September 12, 2019 | By Cécile Shea, Seth J. Frantzman, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Ahead of Israeli Elections, Netanyahu Doubles Down on Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a speech in Israel

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel will annex part of the Jordan Valley if he stays in power after elections on September 17. The decision comes as tensions with Hezbollah in Lebanon and with Iran-backed militias in Syria flare up. Seth J. Frantzman, the Jerusalem Post’s Middle East affairs analyst and the author of After Isis: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East, and Cécile Shea, the Council's nonresident senior fellow on security and diplomacy, join Deep Dish to discuss.
 

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