The Sharon Doctrine
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Foreign Policy - January 11, 2014 - 12:00am

The Sharon Doctrine The Mixed Legacy of an Israeli Unilateralist


Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Daily Beast - August 28, 2013 - 11:00pm

Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?  


Op-Ed: Begin was right to fire Sharon over ‘83 massacre
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
(Opinion) March 3, 2013 - 12:00am


Israel's State Archives last week released the previously classified minutes of a 1983 Cabinet meeting during which the government debated the Kahan Commission’s recommendation to fire Defense Minister Ariel Sharon on account of the Sabra and Shatila massacre. The killings had taken place some months before, on Sept. 16, 1982, when 150 fighters of the Lebanese Christian Phalanges entered two Palestinian refugee camps and massacred 700 to 800 residents. The Israel Defense Forces, which controlled the area, allowed the Lebanese forces access to the camp.


Archives shed light on the collapse of the Begin government
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amir Oren - February 22, 2013 - 12:00am


  The Sabra and Shatila documents, released today for publication by the State Archives, are an important addition to public knowledge of the 1982 Lebanon War and the functioning of the Menahem Begin government of the time.


IDF trains for potential clashes with Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Yaakov Lappin - February 20, 2013 - 12:00am


Reconnaissance soldiers from the the IDF’s Engineering Corps recently completed an intensive series of subterranean warfare drills to prepare them for a potential clash with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah has placed its command and control centers in underground bunkers, and dug a maze of tunnels where commanders, fighters and weaponry can be placed out of sight of the Israel Air Force.


Netanyahu hints Israel will prevent Syria transferring arms to Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - February 11, 2013 - 12:00am


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel will prevent the transfer of "chemical and strategic" arms from Syria to Hezbollah. Speaking in Jerusalem at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Netanyhau stressed, "I said it before and I'll say it again, we cannot allow these weapons to fall into terrorist hands."


Israel Rewrites Rules of Game To Deal With Syria
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Ben Caspit - (Opinion) February 3, 2013 - 12:00am


When big, historic structures disintegrate, laws are written anew. When familiar frameworks break up, rules change. This, more or less, is what’s happening now in the Middle East.


Syria Says It Has Right to Counterattack Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - February 1, 2013 - 12:00am


Tensions over the Israeli airstrike on Syrian territory appeared to increase on Thursday as Syria delivered a letter to the 


Official: Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Bassem Mroue - February 1, 2013 - 12:00am


Israeli warplanes flew over southern Lebanon Friday, two days after the Jewish state launched


Calculated risk
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Alex Fishman - (Opinion) January 31, 2013 - 12:00am


Israel, according to the foreign press, attacked at dawn Wednesday a Hezbollah weapons convoy along the Lebanon-Syria border. If an attack did in fact take place, was it a prelude to a broad military conflict on the northern front? We should look for the answer to this question, first of all, in the IDF's General Staff.



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