In This Issue
2016 Generals and Admirals Program in Israel and Jordan
JINSA Remembers Len Yablon
Ruhe on Nuclear Weapons in RealClearDefense
Fleisher on Fighting BDS in The Hill
New Journal Article
Fall Internship Opportunities
Facebook and Twitter

Upcoming Events

Military Academies Program (Session 1)
June 27 - July 12

Dinner briefing w/ IDF Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog in New York City
(for JINSA National Leaders $1,000+)
July 7

Military Academies Program 
(Session 2)
July 25 - Aug. 9

November 12 - 22

Annual Awards Dinner
November 29

Fall National Leadership Conference
November 30


2016 Generals and Admirals Program in Israel and Jordan
2016 delegation with PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

This May JINSA brought a delegation of 14 retired senior U.S. flag officers to Israel and Jordan for an intensive nine-day program of briefings and exchanges with top political, military and intelligence officials, with special emphasis on national security leaders specializing in cyber. The delegation met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prince Faisal of Jordan as well as senior IDF field commanders on the Gaza, Lebanon and Syria borders and visited IDF ground, navy, and air defense bases.

JINSA Remembers Len Yablon, 
Board Member 

JINSA is deeply saddened by the passing last Thursday of our longstanding Executive Committee and Board member Leonard Yablon. We extend our deepest and most profound condolences to Len's beloved wife, Pamela, and to his children Laura, Abby, Hilary and Peter.
May Len's memory be for a blessing.

JINSA's Gemunder Center Associate Director Jonathan Ruhe
published in

Time to Seize the High Ground on Nuclear Weapons
By Jonathan Ruhe - 6/06/16

In his recent speech at Hiroshima, President Obama said the use of atomic weapons should serve as a "moral awakening" to pursue his vision for a nuclear-free world. Unfortunately, he severely understated both his own efforts to achieve this, and the most pressing threat that these weapons will spread. Obama should emphasize how the United States is actively and earnestly undertaking unprecedented steps toward nuclear disarmament. He should then leverage this against Iran's efforts to make a mockery of his vision. 

JINSA's Gemunder Center Policy Analyst Blake Fleisher
published in
A New Way to Hurt the Israel Boycott
By Blake Fleisher - 6/21/16

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 5 signed Executive Order No. 157, directing state entities to divest all public funds supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The governor's message was clear: "If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you." This great victory for U.S.-Israel relations comes amid other victories against BDS, including the American Anthropological Association's vote to reject the academic boycott of Israel, but additional measures are necessary to crush the movement at its core.

New Journal Article

An Opening for Al-Qaeda
The Islamic State's progenitor is now seeking to rebrand itself.
By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr

Since the Islamic State (IS) made its dramatic military advance in Iraq more than a year ago, capturing Mosul and other key cities and declaring the caliphate's re-establishment, analysts have been near-unanimous that the group's emergence has devastated its parent organization, al-Qaeda. Indeed, IS has undermined al-Qaeda's once-unrivaled position as the standard-bearer of the jihadist movement, outstripping al-Qaeda's public messaging with its robust propaganda apparatus. It has also persuaded several groups that were previously in al-Qaeda's orbit-including Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in the Sinai and Nigeria's Boko Haram-to break away and re-style themselves as provinces of the caliphate. As a result, many analysts now believe that IS has become the preeminent global jihadist organization.

Fall Internship Opportunities

JINSA is currently seeking full and part time interns for Fall 2016. The Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and JINSA's Outreach Department both have opportunities available. 

Join JINSA's Online Community!

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

JINSA | 1101 14th Street, NW | Suite 1110 | Washington | DC | 20005