BESA Center

The BESA Center Bulletin, July 2017

| July 1, 2017

BESA Center associates participated in numerous public forums and international media discussions surrounding the fiftieth anniversary in June of the Six Day War. They also penned a dozen critical examinations of the war and its legacy. They see the jubilee as an opportunity for strategic retrospection and truth-telling, not hand-wringing and self-flagellation.


Israel’s Inelegant Options in Judea and Samaria: Withdrawal, Annexation, and Conflict Management

| June 26, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Minister Zeev Elkin, Dr. Yossi Beilin, and Prof. Ruth Gavison debated Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror’s new study, which takes a fresh look at Israel’s options in Judea and Samaria and seeks to chart a path forward that will secure its national security while leaving the door open to peace.


The Hamas Takeover of Gaza: 10 Years On -Conference in Hebrew

| June 20, 2017

יום עיון בנושא עשור לפיצול הפנים פלסטיני
יום רביעי, כ'”ז בסיון תשע”ז, 21 ביוני 2017
אולם הסנט, בניין פלדמן (301), אוניברסיטת בר-אילן
13:30 – 17:00.
לפרטים המלאים


יום עיון: “ארבעים שנה למהפך 1977”

| May 4, 2017

לצפייה: נאומים שניתנו בכנס מרכז בגין-סאדאת למחקרים אסטרטגיים ומרכז מורשת מנחם בגין בנושא “ארבעים שנה למהפך 1977”. הכנס התקיים ביום חמישי, ח’ באייר תשע”ז, 4 במאי 2017.


Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean

| February 21, 2017

On February 21, 2017, for the second consecutive year, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and B’nai B’rith International jointly held an international conference on Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean. The event, which took place at the Begin-Sadat Center, involved the participation of experts from Greece, Russia, Britain, Turkey, Albania, the US, and Israel.


The Trump Upheaval

| December 4, 2016

Shortly after the US presidential election in November, experts met the BESA Center to analyze the reasons for, and international implications of, Donald Trump’s triumph, and to dissect the “Yom Kippur” of the liberal elite and media.


Upcoming Lectures at the BESA Center

| December 4, 2016

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies Upcoming Lectures at the BESA Center   Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm China’s Rising Role in a Changing Middle East Since 2011 Prof. Pan Guang Prof. Pan Guang is Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Center for International Studies, Director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies Center, Dean of the Center


Keeping Old Friends and Reaching Out to New Ones

| November 25, 2016

Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman affirms that Israel’s continued success in global affairs will disprove the deluded claim that the Jewish state is isolated in the world. It’s also the right strategy, he says, and a deliberate and systematic one.


What Liberal American Jews Must Do (after the shiva)

| November 23, 2016

Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum, a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies who specializes in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, penned an essay in The Times of Israel which takes American liberals to task for their moaning about Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections.


Professor Efraim Karsh Becomes Director of the BESA Center

| November 6, 2016

The Executive Council of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Efraim Karsh as the new center director. He succeeds Professor Efraim Inbar, who concludes a 25-year tenure as the center’s founding director.