Hamas’s Terror Tunnels and How They Can Be Stopped

April 7 2016

During the 2014 Gaza war, the IDF destroyed 32 tunnels built by Hamas in order to stage attacks within Israel; Hamas also possesses an entire network of tunnels that can be used by its troops in the event of an Israeli attack, and hundreds of smuggling tunnels are said to connect Gaza to Egypt despite Cairo’s efforts to destroy them. Dan Feferman describes what Israel can do to defend itself:

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More about: Hamas, Israel & Zionism, Israeli Security, Terrorism, U.S. Security, US-Israel relations

 

The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules

March 27 2020

Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset