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Lectures

Book Launch: “Careful, Beauties Ahead!”

Author Tuvia Tenenbom discussed his experiences in Mea Shearim, and his new book based on those experiences, with Jerusalem Report Editor Steve Linde. 

Responses to October 7: the British Experience – with David Hirsh, CEO of the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

45 Years of Israeli-Egyptian Peace – with Gerald Steinberg & Dan Feferman

Israelis Abroad: Fighting the Campus War

We heard from three Israelis studying in the United States about their experiences with antisemitism and anti-Zionism on campus.

Fighting the Media War – with Eylon Levy and Gil Hoffman

Hostility towards Israel in much of the international news media is not a new story, but since October 7 it has taken on added importance. The Begin Center brought together two people on the frontline of this fight, to talk about their experiences of the past few months, and their assessment of what is happening in the media and why.

The Threat From the North

What is today’s reality for northern residents? What is the likelihood of a full-scale war with Hezbollah? What are the options for Israel’s policymakers in this situation? We examined these questions and more with Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi in conversation with Begin Center Senior Fellow Paul Gross.

The Seam Line
 
Avi Melamed, a middle East expert, came to the Center for a fascinating screening and Q&A on his insightful new docu-series, “The Seam Line”, exploring the conflict in and over Jerusalem.

Debunking the Myths: A Short History of the Gaza Strip – with Dr. Benny Begin

The Betrayal of the Universities
 
Universities are supposed to be committed to free inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge, instead we see them enabling bigotry, incitement to violence, and support for terrorism. The Begin Center hosted a webinar to discuss these extraordinary developments.

Anti-Zionism as the New Antisemitism

In his book, Judaism 3.0, Gol Kalev shows how anti-Zionism and Israel-bashing has become today’s existential threat to Judaism.

 
 
Celebrating Herzl’s Birthday – with Gol Kalev, Avi Mayer & Ines Demiri
 
In his book, Judasim 3.0, Kalev argues that Judaism is going through a historic transformation and Zionism is now becoming its anchor. He ties Herzl’s vision to contemporary realities and shows how Herzl’s thinking can be applied to today’s strategic issues.

Series

Zooming in on Israeli Stategy and Security with JISS

The Many Faces of the IDF

“Shalom, Mr. Ambassador”

Begin Center Senior Fellow Paul Gross talks to former Israeli Ambassadors, posted to important missions abroad, inviting them to share their experiences and the challenges of representing Israel in foreign capitals and international institutions.

Antisemitism / Anti-Zionism

Begin’s Legacy

Leading up to commorative events for the 30th anniversary of the passing of Menachem Begin, three conversations looking at different aspects of Menachem Begin’s legacy and the principles that motivated him.
The ‘Four Tribes’ of Modern Israel
We hosted experts on each ‘tribe’, secular, ultra-orthodox, national-religious and Arab, hearing their analysis and ideas for how to move forward.
Events That Shaped Israel
A lecture series looking at four critical moments in Israeli history that have had dramatic impacts on Israel and its people.