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Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen is a senior research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He served in the IDF for forty-two years. He commanded troops in battles with Egypt and Syria. He was formerly a corps commander and commander of the IDF Military Colleges.

ARTICLES BY: Gershon Hacohen


September 15, 2021 12:06 pm
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The Terrorists’ Escape From Gilboa Prison Is a Wake-Up Call

The escape of six terrorists from Israel’s Gilboa prison caused countrywide hysteria, as did the shooting death of Border Police officer Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli...

August 30, 2021 11:28 am
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From the Second Lebanon War to Regional War

The Israeli government’s decision to launch a ground attack in the last two days of the 2006 Second Lebanon War was controversial. In retrospect, the...

August 24, 2021 11:35 am
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The Taliban Victory as a Victory of Faith

To understand the last 40 years of the Islamic struggle in Afghanistan, it is worth looking at the legacy of Abdullah Azzam. Born in a...

August 24, 2021 11:20 am
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The Ingathering of the Exiles Is Not Over

Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai is not the only public figure to have stopped seeing the ingathering of the exiles as a national goal. This is...

July 23, 2021 12:03 pm
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Israel’s Fear: The Destruction of the Third Temple

Last week’s Tisha B’Av fast, which commemorated the destruction of the Second Temple as well as other great disasters in Jewish history, does not really...

July 20, 2021 12:11 pm
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Mahmoud Abbas Wants Israel’s Surrender

Reflecting a tactic of skilled negotiators, the list of demands made by Mahmoud Abbas as a precondition for renewing talks with Israel mixes sensible requests...

July 14, 2021 11:48 am
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On Israel, Wars, and Changing Threats

Ever since the War of Independence, the notion of an “existential threat” has hovered over Israel and served as a key criterion for appraising its...

June 1, 2021 11:55 am
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The Lessons of the Gaza War

During the recent war in Gaza, Israel was exposed for the first time to the strategy of former Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani: encirclement...

May 24, 2021 12:02 pm
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The Gaza War Ended, the Hamas Problem Remains

As the fourth war between Israel and Hamas in a decade draws to a close after ten days of fighting, there is little doubt that...

March 18, 2021 12:42 pm
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Wanted: A Mapainik Leadership

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol used to say, “I compromise and compromise until my opinion is accepted.” This was a very level-headed way of working. The...

February 21, 2021 7:33 am
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Why the Israeli Left’s Leadership Capacity Is Fading

The renowned Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua posed the challenging question: “People of Israel, what do you live for?” He went on, “Survival is not a...

February 4, 2021 5:23 am
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Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi’s Landmark Speech

On January 26, IDF Chief of General Staff Aviv Kochavi made a speech that addressed crystallizing changes in the regional and global arenas -- first...

January 18, 2021 4:42 am
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The Future of Settlement in Israel

Two matters currently in dispute that are on the agenda of the settlement enterprise constitute a key to the future of Israel: the choice of...

January 13, 2021 7:44 am
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Dangers Growing in the Negev, the Galilee, and Elsewhere

A little over a week ago, cars and trucks of the Lod municipality were burned after an illegal residence was destroyed. Gunfire is heard routinely...

World

New York Congressional Candidate Pledges to Strip UC Berkeley of Federal Fu...

A New York Assemblyman running for Congress has vowed to propose legislation that would strip University of California-Berkeley of its...

Israel

Israeli Archaeologists Find 44 Byzantine Gold Coins Hidden During Muslim Co...

Israeli archaeologists have discovered 44 pure gold coins, which are believed to have been hidden in a stone wall during...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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