Thursday, 17 August 2017
Listen to 1330AMWEBY International Middle East Round Table Discussion with Seth Frantzman Opinion Editor of The Jerusalem Post
Listen to this 1330amWEBY International Middle East Road Table discussion with Seth Frantzman, opinion editor of The Jerusalem Post conducted by “Your Turn” host Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon, of the New English Review on August 16, 2017.
The interview was enlightening on many issues – Iranian regional hegemony, independence for the Kurds, causes of the Temple Mount Crisis, questionable renewal of the PA Israel peace process which is “mostly dead, Taylor Force Act and the Palestinian ‘pay for slay’ program for terrorists and more. There was spirited debate over the Obama Administration treatment of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu now the center of several inclusive police investigations that may come to naught as was the instance of previous ones. That would enable Netanyahu to achieve a hallmark in 2018 as the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister. The reality is there is no one as capable to transform the country, conduct strategic foreign relations. His policies have provided a platform for reform of the hybrid economy enabling the Jewish nation to punch way above its level in innovation as a “start up nation” attracting important foreign investment in high tech spurring economic and job growth and potentially offsetting the burden of national security.
An article based on the discussion will be published in the September 2017 edition of the New English Review.
Here were the questions posed for response by Frantzman during the interview:
Our Guest was Seth J. Frantzman, Opinion Editor of the Jerusalem Post.
Seth J. Frantzman
Seth J. Frantzman was born in Maine. He received his Ph.D from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010 and is a research associate at the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herziliya. Frantzman has conducted research and worked for the JDC, The Shalem Center, Aish Ha Torah, and the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and as a Post-Doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A frequent contributor to the Digest of Middle East Studies, he also lectured in American Culture at Al-Quds University. His current interests include regional security, Kurdistan, refugees, the history of the Holy Land, the Bedouin and land laws. As a features writer and commentator on current affairs and politics he attempts to provide new views on old canards, hence his column's name, Terra Incognita. He is currently The Jerusalem Post's op-ed editor. He has covered the war on Islamic State in Iraq and reported from Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, West Africa and Eastern Europe.
Posted on 08/17/2017 10:15 AM by Jerry Gordon
18 Aug 2017