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MEF & AJU Present: Israel’s 7 Fronts – Gaza

Monday, June 3
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
Examine the recent actions, regional ambitions, and strategic implications of Tehran’s aggressive expansion and its threat to Israel.

This is part 3 of our 7-part series.

Tehran not only dominates four Arabic-speaking countries (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen) but has reached new levels of aggression in the past half-year, starting with the Oct. 7 atrocity and followed by the bombing of Pakistan, impeding commerce in the Red Sea, and a drone and missile attack on Israel. Khamenei aspires to build a “Ring of Fire” around Israel, mobilizing seven territories working together to bring about Israel’s destruction. How successful is this plan? Does the sum add up to more than the parts? How can Israel most effectively respond?

Come together with the Middle East Forum and American Jewish University for an illuminating seven-part series exploring Israel’s multifaceted challenges across seven distinct fronts.

Cost: Free
Guest: Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes has led the Middle East Forum since its founding in 1994. He served in five U.S. administrations, received two presidential appointments, and testified before many congressional committees. Pipes is the author of 16 books on the Middle East, Islam, and writes a column for the Washington Times and the Spectator; his work has been translated into 39 languages. Al-Qaeda invited Mr. Pipes to convert and Edward Said called him an “Orientalist.”

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Herbst

Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, the fourth president of American Jewish University (AJU), is an advocate for academic innovation. His leadership at AJU includes fostering growth in the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys, expanding the Maven digital platform, and improving the Brandeis-Bardin Campus. Formerly, he served as president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. Notable achievements include successfully overseeing a half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, implementing a university-wide strategic plan, and enhancing educational programming at Colgate University, where he was president from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Herbst holds a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, as well as a master’s and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.” In addition to many books and articles, he has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other digital and print publications around the world.