Whom Do Radical Islamists Want as Israel's Next Prime Minister?15 March 2023
VOI's Dan Diker is joined in-studio by former Pentagon analyst and Arab-affairs expert Dr. Harold Rhode to discuss the way in which the Arab Middle East is anxiously awaiting the outcome of Israel's national elections on March 17. The Iranian regime, its terror proxies and radical Islamic groups want Zionist Union party co-chairs Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni to win, he says. The Sunni states -- Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf -- which are allied with the West, are rooting for PM Benjamin Netanyahu as the tried and tested leader willing to stand up against both ISIS and a nuclearizing Iranian regime.
Then, Dan is joined in-studio by VOI Arab correspondent Bassem Eid to discuss the Palestinian view of the Israeli elections and the Arab vote.