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Herzl Makov: ‘If an enemy says they are going to destroy us, believe them’

In this week’s episode of “Global Perspectives,” Ellie Cohanim talks with the current CEO of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, Herzl Makov.

The two of them go behind the scenes of Israel’s bombing of the Osirak Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981, Menachem Begin’s guiding principles when he served as prime minister, Makov’s experience as chief of staff to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, and how the Begin Doctrine still informs Israeli policy on Iran.

About “Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim”:

“Global Perspectives” is Jewish News Syndicate’s newest production. Join former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State Ellie Cohanim, as she hosts some of the most important geopolitical conversations taking place in the Jewish world today. Cohanim, a sought-after speaker in her own right, interviews heads of state, policymakers, thought leaders and activists, in frank and open discussions.

These conversations provide key insights into critical and time-sensitive issues, including the Iranian nuclear threat, the rise of violent anti-Semitism, anti-Zionist activities, Christian and Muslim support for Israel, and the historic Abraham Accords.

The opinions and facts presented in this article are those of the author, and neither JNS nor its partners assume any responsibility for them.

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