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 was established in November 2012.  This section includes BICOM’s latest analysis, updates and podcasts.

ANALYSIS

14/08/2014

World Affairs: Rebuilding a Demilitarized Gaza Is the Road to Peace, by Alan Johnson

Here is an idea whose time has come: the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in return for demilitarization of Hamas. Britain, France, and Germany have…

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BICOM Briefing: Hamas intimidation and manipulation of the world's media
12/08/2014

BICOM Briefing: Hamas intimidation and manipulation of the world’s media

The Foreign Press Association (FPA) has protested against the “blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox” Hamas intimidation of journalists in the Gaza Strip. BICOM has produced a briefing detailing the measures and tactics used by Hamas.

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Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview
12/08/2014

Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview

An update and review of Operation Protective Edge. Last Update: 09.30 BST, 20/08/2014.

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Fathom Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction for demilitarisation the way forward?
08/08/2014

Fathom Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction for demilitarisation the way forward?

Is there a political solution to the conflict between Israel and Hamas that can avoid further rounds of fighting? Fathom editors invited six leading policy…

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Richard Pater on the Ceasefire and Prospects for the Future
05/08/2014

Richard Pater on the Ceasefire and Prospects for the Future

Richard Pater, Director of BICOM’s Israel Office, gave a briefing on 5 August assessing the outcome of Operation Protective Edge and the prospects for the future as a tentative ceasefire takes hold.

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

21/08/2014

Israel mulls next steps following heavy rocket fire

A lengthy meeting of Israel’s security cabinet took place yesterday evening following a day of heavy Gaza rocket fire at communities across south and central…

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21/08/2014

Netanyahu suggests “new diplomatic horizon” with Abbas as partner

During a press conference yesterday evening, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that he is seeking a “new diplomatic horizon” in which Palestinian Authority (PA)…

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21/08/2014

Discord among cabinet colleagues exacerbates over direction of Gaza operation

Israeli cabinet tensions over the handling of the Gaza conflict became public yesterday during a press conference held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence…

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18/08/2014

Cairo talks precariously poised as Gaza ceasefire enters final day

With the current five-day ceasefire set to expire at midnight, there is little indication that indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo will…

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15/08/2014

Thousands gather in Tel Aviv supporting residents of the south

Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv last night to support residents of southern Israel, who have lived under rocket fire for years. The rally,…

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PODCASTS

06/08/2014

Richard Pater on the ceasefire

In this BICOM Podcast, BICOM Director Richard Pater discusses the ceasefire and prospects for the future.

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30/07/2014

Pnina Sharvit-Baruch on IDF operations and the laws of war

Pnina Sharvit-Baruch on IDF operations and the laws of war

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30/07/2014

Professor Danny Brom on the psychological impact of rocket fire on Israeli civilians

Professor Danny Brom on the psychological impact of rocket fire on Israeli civilians.

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21/07/2014

Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog on the fighting in Shejaiya on BBC Radio 5 Live

BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog answers questions about about the fighting in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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21/07/2014

View from Israel on Operation Protective Edge

BICOM’s team in Jerusalem, Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene and Director of the Israeli office Richard Pater, assess the impact of the conflict on the Israeli home front, the prospects for the military operation, and the factors involved in securing a ceasefire.

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