History shows the difficulty of distinguishing strong from weak players in 4th Generation Warfare (4GW), and that getting this wrong can be fatal for a nation. Israel might be making this mistake.
Summary: This is is a powerful article by Israel's most distinguished historian. He describes a example of a large and growing injustice. He describes a historic wrong turn by a nation created with such great hopes. "The Fourth Reich is Rising" By Martin van Creveld. From his website, 19 October 2017. Re-posted with his generous … Continue reading Martin van Creveld warns that “The Fourth Reich is Rising”
Summary: The Israel-Palestine war is an open sore in the Middle East, poisoning our relations in the region and adding to its numerous tensions. Here Israel's Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, shares a perspective about the war that has widespread support in Israel. It shows why peace remains a dream for the Middle East. People … Continue reading A senior Israeli leader discusses a final solution for Palestine
Summary: Today Martin van Creveld gives a timeline of modern history for the "Holy Land" , putting present events in a larger context. While the struggle with jihadists has overshadowed that between Irsrael and Palestine, it remains a front line in the dispute between the West and East. We ignore it at our peril. Turmoil … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: A history of the turmoil in the Holy Land (you can’t understand the action without it)
Summary: Today Martin van Creveld discusses the difficulty of finding the truth amidst the sea of propaganda that surrounds us. It's an essential skill Americans seem to have lost. He concludes by examining the stories about the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza. The Facts of the Case By Martin van Creveld From his website, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the propaganda fog that covers modern war