Middle East

The Houthi and Iranian Victory in Yemen
Yemen’s capital Sanaa is now under the complete control of Shia Houthi rebels, who have emerged from the current conflict much stronger than many had believed they were. Dr. Shaul Shay believes that without a respond to the challenge, we are facing a new theater of Shia – Sunni sectarian war
Shaul Shay
29/9/2014
Abductors of Three Israeli Teenagers Targeted in Hebron
Terrorists Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were targeted overnight by ISA and IDF security forces in an operation to apprehend them. After the terrorists opened fire on Israeli forces, the suspects were killed, ending a three month long manhunt
IsraelDefense
23/9/2014
Debriefing "Hannibal Directive" Incident in Rafah: Conclusions and Unanswered Questions
According to the investigation 41 Palestinians were killed, not 130 as claimed in Gaza. In addition, it is still unclear what happened to the body of late officer Lt. Hadar Goldin
Amir Rapaport
22/9/2014
"If asked to assist against ISIS – I believe we will do it"
A senior IDF officer said that if Israel will have intelligence on ISIS targets in Syria, it will present it to the international coalition. He also referred to ISIS' sources of funding and the difference between ISIS and Hamas
Or Heller
18/9/2014
Between Gaza & Baghdad - The Radical Islam Threat
A titanic struggle is under way in the Middle East between radical Islam and the Arab nation states. Is this an opportunity for Israel to establish new alliances?
Shaul Shay
9/9/2014
The Northern Front is Igniting
Syrian army hits al-Qaeda rebel positions near Israeli border. Assad's army continues an attempt to fend off rebel forces that have taken over the Quneitra crossing, near the border with Israel. IDF warns citizens from arriving to the area
IsraelDefense
28/8/2014
Egypt in the Era of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
El-Sisi's chances of success in the struggle against radical Islam and Islamist terrorism are relatively high, and he would receive the blessing of Israel and other countries in the region. Colonel (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay outlines the challenges Egypt is facing
Dr Shaul Shay
6/8/2014
Hamas Training Camp in Malaysia
Shin Bet investigation reveals that Hamas terrorists received advanced training in Malaysia and Gaza to parachute into Israel to kidnap and murder Israeli civilians
IsraelDefense
31/7/2014
Additional Reserve Recruitment, IDF to Receive Munitions from US
The IDF will recruite 16,000 additional reservists in order to "freshen" the forces stationed in various sectors. In parallel, the US granted Israel access to its emergency stockpiles of ammunition located in Israel
Amir Rapaport
31/7/2014
Is There an End in Sight?
The defense establishment and the political echelon hoped the fighting would end around the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, but these hopes were not realized. Ending the fighting is no less difficult than fighting the campaign itself
Amir Rapaport
30/7/2014
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