Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Israel Defense Forces (IDF): In-Depth Reports

The Implications of the Syrian T-4 Air Base Bombing

Confrontation with Iran on Syrian territory Read More »

Bashar Assad’s Deafening Silence

Israel’s bombing of a nuclear reactor in Syria elicits little reaction – so far Read More »

The Gaza Escalation: A Message from Iran

A Hamas ambush wounded four Israeli soldiers Read More »

Can Iran and Its Proxies Be Restrained in Syria?

What do the (reported) Israeli attacks against Iranian assets in Syria signify? Read More »

Have Some of the Palestinian Security Forces Gone Rogue?

Another attack on Israelis by a Palestinian officer. Read More »

Why Israel Opposes International Forces in the Jordan Valley

Why International Peacekeepers Cannot Replace the IDF in the Defense of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strong statement in June 2013 ruling out proposals for the deployment of international forces to defend Israel
was completely understandable given recent events. Read More »

Judea and Samaria: Challenges and Opportunities By Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon

Israel’s Strategic Reality

Imagine the behavior of radical non-state actors under an Iranian nuclear umbrella. They will be more aggressive and will dare to do things that perhaps right now they are not willing to do. Read More »

Why the Six-Day War Still Matters

In a period in which the delegitimization of Israel’s rights is at the heart of the agenda of its adversaries, Israeli diplomats must now more than ever speak up and stress the historical truth of what happened forty-five years ago and not let the twisted narrative being sold to the U.N. to take hold. Read More »

Targeted Killings and Double Standards

According to Human Rights Watch’s test of legality of targeted killings, there are significant differences between Israel’s policy and the policies of Western armies, which have resulted in far more civilian fatalities. Read More »

Updating Israel’s Security Policy

If you ask any Arab leader about the greatest threat, he will say Iran – not Israel – but not publicly. Read More »

From Gaza to Pakistan: Targeted Killing and International Law by Justus Reid Weiner

For long-range ops, IDF creates new Special Forces Command

The Israel Defense Forces is establishing a new “Depth Corps Force” to coordinate and execute multidisciplinary missions far from Israel’s borders, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz announced on Thursday.

“The primary task of the Corps will be to extend joint IDF operations into the strategic depth,” the army said in a statement.
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Newspaper Coverage of the Six-Day War

The 1967 Six-Day War changed the face of the Middle East and continues to influence international policy toward Israel. Read More »