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The MirYam Institute's podcasts are uploaded for your listening pleasure and convenience.Taking the form of speeches, interviews, conversations and debates, our podcasts are an ideal means for you to join the conversation about Israel wherever you are.Learn more about the MirYam Institute at www.MirYamInstitute.org

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The MirYam Institute's podcasts are uploaded for your listening pleasure and convenience.Taking the form of speeches, interviews, conversations and debates, our podcasts are an ideal means for you to join the conversation about Israel wherever you are.Learn more about the MirYam Institute at www.MirYamInstitute.org

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Episodes

BENJAMIN'S JERUSALEM POST OP-ED: Egypt must reap what it sowed to prevent another October 7th

2/18/2024
This is Benjamin's own narration of an op-ed published in the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, February 18th 2024. Originally titled "Egypt and Gazans Must Reap What They Sowed," it was penned shortly after Israel's heroic rescue of two of our hostages and as the prospect of an IDF incursion into the city of Rafah in southern Gaza continues to gather steam and momentum. The written version of the op-ed can be viewed here: https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-787447 Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:13:12

BENJAMIN's ISRAEL BRIEFING: Hostage Family Member Aviram Meir with Analysis of Israeli and American Military Campaigns from Yaakov Lappin

2/6/2024
In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Aviram Meir, uncle of Almog Meir-Jan. Almog was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th. He's a 21 year old civilian. Aviram and I discuss how he sees the current stage of the negotiations for the release of the hostages and he expresses the guilt he carries as the relative of a hostage in the pursuit of whose freedom and return, soldiers of the IDF are fighting - and dying. After that, I'm joined by our in-house analyst Yaakov Lappin for a brief discussion about the U.S. retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria, the likelihood of a direct conflict between Israel and Hezbollah and the ongoing war inside the Gaza Strip. As ever, I hope you enjoy the conversation and please remember to subscribe. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:03:35

BENJAMIN'S ISRAEL BRIEFING: ICJ ruling, hostage negotiations and IDF progress in Gaza

1/30/2024
In this episode of the briefing, I'm joined by Avi Bell, professor of law at Bar Ilan University and University of San Diego, Yaakov Lappin, In-House Analyst at The MirYam Institute and David Hacham, former Advisor on Arab Affairs to successive Israeli Ministers of Defense and a retired Colonel in the IDF. Prof. Bell and I began by discussing the ICJ ruling in response to the case brought by South Africa against Israel, the threat of prosecution attempts of IDF soldiers under universal jurisdiction and the powers of enforcement held by the ICJ and the ICC. We went on to talk about the revelations that at least twelve members of UNRWA had been shown to have played a direct role in the Hamas massacre of October 7th. Thereafter, I spoke to Colonel Hacham and Yaakov about the ongoing progress of the IDF inside Gaza, Egypt's resistance to the IDF holding the Rafah crossing in any long term security arrangement, as well as the security perimeter the IDF is establishing around the perimeter of the Strip. As always, I hope that you enjoy the conversation. Remember to subscribe and leave a rating! Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:30:06

BENJAMIN ANTHONY'S ISRAEL WAR BRIEF: Swords Of Iron, Situational Update

1/25/2024
In this episode, I'm joined by Yaakov Lappin, In-House Analyst at The MirYam Institute. He and I discuss the different visions for the day after the war, as outlined by the US President and Prime Minister Netanyahu, what's taking place in Judea and Samaria and whether or not Israel should be acting more decisively and directly against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and against Iran itself. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:18:46

BENJAMIN IN CONVERSATION: with Iris Haim, mother of Yotam Haim, accidentally killed by IDF forces, taken hostage by Hamas on October 7th

