Spotlight: Operation Protective Edge
After a major escalation of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a staged operation aiming to restore the calm that... Read more
Operation Protective Edge
Update and Overview
An update and review of Operation Protective Edge. Last Update: 09.30 BST, 29/7/2014. Read more
Briefing with Brig Gen (res.) Michael Herzog
on Operation Protective Edge
We are in the third week of Israel's operation in Gaza and are nearing yet another decision point for Israel. The question is whether to accept a ceasefire arrangement offered by the US or whether to apply further pressure on Hamas to accept more favourable terms for a ceasefire. Read more
Foreign Policy: A War We Didn’t Want,
by Brig. Gen. (res) Michael Herzog
BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assess the reasons why Israel launched a ground operation it tried to avoid. Read more
BICOM Briefing: Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin
Israel's 10th president
Reuven Rivlin is Israel's new president, succeeding Shimon Peres. Read BICOM's briefing on the new president. Read more
Netanyahu warns of extended operation
after soldiers killed in tunnel attack
In a televised address, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the country must be prepared for an extended military operation in Gaza with the... Read more
IDF says that Palestinian rockets hit
inside Gaza, causing fatalities
The IDF said yesterday that errant Palestinian rocket fire and not Israeli missiles were responsible for a deadly explosion in a public garden and another... Read more
Kerry says Gaza demilitarisation
must be part of long-term ceasefire
US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said that any lasting ceasefire in Gaza must involve the disarmament of Hamas and other terrorist groups. Speaking... Read more


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