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Operation Shield and Arrow
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May 27, 2023, 11:42 PM
Israel Prepares For A Possible War on Several Fronts
In years past, Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, a powerful terrorist militia on Israel’s northern border, has been a deterring factor in Israel wanting to directly confront Iran. But, as Iran gets closer and closer to having enough enriched uranium to...
May 25, 2023, 6:19 AM
Islamic Jihad Emerging as Most Eminent Threat From Gaza
The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after days of cross-border fighting. The confrontation left at least 33 Palestinians dead in Gaza and at least two people in Israel....
May 22, 2023, 3:17 PM
A war by any other name still needs the approval of the security cabinet
The law on national security decision-making needs to be amended to ensure that Israeli leaders cannot independently undertake 'military operations'
Michael J. Lawrence
May 18, 2023, 3:12 PM
When we count and discount people
At an early morning meeting this week in Los Angeles, one woman among a small group at the table, opened by apologizing for her tardiness. She had been frazzled and frantic for some days now, having been the victim...
May 17, 2023, 1:43 PM
Operation Shield and Arrow – What Did and Did Not Happen
A five-day military operation against Islamic Jihad in Gaza has ended, as a ceasefire has been brokered by Egypt. This was a military operation that dragged on and the ceasefire is only for the short term, it will not last. The...
Ellen Ginsberg Simon
May 16, 2023, 9:22 PM
Iran’s Clever Proxy War with Israel
Some days, I wonder if I have gone to sleep on Earth and awoken in an alternate dimension. Much like Alice, I fear I have fallen down the rabbit hole and emerged in an upside-down, topsy-turvy world where wrong...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
May 15, 2023, 10:56 PM
This Thursday night and Friday we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. Yom Yerushalayim comes at the height of the spring wedding season in Israel which begins on Lag Ba’Omer and goes until early July. Unfortunately, there was a small glitch...
May 11, 2023, 12:51 PM
My life on the move: Evacuation diary, Day 1
Evacuation Diary Days One and Two: Operation Shield and Arrow For all of the military escalations, bar the first one which took place in 2008-9, only a month after losing my husband, and with no saferoom in which to take...
Meir Ben Shabbat
May 9, 2023, 2:56 PM
Israel can nullify the threat of Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Israel must act to continue the success of Operation Shield and Arrow, including deterring Hamas from joining PIJ's attacks