12/28/2023
In this episode of the podcast, I sit down to interview Iris Haim, mother of Yotam Haim Z"L, who was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th, 2023, and killed by IDF soldiers on December 15th, 2023, as the result of a horrific operational miscalculation. On October 7th, 2023, during the murderous massacre against Israel launched by Hamas, Iris's son, Yotam, was kidnapped from his home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, a community located adjacent to the Gaza Strip. He was 28 years old. From that point onward, Yotam was held in captivity by Hamas and Iris dedicated herself to campaigning for his release and for the release of all of the hostages, taking her message to parliaments, governments and audiences throughout the English speaking world - from Australia to the United Kingdom. Uniquely, Iris also became a leading Israeli voice on the subject of unity, love and support for the Israeli government and the soldiers of the IDF at this time. Rapidly rising to become an opinion leader and a symbol of hope domestically, Iris refused to countenance any calls for division or for internecine fighting within the Jewish state; all the while, Yotam, her son, remained in captivity. On December 7th, 2023, Yotam, together with two other hostages, emerged from where they were being held inside Gaza. Tragically, all three of the hostages were fired upon and killed by members of the Israel Defense Forces, who were operating inside the Gaza Strip. Incredibly, upon learning about this awful series of events, Iris sent a voice note to the soldiers who had killed her son, telling them that she loved them, supported them, and that she and her family invited them to visit her home. Those soldiers did so, and they informed Iris that they had ceased functioning as a result of the tragic miscalculation, but that having received her words and visited with her, they were able to begin returning to service. In this episode of the podcast, I ask Iris about Yotam of blessed memory, about her dedication to Israel's soldiers and society and about her plans for the future. I believe Iris's message to be perhaps the most vital of any I've ever received, and I encourage you to share it with your entire network - far and wide, so that others might benefit from her words and support her in her mission. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:29:55

BENJAMIN IN CONVERSATION: with Amir Tibon, Survivor of the October 7th Hamas terror attack against Israel

12/14/2023
Amir Tibon moved with his wife Miri to the pastoral Kibbutz Nahal Oz, right on the Gaza border, after the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. The couple, then without children, wanted to support the small community. They fell in love with the place and stayed. A year ago, they bought a house there. On the morning of October 7, the sounds of falling mortars drove the couple into the reinforced “safe room” in which daughters Galia, 3 and Carmel, 1, were sleeping. Listen to his dramatic story here in front of a live audience in Manhattan. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:27:50

BENJAMIN IN CONVERSATION: with New York Times Opinion Columnist, Bret Stephens, on the dangerous rise of Jew-Hatred in America

12/7/2023
In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear my conversation with New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens. Recorded in front of a live audience in Manhattan on November 7th, 2023, to commemorate a month since the Hamas terror attack against Israel, Bret discusses the alarming rise of overt antisemitism on American campuses and in the American public square, including marches and demonstrations that have expressed support for Hamas - even after the atrocities wrought by the terror organization during their bloody rampage into Israel on October 7th. I hope you find the conversation informative, thought provoking and sobering. Please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast and to leave a rating and review of the show. Doing so very much helps us to build an ever wider audience and I thank you in advance of your partnership in that effort. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:25:28

Testimonies Of The October 7th Massacre: Orit and Aviram Meir, Iris Haim & Doron Libshtein at the House Of Commons, London, UK.

11/27/2023
On November 20th, 2023, we brought Orit and Aviram Meir, mother and uncle of Almog Meir-Jan respectively, to the British House of Commons to tell their story. Almog was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th and remains in captivity to this day. They were joined by Iris Haim, a palliative care nurse whose son Yotam was also kidnapped and remains a hostage to this day. Doron Libshtein’s brother, nephew and two additional members of his extended family were murdered that day. He joined us to tell his harrowing story. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:54:40

