Israel Has a Powerful Army and a Resilient People. But Unless It Seizes Control of Its Destiny, the Next Round of Fighting Will Be Worse

Although Hamas has fired over 4,000 rockets at Israel, casualties have been few, and the IDF appears to have done much in the past two weeks to degrade the terrorist group’s military infrastructure. But Hamas could do much more damage in the future if Hizballah and other Iranian proxies join in the fighting. David Horovitz argues that the Jewish state’s tactical superiority doesn’t eliminate the need to create a better strategy for containing its dangerous neighbor:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Hamas, IDF, Israeli Security, Israeli society

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war