Escalation on Israel’s Northern Border

Last week saw some of the most significant clashes between Israel and Hezbollah since the 2006 Lebanon War. The dangerous rise in tensions came in a context that included lethal Iranian attacks on shipping in the Gulf, multiple rocket launchings against Israel by Palestinian groups in southern Lebanon, wide scale political and economic turmoil in Lebanon, and the continued advancement of Iran’s nuclear program under newly-inaugurated hardline President Ebrahim Raisi.

Please join JINSA Distinguished Fellow IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror and ALMA Founder and CEO Lt. Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi to assess the connection between these developments and whether deterrence on Israel’s northern border is in danger of breaking down and triggering a broader multi-front war.

This webinar will be moderated by JINSA Senior Fellow John Hannah.

Wednesday, August 11 – 12:00pm EDT


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IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

IDF MG (ret.) YaakovAmidroris a Distinguished Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center.Amidrorwas formerly the National Security Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as the head of Israel’s National Security Council from 2011-13.

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Sarit Zehavi

Lt. Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi is the founder and CEO of Alma, a research and education center focused on the security threats on Israel’s northern border. She served 15 years in the Israel Defense Forces as a Military Intelligence analyst and is among Israel’s leading experts on Hezbollah and Iran’s axis of resistance.

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John Hannah

John Hannah is a Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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