Articles Featuring BESA Center Research Associates – 2015

US eavesdropping not unusual

Comments by Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror. Jerusalem Post. 30.12.2015

ISIS WMD capabilities

Comments by Dr. Dany Shoham. PJ Media. 30.12.2015

On the dislike of Obama

BESA Center Polls. Jerusalem Post. 23.12.2015

Greece’s balancing act

Comments by Amb. Arye Mekel. Jerusalem Post. 22.12.2015

Turkey’s Israel charm offensive is all about Russia

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 15.12.2015

Does Erdogan have a pragmatic side?

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 15.12.2015

Obama’s Middle East delusions

by Prof. Efraim Karsh. Middle East Quaterly. Winter 2016

ISIS use chemical and biological terrorism

Comments by Prof. Danny Shoham. Haaretz. 11.12.2015

On Iranian jets in Syria

Comments by. Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror. Jerusalem Post. 6.12.2015

Hopeful about Arab integration in Israel

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 4.12.2015

Little can be done to prevent lone attackers

Comments by Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amdiror. Jerusalem Post. 20.11.2015

On fighting Palestinian terrorism

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 27.11.2015

Israel, Greece, Cyprus will likely hold a 3-day meeting

Comments by Amb. Arye Mekel. 25.11.2015

On the outlawing of the Islamic movement

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 24.11.2015

On the visit of the Greek Prime Minister

by Amb. Arye Mekel. Ynet HEBREW. 24.11.2015

The myth of blaming the West for Mideast troubles

by Efraim Karsh. Jerusalem Post Book Review. 19.11.2015

On Muslims and security in France

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Herscho. Mishpacha Magazine. 18.11.2015

Paris attacks prove the point about terror

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. The Forward. 18.11.2015

US Jewry’s important mission

by Prof. Eytan Gilboa. Ynet. 10.11.2015

Consider bi-national solutions

Comments by A.B. Yehoshua. Haaretz, relating to a BESA Center conference. 6.11.15

India strengthens Israel’s Asia strategy

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Canadian Jewish News. 2.11.15

Israel and Azerbaijan are natural allies

by Dr. Alexander Murinson. The Jerusalem Post. 2.11.15

Balkan Jews fear new anti-Semitisim

by Amb. Arye Mekel. Haaretz – HEBREW. 30. 10.15

The mufti’s mysterious escape

by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. Israel Hayom. 29.30.15

Tribute to a forgotten leader – Yitzhak Shamir

by Amb. Arye Mekel. Haaretz – HEBREW. 26.10.15

Israel should not support Saudi-led efforts to unseat Assad

Comments by Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman. The Jerusalem Post. 26.10.15

Why the latest Palestinian attacks?

Comments by Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror. The Washington Post. 25.10.15

Rabin might have pulled the plug on Oslo

Comments by Prof. Inbar. Boston Globe. 22.10.2015

Difference between the current wave of violence and past Palestinian uprisings

by, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror. The Jerusalem Post. 21.10.2015

National security challenges facing Israel

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Times of Israel. 20.10.2015

Be proactive in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria

by, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gershon Hacohen. Israel Hayom. 8.10.2015

דרושה: יוזמה אקטיבית

by, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gershon Hacohen. Israel Hayom. 8.10.2015

Masters of Their Own Fate

Review of “The Tail Wags the Dog,” a new book by Prof. Efraim Karsh, Commentary, 24.9.2015

Israel-Greece relationships (HEBREW)

by Ambassador Arye Mekel. Haaretz. 20.9.2015

Why Arab states have failed to replicate the European nation-state model

Comments by Mordechai Kedar. Jerusalem Post. 19.9.2015

Shift from fences to snipers in Jerusalem

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gershon Hacohen. Israel Hayom. 18.9.2015

The Politicization of Middle East Studies

by Efraim Karsh and Asaf Romirowsky. The American Interest. 18.9.2015

Israel-Saudi relations best kept quiet

Comments by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum. Jerusalem Post. 9.9.2015

Putin enjoys seeing Europeans seized over the Syria refugee crisis and forgetting all about the Ukraine

Comments by Prof. Efraim Karsh. Jerusalem Post. 7.9.2015

Turkey burnishing its Islamic identity by rebuilding mosques in Gaza

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 7.9.2015

Passing Israeli gas through Turkey unlikely to lead to improved siutations

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 4.9.2015

Israel-Egypt Relations

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 4.9.2015

PA is about to ‘die totally’ and that may be why Abbas is leaving

Comments by Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Arutz Sheva. 23.8. 2015

