Articles Featuring BESA Center Research Associates - 2013

Israel’s Pairing Prisoner Release and Settlements Angers Many

Comments by David M. Weinberg. The New York Times. 30.12.13

No rollback in Iran’s nuclear programme

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Statemsan (India). 28.12.13

Beirut Bombing: Is Lebanon Edging Back Toward Civil War?

Comments by Prof. Shlomo Shpiro. Time. 27.12.13

Erdogan is in trouble

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed in Israel Hayom. 29.12.13

Internal Islamist feud in Turkey threatens stability of Erdogan’s government

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 20.12.13

Israel gets ready for 'short, sharp war' against Hezbollah

Comments by Yaakov Lappin. UPI. 19.12.13

Military brass seeks to reassure field commanders over training

Dr. Eitan Shamir and Dr. Eado Hecht's Perspectives Paper quoted in The Jerusalem Post, 9.12.13

Kerry lobbies Netanyahu to give interim nuclear deal with Iran some breathing room

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Washington Post. 5.12.13

Who killed top Hezbollah military commander Laqqis and why?

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 5.12.13

What the Geneva Accord with Iran means – and how Israel should respond

Dr. Jonathan Rynhold op-ed in The Jerusalem Post, 26.11.13

Israeli Leaders Denounce Geneva Accord

Prof. Efraim Inbar's Perspectives Paper on Iran quoted in The New York Times, 24.11.13

Israeli Expert: Strike on Iran Complex, But Possible

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Arutz Sheva. 21.11.13

'Israelis Don't Believe in Two-State Solution'

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Arutz Sheva. 21.11.13

Azerbaijan arrests Iranian suspected of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Baku

BESA Center Perspectives Paper on Azerbaijan quoted in The Jerusalem Post, 21.11.13

Sunni-Shi’ite battles may be diverting Islamic rage from Israel

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 20.11.13

תקיפה באיראן: אתגר מורכב - ואפשרי

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed in Israel Hayom (Hebrew), 19.11.13

Nucl?aire iranien: France et Isra?l ne regardent pas vraiment dans la m?me direction

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. L'Express (France). 19.11.13

French President in Israel Seeking Improved Political and Economic Ties

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. The Media Line. 17.11.13

Time is on Israel’s side

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed in The Jerusalem Report, 17.11.13

Hezbollah and Iran – two branches of the same tree

Comments by Prof. Steven R. David. The Jerusalem Post. 17.11.13

Nothing to lose, everything to destroy

David M. Weinberg op-ed in Israel Hayom, 14.11.13

Inside Story: Avigdor Lieberman

Comments by Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. Al Jazeera English (video). 11.11.13

The Liberman factor: Less than meets the eye?

Dr. Jonathan Rynhold op-ed in The Jerusalem Post, 10.11.13

Why France stood alone to scuttle Iran deal

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. The Times of Israel. 10.11.13

Kerry: Stay home

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed. Israel Hayom. 10.11.13

A show of what ifs: Saudi nukes

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. TLV1 Radio (audio). 7.11.13

Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman acquitted of corruption charges

Comments by Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. The Washington Post. 6.11.13

Israeli Court Clears Former Foreign Minister of Fraud Charges

Comments by Dr. Jonathan Rynhold and Prof. Shmuel Sandler. The New York Times. 6.11.13

US monitored high-priority Israeli military targets

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 4.11.13

ההאזנות הן תסמין: ההערכה לאובמה צונחת

Prof. Eytan Gilboa op-ed in YNet (Hebrew), 25.10.13

Iran nuclear engagement reveals new tension between old allies

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Financial Review (Australia). 25.10.13

Saudis standing up for US allies in Middle East

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar and Amir Rapaport. The Jerusalem Post. 24.10.13

Prof. Efraim Inbar on the Middle East turmoil

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. 23.10.13

Did Saudi Arabia reject UN Security Council seat to uphold honor?

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 21.10.13

Has Islamism peaked in the Middle East?

Comments by Daniel Pipes. The Jerusalem Post. 13.10.13

Israel Towards 2020: Perils and Prospects

A list of articles on the BESA Center's 20th anniversary conference, October 2013

The US and the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis

By Prof. Eytan Gilboa. Diplomatist. 13.10.13

Erdan: Enemies have 200,000 rockets and missiles pointed at Israel

Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan speaks at the BESA Center, The Jerusalem Post, 9.10.13

Israeli Military Chief Praises Egyptian Anti-Terror Ops

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz speaks at the BESA Center, DefenseNews, 8.10.13

IDF chief: Here’s how our next wars could look

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz speaks at the BESA Center, The Times of Israel, 8.10.13

Steinitz: Iranian economy 18 months away from collapse

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz speaks at the BESA Center, The Jerusalem Post, 7.10.13

The nature of peacemaking according to Netanyahu

Analysis of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, The Times of Israel, 7.10.13

