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This webinar was generously sponsored by Donna Gary in loving memory of her husband Stuart Hunter Gary
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah recently made a lengthy, laconic speech, that has been open to much analysis concerning whether or not the north of Israel will be yet another front in this existential war. In his remarks, he blamed the United States “for being totally responsible for this war”, and congratulated Hamas for their October 7th massacre of Israeli civilians and soldiers. He did not rule out wider escalation on Israel’s northern front. Just this past week, however, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya, and rebuked him for not giving Iran a warning about the October 7th attacks. Yet, Iranian-backed Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies have engaged in the heaviest clashes with Israel in almost 20 years, with 7 IDF soldiers killed. Most villages in the northern border communities have been evacuated. Meanwhile, US bases have been attacked approximately 50 times by Iranian-backed terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.
About the Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Sarit Zehavi is the CEO and founder of Alma – a nonprofit and an independent research and education center specialized in Israel’s security challenges on its northern border. Sarit has briefed hundreds of groups and forums, ranging from US Senators, Congressmen/women, and politicians to senior journalists and visiting VIP groups in Israel and overseas. Sarit scripts numerous position papers and updates focusing on Lebanon, Syria and Israel’s national security challenges. She served for 15 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, specializing in Military Intelligence. Sarit holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from Ben-Gurion University. Sarit Zehavi and her husband Yaron are raising their 5 children in Western Galilee.