On the early elections in Greece – HEBREW

Comments by Arye Mekel. Haaretz. 23.8. 2015

Snap elections could bring about greater support for AKP

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 19.8. 2015

Jewish terrorism plays into our enemies’ hands

by General Yaakov Amidror. Israel Hayom. 14.8.2015

Erdogan’s attacks on Kurds all domestic politics

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 12.8. 2015

BESA Center poll re. Gaza withdrawel

BESA Center. Reuters. 10.8. 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal

Comments by General Yaakov Amidror. Jerusalem Post. 6.8.2015

What’s next for ISIS?

by General Yaakov Amidror. The Jerusalem Report. 4.8.2015

American attitudes towards Israel

Comments by Jonathan Rynhold. Mishpacha. 22.7. 2015

Obama’s mistake: Freeing Iran from the threat of war

by Jonathan Rynhold. Haaretz. 30.7. 2015

Americans still don’t understand the Middle East

Comments by Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Chicago Policy Review. 28.7. 2015

The malice of Gaza disengagement

by David M. Weinberg. Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom. 24.7.2015

What Do the Danish Elections Mean for Israel?

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. Arutz 7. 21.7. 2015

Natural gas fracas: A strategic threat

by David M. Weinberg. Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom. 17.7. 2015

Israeli Natural Gas Development Mired in Contention

Comments by Gen. Yaakov Amidror. The Media Line. 15.7. 2015

Amidror: Israel must protect itself, by itself

Comments by General Yaakov Amidror. Jerusalem Post. 15.7. 2015

Is Iran seeking to foment chaos in Jordan?

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 8.7. 2015

Is Muslim Brotherhood going jihadist?

Comments by Prof. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 8.7. 2015

Greece is back to square one

by Amb. Arye Mekel. Haaretz – HEBREW. 7.7. 2015

As France suggests U.N. peace plan, Israel unequivocally objects

Comments by Dr. Tsilla Hershco. JTA. 22.6.2015

Greece betting its future

by Amb. Arye Mekel. Haaretz – HEBREW, 30.6.2015

A direct line from ‘Arab Spring’ to Islamic State

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Jerusalem Post. 30.6. 2015

An exceptional relationship tested?

Comments Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. Jerusalem Post. 25.6. 2015

Security in the crumbling Middle East

by David M. Weinberg. Jerusalem Post. 11.6. 2015

Status Quo Is Tolerable

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. New York Jewish Week. 9.6. 2015

Bad for Erdogan, good for Israel

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar, Jerusalem Post. 9.6.2015

International community must hold Hamas accountable, says Col. Kemp

Comments by Col. Richard Kemp. Jerusalem Post. 28.5. 2015

Netanyahu Wants Talks With Palestinians on Settlements, Officials Say

Comments by Prof. Eytan Gilboa. New York Times. 26.5.2015

Yaakov Amidror: The Middle East will remain Entrenched in Instability

Comments by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror. Greek paper, tovima.gr. 21.5.2015

The relationship between Israel-Greece is very important

Comments by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror. Greek paper, protothema.gr., 21.5. 2015

היועצים היהודים של אובמה הטעו אותו

Comments by BESA Center. Mida – HEBREW. 19.5.2015

התקשורת מטפחת את השנאה כלפי ישראל

Comments by Col. Richard Kemp. NRG – Hebrew. 15.5.2015

In Defense of Classic Espionage

by Prof. Shlomo Shpiro. Israel Hayom. 18.5. 2015

Israel Says Hezollah Positions Put Lebanese at Risk

Comments by Gen. Yaakov Amidror. New York Times. 12.5. 2015

Efraim Karsh on the Ottoman Catastrophe

by Efraim Karsh. Wall Street Journal. 13.5. 2015

German boat deal: Everybody wins

by Prof. Shlomo Shpiro. Israel Hayom. 13.5. 2015

Makovsky: Most Land Tenders Announced During Peace Talks Were Agreed to by Abbas

Comments by David Makovsky. Jerusalem Post. 13.5.2015

Analysis: Relief in Jerusalem at Cameron Victory

Comments by Amb. Aryeh Mekel. Jerusalem Post. 11.5. 2015

Should Israel vote Republican?

