November 17, 2023 | Foreign Podicy

Israel’s War on Terrorism



For an update on Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza, AKA Israel’s War on Terrorism, host Cliff May is joined by FDD experts Jonathan Schanzer — FDD Senior Vice President for Research and author of Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War — and FDD Senior Fellow Jacob Nagel, who previously served as Israel’s National Security Advisor under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

They unpack IDF findings from inside (and underneath) the Shifa hospital complex in Gaza. They discuss the broader challenge that Israel faces with Hamas’ expansive network of underground tunnels lurking beneath even more hospitals and other civilian infrastructure all over Gaza — how deep are they? Can Israel actually destroy every single one of them? Is it where Hamas is hiding hostages? They explain why Qatar has yet to broker a “deal” between Israel and Hamas to free hostages and why relying on Qatar for that in the first place was “ridiculous” — one of our experts even shares what he thinks is Israel’s most promising course of action to secure hostages. (…and more.)


Arab Politics Egypt Gulf States Hezbollah International Organizations Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Israel Israel at War Lebanon Military and Political Power Palestinian Politics U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy