Richard Kemp on zoom with AJA

December 15, 2020 by J-Wire
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Colonel Richard Kemp will be the featured guest on Australian Jewish Association’s last zoom for 2020.

Richard Kemp

He plans talking about “Update on Israel and Middle East Security Issues”.

Col Kemp is a former British Army officer who served from 1977 to 2006, where he spent most his life fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front line of some of the world’s toughest hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland.

Most of the last five years of Richard’s military career were spent in Downing Street as head of the international terrorism team at the Joint Intelligence Committee, where he was responsible for producing assessments on the growing global terrorist problem for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

Of major interest to us is his knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Israel-Arab conflict and his narration of Hugh Kitson’s great documentary called “Whose Land?” Col Kemp has also provided testimony at the United Nations concerning Middle East conflicts. He famously explained why he assessed the IDF as “the most moral army in the world”.

Given the changing dynamics of 2020 in the Middle East including the Abraham Accords, instability in Syria and Lebanon, rising influence of Turkey and further steps by Iran towards nuclear weapons, AJA invited Col Kemp to provide his assessment of security issues and possible effects of a Biden-Harris US administration.

Wednesday, December 16.

Zoom at 8:00pm via this login:

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