Our main goal is to become the shofar of some of the most outstanding Conferences INSS (The Institute for National Security Studies) in order to allow Maccabi leaders and members to be updated on critical matters of the State of Israel, the Middle East and the world.

The Israel–UAE Normalization Agreement: What Does the Future Hold?


  • Brig. Gen. (ret.) Itai Brun, Deputy Director of INSS for Research and Analysis


  • Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, Director of INSS
  • Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, Managing Director of INSS
  • Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf, Geduld Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute, former U.S. Ambassador to the UAE
  • Houchang Hassan-Yari, Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at Sultan Qaboos University
  • Dr Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President of the Emirates Policy Center
  • Barak Ravid, Diplomatic Correspondent at Walla News
  • Noa Landau, Diplomatic Reporter at Haaretz
  • Dr Moran Zaga, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Chicago and lecturer at Haifa University
  • Dr Yoel Guzansky, Senior Research Fellow, INSS

About MWU & INSS Alliance

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is an independent Israeli research institute and think tank affiliated with Tel Aviv University dealing in areas of national security matters such as military and strategic affairs, terrorism and low-intensity conflict, military balance in the Middle East, and cyber warfare. Headed by former IDF Military Intelligence Chief, General (ret.) Amos Yadlin, INSS research is published worldwide including in books, academic articles, news media, and used by government officials. INSS holds seminars and conferences in various fields of strategic affairs such as the annual Defensive Cyber Intelligence Security conference and Aerial Threat Seminar – Maccabi World Union has worked together with INSS in its worldwide program fighting the DE legitimation against the State of Israel. Additionally, INSS publishes peer-reviewed journals including Military and Strategic Affairs. In the University of Pennsylvania's 2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, INSS was ranked as the best think tank in the Middle East and North Africa.[4] Among all think tanks worldwide, it ranked 12th among "Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks". The institute's study "The History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations" was among the list of "Best Policy Study/Report Produced by a Think Tank" for the 2013-2014 term.