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Lessons from Israel’s War in Gaza
Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
After Israel’s nearly month-long ground operation which began on July 17th, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has struck more than 4,760 terror targets, destroyed 32 terror tunnels, and intercepted 584 rockets with the Iron Dome missile defense system. Terrorists in Gaza launched 3,360 rockets at Israel from July 8th – Aug. 6th. The Operation successfully thwarted a planned mega terrorist attack; during the Operation the IDF discovered that up to 200 Hamas terrorirsts planned to enter Israeli civilian communities through the dozens of tunnels and murder and kidnap many innocent Israelis on Rosh Hashana (September 24th) of this year.
EMET is honored to have Ambassador Yoram Ettinger discuss the lessons from the war in Gaza, and what it has taught us about Israel’s past attempts to make peace, including the disengagement from Gaza in 2005, the Oslo Peace Accords, and the “land for peace” paradigm.
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech. He serves as a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs US legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital US interests, on the root causes of international terrorism and on other issues of bilateral concern. Ambassador (ret.) Ettinger served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington (with a rank of Ambassador), Israel’s Consul General in Houston and Director of Israel’s Government Press Office.
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