Richard Pater is a political analyst based in Jerusalem. Originally from London, he has served in the IDF reserves for the last ten years. Richard is the Director of the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) in Israel.
Our Voice of the Week is the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) panel discussion ‘Countering Hezbollah’s Transnational Criminal Enterprise’ with Derek Maltz, former DEA official; Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at FDD; and Tony Badran, Research Fellow at FDD. Kelly Jane Torrance, Deputy Managing Editor of The Weekly Standard, moderated the conversation. On 25 January the House of Commons will hold a debate on whether to proscribe the whole organisation as a terrorist entity (currently only the military wing is a terrorist organisation under UK law).