When Israelis talk about a Jewish state, what do they mean? In 2012, in his capacity as a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Dr. Tal Becker (Deputy Legal Advisor in Israel’s foreign ministry, and a lead negotiator during the Annapolis talks in 2008) gave an interview for BICOM, explaining the Jewish state idea in legal, historical, and democratic terms.
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This briefing provides the background to the complex issues surrounding the Negev Bedouin, and sets out the government plans as well as some of the main objections.
Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies and former head of IDF Military Intelligence, addressed BICOM’s annual dinner on Thursday 31 October, speaking on Israel’s situation in the region. Watch a video of his speech and read an extended summary of his remarks.