January 30, 2024

Some Future Day: Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. on Technology, Ethics, & the Day After | with Danny Ayalon and Marc Beckman

Danny Ayalon is an Israeli diplomat, columnist and politician. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister and as a member of the Knesset. He was the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006. Previously, he worked as senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

In this episode, Danny discusses the events surrounding October 7th, describing it as the worst day in the modern history of Israel. He talks about technology's role and the failure to correctly utilize it, contributing to the tragedy. Danny gives insight into the nature of Hamas and how their tactics resulted in a devastating large-scale attack. He discusses the role of global politics and the influence of different countries and groups such as Iran, the US, and the UN on Israel. The interview also touches at-depth on the messaging strategies of both Israel and the Palestinians, emphasizing Israel's diverse and democratic approach to global positioning versus the uniform and often harmful messaging from radical Muslim groups. Danny concludes by envisioning a future day where Israel will be a hub of technology and inspiration offering solutions to regional challenges and being a beacon of peace, stability, and prosperity.

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