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avatar Gershon Hacohen
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


April 22, 2018 2:21 pm
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Area C Is Strategically Vital for Israel

Last year, upon the publication of Micah Goodman’s book Catch-67, I explained the basic reasons for my disagreement with his analysis and recommendations. That seemed at...

April 4, 2018 12:33 pm
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The Reaction to the Polish Holocaust Law Forgets the Reason Israel Exists

The intensity of the reaction in Israel to the “Polish death camps law,” which forbids accusing the Polish people of any sort of involvement in...

February 22, 2018 11:58 am
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Thinking Outside the Box

In a recent lecture on the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman wondered how the highly creative state of Israel had not...

February 14, 2018 9:57 am
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What Was the Real Audience for Mahmoud Abbas’ Speech?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the January 14 meeting of the PLO’s Central Council lasted two hours. Apart from the phrase “May your...

January 30, 2018 4:06 pm
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Trump’s Jerusalem Statement Shakes Up the System

A number of Israeli commentators have sought to reduce the significance of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and even...

January 23, 2018 1:51 pm
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Religion in the IDF: The Struggle Over Israeli Public Space

There has been a notable increase in kippa-wearers among IDF combat soldiers and commanders in recent years, a phenomenon that is considerably affecting the atmosphere in...

January 16, 2018 1:26 pm
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The Trump Peace Plan for Israel Won’t Work

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel occurred against the backdrop of his ambition to devise a comprehensive peace proposal...

December 7, 2017 3:30 pm
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Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Resistance as an Expression of Faith

The possible reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas has raised the question of disarming Hamas of its weapons of resistance. Yet those weapons are merely a...

October 27, 2017 11:39 am
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Israel Cannot Withdraw From the West Bank

The greatest threat to Israel’s existence is neither Shiite militias on the Golan border, nor the Iranian nuclear threat, which are both of physical and...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

European Powers Say Nearing Plan to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Western envoys said on Wednesday that Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to President Donald Trump to try to persuade him to save the Iran nuclear...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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