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Dr. Doron Matza, a Research Associate at the BESA Center, has previously held senior positions in the Israeli intelligence system.

ARTICLES BY: Doron Matza

September 27, 2021 11:48 am

The Palestinians Don’t Want ‘Economy for Peace’

The recent fatal shooting of a Border Patrol officer, Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli, by a Hamas terrorist firing at point-blank range not only reflects a...

August 9, 2021 11:44 am

Don’t Respond in Lebanon; Respond in Gaza

After many years of calm, the Lebanese border is heating up. The latest barrage of rockets into the Galilee was carried out by Hezbollah in...

August 2, 2021 12:52 pm

Is Israel Ready to Respond to Rockets From Lebanon?

The recent rocket fire from Lebanon into Israeli territory connects with Hamas’ overall strategy of expanding the scope of the confrontation between itself and Israel...

July 19, 2021 11:15 am

Israel-Jordan Relations: Possibilities and Risks

An Israeli-Jordanian thaw is finally taking shape after years of tense relations. In what was supposed to be a secret visit, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett met with...

June 9, 2021 12:36 pm

The May 2021 Israeli Arab Riots, and Their Implications

The Jewish public and political discourse in Israel has viewed the riots that occurred in May through a starkly dichotomous prism. Right-wingers saw Israeli Arabs’ attacks...

May 26, 2021 11:37 am

Operation Guardian of the Walls: Tactical Victory, Strategic Defeat

After 11 days of fighting, the fourth Israel-Hamas war since the Islamist terror organization took over the Gaza Strip less than 15 years ago came...

May 19, 2021 12:24 pm

Hamas Must Be Comprehensively Routed

Ever since Hamas’ violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has sought to make the best of a bad situation. Military re-conquest was...

May 3, 2021 11:19 am

Israel, Iranian Sabotage, and the Use of ‘Strategic Ambiguity’

The question of the value of strategic ambiguity has arisen in the wake of the recent attack on the Iranian centrifuge production plant at Natanz,...

April 28, 2021 1:05 pm

The Gaza Rocket Attack on Israel: The Neighbors Smell Weakness

Last Friday and Saturday, terrorists fired 36 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip. This attack was not a single incident that can be defined...


Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...

Israeli Diplomat Slams Antisemitic, ‘Aggressive’ BDS Campaign Against Sydney Festival

Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Australia Ron Gerstenfeld called organizers...


UK Authorities Arrest Two Teens Linked to Texas Synagogue Hostage Standoff

British authorities have arrested two teenagers in connection with Saturday’s hostage siege in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, as the congregation's rabbi revealed new details of the harrowing ordeal. The arrest...

Middle East

Turkey’s Halkbank Shares Jump After US Prosecution Put on Hold

Turkey's Halkbank shares climbed more than 8% on Monday after a US appeals court put its prosecution by the federal government, for allegedly helping Iran evade American sanctions, on hold...

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