Written by Trevor Norwitz
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is right to say that, "children killed in their sleep ... is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame." No-one can be unmoved by the pictures out of Gaza: the loss of life, the carnage, the anguish and fear in the faces of women and children.
Written by Prof. Efraim Inbar
Besa Center Perspective’s Paper No. 263
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Operation Protective Edge has not weakened or threatened Hamas enough to encourage them to accept a ceasefire. Israel has no choice but to continue to attack Hamas. Talks of reconquering Gaza are an unlikely option. Involving international ...
Written by Alan Dershowitz
How many times have you heard on television or read in the media that the Gaza Strip is "the most densely populated area in the world"? Repeating this statement, however, does not make it true. There are dense parts of Gaza, especially Gaza City, Beit Hanoun and Khan Younis, but there are far less ...
Written by IDF
IDF forces in the Gaza Strip found a Hamas manual on “Urban Warfare,” which belonged to the Shuja’iya Brigade of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. The manual explains how the civilian population can be used against IDF forces and reveals that Hamas knows the IDF is committed to ...
Written by Dr. Andrew Bostom
“A message to the Palestinian People in this time of renewed conflict,” by Palestinian Christian, Christy Anastas (see her earlier video presentation on Palestinian Sharia, here; transcript here), Co-Founder of the Emmaus Group, July 14, 2014:
Written by Arnold Ahlert
Apparently more than willing to pour gasoline on an already raging fire, an anti-Israeli Turkish relief organization, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, is organizing a “Freedom Flotilla II” to bring “humanitarian” supplies to the Gaza strip. The IHH is the organization responsible for the last ...
Written by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 257
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel must decide whether it is willing to tolerate a chronic Hamas threat or risk a long, difficult operation to get rid of it.
As Operation Protective Edge enters its third week, the real question has yet to be answered, and will have to ...
Written by Amb. Alan Baker
· The ideological foundation of Hamas as set out in its national charter, and its actions of indiscriminate terror directed against Israeli towns, villages and citizens, clearly define its character as a terrorist entity. This is reflected in the fact that ...
Written by Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Eitan Shamir
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 255
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Israeli military offensive in Gaza reflects the assumption that Israel is in a protracted intractable conflict. It is unlikely that Israel can purge Hamas from Palestinian society, nor is a political solution likely to be achieved. ...