Jonathan Rynhold, Shusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, in the Dept of Political Science at George Washington University assesses the prospects for US-Israel relations following President Obama’s re-election.
A widely reported article by Gideon Levy, published in Haaretz on 23 October, claiming ‘most Israeli Jews would support [an] apartheid regime in Israel’, grossly distorted the polling data on which it was based. In this paper, BICOM Senior Associate Analyst Shany Mor deconstructs the original Hebrew data, and determines what can really be learned about public attitudes in Israel.
Violence broke out in Lebanon last week following the assassination of a senior anti-Syrian intelligence officer, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan. The internal conflict in Syria is having an increasing impact on Syria’s neighbours, including Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. In this interview, BICOM’s Senior Visiting Fellow, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Herzog assesses the regional implications of the events in Lebanon including the potential impact on Israeli security, as well as the latest flare up on the Gaza-Israel border.