The Struggle between Tehran and Jerusalem Intensifies

April 22, 2024 | Elliott Abrams, Tom Cotton, Ray Takeyh
About the author: Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the chairman of the Tikvah Fund. Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties.

For an in-depth look at Iran’s war with Israel (and America), it’s worth watching this discussion, hosted by Mosaic’s Jonathan Silver, among the veteran foreign-policy hand Elliott Abrams, Senator Tom Cotton, and the scholar of Iran Ray Takeyh. Recorded on April 15, it remains acutely relevant, and perhaps even more so in light of recent events. Silver at one point asks Takeyh what he thinks the Iranians wanted to achieve with their missile and drone attack on Israel. His answer: “to kill a large number of people.” (Video, one hour.)

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