Israel in Context: Security Challenges and Regional Relations
Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; Programme Director, International Relations and Social Sciences, Regent's College
Nicolas Pelham, Jerusalem Correspondent, The Economist
Dr Sara Bazoobandi, Visiting Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
Chair: Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
A panel of experts will discuss the security challenges facing Israel with tensions running high over Iran's nuclear programme, increasing instability in the Sinai Peninsula and continued fighting in Syria. They will explore the internal pressures within Israel and how its government may react to external developments. The position of neighbouring actors and the effect of Israel’s possible responses on regional stability will also be considered.