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Amir Bar Shalom

Amir Bar Shalom

The Times of Israel

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In the north and south, diplomacy has become more decisive than military might

The war against Hamas is petering out, pressuring Israel to find a way to end fighting on its own terms — a maneuver made tricky by narrow...

13.06.2024 20

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Amir Bar Shalom

Jubilant over the hostage rescue, Netanyahu knows more difficult times lie ahead

Daring Gaza op provided a welcome boost to national morale but is unlikely to mark a turning point, with the fate of the remaining captives in the...

10.06.2024 40

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Amir Bar Shalom

With attack, Iran breathes life into nascent US-led alliance from Qatar to Israel

Israeli official calls joint air defense operation run out of war room near Doha a real breakthrough, marking first time coalition has actively banded...

16.04.2024 20

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Amir Bar Shalom

As Iran vows revenge, Israel worries it could get even by going nuclear

While Israel and US brace for retaliation after a strike on the Revolutionary Guard in Damascus, rhetoric in the Islamic Republic hints that Ayatollah...

11.04.2024 60

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Amir Bar Shalom

While diplomatic efforts go on, IDF is bracing for short but devastating war in Lebanon

As Defense Minister Gallant met with US envoy Amos Hochstein in DC, escalations by Hezbollah cast doubt on notion anything but a military solution...

30.03.2024 70

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Amir Bar Shalom

On both sides of Gaza’s border, the IDF is remaking security from the (under)ground up

From a buffer zone to attack drones and more troops, the army plans to keep Israel safe by taking a zero-tolerance approach to tunnel building or any...

21.03.2024 40

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Amir Bar Shalom

Evasive on postwar Gaza, Netanyahu risks saddling Israel with full responsibility

PM’s cancelation of war cabinet debate on the ‘day after’ showed him prioritizing politics over vital wartime strategy. It spells...

31.12.2023 30

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Amir Bar Shalom

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