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David Hacham served for 30 years in various intelligence and political-strategic positions in the IDF. He was actively involved in the Oslo Peace Process and participated in the majority of meetings between Israeli leaders and Yasser Arafat. Hacham is the author of two books based upon his experiences.

ARTICLES BY: David Hacham

June 22, 2022 10:36 am

Hamas Is Preparing to Exploit the PA’s Security Vacuum

The Hamas terror organization is preparing to exploit what it believes to be an impending security vacuum in the West Bank. Its goal is to...

April 19, 2022 10:30 am

Are We Experiencing a New Intifada?

There is a reason that the latest Palestinian terror wave in Israel has coincided with Ramadan: for terrorists and radicals, the Muslim holy month is...

January 14, 2022 12:15 pm

Gantz-Abbas Meeting Strengthens PA Ahead of ‘Changing of Guard’

The meeting between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas at Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin on December 28 was...

October 21, 2021 12:08 pm

In Gaza, an Unofficial Calm Takes Hold

The current situation in Gaza can best be described as de facto -- but not de jure -- calm. It is a calm that has been...

August 25, 2021 11:59 am

Gaza Will Remain a Powder Keg, Qatari Cash or Not

  Three months after the end of the May conflict between Israel and Hamas, it appears as if the Egyptian-mediated talks between the two sides are...

July 19, 2021 11:39 am

The Final Countdown to Abbas’ Rule Is Gaining Pace

Recent events in the Palestinian Authority (PA) indicate that the countdown to the rule of President Mahmoud Abbas is gaining momentum. This does not mean...

May 20, 2021 12:05 pm

It’s Time to Change the Rules of the Game with Hamas

Operation Guardian of the Walls reached its 10th day on Wednesday, and pressure on Israel to enter into a truce in the near future is...

May 11, 2021 12:32 pm

Why the Jerusalem Violence and Cancellation of PA Elections Are Closely Linked

Some of the recent violence seen in Jerusalem and the West Bank can be traced back to the fallout from the recent cancellation of the...

March 4, 2021 3:19 pm

Palestinian Elections Are Still Far From Certain

JNS.org - Despite public statements and cautious optimism on the Palestinian street, prospects for Palestinian elections going ahead are still far from certain. Fourteen Palestinian...

November 3, 2020 8:55 am

Mahmoud Abbas Is Waiting for a Biden Administration

JNS.org - The historic Abraham Accords have exposed the profoundly weakened position in which the Palestinian Authority now finds itself. Mahmoud Abbas is almost certainly hoping...

March 4, 2020 8:14 am

The Gaza Time Bomb Ticks Faster Than Solutions Can Emerge

Although the moment may come in which significant military action becomes inevitable to stop armed attacks on Israelis from Gaza, Israeli governments must exercise patience,...


Art Festival in Germany Dominated by Antisemitism Was...

The newly-appointed director of Germany's Documenta festival of contemporary art has described its 2022 edition -- which was dominated by...


Israel Bar Association Head Accused of Sexual Misconduct

JNS.org - Israel Bar Association chief Avi Himi is under fire to resign after being accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. Himi fondled himself during a video call with a lawyer seeking...

Middle East

Two Armed Men Cross From Syria Into Israeli Territory, IDF Troops Open Fire

Two armed men were spotted crossing from Syria into Israel on Sunday morning, in the southern Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israeli soldiers opened fire after arriving on the scene,...


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