protective edge

Israel’s Air and Missile Defense During the 2014 Gaza War

| February 11, 2015

The Israeli Air Defense Command deployed an efficient defense array against the rocket launchers in the last operation in the Gaza Strip. The operation also uncovered the gaps in the Israeli defense system that require corrective actions.

Fight Not the Last War

| October 20, 2014

The IDF must be careful not to make too many operational changes based on the lessons of Operation Protective Edge

Military and Political Lessons of Operation Protective Edge – BESA Center Conference

| October 1, 2014

On September 29, the BESA Center hosted a public conference on the “Military and Political Lessons of Operation Protective Edge.”

We Have to be Prepared

| 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.

Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic and Political Implications

| September 9, 2014

Watch Prof. Efraim Inbar deliver a lecture to the Greenwich Jewish Federation on the strategic and political implications of the war in Gaza

Misplaced Frustration

| 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.

Hamas was Defeated, Until the Next Time

| September 1, 2014

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

Conduct of Operations in Limited Scale Conflicts

| 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’.

Wise Tactical Choices in Gaza

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

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.