Join top scholars from The Washington Institute on this webinar to assess the latest developments in Israel’s operation in Gaza and their implications. View here.

The panelists (below) include analysts and former Israeli and U.S. officials who will discuss the situation on the battlefield, Israeli security, Palestinian humanitarian concerns, clashes on the Lebanese border, and consequences for U.S. policy.

Brig. Gen. Assaf Orion (IDF, Res.) is the former head of the IDF Strategic Planning Division, where he oversaw communications with the Lebanese army and represented the IDF in talks with the Palestinian Authority. He is the Rueven International Fellow.

Hanin Ghaddar, the former managing editor of Lebanon’s Now newspaper, is an expert in Lebanese politics with a special focus on Hezbollah. She is the Friedmann Senior Fellow.

Matthew Levitt, is the author of a landmark book on Hamas and a leading authority on the U.S.-designated terrorist group. A former deputy assistant Treasury secretary for intelligence and analysis, he is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

Robert Satloff, an expert on Arab and Islamic politics as well as U.S. Middle East policy, has written and spoken widely on the Arab-Israeli peace process and the challenge of political Islam. He is the Segal Executive Director and the Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy.

The Washington Institute is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research institution funded exclusively by U.S. citizens that seeks to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.