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Following the attack by Hamas on Israel in October 2023, our team has worked with clients and media alike to advise on the wider impacts of the conflict.

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The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Red Sea Attacks & the Threat to Israel’s Economy

The recent Red Sea strikes by Yemen’s Houthis are significantly impacting global shipping and pose a threat to Israel’s economy. The port of Eilat has seen an 85% drop in shipping activity, impacting imports. The situation may further escalate, affecting shipping routes and increasing costs, with potential consequences for medical supplies and the overall Israeli economy.

In this January 2024 Washington Post article, Dan Arenson comments on the global economic impacts of the Red Sea strikes.

Dan Arenson is a Director in J.S. Held’s Global Investigations practice, managing a broad range of projects providing geopolitical and operational guidance to companies across a diverse set of geographies.

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Bloomberg Radio
Bloomberg Radio

The Impact of the Israel-Hamas Conflict on Global Business

Several weeks into the military conflict between Israel and Hamas, Dan Arenson discusses in this November 2023 interview with Bloomberg Radio how businesses are working to protect their staff and review their investments, in response to the fighting. He also comments on how long the war might persist, as well as on the current state of U.S.-China relations.

Dan Arenson is a Director in J.S. Held’s Global Investigations practice, managing a broad range of projects providing geopolitical and operational guidance to companies across a diverse set of geographies.

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Bloomberg
Bloomberg

Political & Economic Risks Develop as Countries Anticipate Potential Israeli Ground Invasion

Israel continues to hit Gaza with raids and airstrikes, as other countries begin to take measures to contain the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Livia Paggi discusses in this latest October 2023 Bloomberg TV interview the current impacts to markets and commodities, such as oil, which has presumably weakened due to the expectation of a potential Israeli ground invasion. Paggi also discusses the possibility of a second front bringing Hezbollah into the fighting, whether Iran is directly involved, and the perspective of outside and sideline players such as Russia and China.

Livia Paggi is a Managing Director in J.S. Held’s Global Investigations practice who advises multinational clients on doing business successfully in some of the world’s most challenging markets.

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Bloomberg
Bloomberg

The Global Ramifications of the Escalating Israel-Hamas Conflict

As the fighting between Israel and Hamas intensifies, Livia Paggi discusses the continued U.S. commitment to Israel, U.S. efforts behind the scenes to contain the hostilities, and repercussions for business across the region. In this Bloomberg TV interview from October 2023, Paggi says Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza will be a key indicator as to how much the fighting escalates and whether tensions along Israel’s border with Lebanon will increase. Other global complications which Paggi discusses include spillover protests across Europe, concerns over the energy markets should Iran become involved, and how the Hamas-Israel conflict has reduced focus on the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Livia Paggi is a Managing Director in J.S. Held’s Global Investigations practice who advises multinational clients on doing business successfully in some of the world’s most challenging markets.

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J.S. Held Insights
J.S. Held Insights

Hamas Attack on Israel: Geopolitical & Business Impacts

The unprecedented Hamas attack on Israel is expected to reverberate throughout the Middle East and well beyond. The Hamas strike resulted in the seizure of multiple towns and small military bases, the kidnapping of dozens of Israeli civilians, and the killing of hundreds at a music festival. Israel formally declared war in response, launching military strikes on suspected Hamas targets in Gaza.

In this article, Dan Arenson examines the potential economic and geopolitical impact of this latest conflict, and Iran’s possible role in the attack. He also outlines potential scenarios tied to the economic, political, and market implications of the conflict, including its effect on energy prices, the global supply chain, sanctions, whether the Israeli-Saudi normalization agreement will collapse, and whether there will be renewed support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.

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