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Minorities within a Minority: Dilemmas of Identity

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In opposition to the common wisdom and in partial contradiction to Israel's claim that the Druze asked to be conscripted, they were, to put it mildly, lukewarm about serving in the Israel Defense ... More


The Decision-Making Process: How the System Actually Works

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines how Israel's national security decision-making system actually works in practice. It considers five pathologies caused by Israel's uniquely harsh external environment, ... More


Constraints and Players: The External Environment, Proportional Representation System, and National Security Establishment

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter describes the uniquely harsh and dangerous external environment that Israel faces, along with its implications for the country's national security choices. It begins with an overview of ... More


The Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Israel Defense Forces: A Legal and Organizational Analysis

Amichai Cohen and Eyal Ben-Ari

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199379774
eISBN:
9780190690977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379774.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes how increased juridification and demands to apply international humanitarian law (IHL) have influenced the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The authors analyze the IDF’s compliance ... More


Leaving Lebanon: The Unilateral Withdrawal, 2000

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, eighteen years after the invasion. The withdrawal was carried out unilaterally on May 23, in a hasty and disorderly fashion, under ... More


Boundary Breakers: Infiltrators, Smugglers, Spies

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Palestinian nationalists maintained that Arab refugees who were uprooted during the 1948 hostilities had the right to return to their homes. Infiltration was one of the most acute challenges faced by ... More


Conclusions and Recommendations

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book concludes with a review of the findings in the seven case studies, along with a discussion of the discrepancies between the posited and actual outcomes. It cites the unplanned nature of ... More


Ground Forces in the Defensive Battle

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

While in London, the head of Mossad was told on the evening of October 5 that war would erupt the next day at 18:00, but the field units in Sinai and the Golan Heights were not informed. Confusion ... More


The Invasion of Lebanon, 1982

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 within the context of the five pathologies of the Israeli national security decision-making process (DMP). It begins with an overview of the ... More


Camp David I: Making Peace with Egypt, 1977–1979

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on the period from the initial diplomatic contacts prior to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel in November 1977 and the Camp David Summit in September 1978. It ... More


Disengaging from Gaza, 2005

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Israel's disengagement from Gaza in 2005. In December 2003, Premier Ariel Sharon announced his plan for unilateral “disengagement” (withdrawal) from Gaza. The idea of ... More


Back Again: The Second Lebanon War, 2006

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Israel's second war with Lebanon, which erupted in 2006 after two Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were kidnapped and eight killed in a Hezbollah attack along the Lebanese ... More


Hizballah Returns (2006)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the resumption of war between Israel and Hizballah, a terrorist organization based in Lebanon, in 2006. It begins by discussing two Israeli assumptions that were both proven ... More


Camp David II: The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, 1999–2000

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Israeli–Palestinian peace negotiations during Camp David II from 1999 to 2000. The United States played a key role throughout the negotiations, providing both Israel and the ... More


Israeli Impunity

Mads Gilbert

in The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789774167706
eISBN:
9781617975486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter discusses how Palestinians are being killed, wounded, maimed, and oppressed by Israeli governmental forces with little or no international pressure to limit, stop, or prosecute ... More


War Against Hamas (2008–2009)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Israel's war against Hamas during the years 2008–2009. It begins by looking at Hamas's attempt to build a force similar to that of Hizballah in Lebanon before turning to a ... More


The False Promise of Normalcy (2000–2006)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, eighteen years after it invaded the country. It begins with a discussion of how Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon initially ... More


The Hornet’s Nest: The Battle of Jenin and Operation Defensive Shield (2002)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Israel's Operation Defensive Shield, a military operation carried out between March 29 and April 21, 2002, in response to the suicide bombing orchestrated by Hamas member ... More


From a Sociology of Units to a Sociology of Combat Formations: Militaries and Cohesion in Urban Combat

Eyal Ben-Ari

in Frontline: Combat and Cohesion in Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719663
eISBN:
9780191788680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719663.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the Israel Defense Forces’ recent experiences of urban combat to challenge classical accounts of unit cohesion in favour of a more processual model. It focuses on three key ... More


A Million Bullets (2000)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the eruption of violence between Israel and Palestine during the Second Intifada in 2000, with particular reference to the role of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in worsening ... More


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