MIRYAM INSTITUTE PODCAST SPECIAL: Operation Swords of Iron situational update

10/21/2023
Israel is engaged in a war it doesn't want and not of its making. A quiet Shabbat morning, also the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah where Jews celebrate finishing reading the Torah and then start to read it again, “In the Beginning”, was shattered by a mass invasion of Hamas terrorists, smashing through the concrete border wall, paragliding into Israel, before rampaging through a music festival killing 260, machine gunning people at the bus stop and in their own homes in Sderot and on kibbutzim. Gruesome videos and pictures swiftly circulated on X, horror one can never unsee. The elderly and babies slaughtered, women raped, bodies taken in to Gaza paraded and desecrated, mothers with children in their arms abducted are all now hostages in Gaza’s terror tunnels and tower blocks. Depravity and barbarism reminiscent of the European Holocaust and Russian pogroms. How did Israel’s famed security services miss this evil plan fermenting? Can Israel contain this war to just one front? Or when Benjamin Netanyahu says retaliation will change the Middle East does that mean going to the source of this terror, Tehran? Is the long anticipated attack from Hezbollah about to happen? And what catastrophe would this wrought on Israel’s towns and cities? How will Israel prevail? These are questions for Israel’s former deputy national security adviser, Chuck Freilich, author of "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" and his latest, "Israel and the Cyber Threat: How the Startup Nation Became a Global Cyber Power", MirYam Institute's in-house military analyst, Yaakov Lappin and hosted by MirYam Institute CEO, Benjamin Anthony. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:15:23

IDDF PODCAST SPECIAL: Operation Swords of Iron situational update

10/21/2023
Israel is engaged in a war it didn't want. A quiet Shabbat morning, also the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah where Jews celebrate finishing reading the Torah and then start to read it again, “In the Beginning”, was shattered by a mass invasion of Hamas terrorists, smashing through the concrete border wall, paragliding into Israel, before rampaging through a music festival killing 260, machine gunning people at the bus stop and in their own homes in Sderot and on kibbutzim. Gruesome videos and pictures swiftly circulated on X, horror one can never unsee. The elderly and babies slaughtered, women raped, bodies taken in to Gaza paraded and desecrated, mothers with children in their arms abducted are all now hostages in Gaza’s terror tunnels and tower blocks. Depravity and barbarism reminiscent of the European Holocaust and Russian pogroms. How did Israel’s famed security services miss this evil plan fermenting? Can Israel contain this war to just one front? Or when Benjamin Netanyahu says retaliation will change the Middle East does that mean going to the source of this terror, Tehran? Is the long anticipated attack from Hezbollah about to happen? And what catastrophe would this wrought on Israel’s towns and cities? How will Israel prevail? These are questions for Israel’s former deputy national security adviser, Chuck Freilich, author of "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" and his latest, "Israel and the Cyber Threat: How the Startup Nation Became a Global Cyber Power", Yaakov Lappin, MirYam Institute's in-house military analyst and the CEO of MirYam Institute, Benjamin Anthony. Support the show

Duration:01:15:20

Israel at War

10/8/2023
MirYam Institute Co-Founder Benjamin Anthony is joined by former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor Chuck Freilich for an emergency briefing and analysis on the horrific attacks on Israel by Hamas. Enjoy. Subscribe. Leave a Review. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:59:59

IDDF PODCAST: PM Netanyahu U.N. Sideline Meetings + Oslo + Erdogan Thaw?

9/22/2023
“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony Episode 36 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of the Miryam Institute. Chuck and Benjamin begin by discussing the Oslo Accords. Chuck explains that Oslo was merely a framework agreement, which set out the parameters of a five-year period of negotiations designed to bring about a final peace agreement, but without specifying its nature. Oslo was thus silent about a possible Palestinian state and the final status of Jerusalem, borders, settlements and refugees. Chuck believes Oslo was a mixture of success and failure. Benjamin opposes any deal that might include land for peace and compromise on Jerusalem and believes that other options exist. They then turn to a discussion of the topics raised in the meeting between Biden and Netanyahu (Saudi Arabia, Iran, normalization, judicial reform, 2 states) and between Netanyahu and Turkish President Erdogan and they discuss the painful downturn in Israeli ties with Turkey since Erdogan came to power. Join us as Chuck and Benjamin agree and disagree, in detail and in-depth, always respectfully, on the critical issues Israel faces. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:06:03

Benjamin Anthony's Israel Brief: Recap Of Defense Minister's ICT Speech, Yom Kippur War, Saudi-Israel Normalization.

