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

Monday, June 24
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
Examine the recent actions, regional ambitions, and strategic implications of Tehran’s proxies and its threat to Israel.

This is part 6 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: Robert Rabil

Dr. Robert Rabil is a professor of Middle East studies at the Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Political Science. He received his master’s degree in government from the Harvard University Extension School and his doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He has appeared on and has been interviewed by British Broadcasting Company (BBC), C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other major media networks, and participates in government sponsored roundtable discussions and forums.

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.”