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March 17, 2019
Israel’s intensifying dilemma vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip
At this strategic watershed moment, the policy that has guided the Netanyahu government for the past decade—that it is in Israel’s interest for Hamas to remain in control in Gaza—becomes clearer.
February 24, 2019
Stifling the national security debate: A response to Shabtai Shavit
When former security officials justify far-reaching territorial concessions “because the preservation of certain values overrides the importance of land,” they do so from a clear political vantage point.
February 18, 2019
Gantz’s dangerous ambiguity on West Bank disengagement
Surrender to a potentially hostile Palestinian state would make the defense of the Israeli hinterland virtually impossible.
January 25, 2019
Let this be the decisive military campaign
Israel has laid out three goals it wants to achieve in Syria: stopping the development of the terrorist front on the Golan Heights; preventing Iranian military entrenchment in Syria; and preventing Hezbollah and Iranian forces from arming themselves with long-range weapons.
December 15, 2018
The strategic importance of bolstering the settlements
Israel’s attitude towards its presence in a temporary space—an attitude that has us waiting for an agreement and eventual withdrawal—is what gives hope to terrorism.
November 18, 2018
The Israeli security concept: Wandering through a maze
The Hamas leadership, which apparently is not interested in war, nevertheless chose to respond by escalating to the very brink. Why has the Israeli government refrained (yet again) from instructing the IDF to settle the Hamas threat?
August 28, 2018
The Israel-Hamas deal: Escape from Oslo
Extricating itself from President Bill Clinton’s December 2000 “peace” parameters is a supreme Israeli interest. Ironically, this goal is being made feasible by the crystallizing deal with Hamas over the Gaza Strip.