Hirsh Goodman

Hirsh Goodman established the program on media strategy at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. He was a former military correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Report and a strategic fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Publications by Hirsh Goodman

Returning to Hamas’ Gaza Battlefield: Tunnels

The Hamas tunnels are back in the news. What is Hamas up to? Have they changed their tactics? Have they changed their desire to destroy Israel? Has there been any moderation on their part? Lenny Ben-David, Director of Publications and […] Read More »

The Knife and the Message:
The Roots of the New Palestinian Uprising

There is incitement that is done by the [Palestinian] leadership and you see it in the Palestinian media. Other than that I don’t see a source that is guiding the terrorism. – Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, IDF Chief of Staff, […] Read More »

The Knife and the Message:
The First 100 Days of the New Palestinian Uprising
(October 2015 – January 2016)

Overview On the afternoon of Saturday, October 3, 2015, two Israelis were stabbed to death near Lions’ Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Both were rabbis, one had come to pray at the Western Wall with his young family, […] Read More »

The Knife and the Message: The Roots of the New Palestinian Uprising

A carefully calibrated policy of incitement has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a new level, one that generates terror without fingerprints, but which adroitly serves Fatah’s strategy of an endless war of attrition against Israel. Read More »

The Gaza War 2014: The War Israel Did Not Want and the Disaster It Averted

Gaza Report

Israel was the target of thousands of rockets and mortar attacks against its civilian population and clearly acted out of self-defense. Read More »