Topic:

Operation Pillar of Defense

Israel’s Dilemma in Gaza

| December 6, 2012

Israel’s reluctance to inflict a decisive defeat of Hamas in Operation Pillar of Defense indicates its desire for a new arrangement for the Gaza Strip. A preferred outcome would be an Egyptian role in Gaza, providing Israel with a real government with whom it could negotiate.

Operation Pillar of Defense: An Initial Assessment

| December 4, 2012

The operation also proved Israel’s determination to act forcefully in the post “Arab Spring” environment. However, the lack of a ground offensive allowed Hamas to craft a victory narrative and gave it the potential to re-arm.

Morsi’s Dictatorship and the Gaza Ceasefire

| November 27, 2012

Egyptian President Morsi is proving to be a dictator in the footsteps of his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

Operation Pillar of Defense: In Support of a Ground Offensive

and | November 19, 2012

A strong Israeli response to Hamas rocket attacks is necessary to ensure Israel’s ability to stand against the rising tide of Islamist militancy.