9/19/2023
In this episode, Benjamin and Yaakov sat down to discuss a recent speech presented by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant at the annual ICT conference at Reichman University in which he outlined four national priorities for the state of Israel - none of which were judicial reform. Given Gallant's status as Defense Minister in a Likud led government, the two pondered whether or not Gallant's position remains tenable and whether or not he may be making moves that draw him closer to one day becoming Prime Minister of Israel. Read Yaakov's Brief: https://www.miryaminstitute.org/commentary-blog/monthly-brief-three-key-strategic-events-that-shaped-israel Follow the work of the MirYam Institute via any and all of the links below. Subscribe to The MirYam Institute Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:55:02

IDDF PODCAST: Death Of Mossad Chief + Nuclear Terrorism + Peace For Peace

9/8/2023
“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony Episode 35 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of The Miryam Institute. In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin discuss the passing of former Director of the Mossad Shabtai Shavit, who died this week during a vacation in Italy. They analyze his view that the Iranian nuclear weapons program may or may not be intended for actual use by Iran and discuss the possibility of nuclear terrorism. Benjamin expresses his fundamental opposition to any peace agreements predicated upon Israeli territorial concessions and asserts that agreements should be based on the principle of peace for peace, not land. Chuck is willing to consider land for peace, but acknowledges that his support for a deal with Syria in 2000 was mistaken. They then discuss the dangers of the Saudi demand that the US accede to their having an enrichment capability. Chuck believes that a sufficient regime of inspections can be established. Join us as Chuck and Benjamin agree and disagree, in detail and in-depth, always respectfully, on the critical issues Israel faces. Enjoy. Subscribe. Leave a Review. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:14:42

SENIOR MOSSAD MEMBER: IRAN, HEZBOLLAH & MULTI-FRONT WAR.

9/5/2023
In this episode, Benjamin Anthony sits down to talk with Former Deputy Head of Mossad, Naftali Granot to discuss the likelihood of a multi-front attack on The State of Israel. They also briefly touch on Iran's role in recent terror attacks against Israelis, and the recent diplomatic debacle between Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen & the Foreign Minister of Libya. To read the recent op-ed penned by Naftali Granot click here: http://tinyurl.com/5y3d89e4 The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow the work of the MirYam Institute via any and all of the links below. Subscribe to The MirYam Institute Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast. Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:57:29

IDDF PODCAST: Vivek Ramaswamy, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Israel As A Cyber Power + Israel-U.S. Defense Pact

8/25/2023
Episode 34 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder & CEO of the Miryam Institute. In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin discuss the pros and cons of a possible US-Israeli defense treaty, a potential side product of the US-Israeli-Saudi normalization deal now under discussion. Chuck describes the conditions under which a treaty such as this would be favorable for Israel, although he is in a minority view among Israeli defense officials, Benjamin leans more towards the majority view, raising concerns about the future deployment of IDF forces abroad. They also briefly touch on the assassination of the head of the Russian Wagner Force, Yevgeny Prigozhin and the first Republican presidential debate. Benjamin expresses concern over GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s call for ending military aid to Israel when the current 10-year package expires in 2028. Chuck shares his deep concern, believing that the relationship with the US is critical to Israel’s national security. The two disagree on the background to statements such as Ramaswamy's and similar ones by Democratic candidates. Benjamin attributes this primarily to anti-Semitism, particularly on campus. Chuck to Israel’s policies regarding the West Bank. Join us as Chuck and Benjamin agree and disagree, in detail and in-depth, always respectfully, on the critical issues Israel faces. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. To purchase Chuck’s new book, "Israel and the Cyber Threat: How the Startup Nation Became a Global Cyber Power", click here: https://tinyurl.com/2sa4tfur Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:07:22

Benjamin Anthony’s Israel Brief: Terror in Judea & Samaria + Saudi-Israel Normalization+Israel Protects Germany Skies

