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Perspectives Papers

Perspectives Papers provide analysis from BESA Center research associates and other outside experts on the most important issues pertaining to Israel and the Middle East.

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We Have to be Prepared

No. 271
| September 15, 2014

The rules of the game between Israel and Hamas will be decided by Israel’s response to the first instance of rocket fire.

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Misplaced Frustration

No. 270
| September 3, 2014

Frustration over the final outcome of Operation Protective Edge is misplaced. The Israeli public needs to understand that Israel did not set out to topple Hamas.

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Hamas was Defeated, Until the Next Time

No. 269
| September 1, 2014

During Operation Protective Edge, Hamas was clearly defeated, but was not destroyed.

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Conduct of Operations in Limited Scale Conflicts

No. 268
| August 31, 2014

Observing “Operation Protective Edge” against Hamas in Gaza lead to the conclusion that a revision of Israel’s conceptual strategic compass is needed, particularly regarding the concepts of ‘deterrence’ and ‘decisive victory’.

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Wise Tactical Choices in Gaza

No. 267

Since the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has made a series of wise tactical choices that contribute to the diplomatic and military effort.

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Playing with Terror: How to Stop Qatar’s Support for Hamas

No. 266
| August 25, 2014

Qatar has become the leading backer of Hamas terrorism, and the country’s wings need to be clipped.

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Hamas Cheerleaders: Professional Failures of the Western Media in Gaza

| August 13, 2014

Western media coverage of Operation Protective Edge has been marred by deep anti-Israel bias and serious failures, both professional and ethical.

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A Middle Way for the Gaza Fight

No. 264
| August 11, 2014

There is a middle way between more of the same and retaking Gaza. The proposed middle way would be an IDF attack with limited, achievable military objectives.

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What Is to Be Done About Gaza?

No. 263
| August 10, 2014

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.

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Where are You Going, President Obama?

No. 262
| August 6, 2014

The Obama administration seems not to understand the current power configuration in the Middle-East and the dangers of the growing Islamist movement.

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