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MEF & AJU Present: Israel’s 7 Fronts- Iraq

Monday, June 17
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
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Examine the recent actions, regional ambitions, and strategic implications of Tehran’s proxies and its threat to Israel.

MEF & AJU Present: Israel’s 7 Fronts- Iraq

This is part 5 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?

Join the joint Middle East Forum and the American Jewish University for a seven-part series on Iran’s seven fronts versus the Jewish state.

Cost: Free
Speaker: Jonathan Spyer

Jonathan Spyer is a Middle East analyst, author and journalist specializing in the Levant and Iraq. He is the director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA), a Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Strategy and Security and a Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

Host: Rick Richman

Rick Richman is a resident scholar at American Jewish University and the author of Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. He graduated with honors from Harvard College and New York University Law School. He has written for Commentary, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Review of Books, Mosaic Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Sun and other publications, and is the author of the chapter on American Zionism in What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America.

Follow the link to explore Rick Richman’s newest release from 2023, “And None Shall Make Them Afraid: Eight Stories of the Modern State of Israel.”