Dr. Omer Dostri
Dr. Dostri is a specialist in strategy and Israeli national security.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dostri is a specialist in strategy and Israeli national security. He has interned at the Center for Middle East Studies at Ariel University, the Institute for National Security Studies, and the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University.
Operation Breaking Dawn, Implication and Consequences
Israel's decision to launch a preemptive military operation in the Gaza Strip only because of threats against it sent a deterrence message to Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and even Hezbollah. The operation significantly damaged the organizational and military capabilities of Islamic Jihad. Still, Israel should have continued extensively damaging the organization's military infrastructure.
The Buildup of Forces for IDF Underground Warfare
Israel’s successful response to the underground threat has significantly limited the strategic abilities of its enemies, just as Israel has severely hampered the efficiency and purposefulness of rocket launches by terrorist organizations. This affords Israel room to maneuver if and when it decides to launch a wide-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip or Lebanon.
America’s support for Israel: Watch out for the honey trap
Israel should acknowledge and appreciate the historical support from the American people and the U.S. administration and be willing to fulfill certain requests from the U.S. However, Israel must avoid appearing overly reliant on the U.S., as this could strengthen the argument made by its adversaries that it is essentially a U.S. colony. Such a perception would weaken Israel's regional influence.
China-Israel Relations: Growing Cooperation Amidst Conflicting Interests
In the past decade, relations between Israel and China have become closer, following a decision in Jerusalem to diversify and expand Israel's ties with emerging powers and countries that do not belong to the European Union and are less identified with the American coalition. The visit to Israel by China's vice president is evidence of the warming of relations between the two countries.
Complications in Russian-Israeli Relations: Israel’s Aerial Freedom of Operation in Syria will be Preserved
Russia's accusations against Israel that it is responsible for the downing of its plane is meant primarily for a domestic audience. Until now, Russia has made sure to behave with restraint in the Syrian arena and to operate based on its strategic interests. One of those interests is the Russian desire to minimize Iranian involvement in Syria.
How Long Will a Cease-fire Between Israel and Hamas last?
Dr. Omer Dostri: Israel will enjoy a few years of quiet. But further investments in the Gazan economy should be conditioned on the return of two Israeli civilians and the remains of two Israeli soldiers currently held by Hamas.
Israel's Environment Minister Blames Iran for Oil Spill that Ravaged Israeli Shore
Dr. Omer Dostri: Were the oil spill indeed identified as an Iranian action, it would be in keeping with Iran's strategy in its conflict with Israel.