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

Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview
23/07/2014

Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview

An update and review of Operation Protective Edge. Last Update: 09.30 BST, 23/7/2014.

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The Daily Telegraph: Why a ground operation is necessary, by Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog
21/07/2014

The Daily Telegraph: Why a ground operation is necessary, by Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog

In this article published in the Sunday Telegraph on 20 July, BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses the need for a ground operation and the challenges involved.

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The Telegraph: It's time to bust the ‘Israeli blockade led to Hamas rockets’ myth, by Prof Alan Johnson
16/07/2014

The Telegraph: It’s time to bust the ‘Israeli blockade led to Hamas rockets’ myth, by Prof Alan Johnson

Prof Alan Johnson rejects the accusation that Israel’s blockade of Gaza has caused the rocket fire by Hamas.

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World Affairs: Will the Palestinians Take Israel to the ICC? Probably Not, by Prof Alan Johnson
16/07/2014

World Affairs: Will the Palestinians Take Israel to the ICC? Probably Not, by Prof Alan Johnson

Prof Alan Johnson comments on the surprising admission from a Palestinian representative at the United Nations that the Palestinians could be vunerable themselves if they join the ICC.

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Progess Online: The challenge for the Israeli peace camp, by Dr Toby Greene
15/07/2014

Progess Online: The challenge for the Israeli peace camp, by Dr Toby Greene

Dr Toby Greene looks at the challenge faced by Israel’s peace camp as a result of the current conflict.

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

22/07/2014

Casualties climb as heavy fighting continues in Gaza

A further nine Israeli soldiers were killed during battles yesterday and dozens of Palestinians also died as fighting continued in the Gaza Strip. With well…

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22/07/2014

US, UN intensify efforts to move towards a ceasefire

Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are in the region as they attempt to help broker…

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21/07/2014

High death toll following intense day of fighting in Gaza

13 Israeli soldiers and around 70 Palestinians were killed overnight Saturday and yesterday during the bloodiest day yet during Operation Protective Edge. With more than…

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21/07/2014

Kerry heading to region to advance ceasefire efforts

US Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Egypt’s capital Cairo today in an attempt to help make progress towards a ceasefire between Israel…

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18/07/2014

Israel launches Gaza ground incursion following foiled tunnel attack, rocket fire

Israel’s Security Cabinet yesterday evening ordered the beginning of a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip as Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israel, having…

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PODCASTS

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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14/07/2014

Dr. Toby Greene discusses Operation Protective Edge on BBC Radio 5 Live

Dr. Toby Greene took part in a discussion on Operation Protective Edge on BBC Radio 5 Live where he highlighted the threat of living under Hamas rocket fire and Israeli efforts to prevent civilian casualties.

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10/07/2014

Hamas goals and tactics, assessed by Yoram Schweitzer

To assess the goals and tactics of Hamas and other armed groups firing rockets from Gaza, BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene interviewed Yoram…

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08/07/2014

Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses Operation Protective Edge

On Tuesday 8 July BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog briefed journalists on a BICOM conference call following the initiation of Operation…

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