(Ph.D. Tel Aviv University) Director of the BESA Center, as of fall 2016. Specializes in Middle Eastern history and politics, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, superpower involvement in the Middle East, and Islamic movements. Editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Israel Affairs academic journals.
Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and the Head of the National Security Council. Served 36 years in senior IDF posts, including commander of the Military Colleges, military secretary to the Minister of Defense, director of the Intelligence Analysis Division in Military Intelligence, and chief intelligence officer of the Northern Command. Author of three books on intelligence and military strategy.
(Ph.D. Hebrew University) Expert on Palestinian and Islamic politics, institutions and military strategies; Israeli Arabs; Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East; Palestinian-Jordanian relations; and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan.
(Ph.D. Hebrew University) Defense analyst specializing in military theory and military history. Lectures at Bar-Ilan University, Haifa University and at the IDF Command and General Staff College. Serves on the Editorial Advisory Panel of The Journal of Military Operations.
(Ph.D. University of Chicago) Director of the BESA Center 1993-2016. Professor emeritus of political science at Bar-Ilan U. A veteran authority on the Arab-Israeli conflict and strategic developments in the Mideast. Expert on Israeli strategic doctrine, public opinion on national security issues, nuclear matters, U.S. Middle East policy, U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, and Israel-Turkey relations.
Phone:972-3-531-8959 / 972-2-587-0169
(Ph.D. Bar-Ilan University) Served for 25 years in IDF military intelligence specializing in Syria, Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups, and Israeli Arabs. Expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.
(Ph.D. Hebrew University) A former researcher in the IDF Strategic Planning Department and the Defense Ministry’s National Security Unit, and editor at “Maarachot,” the IDF's publishing house. Specializes in military theory, Israeli security doctrine, and the Arab-Israeli wars.
(Ph.D. King's College, London U.) Specializes in civil-military relations, especially in the political psychology of bereavement, trauma and national memory, and in the sociology of security communities. An associate professor at Ariel University.
(Ph.D. London School of Economics) Member of Faculty, Shalem Academic Center. Former deputy for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Held senior posts in IDF Military Intelligence for over 20 years. Also served as Israel director of the American Jewish Committee.
Former Israeli ambassador in Greece, deputy ambassador to the UN, diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister Shamir, consul general in New York. Specializes in Israel-U.S. relations, Israel-Greek relations, Israeli foreign policy and public diplomacy.
(Ph.D. candidate, Bar-Ilan University) Former military correspondent of Yediot Ahronot and current defense analyst for Maariv. Publisher and editor of Israel Defense magazine. Expert on the IDF, military technologies, and Israeli military industries.
(Ph.D. London School of Economics) Specializes in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli peace process, U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S. public opinion, UK-Israeli relations, and issues related to NGOs and BDS.
Mobile: 972-54-5775 -817
Director of Public Affairs of the BESA Center. Editor of the BESA Bulletin. Was founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and spokesman of Bar-Ilan University. Directs the Israel office of Canada’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Specializes in Israel-Diaspora relations, anti-Semitism, U.S. and Canadian Middle East policy, and pro- and anti-Israel advocacy.
Phone:972-3-531-8959 \ 972-8-979-0176