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UN fails to pass first-ever resolution censuring Hamas
In remarks just before what is one of her final acts as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told her fellow members that the resolution could mark “a historic day” or just “another day.”
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Another round, not more extortion, is needed in Gaza
Many want to avoid war and shower Gaza with economic aid before defeating Hamas. This would be an act of political delusion, not acumen.
CBSN corrects: Palestinians fired 100s of rockets at Israeli civilians, not military
CAMERA prompted the correction of a Nov. 14 report falsely stating that Palestinians had fired “hundreds of rockets at Israel’s military.”
Did Israel-Hamas ceasefire strengthen Hamas for the next round of fighting?
Ariel Ben Solomon
Hamas also gained a repose in which it can now continue arming itself with more advanced weaponry, preparing itself for the next round. It also poked a finger at the Israel Defense Forces.
Watchdog groups decry ‘innate bias’ of media towards Israel during latest Gaza flare-up
These groups claim that coverage of the latest round of violence in Gaza, which saw more than 450 rockets fired towards Israel in less than 48 hours, failed to take into account the months-long attacks by Palestinian rioters, prompted by Hamas, while also unfairly putting the onus on Israel during the attacks.
The price of Israeli restraint
Israel’s deterrent value continues to erode. Time after time, we agree to a quasi-ceasefire that is followed by yet another round of fighting.
Israel’s stark option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev?
If back in 2005, on the eve of the “disengagement,” some far-sighted individual had predicted that reality would be as it is today, his caveats would have been disdainfully dismissed as unfounded scare-mongering.
‘I wish I could reveal’ actions to combat Gaza terror, Netanyahu says amid public criticism
Gadi Golan and Yori Yalon
“I hear what is being said,” noted the prime minister, “and I can’t share [the information] with the public. I wish I could tell citizens everything I know.”
Outrage ensues as Israeli minister calls Gaza assault on southern Israel ‘minor’
Social media quickly erupted with condemnation for his comments, and government ministers were fast to distance themselves.
Is the situation with Gaza ‘the problem from hell?’
Like everything in Israel, a thousand opinions revolve around what can be done about Gaza. Everyone has an idea, especially when Hamas attacks and the response appears muted.
Jonathan S. Tobin
In praise of Netanyahu’s caution
The prime minister’s refusal to seek a final reckoning with Hamas generated criticism. But his decision to avoid war was sound policy.
Southern Israel’s residents protest security situation, ceasefire with Hamas
Protesters from communities near Gaza border block Kerem Shalom cargo crossing, say they have been abandoned by the state
IDF destroys major Hamas assets, as rocket barrage challenges air defenses
The Israeli Air Force struck 160 Hamas assets and Islamic Jihad targets, including “four unique strategic assets,” says IDF • Hamas TV station, intelligence and internal security headquarters leveled • IDF: Air defenses cannot offer hermetic protection.
Failure to bolster deterrence may take heavy toll
Israel has no strategic solution to the Gaza situation, and is busy putting out tactical fires. The desire to avoid another war is legitimate, but it is also dangerous considering the prolonged erosion in Israeli deterrence.
Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies
The threat is real
The erosion of Israeli deterrence as a result of what the Palestinians could interpret as Israeli “cowardice” poses a significant and real threat.