Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Dec 19, 2023

Israeli President Herzog: ‘An amalgamation of forces’ will likely govern post-conflict Gaza

By Nick Fouriezos

The Israeli president also confirmed that Israel would be willing to pause fighting in Gaza again in exchange for hostages.

Conflict Israel

The Atlantic Council hosted on December 19, 2023, a virtual #ACFrontPage conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on the October 7 Hamas attack and subsequent war in Gaza. The president offered his perspective on military progress and the hostage situation, the conflict’s humanitarian challenges and economic impact in Israel, and Israel’s future relations with other Middle East states and global partners.

Israel is now undertaking military operations in the southern part of Gaza in pursuit of its goal to destroy Hamas. Meanwhile, aid distribution in Gaza has been interrupted by the resumption of military activity—and the region’s fears that the conflict could expand regionally continue to rise.

This conversation was live streamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).

An #ACFrontPage Event

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H.E. Isaac Herzog
President of the State of Israel

In conversation with

Mary Louise Kelly
Host, NPR’s All Things Considered

Opening remarks by

The Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative (SMESI) provides policymakers fresh insights into core US national security interests by leveraging its expertise, networks, and on-the-ground programs to develop unique and holistic assessments on the future of the most pressing strategic, political, and security challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. 

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