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Operation Pillar of Defence

Positioning for the Next War

Anders Persson | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Anders Persson

George Orwell wrote in his masterpiece 1984 that "the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war." Rarely has this been as true as in Operation Pillar of Defense.

It's Mostly Punishment

Oded Na'aman | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Oded Na'aman

It is true that Israel officially disengaged from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, withdrawing its ground troops and evacuating the Israeli settlements there. But the testimonies of Israeli army veterans expose the truth of that "disengagement."

Israel Did Everything it Could to Avoid Civilian Casualties

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Arsen Ostrovsky

Col. Richard Kemp is a brave and heroic soldier who has served his country with distinction, fighting terrorism around the world for over 30 years. He says that "during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in the combat zones than any other army in the history of warfare."

Happy Thanksgiving From Jerusalem

Eitan Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion
Eitan Press

I am grateful I am alive because this past weekend, I was on the beach playing paddle-ball with my cousins in Tel Aviv when the air-raid sirens went off, which meant a missile was very possibly coming toward me.