Israel asks: Where do we go from here?
UCLA International Institute, November 12, 2015 – On July 14, 2015, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, which focuses on reducing the capabilities of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of U.N. economic sanctions. While lauded as a positive step towards de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the Western world, many have serious doubts about Iran’s intentions – especially in Israel, a country that Iran has repeatedly vowed to destroy.
Professor Steven Spiegel and Brigadier General Relik Shafir shared their perspectives on what should be done now that the nuclear deal is a reality. The discussion was hosted by UCLA’s Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, funded by the NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization and cosponsored by the Center for Middle East Development, Hillel at UCLA, Y & S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Israel Air Force Center Foundation and Burkle Center for International Relations.