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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


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


Introduction

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/9780801451041.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the national security decision-making processes (DMPs) in Israel, focusing primarily on the prime ministerial and cabinet levels and on their interaction with the organs of the ... More


Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Charles D. Freilich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israel's national security policy. It identifies profound, ongoing problems ascribed to a series of ... 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 Bush Administration’s Decision to Surge in Iraq: A Long and Winding Road

Richard H. Immerman

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter argues—using the Eisenhower administration as a model of peacetime national security decision making—that the surge decision-making process displayed by the oral histories was ... 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


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


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


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


The Makings of a Young Lion: The Lavi Combat Aircraft, 1980–1987

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/9780801451041.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on Israel's production of the Lavi (“Young Lion”) combat aircraft during the period 1980–1987. It first considers the strategic setting in which the specific national security ... 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


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