Israeli Security

Egypt, Israel and Hamas — the Impossible Equation

It is in the national interest of both Egypt and Israel to subdue Hamas   Read More »

The Latest Hamas-Israel Confrontation — Some Pertinent Legal Points

The terrorist actions by Hamas are violations of international humanitarian law.  International law recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself,  Read More »

Hamas’s Attack Tunnels: Analysis and Initial Implications

Hamas’ attack tunnels create a new equation in the power balance between Israel and Hamas.   Read More »

Unseen Scars of War: Psychological Consequences of the Hamas Attacks on the Israeli Civilian Population

The Hamas attacks on Israel leave unseen but lasting scars  Read More »

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): An Agenda for Conflict

UNRWA has become an active agent in reaching out to international actors and audiences, and a powerful tool within the anti-Israel propaganda campaign.   Read More »

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

Since the calm that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, Iran has been investing heavily in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) arsenals.  Read More »

“The Father of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s Missile Program Is Firing at Tel Aviv”

The current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in “Operation Protective Edge,” illustrates the regional isolation of Hamas.  Read More »

Demographic Upheaval: How the Syrian War is Reshaping the Region

The current political and military upheavals in the Middle East are producing new and far-reaching demographic realities.  Read More »

Inspections: The Weak Link in a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Is it advisable to make a nuclear agreement with Iran that is so highly dependent upon inspections?   Read More »

“Cold-Blooded Murder” or a War on Terror?

Almost all Palestinians killed since talks began were from radical and Islamic terrorist groups.  Read More »

Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria” to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights

“Hizbullah Syria” is a new vehicle for enhanced Iranian subversion in the Golan Heights  Read More »

Israel’s Critical Requirements for Defensible Borders:
The Foundation for a Secure Peace

President Obama has declared that “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.” But what are Israeli requirements for “secure” borders? This study, which has been updated to 2014, presents a comprehensive assessment of Israel’s critical requirements for defensible borders.  Read More »

Efforts to Establish a Palestinian Unity Government

The Western powers want to see a Palestinian unity government.  Read More »

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

With the reconciliation agreement, Abbas is preparing to integrate Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the PLO.  Read More »

Iran Claims to Have Replicated Downed Advanced American Drone

It is not clear how much truth there is to the Iranian claim.  Read More »