What we want

Our Foreign and Security Policy progam aims at broadening the traditional security discourse to include a human security approach which considers human rights as well as gender aspects. We provide space for NGOs, experts, media and government officials to debate ongoing regional and security policy developments and especially to develop strategies as well as opportunities for responding to or resolving diplomatic and security crises. By bringing Israeli peace and human rights NGOs together with Israeli decision makers and international policy makers, we also encourage the development of alternative political strategies which may  contribute to the Palestinian - Israeli conflict resolution process.

For more information please contact Kerstin Mueller Kerstin.Mueller@il.boell.org 

Articles

Publications

Israels Sicherheit und die Siedlungen

Die israelische Öffentlichkeit geht davon aus, dass die Siedlungen im Westjordanland eine Schlüsselrolle für Israels Sicherheit spielen. Die folgende Studie zeigt nun allerdings, dass die zivilen Siedlungen dort nicht nur wenig zur Sicherheit beitragen, sondern gar eine Sicherheitsbelastung für den israelischen Staat darstellen.

Tough Love? The Future of U.S.-Israel Relations

This dossier highlights various aspects of change and continuity in U.S.- Israeli relations. The articles address the current diplomatic storm in U.S.-Israeli relations, the changes underway in the Jewish-American community, identity politics and approaches to diversity in the U.S. and Israel, as well as the successes and failures of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists.

Oslo 20 Years

On June 20, 2013, the Heinrich Böll Foundation Israel, the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue held the conference 20 Years since the Oslo Accords - Success and/or Failure?. In advance of a comprehensive publication of contributions, we are pleased to present this analysis by Dr. Ephraim Lavie on the early foundation of obstacles in the Oslo negotiation process.