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Dr. Hanan Shai is lecturer in strategic, political, and military thought in the Political Science Department at Bar-Ilan University.


May 25, 2021 12:27 pm

Did the Gaza Operation Achieve Its Political Goal?

According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the political goal of Operation Guardian of the Walls was “to restore quiet and security to Israel.” This was...

March 24, 2021 12:18 pm

The Desperately Needed Revolution Within the IDF

In the February 26 edition of the Maariv supplement, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Hasson Hasson stated that the Iranians are already “at the gates.” This unsettling assessment...

February 4, 2021 5:29 am

Why the IDF Must Be Ready to Prevent Iran’s Nuclearization

The ability to ensure a swift and decisive military victory is an important means of preventing war. It is therefore a key tool in the...

January 24, 2021 7:27 am

The Common Israeli Destiny

Unlike other democracies where social solidarity is based on the idea of the “social contract,” the solidarity of the Jewish people is grounded -- including...

October 29, 2020 6:47 am

The Abraham Accords as an Impetus to Rehabilitate Western Civilization

Western civilization was born in Mesopotamia as a civilization of idolatry, slavery, and human sacrifice. Abraham is the forefather of the moral revolution that, as...

October 12, 2020 5:54 am

Golda Meir: The Civilian Who Exposed Israel’s Lack of Preparedness for the Yom Kippur War - On the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israel Defense Force’s alertness and preparedness were affected by two conceptions. Both were...

September 29, 2020 5:08 am

Should Military Service Be a Career? The Long Roots of the Yom Kippur War Debacle

As the cardinal lesson from the War of Independence, the Israeli defense establishment decided, as Prime Minister and Defense Minister David Ben-Gurion told the Knesset...

September 15, 2020 5:32 am

The Moral Failure of Israel’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Democracy as a method of government was designed to ensure individual freedom by decentralizing governmental power, with power descending from the top of a pyramid...

June 8, 2020 5:49 am

The 1982 Lebanon War Shows Israel Can Only Win Through ‘Victory’

Israel’s 1982 Operation Peace for Galilee had two political objectives. The first, which was realistic and achievable, was to restore normalcy to Israel’s northern towns...


Russian Foreign Ministry Slams Israel Over Attack Inside Church in Jerusale...

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday seized the opportunity to hold the Israeli authorities to account for an attack that took...


Israel AG: Netanyahu Intervention in Judicial Reform ‘Illegal’

i24 News - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in breach of his conflict of interest agreement when he announced Thursday he was "taking over" the proposed judicial overhaul, Attorney-General...

Middle East

Iraqi Islamic Council Sets Out Case for Fatwa Against Hamas - A clerical body in Iraq that recently issued a groundbreaking fatwa—a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law—against Hamas for oppressing the Palestinians in Gaza, on Thursday...

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