Iran Attacks Israel with Drones and Missiles | FDD SITREP with Jonathan Schanzer and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus

Iran Attacks Israel with Drones and Missiles | FDD SITREP with Jonathan Schanzer and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus

April 13, 2024
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm


The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched a barrage of drones from its soil, in-bound for targets in Israel. After more than 6 months of attacks on Israel by Iranian-backed proxies following the Hamas massacre of October 7, this escalation comes in response to the recent killing of top IRGC commanders by Israel in Damascus. Numerous drones have been intercepted by U.S. and Israeli air defense systems, with explosions heard in the skies of Jerusalem. Is this the beginning of a multiday attack by Tehran? FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer and FDD Senior Fellow and former IDF International Spokesperson Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus deliver a timely situational report on what we know and what we can expect.



Jonathan Conricus

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 24 years as a combat commander in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, a military diplomat, foreign relations expert. He most recently served as international spokesperson for the IDF in the wake of the Hamas October 7 attacks. From various vantage points along and beyond Israel’s borders, Jonathan has delivered hundreds of security and strategic briefings to foreign groups and dignitaries, including heads of state, military professionals, senior government officials, students, and civil society. Jonathan is a member of the Israel Defense and Security Forum and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at FDD, where he oversees the work of the organization’s experts and scholars. Jonathan previously worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he played an integral role in the designation of numerous terrorist financiers. He has held previous think tank research positions at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Middle East Forum. Jonathan has written hundreds of articles on the Middle East, along with more than a dozen monographs and chapters for edited volumes. Jonathan testifies often before Congress and publishes widely in the American and international media.

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