Prof. Kobi Michael
Dr. Kobi Michael is senior reasearcher at INSS
On the goals of the war – between national security and personal security
While Israel must show absolute commitment to the release of all the hostages, collective national security must be its top priority. The political echelon needs to make it clear to the public and the families of the hostages that it is imperative to stick to priorities in the war on Hamas. It is only by achieving military and political victory that Israel will create the conditions for the release of all the hostages.
Reversal of Direction – from the Gaza Strip to Judea and Samaria
A proposed framework for Palestinian civil management in Gaza, and Judea and Samaria for the ‘day after’ the Gaza War. Any future Palestinian administration will need to completely change the educational curricula, end nepotism and corruption, and dismantle all mechanisms for for perpetuating Palestinian refugee status
The Ultimate Goal of the War – a New Regional and Global Architecture
The Gaza war should serve to upend the existing order and usher in a new regional order. This transformation will be reflected in a new regional framework that relies on the normalization process between Israel and the Arab world, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia. The great war against the axis of evil should not stop there. Israel and the free world must continue the relentless pursuit of the leaders of terrorist organizations and their operatives worldwide.