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

International Business Times: Now We Must Build on Hamas' Failure, By Toby Greene
28/08/2014

International Business Times: Now We Must Build on Hamas’ Failure, By Toby Greene

Much of the commentary on Gaza is interpreting a renewed ceasefire as a draw, in which nothing has really changed. Some even claim that emerging…

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BICOM Analysis: Ceasefire assessment – Hamas demands deferred
27/08/2014

BICOM Analysis: Ceasefire assessment – Hamas demands deferred

This BICOM analysis assesses the Gaza ceasefire and its implications for Israel, the Palestinians and the international community.

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BICOM Briefing: Open-ended Ceasefire Agreement
26/08/2014

BICOM Briefing: Open-ended Ceasefire Agreement

Key Points Israel and Palestinian factions including Hamas have agreed an open-ended ceasefire from 7pm Tuesday evening local time (5pm UK time). The ceasefire includes…

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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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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

28/08/2014

Netanyahu outlines Gaza achievements, touts new diplomatic horizon

Following Tuesday’s open-ended ceasefire agreement with Hamas, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday addressed the media, explaining the achievements of Operation Protective Edge. Speaking alongside…

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27/08/2014

Key Hamas demands deferred as ceasefire comes into effect

After more than seven weeks of violence, Israel and Hamas agreed an open-ended ceasefire which came into effect yesterday evening. The agreement was brokered by…

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27/08/2014

In wake of ceasefire, Gaza strategy criticised by spectrum of Israeli leaders

After Israel agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas last night, dissatisfaction over the agreement and the government’s overall Gaza strategy was expressed by political leaders…

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27/08/2014

International community welcomes Gaza ceasefire agreement

International leaders welcomed the news that Israel and Hamas had agreed an open-ended ceasefire. Several pledged commitment to Gaza’s demilitarisation and called for the Palestinian…

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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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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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