Comments by Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. LA Jewish Journal. 29.5. 2015

Ideologically Divided Joint List to Shy Away From Controversial Issues

Comments by Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Jerusalem Post. 4.5. 2015

האתגרים לא נעלמו, רק השתנו: להגדיל את תקציב הביטחון

by David M. Weinberg. Mida – HEBREW. 3.5. 2015

Jordan’s Trade Slowdown Offset by Alliance with Gulf States

Comments by Dr. Hillel Frisch. Jerusalem Post. 30.4.2015

Regional War More Likely As Arab Armies Go on Attack

Comments by Prof. Efraim Karsh. Jerusalem Post. 29.4.2015

Israel and Hezbollah, a High-Stakes Balancing Act

Comments by Gen. Yaakov Amidror. The Times of Israel. 27.4. 2015

Hike the Defense Budget!

by David M. Weinberg. Jerusalem Post. 23.4.2015

Joint List Will Have Difficulty Integrating if Continues with Struggle

Comments by Mordechai Kedar. Jerusalem Post. 20.4.2015

חייבים להבין: מבחינת האמריקאים הפכנו לנטל

אורלי קולדקלנג רעיינה את מורדכי קידר,npr, 17.4.2015

הילרי קלינטון והקול היהודי

אריה מקל, ידיעות אחרונות , 15.4.2015

The Middle East Turmoil and Israel’s Security

by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The International Relations and Security Network. 13.4.2015

Israel Needs to Find the Right Time to Stop Iran’s Nuclear Program

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 13.4.2015

There is No ‘Better Deal’ with Iran

by Prof. Efraim Inbar. Israel Hayom. 9.4.2015

What will Happen with the Americans?

by Arye Mekel. The Jerusalem Post. 6.4.2015

Iran Playing a Savvy Game

by Ze’ev Maghen. Israel Hayom. 2.4.2015

Saudis Would Develop Own Nuclear Program in Reaction to Nuclear Iran

Comments by Mordechai Kedar. The Jerusalem Post. 2.4.2015

Finding a Religious Zionist Foreign Policy

Comments by Shmuel Sandler. Arutz Sheva. 31.3.2015

Analysis: Israel Rooting for the Saudis

Comments by Efraim Inbar. Arutz Sheva. 30.3.2015

Saudi Arabia’s ‘United Arab Army’ Aimed at Iran, Not Israel

Comments by Joshua Teitelbaum. Arutz Sheva. 30.30.2015

Amidror: Yemen Fighting Unlikely to Affect US Position in Iran Nuclear Talks

Comments by General Yaakov Amidror. The Jerusalem Post. 27.3.2015

A Guide to Restoring the US-Israel Friendship

by Eytan Gilboa. Ynet News. 23.3.2015

דעות אחרונות

איתן גלבוע, ידיעות אחרונות, 23.3.2015

בוכים במדינת תל אביב

אריה מקל, הארץ, 22.3.2015

Rethinking Operation Protective Edge The 2014 Gaza War

by Eitan Shamir. Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2. Spring 2015

Did Israel Weaken Hamas? The 2014 Gaza War

by Efraim Inbar. Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 22, No.2. Spring 2015

International Pressure to Grow After Election, but Sky won’t Fall

Comments by Eytan Gilboa. The Times of Israel. 18.3.2015

The Israelis Have Spoken

by Arye Mekel. The Times of Israel. 18.3.2015

Deep Wounds and Lingering Questions After Israel’s Bitter Race

Comments by Shmuel Sandler. The New York Times. 17.3.2015

Visiting Greek Specialist: Core of Jerusalem-Athens Ties Remain Strong

Comments by Aristotle Tziampiris. The Jerusalem Post. 12.3.2015

On the Brink

by Eytan Gilboa. Jerusalem Report. 23.3.2015

Israel Needs a Unity Government

by Arye Mekel. The Jerusalem Post. 11.3.2015

Netanyahu’s Alternatives

by General Yaakov Amidror. Israel Hayom. 5.3.2015

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated than they Already Are

Comments by Tsilla Herscho. Arutz Sheva. 9.3.2015

An American Administration with a Grudge

by Eytan Gilboa. Ynet News. 5.3.2015

How Do You Re-Brand Israel?

Comments by Eytan Gilboa. Arutz Sheva. 3.3.2015

Netanyahu’s Anti-Iran ‘Mission’ to U.S. Worries Israelis

Comments by Arye Mekel. CBC News. 3.3.2015

Egypt Court: Hamas is a Terror Group

Comments by Efraim Karsh. TLV1. 1.3.2015

Iran Nuclear Deal, ISIS Threat Stimulating Sunni Powers to Unite – Even with Israel

Comments by Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 27.2.2015

Many Israelis Deplore Netanyahu’s U.S. Visit

Comments by Jonathan Rynhold. USA Today. 26.2.2015

Why Didn’t the Recent Turkish Incursion into Syria Draw ISIS Fire?

