In Iraq, the U.S. Can Learn from Israel’s Approach to Confronting Iran

By using its extensive network of local militias to attack American troops and diplomats, Tehran has been trying to drag Washington into a war of attrition on Iraqi soil. To deter the Islamic Republic while preventing escalation, Eliora Katz and Eyal Tsir Cohen urge the U.S. to look to the Jewish state, which has for years been systematically targeting Iranian military installations in Syria. The IDF, waging what it calls the “campaign between the wars,” has conducted hundreds of air raids, degrading Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria, while provoking only very limited response by keeping enemy casualties low and maintaining deterrence. Katz and Cohen write:

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More about: Iran, Iraq, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy

Hamas Has Started a New Phase of Its War with Israel

After a prolonged period of sporadic unrest and acts of terror, the situation in Israel has erupted this week. Almost nonstop rocket fire from Gaza began on Monday, with Hamas firing some 100 rockets at Tel Aviv in a short span of time last night, leaving at least three dead. Meanwhile riots have broken out in several cities, and an Arab mob in the city of Lod burned three synagogue and two schools, amidst other damage to persons and property. Yoav Limor, assessing the situation, explains that Hamas has renewed its ongoing war on the Jewish state:

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