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With mild reported strike, Israel aims to bolster coalition to tackle Iran nuke threat

Attack at Isfahan sends warning to Iran, seeks to avoid escalation, reflects US calls for strategic thinking, keeps intact the alliance that helped...

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Passover 5784, reliving ancient history

The Haggadah directs us to retell the exodus story as though we personally had been enslaved. To do that this year, there’s no need to cast the...

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A top ex-general’s radical strategy for tackling Iran, saving hostages, calming the north

Giora Eiland, a former national security adviser and ex-IDF operations chief, has been bitterly critical of Israel’s response to October 7; here...

17.04.2024 50

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Israel warded off a huge Iranian attack, but that success is not the same as a victory

Eight insights into the momentous events of the past few hours, when Iran targeted Israel as never before, Israel defended itself with allied help,...

14.04.2024 50

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Waiting for the rockets, at the opening of a regional conflict

Iran has never previously directly attacked Israel in this way. The prime minister says the IDF is prepared for any scenario. Let’s hope so

14.04.2024 40

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It’s not whether Netanyahu should go, it’s how

He failed Israel with his policies on Hamas before October 7. His presence complicates the necessary defeat of Hamas now. If he won’t move...

10.04.2024 20

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Of course Netanyahu should go – in an orderly process that gives our enemies cause for fear

He failed Israel with his policies on Hamas before October 7. His presence complicates the necessary defeat of Hamas now. If he won’t move...

10.04.2024 10

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Intel report: Qatar’s funding, policies led directly to Oct. 7; it shouldn’t be key mediator

Report by intelligence veterans on behalf of lawyers for Hamas victims’ families says US has long known the scale of Doha’s malign...

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Israel’s major ground war in Gaza is over; the state of war inflicted by Hamas is not

Sunday’s withdrawal of IDF ground forces from Khan Younis marks the end of so-called high-intensity conflict, though Hamas is still standing,...

08.04.2024 60

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Yet another ‘How could this have happened?’ tragedy prompts deep strategic concerns

IDF probe into mistaken targeting of aid workers from an NGO it respected won’t satisfy anyone; incident complicates a war Israel must win,...

03.04.2024 50

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‘The improbable friend’: For true progressives, Israel is an exemplar, says Ritchie Torres

A soundbite-packed interview with the visiting Democratic rising star, a Bronx congressional neighbor of AOC who rejects her ‘genocide’...

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The stunning rise, curious suspension and insistent return of Israel’s star spokesman

As Israel has struggled to make its case to the world since Oct. 7, Eylon Levy was a rare compelling English-speaking voice. So why was he pushed...

31.03.2024 20

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US non-veto at UN, Netanyahu’s response, reflect an alliance in crisis, a war slowed

Security Council’s ceasefire resolution will raise international pressure on Israel, while Hamas will ignore the demand to release the hostages

25.03.2024 10

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Never mind Chuck Schumer’s hopes and fears, what Israel do Israelis want?

Senate majority leader fears pariah status looms for Israel and urges elections, but would voters choose a less divisive leadership? * Retaining US...

20.03.2024 30

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And the Oscar for incendiary misdiagnosis of the cause of a massacre of Jews goes to…

Jonathan Glazer got it wrong * Israel and its essential ally, openly and untenably at odds * 10 thoughts on the war

13.03.2024 60

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We’re living in the most worrying period for Jews since World War II

And there’s rarely been a time when Israel’s existence, imperiled from without, and hobbled from within, has been so manifestly necessary

06.03.2024 80

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The far-reaching consequences of Thursday’s Gaza aid disaster

Deadly incident will likely complicate both war aims — dismantling Hamas and returning the hostages — exacerbate friction on other fronts,...

01.03.2024 30

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Half of Israel stays away from democracy * Friction helps Biden and the PM * SIMs signs

In an Israel grappling with the trauma of Oct. 7 and the war, it is understandable that local elections were not a priority. But it’s a shame,...

28.02.2024 20

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In an Israel desperate for unity, Netanyahu keeps capitulating to the far-right, Haredim

Ben Gvir’s pyromaniacal Temple Mount demands * Why the ultra-Orthodox must share the burden * The IDF’s Rafah preparations * Public...

21.02.2024 20

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Sooner or later, the IDF will enter Rafah. It may have to fight on northern border, too

Right now, the IDF has more forces poised for action against Hezbollah in Lebanon than it has fighting in Gaza

14.02.2024 7

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With IDF hamstrung and Hamas scenting a way out, Netanyahu dodges strategic decisions

PM’s talk of ‘absolute victory’ is meaningless without him taking the political steps and providing the army with the...

07.02.2024 10

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Is there a way to bring the hostages home without derailing the war against Hamas?

Hamas demands appear to present near-impossible dilemma, especially for riven government. But IDF believes there is a path forward * Water and iron in...

31.01.2024 50

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Hamas came for everyone it could kill in Israel on Oct 7. Today, The Hague encouraged it

The ICJ accepted the South African jurists’ misrepresentation of the cause and nature of the war in Gaza, seeking to constrain Israel and thus...

26.01.2024 30

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Disaster just inside Gaza shows a war far from won, and shines light on a buffer zone

The death of 21 reservists just a few hundred yards away from a kibbutz murderously invaded by Hamas on October 7 brings a fresh test of...

24.01.2024 10

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Irresponsibility compounds catastrophe: Why the IDF’s war against Hamas has lost momentum

Dismantling Hamas in southern Gaza was always going to be tougher than in the north. But the challenge is being exacerbated by insistent ambivalence...

