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Israel and the Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

In this Director's Forum, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, assessed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.

Date & Time

Mar. 4, 2014
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The strategic landscape of the Middle East is changing: old assumptions are being challenged and new forces are emerging. How has Israel’s position been altered by the Arab Spring, turmoil in Egypt, and the civil war in Syria? And in Iran, is change real – apparent progress on a nuclear deal, a new president – or just a shift in perceptions and politics? Amidst this, has there been any change in prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians? No one is better placed to help us understand these complex shifts than Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, Steinitz sets out his view of the challenges.


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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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