Jonathan Elkhoury, Israeli – Lebanese, public diplomacy adviser and commentator on Israeli affairs. Elkhoury’s lecture offers an engaging narrative that explores the story of the South Lebanese Army’s cooperation with Israel and their joint efforts to counter the terrorism stemming from Hezbollah and Palestinian groups in Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. Elkhoury offers a unique personal perspective as a Lebanese Christian who sought refuge in Israel in 2001, shedding light on the experiences of a minority in a complex region. Additionally, the presentation provides profound insights into contemporary Israeli realities, including the ongoing War against Hamas, Lebanon’s current situation, and the enduring presence of Hezbollah. Elkhoury’s presentation is a window into the intricate geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East.