Killing: Will Iran Retaliate? With Eliezer Tzafrir, Former Head of the Mossad Spy Agency’s Station in Iran

January 3 marks the one year anniversary of the assassination of Iranian Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad. The targeted killing further raised tensions between Washington and Tehran, which has vowed to respond, possibly against Israeli targets. Eliezer Tzafrir will discuss the probability of a flare up and its potential […]

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December 28, 2020PAST EVENT

Decade of Turmoil: Are Turkey-Israel Ties on the Mend? Analysis By Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak

After years of animosity towards Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would like to improve ties with the Jewish state. Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak will analyze Erdogan’s statements and discuss the possible rationale behind and the implications of the overture. Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is an expert on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, […]

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