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Efraim InbarPresident of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

About this webinar: As we prepare ourselves for the inauguration of America’s 46th President, Joseph Biden, the state of Israel is confronted with many existential dilemmas. The Islamic Republic of Iran has recently announced that it is accelerating its enrichment of uranium to the 20 percent purity level, and has threatened to go as high as 40-60 percent which means that it is an easy slide to the 90 percent purity level that is necessary for a nuclear bomb. The Iranian regime had also announced last week that they are beginning the production of a new type of uranium metal fuel for its Tehran Research Reactor, according to a statement issued by the International Atomic Energy Administration. This move constitutes yet another breach of the JCPOA, the Iranian nuclear deal, agreed upon between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, and Germany in 2015.

While on the campaign trail, President-Elect Joseph Biden has already committed himself to reopening negotiations with Iran. Speaking from the perspective of Israel: What are Israel’s options? Does Israel have the necessary military might to be able to take on Iran? And if Israel does what it believes it must do to survive, will it be abandoned in the community of Nations? Here to answer these questions and more is Efraim Inbar.

Professor Efraim Inbar is the President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security. Prior to that Professor Inbar was the founding director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, a position he held for 23 years (1993-2016), and a professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Boston universities; a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; a Manfred Warner NATO Fellow; and a visiting fellow at the (London-based) International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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