PM gets angry with the Palestinians — in tone, not policy

Analysis of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, The Times of Israel, 7.10.13

Netanyahu lowers expectations for Israeli-Palestinian peace

The Jerusalem Post coverage of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, 7.10.13

Four years on, Netanyahu returns to Bar Ilan more hawkish than ever

Haaretz coverage of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, 7.10.13

Netanyahu: For peace, Palestinians must recognize Jewish homeland

The Jerusalem Post coverage of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, 6.10.13

Netanyahu: Iran wants to take over Mideast

YNet coverage of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, 6.10.13

Netanyahu blames Mideast conflict on refusal to recognize Jewish state

The Times of Israel coverage of PM Netanyahu's October 6 address at the BESA Center, 6.10.13

Israel isolated by Middle East turmoil

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Deutsche Welle (Germany). 5.10.13

Remembering the 1973 war

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed. The Jerusalem Post. 1.10.13

US bracing for Iran. And how about Israel?

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Voice of Russia (radio). 30.9.13

Making the Ban on Chemical Weapons Work

Dr. Max Singer op-ed. The Times of Israel. 27.9.13

The Choice that the Palestinians are Offering to Israel

Dr. Max Singer op-ed. The Times of Israel. 27.9.13

Israel on sidelines as world rushes to embrace Iran's Rouhani

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Christian Science Monitor. 25.9.13

‘Should there be a need’: The inside story of Israel’s chemical and biological arsenal

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Times of Israel. 17.9.13

Reactions in Middle East to deal on Syria by Russia, US are mixed

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 16.9.13

Obama's failed leadership

Prof. Eytan Gilboa op-ed. The Jerusalem Report. 12.9.13

Israel troubled by Russia's plans to help Iran

Comments by Prof. Efraim Karsh. USA Today. 11.9.13

Assad’s Suspected Biological Weapons More Lethal Than His Chemical Arsenal

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. CNSNews. 10.9.13

Syria's Arsenal Is Rife With Challenges

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar and Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Associated Press. 10.9.13

Is Israel pushing for a strike on Syria?

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Christian Science Monitor. 9.9.13

Israelis fear U.S. debate on Syria foreshadows weakness on Iran

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Los Angeles Times. 1.9.13

Banning poison gas makes sense

Dr. Max Singer op-ed. The Times of Israel. 1.9.13

Are Syrian and Iranian threats just bluster?

Comments by Prof. Efraim Karsh. The Jerusalem Post. 30.8.13

Could Israeli experts be wrong about a Syrian attack on Israel?

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 28.8.13

Israel’s interest: That Assad not be victorious

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Times of Israel. 26.8.13

Israeli defense experts doubt US will intervene in Syria

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 23.8.13

Artificial 'revealed truths'

David M. Weinberg op-ed in The Jerusalem Post, 22.8.13

A chronicle of narrow interests

Prof. Shmuel Sandler op-ed in Israel Hayom (English and Hebrew), 22.8.13

Seven Pillars of Fiction

Prof. Efraim Karsh book review in The Wall Street Journal, 9.8.13

Israel and the Gulf states: It’s complicated

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. The Times of Israel. 9.8.13

'US leaks on alleged Syria strikes could be attempt to harm Israeli interests'

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 2.8.13

Israel-EU Security and Defense Relations – Divergences and Convergences

By Dr. Tsilla Hershco. Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Magazine (New Delhi, India). 25.7.13

Palestinian likes like water

David M. Weinberg op-ed, The Jerusalem Post, 11.7.13

סקר: 85% מהישראלים אומרים כי לא ייצאו לנופש בטורקיה

Results of BESA Center poll on Israeli-Turkish relations in Israel Hayom (Hebrew), 8.7.13

'Most Israelis don't believe Netanyahu's apology to Turkey was justified'

Results of BESA Center poll on Israeli-Turkish relations in The Jersualem Post, 8.7.13

Netanyahu shouldn’t have apologized to Turkey, most Israelis say

Results of BESA Center poll on Israeli-Turkish relations in The Times of Israel, 7.7.13

Israel Sees a Chance for More Reliable Ties With Egypt and a Weakening of Hamas

Comment by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The New York Times. 5.7.13

Mubarak's redemption

Comments by Dr. Max Singer. The Jerusalem Post. 4.7.13

Israelis think apology to Turkey ‘a mistake’

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey). 3.7.13

Dying for the Cause

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. The Jerusalem Post. 3.7.13

Syrian civil war eroding Hezbollah’s forces

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 24.6.13

As protests rock Turkey, Israel watches with ambivalence

Comments by Dr. Efrat Aviv. The Times of Israel. 19.6.13

Rowhani’s past actions speak louder than today’s soft words, experts say

Comments by Prof. Ze'ev Maghen. The Times of Israel. 18.6.13

Iran election won't impact nuclear policy

Comments by Prof. Steven David. The Jerusalem Post. 13.6.13

'Russia concerned with stability, not keeping Assad'

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 11.6.13

Experts see successful revolution in Iran unlikely

Comments by Prof. Ze'ev Maghen. The Jerusalem Post. 5.6.13

Arab uprising spirit comes to Turkey

Comments by Dr. Efrat Aviv. The Jerusalem Post. 3.6.13

Syrian rebels near Israel border stole UN’s armored trucks

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Times of Israel. 28.5.13

Experts deny Israel may directly intervene in Syria

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 24.5.13

A grand retreat from confronting Iran?

