January 30, 2019

A Cause for Concern? USA – Israel – China Relations With Former Ambassador to China, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Matan Vilnai and Expert Mr. Alexander Pevzner – Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm

Throughout the last decade, dozens of Chinese companies entered the Israeli market, including the Israeli high-tech industry. For example, in July 2018, 180 acres of the northern port of Haifa were transferred to Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG) for a 25-year period of management. Additionally, while Israel is fostering close ties with both countries, […]

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January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15 at 11:30AM – The Cyber Threat in the Upcoming Israeli Elections with Dr. Colonel (Res.) Gabi Siboni

After the Shin Bet Chief’s announcement regarding a foreign country that intends to intervene in the Israeli election, the speculations began. What is Israel doing to avoid a cyber security breach during the upcoming 2019 elections? How would Israel deal with an attack if it happened?  Could there be additional cyber threats that don’t emanate […]

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January 9, 2019

The Rising Hamas-Fatah Tensions with Former PA Minister, Asharaf Al-Ajrami

Hamas and Fatah are cracking down on each other again, arresting hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority’s president Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to dissolve the Palestinian Parliament has aggravated tensions between the two sides. Will Abbas now be able to hold a parliamentary election? What is behind the escalating power struggle between […]

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January 7, 2019

Israel’s 2019 elections – Making Sense of the Political Chaos Briefing – Monday, January 7 at 11AM

From the moment the 2019 elections were announced in Israel, no fewer than five new parties have emerged, while strong, existing parties faced major and unexpected changes and splits. As Israeli 2019 elections are fast approaching, the political map seems to be changing, with the questions surrounding the implications of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s decision regarding PM […]

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December 13, 2018

Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12 PM – What’s Next For Palestinians: a Briefing with Yoni Ben Menachem, Expert on Palestinian Affairs at MediaCentral’s office, 7 HaRav Kook, Jerusalem

The recent events in the West Bank and what do they tell us about the ongoing power struggle between Fatah and Hamas? Do these attacks pose a threat also to the Palestinian Authority? Is Hamas influence in the West Bank rising?Ben Menachem will address these and other Palestinian related issues.Yoni Ben Menachem is a veteran journalist who served […]

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December 9, 2018

Threat Below Ground – Tunnel Warfare – Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at MediaCentral’s office, 7 HaRav Kook, Jerusalem

Earlier this week, Israel launched “Operation Northern Shield” to destroy Hezbollah tunnels under its northern border. Dr. Daphne Richemond Barak and Dr. Joel Roskin will speak about tunnel warfare, its history and the potential threat up north with the technology used to discover and destroy them. Dr. Daphne Richemond Barak is the author of “Underground […]

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December 5, 2018

“Operation Northern Shield” – Strategic Analysis With Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror TODAY! Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 1 pm

Yesterday the Israeli government launched ““Operation Northern Shield” to destroy Hezbollah tunnels under its northern border. The developments in northern Israel come amid deep concern about the buildup of Iranian proxies in Lebanon and Syria in recent years. Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror will discuss the developments and the potential implications it might have on […]

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August 20, 2018

Trade Wars, Sanctions and Tariffs, Turkish Lira Drop and Implications on the Israeli Economy

The United States has pulled out of the Iran deal in May and has since reimposed a number of sanctions that will degrade the Iranian economy. President Trump also imposed tariffs on the EU, Chinese and most recently Turkish imports contributing to the fall of Turkey’s lira. Turkey’s economic fall has ignited fears that the country’s […]

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June 28, 2018

TGIT – Welcome to MediaCentral’s New Office Thursday, June 28 at 15:00

Join us for the official opening of our new MediaCentral Office. After many years in MediaCentral’s old facility, we moved to a modern, beautiful, and brand new location. We look forward to a fun summer afternoon of food, World Cup games in the background, and celebrating with you! Wine, cheese, and other refreshments will be […]

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June 21, 2018

General Elections in Turkey – Ramifications on Israel and the Region Thursday, June 21 at 10:30am

On June 24, Turkey’s citizens will vote in two crucial elections; one to elect their president and one to elect members of the Turkish parliament in a single round of voting. Some polls show that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority. Both elections will be held sixteen months earlier than […]

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