Perspectives Papers

Perspectives Papers provide analysis from BESA Center research associates and other outside experts on the most important issues pertaining to Israel and the Middle East.

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Recognition of Jewish Israel is Critical for Palestinians

No. 242

An agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must include Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jews, or it is not worth the paper it is written on.

Respond Firmly to Palestinian Blackmail

No. 241
| April 6, 2014

Israel’s government should kick the habit of paying the Palestinians for their participation in peace talks

Is the GCC in Peril?

No. 240
| March 12, 2014

Tension over Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood has damaged relations between Doha and its Gulf neighbors. The days of the GCC may be numbered.

Will Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal Be Eliminated?

No. 239

Efforts to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons are running months behind schedule. Even if Assad abides by his commitment, Syria’s equally dangerous biological weapon stocks will remain.

The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels

No. 238
| February 24, 2014

Palestinian water shortages are the result of Palestinian policies that deliberately waste water and destroy the regional water ecology. The PA is using water as a weapon against the State of Israel.

The Boycott Mirage

No. 237
| February 9, 2014

A collapse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will not lead to an international boycott of Israel. Jerusalem’s robust trade relations with many countries will not freeze over an impasse in negotiations.

India-Israel Defense Cooperation

No. 236
| January 27, 2014

Defense relations between India and Israel are flourishing and will continue to be strong.

The Threat of the “Salafi Crescent”

No. 235
| January 21, 2014

Attempts by al-Qaeda and other radical Sunni Islamist groups to challenge the Shia Crescent (Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon) must be viewed as a serious security threat.

Canada’s Consummate Support for Israel

No. 234
| January 17, 2014

Canada strongly defends Israel, consistently before any other country in the world. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be warmly welcomed in Jerusalem next week as valuable allies and trusted friends.

India Advances in Naval Arms Race With China

No. 233
| January 14, 2014

India regards China’s efforts to enhance its naval presence in the Indian Ocean as undermining its strategic position. India has beefed up its naval capabilities in response.