Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon

Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon is a deputy prime minister. He served as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and was a distinguished military fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Publications by Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon

Introduction: Restoring a Security-First Peace Policy

Introduction: Restoring a Security-First Peace Policy Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon Map 1 – Israel and the Middle East Israel’s vital security requirements and a conditional endorsement of a Palestinian state were laid out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his first […] Read More »

Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas and the Global Jihad: A New Conflict Paradigm for the West

Now radical Islam is gaining strength among the Palestinians with the victory of Hamas in the 2006 parliamentary elections of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas and its allies completely reject a negotiated solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict and align themselves with jihadi organizations across the region. As a result, the Arab-Israeli conflict has become increasingly a part of the much larger struggle between radical Islam and the West. Read More »

Restoring a Security-First Peace Policy

Israel’s vital security requirements and a conditional endorsement of a Palestinian state were laid out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his first major policy speech at Bar-Ilan University, just two months after he took office in April 2009. Read More »

A New Strategy for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

From Oslo to Annapolis, we have engaged in a top-down strategy. We aimed to reach a political horizon or a final settlement agreement with the Palestinian leadership, hoping that political reform among Palestinians would follow. I propose we replace this approach with a bottom-up strategy in which the PA first proves its willingness and ability to govern. Read More »

The Second Lebanon War: From Territory to Ideology

The 2006 Israel-Hizbullah war, in which the northern third of Israel came under 34 days of fire by 4,2281 Iranian and Syrian rockets, should be a clear illustration that the hostility and aggression that Israel faces in the Middle East does not arise from Israel’s “occupation” of the West Bank, or from Palestinian statelessness. Read More »

Does the Prospective Purchase of British Gas from Gaza Threaten Israel’s National Security?

With Gaza currently a radical Islamic stronghold, and the West Bank in danger of becoming the next one, Israel’s funneling a billion dollars into local or international bank accounts on behalf of the Palestinian Authority would be tantamount to Israel’s bankrolling terror against itself. An urgent review is required of the far-reaching security implications of an Israeli decision to purchase Gaza gas. Read More »

An International Force in Lebanon: Advantages and Disadvantages

Discussions about security arrangements in Lebanon at the end of the war have included the proposal to station an international force in that country. Yet the UN has a very bad name in terms of confronting strong forces in areas where it is stationed.
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