News Bulletins

The Bulletin updates our readership on the recent activities of the BESA Center.

In Memoriam: Moshe Arens

| January 8, 2019

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies mourns the passing this week of Moshe Arens — professor, ambassador, politician, and devoted servant of Israel. Prof. Arens was a member of the International Board of the BESA Center from its first inception, and was an active participant in our conferences and events for many years. He will be missed.

BESA’s Top Ten of 2018

| January 4, 2019

Below are the ten most widely read articles published by the BESA Center in 2018. The selections reflect strong reader interest in Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israeli national defense – as well as in the possibility of an end to global energy scarcity. 

The BESA Center on UNRWA

| September 4, 2018

The BESA Center has been ahead of the curve in its attention to the problem of UNRWA, the organization ostensibly tasked with solving the Palestinian refugee problem but largely responsible for its perpetuation. In view of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut all US funding for UNRWA, we present a digest of BESA’s coverage of the issue.

BESA’s Top Ten of 2017

| January 16, 2018

These are the ten most widely read articles published by the BESA Center in 2017. The selections reflect strong reader interest in Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israeli national security. 

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.

The BESA Center Bulletin, November 2016

| October 31, 2016

A summary of the center’s activities in 2016, including seven conferences, eight guest lectures, 60 new publications, and more. Prof. Efraim Karsh, the new director of the center, takes his piercing pen to the Oslo peace process – “one of the worst-ever calamities to have hit Israelis and Palestinians.”

BESA Center Expands its Faculty and Activity

| January 3, 2016

Read in the January 2016 issue of the BESA Center News Bulletin about the expansion of the center’s expert faculty and its activities, including articles on: Securing Jerusalem. Middle East Chaos. Israel’s Natural Gas Reserves. Gaza Disengagement. US-Israel Relations in the Final Obama Stretch. Strategic Dialogues with Germany and Australia. New Associates: General Hacohen and Col. Lerman.

Heading off a Cliff in US-Israel Relations?

| May 10, 2015

Begin-Sadat Center research associates discuss Israel’s policy options in dealing with the Obama administration, following the reelection of Netanyahu and the P5+1 nuclear framework agreement with Iran?

Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Whereto? – Bulletin #31

| July 14, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Whereto? Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies research associates discuss Israel’s options after the failure of the Kerry process and subsequent hostilities.   Inside: Mowing the Grass in Gaza Are IDF ground forces prepared for the conflict? Netanyahu and Gantz mark the Besa Center’s 20th Anniversary General Amidror joins the BESA Center Conflict over

Tectonic Changes in the Middle East – Bulletin #30

| September 1, 2013

Twentieth Anniversary Issue BESA Center associates discuss the “Arab Spring,” Islamic earthquakes, democracy, and security.   Also inside: Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Drive Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Whereto? American, European, Asian, Indian, and Turkish Security Challenges New Books and Policy Papers Benjamin Netanyahu at the BESA Center Pictorial Review of Twenty Years of Israel’s Security Leaders at the