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Information Technology Drives Massive Growth in Israel’s Combat Capability
The recent conflict between Israel and the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza brought to light numerous new capabilities developed on both sides. The information revolution that sets the foundation for a dramatic change in the IDF warfighting capability was put to the test during operation 'Guardian of the Walls' in May 2021.
Gaza Blast Hit Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vehicles
A series of blasts rocked the Gaza district of Sheikh Radwan, a Hamas stronghold. The blasts wounded two people and destroyed at least five cars belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. The blasts come amid a power struggle between Hamas and Islamist extremist groups in Gaza. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Cyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014
In this edition: Chinese cyber espionage campaign against Israel | Anonymous false claims | Canada accuses China of cyber attacks | US House passes two bills on cyber security | International operation against leading Russian cyber criminals | Russia offered $111,000 for cracking TOR anonymity | Azerbaijan becoming part of anti-phishing workshop group | Iran to hold cyber security exhibition | Qatar behind Hamas cyber advancement
Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,
One day after restricting U.S. airlines from flying to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport for security concerns, the FAA has lifted its restriction after reviewing 'significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation next day the agency lifted its restriction', the agency announced around midnight, July 23rd.
Palestinian attacks foiled by coordinated IDF response
The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza escalated today to new levels, with each sides launching over hundred attacks at the other. For the first time, a Hamas naval commando team manage to reach land north of Gaza but eliminated soon after without reaching its target.
The Escalation in Gaza – Who’s Calling the Cards?
The past week has seen significant escalation from the Gaza area, with the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip and Israeli responses to...
IDF Uncovers 1.7km Long Tunnel Dug by Palestinians
On October 7, IDF soldiers discovered the opening of a tunnel built by Gazan terrorists near Israeli civilian communities. The tunnel is approximately 18...
The End of the Muqawama? Hamas and Hizbollah Face Reform or...
Current discourse on Palestinian and Lebanese social networks indicates that a surprising trend has emerged over the past six months with potential momentous consequences...
The Last Round in Gaza – and the Next
The recent round of inconclusive fighting across the Gaza-Israel border prompts several observations about the outcome and possible implications for the future. Mark A. Heller, Principal Research Associate at the Tel-Aviv based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) discusses some of the highlights of recent events in the recent edition of INSS Insight.
Fighting the Elusive Enemy – PGM in the Empty Battlefield
In a briefing at the recent Land Warfare conference held in Latrun, Israel earlier this month, the commander of the IDF Northern Command, Major General Gershon HaCohen, examined maneuver and fire alternatives and their role against the evolving hybrid warfare challenges. “It is obvious land maneuver is not a goal in itself. Classic maneuver should shake an enemy force out of balance, however, maneuvering against irregular, ‘disappearing’ forces is difficult due to the lack of clear center weights” said HaCohen.
Evolving into Hybrid Forces – Challenging the IDF Precision Fires Domination
The evolution of the Syrian, Iranian armies and guerrillas into semi-irregular formations, challenging the Israeli domination of the battlefield with hybrid warfare concepts. Defense Update covers this topic in two parts, one outlining the transformation of the Syrian land forces.
Update: More Violence Erupts after Terrorists Attack Israeli Busses, Military Forces...
Israel has suffered multiple terror attacks today, when a terrorist unit attacked vehicles and military units for several hours, along National Route 12, northwest...
Israel vs GAZA – Time to Act
Israel should Hit Hamas Hard Before it is Too Late No sovereign state or democratic government can disregard its duty to protect the physical security...
Tahdiya Spurs Hamas’s Military Buildup in the Gaza Strip
The Egyptian-brokered informal truce, or "Tahdiya" started Thursday, June 19, at 0600 hours and seems to be holding sofar. This not surprising, as Hamas...
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