Comments by Prof. Efraim Inbar. The Jerusalem Post. 23.2.2015

ספינים דיפלומטיים נבחרים ביחסי ישראל וארה”ב

Arye Mekel. Haaretz. 22.2.2015

Israeli DM Candidates: A Cast of Hawks

Comments by Eitan Shamir. Defense News. 21.2.2015

יחסי ארה”ב-ישראל ישרדו את נאום נתניהו בקונגרס

Comments by Arye Mekel. Almonitor. 20.2.2015

Why is Bibi’s Speech to Congress Key for Israel’s Security?

by Arye Mekel. Almonitor. 20.2.2015

White House Delusions

by Efraim Karsh. Jerusalem Post. 17.2.2015

What if Bibi is Right?

Comments by Arye Mekel. The Times of Israel. 11.2.2015

Jordan vs ISIS: Inability at Israel’s Border?

Comments by Hillel Frisch. Voice of Israel. 4.2.2015

Why the Hezbollah Clash Matters

Comments by Efraim Inbar. Israel Hayom. 1.2.2015

Line in the Sand

Comments by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror. Israel Hayom. 1.2.2015

Experts See Family Competition Behind Saudi King Succession Struggle

Comments by Joshua Teitelbaum. The Jerusalem Post. 31.1.2015

Netanyahu’s White House-Defying Speech Could Backfire

Comments by Shmuel Sandler and Jonathan Rynhold. The Times of Israel. 26.1.2015

“ישראל הורגת ילדים בפלסטין”. זו יוון החדשה

איתמר אייכנר מראיין את אריה מקל ,Ynet New ,ינואר 26, 2015

Anti-Austerity Party’s Greek Election Win is a Worry for EU, and Maybe Israel

Arye Mekel. Haaretz. 27.1.2015

ניצחון מתנגדי הצנע ביוון מעורר חששות כבדים בלב מנהיגי האיחוד האירופי

אריה מקל, הארץ, ינואר 26, 2015

The King is Dead, but Soon the King Will be Too

Joshua Teitelbaum on TLV1, 25.1.2015

Israeli Expert on Death of Saudi King Abdullah: ‘We’re Going to Be in a State of Flux for a While’

Comments by Joshua Teitelbaum. Voice of Israel. 25.1.2015

The Answer to Peace in the Middle East

Comments by Mordechai Kedar. The Times of Israel. 25.1.2015

הבחירות שעלולות לסמן את סוף החלום האירופי

ישראל פישר מראיין את אריה מקל,Markerweek ,ינואר 25, 2015

הבחירות ביוון: רעידת אדמה באירופה או יד רועדת

אריה מקל ( חוקר חדש בבס”א), הארץ, ינואר 23, 2015

בכירי מרכז בס”א: החמאס יישאר ברצועה

ינואר 23, 2015,News1,אריאל י. לוין

Turkey, Terror, and Tirades: What the Paris Attacks Reveal About Erdogan’s Regime

Comments by Efraim Inbar. JNS.org. 19.1.2015

אם חיזבאללה לא היה עסוק בדאעש, יכולנו לגלוש למלחמה

אסף גולן מראיין את פרופ’ אפרים ענבר,npr,יניואר 19, 2015

War Unlikely, but Some Hezbollah Response Certain, Experts Say After Strike

Comments by Shlomo Shpiro. The Times of Israel. 19.1.2015

Paris Attack Resonates With Israelis As More French Jews Move To Israel

Comments by Tsilla Herscho. NPR news. 13.1.2015

Despite His Claims, Unlikely Liberman Convinced Qatar to Boot Hamas Head

Comments by Joshua Teitelbaum. The Times of Israel. 13.1.2015

Amidror: Hezbollah’s Firepower of 150,000 Projectiles Exceeds all European Armies Combined

Comments by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror. The Jerusalem Post. 15.1.2015

The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs (Andrew Hussey, 2014)

Book review by Tsilla Herscho. Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs VIII: 3 (2014).

Was Hamas’ Khaled Mashal Deported From Qatar?

Comments by Efraim Inbar. The Voice of Israel. 7.1.2015

Turkey – America’s Unacknowledged Problem (Greek)

Comments by Efraim Inbar. Mignatiou.com (Greece). 5.5.2015

Experts Raise Speculation Over Succession After Saudi king Falls Ill

Comments by Joshua Teitelbaum. The Jerusalem Post. 1.5.2015

Turkey: America’s Unacknowledged Problem