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Middle East: are we looking at another war?

Zaki Shalom, military historian, Professor, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

1947 - Born in Basra, Iraq
1972 - Graduates, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1978 - Mald, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts
1982 - Receives PhD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts
2000 - Professor, Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
2003 - Professor, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

Israel has launched a large-scale civil defence exercise that will include simulated chemical and biological attacks on the Jewish state. This has provoked a rise in tension along Israel's northern border with Syria and Lebanon. Is Israel preparing for a new war and might the recent exercise provoke Hezbollah? Our guest today is Professor at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel-Aviv, Zaki Shalom.

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