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In Israel, the deception of quiet has been shattered. Now what?
Terrorism threatens both Israeli and Palestinian civilians. The coming weeks will see whether Israel and the Palestinian Authority will be able to contain an escalating situation and roll back the violence, or whether the region will slide into a new and dangerous phase.
Veterans of Israel’s first war share stories of victory and pain
Seventy years later, Israeli army combat officers have been meeting with veterans of the nation’s first war in 1948, who are telling their stories to the soldiers of 2018.
Through rapid raids, IDF’s special forces to play critical role in future war with Hezbollah
They will be equipped with their own arsenal of high-tech weaponry and can be expected to receive missions to attack the most sensitive enemy targets.
Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be ‘ready for deterioration,’ says ex-defense official
Hezbollah’s special forces, combined with Iraqi Shi’ite militias, were supposed to infiltrate Israel, traveling through the tunnels along various routes on the Israeli-Lebanese border, from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Dov.
The Russian-Israeli crisis over Syria lacks an exit strategy
It remains unclear whether Russia is willing or able to apply effective pressure on Iran to scale back its military infrastructure construction in Syria, which can later be used to attack Israel.
Is Israel weighing strike options in Lebanon?
Hezbollah seems to have interpreted recent developments as a signal of Israel’s determination to enforce its red lines, raising the organization’s concern over what may come next.
Israeli Air Force holds first-ever combat rescue drill with six other forces
The exercise, dubbed “Sky Angels,” attracted air-force search-and-rescue teams from the United States, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Holland and the Czech Republic.
IDF enlistment officer describes ‘moving encounters’ with North American Jewish youths
The Meitav Unit is primarily focused on the massive task of recruitment, reception and sorting of Israeli IDF cadets, said Lt.-Col. Tzachi Revivo.
Lieberman’s sudden resignation exposes deep rift over Gaza strategy
Benny Miller, professor of international relations at the University of Haifa, said “this is a classic case of tension between the view of the professional security chiefs, supported by the prime minister, and public sentiments, supported by the defense minister, following a bombing of civilian population by a hostile force.”
Gaza ceasefire exposes two conflicting narratives among Israelis
For now, the threat from Gaza in the south is less of a force to be reckoned with, as political and military eyes are focused on burgeoning threat from Iran and Hezbollah up north.
Hamas ‘raises the stakes’ with mass rocket assault on Israel’s south
In what they perceive as a calculated risk, terror factions launch a widespread rocket and mortar assault aimed at civilians.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket assault a reminder of Iran’s long reach
Investigative Project on Terrorism
The Israeli Air Force struck nearly 100 targets in Gaza in retaliation. The attack was something that both Iran and the PIJ leadership at its Damascus headquarters wanted, Israeli officials said.
New IDF chief of staff, who takes nothing for granted, faces an explosive region
Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, currently the Deputy IDF Chief of Staff, has a long and impressive military record, and holds several university degrees.
Egypt’s war on ISIS in the Sinai has been ‘largely successful’
Along with quiet Israeli support and assistance from local Bedouin, efforts by Egypt to reign in on the lawlessness of the region appear to be making significant progress.
Israel’s response to assault by Palestinian Islamic Jihad could go beyond Gaza
Jerusalem should not allow itself to be dragged into a war in Gaza that would run against national interests; it would divert Israel from its strategic long-term interests in the northern arena, where more powerful enemies are present.