Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Three of Israel’s senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of Netanyahu’s coalition.
A furious war of words has erupted between IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and Shin Bet director Yoram Cohen over the question: Did Hamas plan a war or stumble into it?
If Hamas has the body of an Israeli soldier, they will likely demand the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for it. Eliyahu Federman explains why Israel should say no.
Menachem Creditor is a left-leaning rabbi whose peers expect him to condemn Israel’s military actions in Gaza. But he won’t — he can’t — not this time.
Brant Rosen argues that Israel’s latest military operation in Gaza is clearly a war of choice, initiated with cynically political designs.
The IDF has a controversial name for itself: the ‘moral army.’ Michael Mitchell writes Israel’s fighting force doesn’t live up the to Jewish ethical standards.
J.J. Goldberg was looking forward to hearing a strong defense of Israel’s actions in Gaza from diplomat Gil Lainer. But to paraphrase Groucho Marx, this wasn’t it.
Retired Israeli security insiders have been warning for years about the danger of an explosion of violence. Now that the explosion is here, uniformed brass are also speaking out.