• Operation Update and Strategic Assessment

    Operation Protective Edge Brief #5

    In the first 48 hours of the ground operation, IDF held its ground and revealed more than 30 tunnels including both defensive and storage tunnels and offensive terror tunnels leading into Israel. The soldiers uncovered a labyrinth of tunnels dug 20 meters deep and running 2kms towards Israeli territory with multiple exits. IDF Corps of Engineers have started blowing up and demolishing the discovered tunnels.

    2014-07-21 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • A FoII Board Member

    Personal Update On Operation Protective Edge – Israel/Gaza

    Richard Kemp, one of the FoII Board members is in Israel playing a key role with his military expertise.

    2014-07-19 by Richard Kemp

  • Operation Protective Edge

    Brief Update on IDF Ground Incursion into Gaza #4

    At this point of time (three-to-four hours following IDF’s incursion), the real scope of the military operation remains unclear. In his statement, Prime Minister Netanyahu noted that if necessary the operation will be expanded.

    2014-07-18 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • Operation Protective Edge

    Operation Update and Strategic Assessment #3

    As this report is finally edited, PA and Hamas officials are attempting to bridge the differences over the ceasefire agreement with Egyptian interlocutors in Cairo.

    2014-07-16 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • Declaration by the Board

    In Defence of Israel and Against Terrorism

    Friends of Israel Initiative proposes that this conflict must be examined more objectively, with intellectual honesty and sound historical and political judgment

    2014-07-15 by Board members of Friends of Israel Initiative

  • Declaración de los miembros del Board de Friends of Israel Initiative

    En defensa de Israel y contra el terrorismo

    Friends of Israel Initiative propone que este conflicto sea examinado de manera más objetiva, con honestidad intelectual y un juicio histórico y político consistente.

    2014-07-15 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • Operation Protective Edge

    Some points to make absolutely clear

    Hamas has never accepted the Quartet’s principles, i.e.: the recognition of Israel, the renunciation of terrorism, and respect of previous diplomatic agreements.

    2014-07-14 by Fiamma Nirestein

  • Strategic Update and Assessment

    The Fourth Day of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge #2

    The imminent Israeli decision-making on launching a land offensive into Gaza has also led to the beginning of international diplomatic efforts to prevent the offensive and bring about a cessation of hostilities.

    2014-07-12 by Friends of Israel Initiative