How the Gaza War Will Drive AI Progress

In 1953, five years after the establishment of the State of Israel, its first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, wrote what is known as the “Eighteen Point Document,” which has come to be Israel’s only official national security document. In it, he analyzed Israel’s strategic predicament and demonstrated that the geographic, demographic, and military disparity Israel […]

Amongst Israelis, it's hard to imagine a military occupation of Southern Lebanon, although it may very well be necessary in order to counter the ongoing threat from Hezbollah and ensure the safety of Israel’s north. What did we actually learn...
For the surrounding moderate Sunni states, “Fortress Israel” is a term often invoked, describing Israel as a comparative Island of stability and economic prowess. In the wake of the Gaza war, if Israel plays its diplomatic cards right, it could...
Islamism and Wokeness, two radical belief systems that glorify the “oppressed” while allowing them free rein for brutality and evil, are colliding in a horrific attack on Western liberalism, all the while exploiting the institutions that exist solely because of...
Israel’s political quagmire might be subdued due to the ongoing war in Gaza and Lebanon. Responsible leaders and citizens should use the unrest and push for a responsible constitutional reform....
While military efforts on both fronts are far from being resolved, Israeli leadership must develop a clear and decisive plan for the inevitable status quo shifts that will become apparent in the post-war reality. ...
The new geopolitical landscape following the October 7th terror attacks has highlighted a crucial yet largely unrecognized alliance between Israel and India. Increased Indian interest in the Jewish state should serve as a signal for Israel to broaden its diplomatic...
Ever since the establishment of the state of Israel, the human rights narrative has been disproportionately used against it. Following the massacre of October 7th, well-funded and organized NGOs have rallied yet again, and the onslaught of disinformation and distorted...
For a sustainable victory after removing Hamas from the Gaza Strip, addressing the situation of Gaza's displaced population is essential. Dr. Yoav Sorek, with years of experience in the refugee dilemma, suggests that Israel advocate for extensive outward migration. ...
At home and abroad, the weak, terror-supporting Palestinian Authority is being marked as the rightful authority to replace Hamas in Gaza, and it is likely that after the war ends, Israel will deal with a new wave of pressure to...
The phrase “Hamas is ISIS” has become the central Israeli wartime rallying cry—and one that has shocked the world in the process. However, according to Eliyahu Levi, not only is this slogan incorrect, it will also quickly backfire...
For Israel and Israelis, the jihadist invasion shattered as many illusions as lives; it wiped-out layers upon layers of conventional wisdom. The shattering is ultimately, albeit tragically, a good thing. The bad policies and false paradigms hopefully will be defiantly...
In both Israel and the wider West, a prevalent yet questionable contemporary view on ethical warfare merges unchecked aggression with alarming complacency. Join Elad Lisson as he delves into this intriguing and perilous moral phenomenon....

I  In our twenty fifth issue, we at Hashiloach published an article on the issue of the Bedouin in the Negev. This is undoubtedly one of the most serious problems facing Israel in recent years: a population, suffering from poverty...

The horrific massacre in the south, writes Uri Heitner, occurred because we became addicted to quiet and allowed ourselves to suffice with weak responses to active violence. To prevent a similar—and even more terrifying—scenario in the north, Israel must shift...

The language of the Middle East is an ancient one, different from the dialect of logic and compromise, as well as the treatises of war and human rights we sought to import. The tools for understanding this unique dialogue lie...