In the North

-Martin van Creveld makes the argument that “Israel’s War With Hezbollah Was Not a Failure.� (Forward)

-There is a report that Syria has, with Iranian support, developed a new missile that would enable it to target Israeli installations such as airports, ports and factories with greater accuracy. (Haaretz)

-With the decline of the state in Lebanon, it is now Hezbollah, which “really does not feel defeated,� providing education and welfare. (Haaretz)

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Annapolis Peace Conference

-Sarah Honig scores the idea of making generous offers to “perfidious Abbas� and labels the notion that “his current powerlessness ...

What Should Be Done?

Should Israel try to negotiate a “shelf agreementâ€? — a final-status deal that would then be put on the shelf ...

Military Matters

-Reuven Pedatzur concludes that a war with Syria would include a missile attack on Israeli cities throughout Israel that the ...