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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 17, 2019 6:32 am

The Jordan Valley Is Waiting for Zionist Action

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley is worthy of praise. The reasons for doing so were already evident to...

September 5, 2019 6:22 am

The Iranian Axis: Israel’s New Existential Challenge

The creation of an Iranian military/terrorist axis along Israel’s northern and southern borders, comprising Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, lays the groundwork for the...

August 29, 2019 5:24 am

Fourteen Years Since the Destruction of Gush Katif

I am known to the public as the “commander of the disengagement forces.” If this were something to be proud of, it would be worth...

August 28, 2019 5:30 am

The Fight for Israel’s Open Spaces

Last week’s murderous terrorist attack that killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and severely wounded her father and brother reflects the ongoing struggle between Jews and Arabs...

August 19, 2019 4:31 am

What Should We Learn from the Gaza Disengagement?

In the summer of 2005, as Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza drew near, the self-styled “Council for Peace and Security” issued a declaration -- signed...

July 12, 2019 11:24 am

The Sad Rejection of Ben-Gurion’s Vision

The rejection by Israeli intellectuals of Jewish spiritual and political activism, as exemplified in the preaching and actions of Rabbi Akiva, who was executed by...

June 16, 2019 6:22 am

The Six-Day War Continued Ben-Gurion’s Vision of Israel, Not Destroyed It

Every year, the anniversary of the Six-Day War runs up against the rocks of a perennial Israeli debate: Who deviated from the Zionist path? Each...

May 29, 2019 7:24 am

Annexing Parts of the West Bank’s Area C: An Israeli National Interest

The Commanders for Israel’s Security movement has appealed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a much-publicized warning based on a new false assertion: that annexation...

May 27, 2019 7:11 am

David Ben-Gurion and the Meaning of ‘Mamlachtiut’

For David Ben-Gurion, the concept of mamlachtiut captured the perennial tension between the establishment of the State of Israel as an orderly and delimited institutional...

April 7, 2019 7:13 am

Toppling Hamas or Handing Gaza to Abbas Will Not Solve the Problem

When a single rocket launched from the Gaza Strip into central Israel forces the Israeli prime minister to cancel an important slate of meetings in...

March 27, 2019 10:10 am

Israel Cannot Ignore Its Special Mission Solely for the Sake of ‘Security’

Israel is at a fateful crossroads. The unending necessity to safeguard the state’s secure existence ensures that its leaders will face complex and painful decisions....

March 26, 2019 8:25 am

What Should Israel Do in Gaza?

It's too soon to assess the potential of the recent demonstrations in the Gaza Strip to take a sharp turn. Even without knowing how things...

March 18, 2019 8:58 am

Israel’s Intensifying Dilemma Vis-à-Vis the Gaza Strip

JNS - It is too soon to assess the potential of the demonstrations in the Gaza Strip over the past few days to take a sharp...

February 25, 2019 8:26 am

How to Debate Israel’s National Security Decisions

In the public debate about Israel’s national security in general and a desirable Israeli-Palestinian settlement in particular, the dividing line between “political” and “professional” has...


Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit - Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director...

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...


Israel’s Netanyahu Praises Trump for Announcement of Bolstered Iran S...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump for announcing his intention to bolster sanctions on the Tehran...


Following Summer Protests, Support for Likud Falls Among Ethiopian Israelis

Following several months of upheaval and protest, Ethiopian Israelis appeared to be leaving their traditional political home in the Likud party in Tuesday's Knesset elections. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported...

Middle East

Erdogan Says 2-3 Million Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Europe Can Be Resettled...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria could host 2-3 million...

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