17.01.2024 30

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After hearing out South Africa and Israel on genocide, what a fair-minded court would do

In seeking The Hague’s intervention, Israel argued persuasively, South Africa is abusing the court and potentially subverting the Genocide...

12.01.2024 20

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Our government and our essential ally, utterly at odds on how to safeguard our future

Just when the stakes are highest, amid a grueling, immensely costly war, Blinken makes plain the most fundamental differences between the two...

10.01.2024 10

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A Hamas chief’s killing, in a Hezbollah suburb, shows calculations remade post-Oct. 7

Wanted for years by Israel, terror orchestrator Saleh al-Arouri would have figured he was untouchable in Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold. But no...

03.01.2024 40

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If only the ‘reasonableness law,’ nixed by Israel’s top court, had never been initiated

Monday’s Supreme Court decision would have plunged Israel into a constitutional crisis, were it not for the fact that we’re deep into a...

02.01.2024 10

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The war against Hamas may be almost half-done. The second half will be harder

There are ‘no magic solutions and no shortcuts’ to dismantling Hamas, the IDF chief of staff stressed. And as the army shifts focus to...

27.12.2023 30

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Gradually dismantling Hamas, the IDF is also battling its own government’s impatience

Army chiefs warned from the start the war would be long and hard. And so it is proving, amid ministerial critiques, public strain, global hostility,...

25.12.2023 10

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In a war that’s far from over, renewed infighting is a luxury Israel cannot afford

We are fighting an enemy that wants to kill us all. Surely, after October 7, that challenge is sufficiently tangible and dangerous as to at least...

20.12.2023 10

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‘And suddenly darkness’: IDF’s tragic killing of 3 hostages a new, heartbreaking blow

In their ongoing nightmare, relatives of hostages now carry the added fear that even escape might lead to the deaths of their loved ones, in hitherto...

16.12.2023 80

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How did we go so wrong: 13 questions for a former IDF intelligence chief

Tamir Hayman on the cataclysmic failure of ‘assessment’ that allowed Hamas in on October 7, the progress of the fightback, and the possible road...

14.12.2023 60

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When Hamas is dismantled, a second war looms

Gaza’s terrorist rulers predictably leverage the hostages to try to deepen division inside Israel * IDF makes vital progress at mounting cost *...

11.12.2023 80

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Why Israel, which wanted to think it was done with Gaza, sees this as a war of no choice

Israel left Gaza in 2005. Central to the catastrophic failure to preempt or prepare to tackle the terrorist-army that invaded on Oct. 7 was our...

06.12.2023 60

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Hamas aims to make us not want to live in Israel. ‘Victory’ is when that threat is defeated

Battling in Gaza, the IDF is beginning the long process of restoring public faith in its ability to protect us from savage, amoral enemies; not so our...

04.12.2023 20

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Hamas hostage releases are a daily mix of horror and relief. And this is the easy part

Looming ahead is an ‘all for all’ offer – to free remaining hostages in exchange for every jailed terrorist and ending the war;...

29.11.2023 30

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Hamas’s hostage manipulations show how much control it continues to hold over Gaza

The amoral, barbaric terror-government plays cynical games with the families, with Israel, and even forces Biden to get involved. Of course it does....

26.11.2023 10

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The sole avenue of coexistence that became a Hamas killing field

Gaza workers used to pass through Erez. So did medical patients, diplomats, UN personnel. Then terrorists struck. Reservists, including a Google...

23.11.2023 50

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Why Israel agreed to the hostage deal, and how Hamas may intend to exploit it

The cabinet’s 35-3 vote shows ministers believed there was no better arrangement, and were persuaded the war will resume afterward; Yahya Sinwar...

22.11.2023 10

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Day 44 of the war: Hostages take center stage, and what would constitute ‘victory’

With unusual candor, Netanyahu says Israel is doing its utmost to free as many hostages as it can, ‘including in stages’; the IDF faces...

19.11.2023 20

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Weeks after the onslaught, a quietly inspiring visit to a bloodied Gaza-border kibbutz

I was last at Kibbutz Alumim 40 years ago, months after moving to Israel. I never gave a thought to Gaza’s proximity

15.11.2023 30

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IDF isn’t seeking ‘victory pictures’; it’s seeking victory, however long that takes

The foreign minister predicts a ‘diplomatic window’ of 2-3 weeks before pressure to halt the war against Hamas becomes significant; the...

15.11.2023 30

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Day 37 of the war: The IDF wants a year to defeat Hamas; Macron would have it stop now

People abroad who care about us keep asking me two things: How is the war going, and will Israel recover? It amounts to the same question

12.11.2023 40

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Israel won’t participate in Paris Gaza aid conference organized by Macron

French president will speak with PM Netanyahu after Thursday event, Elysee Palace says; French official notes Israel has ‘an interest’ in...

08.11.2023 30

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Planned march in Paris against antisemitism exposes deep divisions in France

Call for weekend event sparks bitter political squabbling amid surge in antisemitic incidents since October 7

08.11.2023 40

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Israel fights back despite its government, and wonders how much time the IDF has

A month after October 7, this is a changed nation — with a citizenry that, largely, does not rely on its political leaders but wants to regain faith...

08.11.2023 20

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Day 30 of the war: Where it began and where it will end

Hamas’s October 7 slaughter of 1,400 people inside Israel did not happen in a vacuum, say Israel’s critics from UN Secretary-General Guterres on...

05.11.2023 20

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A long, hard and painful war

This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these...

01.11.2023 30

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