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Ahead of Israeli Elections, Netanyahu Doubles Down on Foreign Policy

Seth J. Frantzman, the Jerusalem Post’s Middle East affairs analyst, and Council fellow Cécile Shea join Deep Dish to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that Israel will annex part of the Jordan Valley.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017
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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, 2019. 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.

About the Speakers
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
Seth J. Frantzman
Seth J. Frantzman is Oped Editor and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post.
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security and Diplomacy
Council expert Cécile Shea
Cécile Shea is a nonresident senior fellow on security and diplomacy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is the president of Wakaru Communications and a special advisor to the Council’s Next Generation programs.
Council expert Cécile Shea