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Israel’s National Security Balance at 70: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

November marks the 70th anniversary of U.N. Resolution 181, which established a Jewish state in the heart of the Middle East. In 70 years, Israel has faced an array of major security challenges. However, given the unprecedented disorder facing the region today, these challenges are changing, requiring a deeper understanding of regional developments and national interests.

Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin (ret.), executive director of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, analyzed Israel’s changing security landscape — including developments in Syria, Iran and Lebanon and the Iranian nuclear deal — in a moderated discussion with Baker Institute director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian.

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMiddleEast.





6:00 pm — Reception
6:30 pm — Presentation


Featured Speaker

Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin (ret.) is executive director of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. Yadlin served in the Israeli Defense Forces for more than 40 years, including nine years as a member of the IDF’s general staff. Yadlin also served as the IDF attaché to the United States and as commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College. From 2006 to 2010, Yadlin was the IDF’s chief of military intelligence. Yadlin is a former deputy commander of the Israeli Air Force and commanded two fighter squadrons and two airbases. He participated in the Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Peace for Galilee (1982) and Operation Tamuz, which resulted in the destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq (1981). Yadlin’s primary areas of expertise include strategy and national security, the changes in the Middle East, the Iranian nuclear challenge, U.S.-Israel relations, force buildup and the defense budget, intelligence, cyber-related challenges, civil-military relations and the military ethics of fighting terror.


Thu, Nov. 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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