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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 29, 2020 5:31 am
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The Yom Kippur War: Much More Than an Intelligence Failure

From the very beginning of the Yom Kippur War, an exaggerated emphasis on the intelligence failure served the IDF senior command. It made it possible...

September 11, 2020 11:06 am
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Practical Zionism Today

Historically speaking, both the “political” and the “practical” approaches to Zionism were necessary in the Jewish pursuit of national rebirth in the ancestral homeland --...

September 1, 2020 5:36 am
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Israel’s Security Barrier: A Political Ruse in the Guise of Security

Thousands of West Bank Palestinians, maybe even tens of thousands, recently crossed the security barrier and arrived in buses to various beaches in Israel. The...

August 5, 2020 4:46 am
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When Managing Chaos, a Little Humility Wouldn’t Hurt

We recently marked Tisha B'Av during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Talmudic sages who established the mourning practices for Tisha B’Av shaped the Jewish memory of the...

July 7, 2020 5:54 am
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The Deadline Is Looming for a Decision on the West Bank

What is driving Israeli and worldwide opposition to the extension of Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank? To understand this, we need to...

June 22, 2020 4:38 am
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The Status of the West Bank

Many of the most vociferous opponents of applying sovereignty over parts of the West Bank are former senior security officials who use their professional authority...

June 11, 2020 6:31 am
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The Six-Day War: A Paradigm From a Previous Century

As Israel transitions from its commemorations and celebrations of the Six-Day War, increasing attention is being focused upon the Trump peace plan. Scores of retired...

June 1, 2020 6:46 am
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The Jordanian Peace Treaty Is a Two-Way Street

In speeches by the new Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi at their swearing-in ceremonies, both declared fealty to the path...

May 25, 2020 7:05 am
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The Abandonment of the South Lebanon Army: A Moral and Strategic Failure

Even after another generation has passed, it will be hard for Israel to undo the strategic damage caused by its May 2000 abandonment of the...

May 13, 2020 8:26 am
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A Golden Opportunity to Develop the West Bank Communities

The public debate on the future of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley has focused mainly on security and demographic considerations. But there is...

April 7, 2020 7:45 am
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The Coronavirus Crisis Shows Local Farming to Be an Existential Need

Until the coronavirus pandemic, the inhabitants of many of the world’s big cities felt no sense of dependence on their countries’ local farmers. Every morning,...

March 29, 2020 8:32 am
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Coronavirus, God, and Science

From the outset, the modern nation-state has depended on science and human rationality as the means to a stable and secure future. As the French...

March 16, 2020 4:48 am
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Dangerous Streamlining in the IDF

Each year, amid budget deliberations, Finance Ministry officials demand that the IDF do some streamlining. The streamlining processes conducted in recent decades, which focused on...

February 26, 2020 7:43 am
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Trump’s Peace Plan Is Not a Plan of Action

The Trump administration's "Deal of the Century" carries with it a vital recognition of new realities on the ground, and as such should be welcomed....

Culture

Bob Dylan Discusses Jewish Identity in Lost Interviews Up for Auction

Lost-long interviews with legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan that are going up for auction...

Actor Oscar Isaac in Talks to Play Jewish Superhero in New Marvel, Disney+ Series

"Star Wars" actor Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to take on the title...

A Musical Theatre Genius — in His Own Voice

Review of Maury Sings Yeston (PS Classics, 2020). Maury Yeston's Nine is one of the greatest musical theatre scores ever written....

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

Top Officials Discuss Cooperation Against Antisemitism at First-of-Its-Kind...

Top officials from the US, Israel and a number of southeastern European countries -- including Albania, Kosova, North Macedonia and...

Israel

IDF Will Destroy ‘Any Enemy’ With ‘Steel Fist,’ Isr...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Wednesday IDF troops taking part in a large-scale exercise near the border with...

Middle East

Iran Reports COVID-19 Death Every Three Minutes, Parliament Speaker Tests P...

One person is dying from COVID-19 every three minutes in Iran, state television said on Wednesday, as the Health Ministry...

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