Middle East

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
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
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
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
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
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
Once Again, Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza
Israel has agreed to a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. The Chief of Staff instructed the ceasefire will not apply to areas of Gaza where IDF ground forces are operating. Meanwhile in Gaza, Armored force revealed weapons inside of a mosque
Or Heller
Five IDF Soldiers Killed During Infiltration Attempt
Five soldiers were killed in an attempt to infiltrate into Israel at the kibbutz Nahal Oz – rising the number of IDF soldiers killed Monday to 10
A New Concept for a Changing Reality
For 60 years, Israel has adhered to the same national defense concept. Now, Professor Alex Mintz and Dr. Shaul Shay offer a new concept, which is more appropriate for the threats on the modern battlefield
Prof. Alex Mintz and Dr. Shaul Shay
Mowing the Grass in Gaza
It is unlikely that Israel can purge Hamas from Palestinian society, nor is a political solution likely to be achieved. Instead, Israel is acting in accordance with a “mowing the grass” strategy. Israel is acting to severely punish Hamas for its aggressive behavior, and degrading its military capabilities – aiming at achieving a period of quiet
Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Eitan Shamir
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