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A Changed Saudi Arabia - Amb. Dore Gold

I get asked all the time, “You wrote a book, we seem to remember, about Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the rise of global terrorism after 9/11. Yet you are now associated with the effort of the State of Israel and others to bring Saudi Arabia into the tent and to create a kind of new relationship – perhaps a reconciliation – between the Jewish state and the Saudi Kingdom. How do you explain that? Isn’t that an inconsistency.” The Israeli security establishment at the time estimated that...


The Brewing Conflict along the Red Sea - Amb. Dore Gold

While international observers are rightfully looking at serious questions in the Middle East like the future of Syria and Iran’s interests in taking over that country, there is a crisis brewing to Israel’s south that has not gotten sufficient attention. I’m speaking about the Red Sea where at least a half a dozen countries are scrambling for influence, seeking bases throughout the area, and positioning themselves for perhaps even a future conflict. The first development that is causing a...


Islamic Terrorists Target Europe: Why Spain May Be the Epicenter for Terror Attacks

Harold, we’ve been seeing attacks of Muslim radicals, of terrorists, across Europe. But there seems to be a focus on the Iberian Peninsula, with attacks on Barcelona and, of course, the famous one on the Madrid trains. From your understanding of Arab affairs and Islamic history, why is there a focus on Spain and the Iberian Peninsula?


The Discovery and Rescue of Iraqi Jews’ Patrimony in Baghdad. Will It Now Be Lost?

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Harold Rhode, the Collection’s Angel. Harold Rhode: In 2003, during the American liberation of Iraq, all of a sudden, the head of the Iraqi opposition, Ahmed Chalabi, a great man, calls me saying: “Harold, get over here. The man who ran the Israel and Jewish section of the Iraqi intelligence has just come to tell us all the things that he has done, and he is willing to show us the documents, where he had them in the Iraqi intelligence ministry.”


From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the Rebirth of Israel in 1948 - Dr. Jacques Gauthier

Dr. Jacques Gauthier, is the principal and founder of Gauthier & Associates, an international law firm established in Toronto, Canada in 1984. He is a member of the Intercontinental Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL).


Was the Declaration a Legally Binding Document? - Prof. Ruth Lapidoth

Prof. Ruth Lapidoth served as a member of Israeli diplomatic delegations to the United Nations General Assembly and to international committees. She participated in the negotiations for the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and for the establishment of the multinational force in Sinai. In 2006 Lapidoth won the Israel Prize for Legal Research for her academic and public work.


The Continued Relevance of the Balfour Declaration - Prof. Nicholas Rostow

Prof. Nicholas Rostow is Charles Evans Hughes Visiting Professor of Government and Jurisprudence at Colgate University. He teaches courses in international law and American foreign policy. In addition, he is a Senior Research Scholar at the Yale Law School.


Israel as a Strategic Asset to Britain - Col. Richard Kemp

Col. Richard Kemp has spent most of his life combating terrorism and insurgency. He was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003 and between 1979 and 2006 commanded troops on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.


How the Palestinians View the Balfour Declaration Today - Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center. He was formerly Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.


100 Years Since Balfour Declaration: Legal Issues

Chair: David Horowitz - Founding editor of The Times of Israel Prof. Ruth Lapidoth - Hebrew University, Israel Prize Recipient Prof. Nicholas Rostow - Colgate University Dr. Jacques Gauthier - International lawyer and scholar, served as legal counsel to the governments of Spain, Mexico, and Canada


100 Years Since The Balfour Declaration - Dr. Michael Borchard

Dr. Michael Borchard - Director, Israel Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung


Why Post-Holocaust Studies Are Important to Societies Today - Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

Holocaust studies deal with the myriad aspects of the mass murder of Jews. The subject of genocide overshadows the very important impact the Holocaust has made on post-war societies. This impact covers many disciplines such as sociology, psychology, law, theology, ethics, philosophy, politics, medical issues, history, literature, art, and others. Only by grouping all of these disciplines together in one area, Post-Holocaust Studies, can one understand multi-disciplinary issues such as...


Old Historians, New Historians, No Historians: The Derailed Debate on 1948 - Dr. Raphael Israeli

Was Israel born in sin? Alleged atrocities launched by the Jews during the 1948 War, the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, the conduct of the War of Independence, and the ensuing issues of the Arab-Israeli conflict refuse to disappear from our horizon 70 years later. Dr. Raphael Israeli contends that these recriminations are exaggerated and some historians are guilty of not having consulted the Arabic sources. They show that the basic hatred and rejection of nascent Israel by the...


The U.S. Presidential Elections, American Jewry, and Israel - Amb. Dore Gold, Prof. Alan Dershowitz

Annual Memorial Lecture in honor of Professor Daniel J. Elazar, z“l, Founding President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Center in Jerusalem This event is made possible through the generosity of the Mandell Berman Foundation.


Jews And American Politics Historical Ideals And Contemporary Realities - Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as "Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist. The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln paints a different picture. Focusing on presidential elections, this lecture will survey Jewish politics in the United States from the Civil War to the present. Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna is spending this year as a fellow of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew...


Anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party against the Background of Brexit - Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

In recent months, a large number of extreme anti-Semitic expressions by elected representatives of the British Labour Party have come to light. The publicity has forced Labour, which is under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, to investigate anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and racism in the party. The anti-Semitism issue is overshadowed by the many consequences of Brexit, which include a major crisis in Labour. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld is the former Chairman of the Board of the Jerusalem Center...


Dr. Harold Rhode The Nature Of Radical Islamic Warfare And The Western Response

What is “Islamic Warfare?” * We in the West are in a war with Islam. It’s not a religion; it’s a civilization; it’s a culture. The religion is part of the civilization. * The goal of Islamic warfare is to terrorize the other side, that they become afraid and run away. Why don’t Western leaders see that? * Because they refuse to. * The American government … won’t even use the word “Islamic terrorism” … If you don’t identify your enemy you cannot defeat him.


Dr. Harold Rhode How The West Can Win

Why are the millions of Muslim refugees from Syria, Libya, and Yemen trying to get to Europe? * A significant portion of refugees are young males – the high testosterone age, imbued with a spirit for making Europe into the world of Islam. * The Muslims were stopped twice in their advancement on Europe. They got to Vienna twice (last time 1683) and they were stopped in Spain at the Pyrenees Mountains. Now the Muslims are taking the airplane around Vienna and they’re skipping Spain. It is...


Whats The History Of The Egypt - Israel Border - Prof. Ruth Lapidoth

Professor Ruth Lapidoth, Senior Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem addresses the legal aspects of Sykes-Picot Agreement.


Turkish Foreign Policy and the Specter of Sykes-Picot - Dr. Ahmet K. Han

Dr. Ahmet K. Han, faculty member in the Department of International Relations at İstanbul’s Kadir Has University explains Turkish foreign policy as it relates to the Sykes-Picot agreement.


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