Videos

A video archive of BESA Center conferences and events.

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.

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.

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.

Assessing the Gaza Disengagement, Ten Years Later

| August 16, 2015

July 2015 (Hebrew) conference which took a ten-year retrospective look at Israel’s 2005 unilateral disengagement from Gaza. Watch the fascinating debate between Prof. AB Yehoshua and Rabbi Yaakov Medan.

On the Future of Israel’s Natural Gas Reserves

| July 15, 2015

July 2015 (Hebrew) conference on the strategic and geopolitical aspects of Israel’s newly-discovered natural gas deposits.

Col. Richard Kemp: The Amoral Revolution in Western Values, and its Impact on Israel

| May 25, 2015

Col. Richard Kemp: The Amoral Revolution in Western Values, and its Impact on Israel

Conference Videos Online - Military and Political Lessons of Operation Protective Edge

| October 6, 2014

Conference at the BESA Center – September 29, 2014. Watch a full video of the conference here