Roundtable on Asymmetric Warfare: Lessons from Operation Protective Edge

IDI's Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Center for Security and Democracy and KAS Israel hosted a roundtable devoted to military and media aspects of asymmetric warfare as they emerged during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

Michael Mertes Ben Gurion

German unity and European integration

Marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the KAS Israel organized two events where State Secretary (ret.) Michael Mertes spoke about the causes and consequences of this historical event.

Dr. Juergen Ruettgers visits Israel

Dr. Juergen Ruettgers, former prime minister of North-Rhine-Westphalia and board member of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung along with KAS Israel director, Dr. Michael Borchard, make a visit to some Palestinian schools participating in this year's PRL Project ( more…



More than 50 years ago, Konrad Adenauer and David Ben-Gurion laid the foundation for reconciliation between Germany and Israel and for the future in partnership of the two nations. Carrying on the legacy of the late chancellor, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has been active in Israel for more than 25 years.



The Relationship Between the Military and Society in Israel

The Entire Nation Is an Army, the Entire Country the Front Line

National security is inextricably linked with Israel’s political culture. In view of the Middle East conflict, the people and politicians regard a strong military as existentially important for the State of Israel. The army is [...] more…

The “Something worse than Hamas” Myth

By Dr. Amichai Magen

"Israelis, Egyptians, Saudis and moderate Palestinians are united as never before in their desire to see Gaza freed from Hamas’s rule", says Dr. Amichai Magen who adressed the question whether the rule of Salafi groups such as [...] more…

“It is every citizen’s duty to defend democracy against its enemies”

KAS Israel condemns anti-Semitic incitement in Germany

The team of KAS Israel condemns in the strongest possible terms anti-Semitic incitement at pro-Gaza rallies in Germany. more…

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