Conference Video

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.

Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the New Regional Landscape

| August 26, 2016

In June, experts from Belgium, Bahrain, France, Germany, India, the UK, US and Israel convened at the BESA Center and at Haifa’s National Security Studies Center for a two-day international conference to study developments in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.

The Day After Abbas

| June 14, 2016

Lectures delivered (in Hebrew) at a June conference on “The Day After Abbas: Wither the Palestinian Authority?” The conference dealt with the expected battle for succession in the PA, Israel’s diplomatic dilemmas, and likely international scenarios.

IDF Challenges

| April 2, 2016

How can and should the IDF adapt to meet new threats, and respond to changes in Israeli society? This was the focus of a day-long BESA Center conference in March 2016 (Hebrew).

Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean

| February 29, 2016

February international conference on “Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean,” with participants from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Turkey, NATO, the US and Israel. The conference was jointly convened by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and B’nai B’rith International, with the participation of leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The Greek Minister of Defense, Panos Kammenos, delivered a comprehensive and very forceful articulation of Greece’s view of the region.

Greek Defense Minister Speaks Out Forcefully in Alliance with Israel

| February 21, 2016

Text of the address delivered by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos an international conference at the center on “Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean” (18.2.2016, co-sponsored by B’nai B’rith International). Kammenos offered a comprehensive and very forceful articulation of Greece’s views on the dangers of radical Islam, the problematic behavior of Turkey, and his country’s new alliance with Israel.

US-Israel Relations towards a Post-Obama Era

| January 11, 2016

International conference in May 2015 which studied the domestic foundations of the US-Israel relationship, US foreign policy in the Middle East, and US-Israel relations into the future – towards a post-Obama era. The conference marked publication of Prof. Jonathan Rynhold’s book on “The Arab-Israel Conflict in American Political Culture.”

German-Israeli Strategic Dialogue

| December 9, 2015

November 2015 strategic dialogue with the Aspen Institute (Germany) focusing on Israel-Germany defense and scientific cooperation, responses to terrorism, and perspectives on security challenges stemming from the Middle East.

Australia’s National Security Challenges

| November 8, 2015

October 2015 strategic dialogue with colleagues from the political, military and academic sectors in Australia, focusing on the strategic outlook in the Indo-Pacific and Middle East, nuclear proliferation, homeland security, asymmetric threats (including terrorism and cyber warfare), defense industry cooperation, bilateral trade, and more.