8/22/2023
In this episode Benjamin and Yaakov begin with the heavy topic of recent terror attacks in Judea & Samaria, the latest of which was the murder of a mother of three children near the city of Hebron. They discussed the broader phenomenon surrounding these attacks before moving on to discuss the mooted Saudi-Israel normalization agreements, sparring a little bit about the terms the Saudis are said to have put forward. Finally, the two commented on the sale of the Arrow 3 air-defense system to Germany - a massive financial transaction and something of an inversion of the march of history. Benjamin also mentioned an interview he conducted with the former Head of Mossad Yossi Cohen. You can listen to that conversation here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/head-of-mossad-u-s-national-security-advisor/id1493910771?i=1000614025972 Read Yaakov's Brief: https://www.miryaminstitute.org/commentary-blog/monthly-brief-constitutional-crisis-brewing-israel-saudi-normalization-israel-german-defense Follow the work of the MirYam Institute via any and all of the links below. Subscribe to The MirYam Institute Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:13:15

IDDF PODCAST: Israel-Saudi Normalization + The State Of The Israel-U.S. Relationship

8/11/2023
“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony Episode 33 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-chair of the Miryam Institute. In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin conduct an in-depth discussion of a possible Israeli-Saudi normalization deal, under US aegis. According to the emerging contours of the agreement, Israel would have to make major concessions on the Palestinian issue and the US would have to accede to Saudi demands for a defense treaty, civilian nuclear program and sales of advanced weapons. Benjamin opposes concessions on Israel’s territorial birthright as the price of a deal, believes that normalization with the Saudis should simply be in exchange for normalization, and that it is not critical for Israeli purposes. Chuck believes that normalization would constitute an historic change in Israel’s strategic circumstances. Since Chuck supports separation from the Palestinians in any event, his concerns focus on the proposed civil nuclear program, which should be made contingent on a strong inspections mechanism. Join us as Chuck and Benjamin agree and disagree, in detail and in-depth, always respectfully, on the critical issues Israel faces. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands Click here to read Chuck's article: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/usa-saudi-arabia-israel/ Enjoy. Subscribe. Leave a Review. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:57:11

IDDF PODCAST: Hot Debate: Judicial Reform Passes. IDF Refusals. U.S.-Israel Crisis?

7/28/2023
“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony Episode 32 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of the Miryam Institute. In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin continue their discussion of the ongoing crisis in Israel centering around the judicial overhaul process. Following the Knesset decision to nullify the “reasonability” criteria by which the Supreme Court has heretofore weighed the cases before it, both Chuck and Benjamin are deeply concerned by the dire effects of the situation on the cohesion of the IDF and defense establishment as a whole. Benjamin fervently opposes the injection of the IDF into the protest movement. Chuck has a different opinion. They also conduct an in-depth discussion of the dramatic report by NY Times columnist, Tom Friedman, that President Biden is seeking to broker normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia - with heavy terms and conditions attached. Chuck is supportive of such a deal. Benjamin is far more reserved and opposes the Palestinian dimension that would accompany any normalization. Join us as Chuck and Benjamin agree and disagree, in detail and in-depth, always respectfully, on the critical issues Israel faces. The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Enjoy. Subscribe. Leave a Review. Follow Chuck: https://www.ChuckFreilich.com Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:01:46:31

Benjamin Anthony's Israel Brief: Israel On Edge As Reasonability Clause Moves Ahead.

7/20/2023
In this episode of the briefing, Yaakov Lappin and I sat down to discuss the impact of the ongoing effort to bring about judicial reform, with a particular focus upon the increasing declarations by some IDF reservists of their refusal to carry out future military service and their decision to no longer obey the draft. We also spoke about the impending speech by President Isaac Herzog to a joint session of the U.S Congress, which commenced shortly after this podcast was recorded, and what messages he would seek to relay, as well as whether or not he had the abilities and opportunity to relay such messages effectively and successfully. Finally, the ongoing strife generated by the push for judicial reform, coupled with the ever constant threats coming from beyond our borders, weighs heavily on Israelis. Yaakov and I took a moment to chat about how we'd be unwinding this weekend, given those realities. Enjoy! Follow the work of the MirYam Institute via any and all of the links below. Subscribe to The MirYam Institute Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast. Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx The MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Support the showThe MirYam Institute. Israel's Future in Israel's Hands. Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyx Follow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9 Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93 Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3 Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPG Follow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvED

Duration:00:51:30