Filmed on location in Jerusalem, Ellie Cohanim joined the two as part of a delegation of Iranian Muslim dissidents traveling to Israel to express the Iranian people’s solidarity with the Jewish state. In this heartwrenching conversation, Ahmad Batebi shares his harrowing experience of undergoing torture and solitary confinement at the hands of the Islamic regime. They also discuss Iran prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and their joint aspiration for a Cyrus Accords peace deal between a free Iran and Israel.

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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.

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