What Stands behind Iran’s War Threats?
Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon
Publications by Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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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