German-Israeli Strategic Dialogue

By December 9, 2015

German-Israeli Strategic Dialogue

CONFERENCE SUMMARY AND VIDEOS

In November, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and the Aspen Institute (Germany) convened a strategic dialogue in Israel. Discussions focused on defense and scientific cooperation, responses to terrorism, and perspectives on security challenges stemming from the Middle East.

During a public session, discussion focused on developments in Germany’s defense and European policy, the Russian intervention in the Mideast, the Arab refugee crisis in Europe, the special relationship between Germany and Israel, anti-Semitism, and Israel-Palestinian matters including settlements.

Videos of the lectures are accessible by clicking on the speakers names.

Participating were Dr. Jürgen Nielsen-Sikora (U. of Siegen),  Maj. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann (Aspen Institute and Potsdam U.), Col. (res.) Dr. Yair Sharan (TAM-C FIRST Group),  Prof. Joachim Krause (U. of Kiel), Mr. Peter Eitel (Aspen Institute) and Dr. Hannes Adomeit (German Insitute for International Politics and Security, Berlin), Mr. Florian Watzel (U. of Kiel), Ambassador Avi Primor (former Israeli Ambassador to Germany), Dr. Michael Borchard (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung), Dr. Sharon Pardo (Ben-Gurion U.)

BESA Center associates participating were Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, Prof. Efraim Inbar, Ambassador Arye Mekel, Prof. Shmuel Sandler and Prof. Shlomo Shpiro.

The conference marked 60 years to the establishment of German-Israel diplomatic relations; a period in which Germany became Israel’s most important European partner.

 

Dr. Shlomo Shpiro speaks at the conference opening aside Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Jürgen Nielsen-Sikora.

Dr. Shlomo Shpiro speaks at the conference opening aside Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Jürgen Nielsen-Sikora.

Photo: Ambassador Avi Primor, Prof. Joachim Krause, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann and Dr. Michael Borchard.

Ambassador Avi Primor, Prof. Joachim Krause, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann and Dr. Michael Borchard.

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