Tag Archives: Operation Protective Edge

Gadi Eisenkot’s Challenges and Opportunities

BEGIN-SADAT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES by Dr Eitan Shamir December 8, 2014 Unlike many previous chiefs-of-staff for Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF), whose appointments were shadowed by controversies, the nomination this past week of Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot as the 21st … Continue reading

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Hamas: Rebuild Gaza or We’ll Attack Israel

GATESTONE by Khaled Abu Toameh November 24, 2014 Hamas is once again threatening to attack Israel, this time over the failure of the international community and the Palestinian Authority to fulfill their promises to rebuild the Gaza Strip in the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem terror hits tourism

GLOBES by Sapir Peretz-Zilberman November 20, 2014 Jerusalem Hotel Association director: Occupancy rates have plummeted by almost 50% “We’re in the midst of a terrorist offensive focusing on Jerusalem,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday, following the attack on a … Continue reading

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US sent ‘lessons learned’ team to model Israel tactics in Gaza operation

JERUSALEM POST by Michael Wilner November 7, 2014 Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says US military learning from Israel’s “extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties.” The United States sent a team of senior officers to … Continue reading

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Obama, The Virtuoso Manager

JERUSALEM POST by Caroline Glick October 21, 2014 Since he assumed office nearly six years ago, US President Barack Obama has been dogged by allegations of managerial incompetence. Obama, his critics allege, had no managerial experience before he was elected. … Continue reading

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Fight Not the Last War

BEGIN-SADAT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror October 20, 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Operation Protective Edge in Gaza against Hamas was, in many ways, an exceptional operation that will probably not repeat itself elsewhere. The IDF fought … Continue reading

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International banking giant refuses to cut off Israel, despite boycott calls

HAARETZ by Barak Ravid October 6, 2014 SWIFT rejects pressures to disconnect Israeli banks from its networks The SWIFT international banking network on Monday published a special announcement in which it rejected calls by pro-Palestinian organizations to disconnect Israeli banks … Continue reading

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From PM’s sister-in-law, The Fallacy of Moral Equivalency

ALGEMEINER by Daphne Netanyahu September 18, 2014 Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is not just another passing leftist cliché meant for public consumption, but has become the ultimate litmus test for … Continue reading

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Turning Against Israel: Review of “Making David into Goliath”

[My personal recommendation. Buy this book. It’s excellent] WEEKLY STANDARD by Ronald Radosh September 8, 2014 The downward trajectory of global prestige When Joshua Muravchik wrote this book, he could not have known how timely it would turn out to … Continue reading

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Hamas was Defeated, Until the Next Time

BEGIN-SADAT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES by Prof. Efraim Inbar September 1, 2014 Executive Summary: During Operation Protective Edge, Hamas was clearly defeated, but was not destroyed. Israel was successful in significantly degrading the military capabilities of Hamas and forced it … Continue reading

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