David M. Weinberg op-ed. The Jerusalem Post. 23.5.13

Egyptian army pushes to attack kidnappers

Comments by Dr. Liad Porat. The Jerusalem Post. 19.5.13

It's not just the missiles, stupid

Comments by Mr. Uzi Rubin. The Times of Israel. 14.5.13

'Turkey closer to energy agreement with Israel'

Comments by Dr. Efrat Aviv. The Jerusalem Post. 13.5.13

Why Israel Can't Be Part of Obama's Calculus on Syria

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. The American Prospect. 9.5.13

Israel has troops and tanks to the Syrian border in case of retaliation by Assad regime

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. Daily News. 6.5.13

Time for new strategic thinking

David M. Weinberg op-ed.The Jerusalem Post. 3.5.13

Israel se prepara para las amenazas del conflicto sirio pero reh?sa intervenir

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. El Pais (Spain). 2.5.13

Arab Peace Initiative, take 2: Major development or ‘scam’?

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. The Times of Israel. 1.5.13

With air strike on Gaza, Israel tells Hamas 'get it together'

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Christian Science Monitor. 30.4.13

Why did the IDF’s top analyst drop his Syria WMD bombshell?

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Times of Israel. 25.4.13

Officials in Israel Stress Readiness for a Lone Strike on Iran

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The New York Times. 19.4.13

Kerry faces obstacles in bid to restart Israeli- Palestinian peace process

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. Xinxua (China). 4.4.13

Turkish economy fell sharply in 2012

Comments by Dr. Gil Feiler. The Jerusalem Post. 3.4.13

Israel’s apology to Turkey was a mistake

Prof. Efraim Inbar op-ed, The Jerusalem Post, 28.3.13

Analysis: Syrian opposition’s momentum is building

Comments by Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay. The Jerusalem Post. 25.3.13

Giving Bibi a Hug

By Prof. Eytan Gilboa (Hebrew), Ynet. 22.3.13

First love, then war?

By David M. Weinberg. The Jerusalem Post. 21.3.13

Attempt to Win Hearts Is Tempered by a Challenge to Wary Israelis

Comments by David M. Weinberg. The New York Times. 21.3.13

Turkish PM doubles down on Zionism comments

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 20.3.13

Israel Is a Stable Partner for Greece

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Kerdos Financial News (Greece). 12.3.13

The Arabs in Israel

By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 28.2.13

Sign of weakness

by Prof. Eytan Gilboa. Ynet. 17.2.13

Israeli strike in Syria might be first in series

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Washington Post. 9.2.13

Why won’t Europe state the obvious about Hezbollah?

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Herscho. The Times of Israel. 6.2.13

Israel unlikely to retaliate after Bulgaria report

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Times of Israel. 6.2.13

Analysis: Ankara, Jerusalem ties unlikely to improve

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 5.2.13

Israeli Strike Into Syria Said to Damage Research Site

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The New York Times. 3.2.13

Why Israel might have felt the imperative to strike in Syria

Comments y Prof. Efraim Inbar and Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Times of Israel. 31.1.13

Israel likely didn’t target chemical weapons

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham. The Times of Israel. 30.1.13

Analysis: Is Egypt facing another revolution?

Comments by Dr. Liad Porat. The Jerusalem Post. 29.1.13

Lapid and Bennett: The dynamic duo

By David M. Weinberg. The Jerusalem Post. 27.1.13

Israel's Electoral Shift Unlikely to Affect Peace in Near Term

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. DefenseNews. 26.1.13

Pourquoi il faut remplacer Abbas

By Prof. Efraim Inbar. J?rusalem Post. 23.1.13

An Election in Israel Unusual for What Isn't Being Discussed

Comments by David M. Weinberg. The New York Times. 21.1.13

Making conservative choices

By David M. Weinberg. The Jerusalem Post. 21.1.13

Arab League to Israeli Arabs: Vote to stop far-right

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. The Jerusalem Post. 21.1.13

Abbas needs to be replaced

By Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 16.1.13

Barack vs. Bibi: Round 2

by Prof. Eytan Gilboa. Jerusalem Report. 10.1.13

Top Mideast story of 2012: Syria's ongoing uprising

Comments by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 2.1.13

Analysis: The Arab uprisings – 2012 edition

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 2.1.13