Amir Avivi, Brigadier General (res.)

In my last letter I wrote about the urgent need for an operation in northern Samaria to target the buildup of terrorist operations.  As you have likely seen in the news, the IDF conducted a very successful operation in Jenin.  They targeted terrorists with pinpoint accuracy and destroyed a big part of the terror infrastructure.  Over 300 suspects will be interrogated by the security forces.  14 apartments that were used for terrorism were located and thwarted, and six explosives’ laboratories were located and destroyed.  Many explosive devises and weapons were found and confiscated during this process.  Additionally, six underground tunnels, including two inside a mosque, were discovered containing many weapons.

Throughout the operation, 3,000 families were able to independently leave the Jenin camp.  The IDF made sure to avoid harming the civilian population and their routine as much as possible. No Palestinian civilians who were not involved in the fighting were killed.

Sadly, one IDF soldier from the Egoz unit was wounded by gunfire and died.

The fighting capability of the IDF in densely populated areas with hundreds of terrorists and vast terror infrastructure is unmatched.  We should not take for granted what was accomplished this week.  Their ability to coordinate the air force, intelligence units and ground forces is remarkable and shows the advanced capabilities of the Israel defense establishment.

This operation is one of many that are needed to bring stability and security and also diminish terrorist capabilities.

Thank you for standing with Israel,

Brigadier General (res.) Amir Avivi
Founder and Chairman of IDSF Habithonistim


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📰IDSF Researcher Omer Dostri published an article in the Jerusalem Post entitled Israel needs to launch a military operation in the West Bank.

📰IDSF Researcher David M. Weinberg published an article in Israel Hayom entitled No moral equivalence.

📰Newsweek interviewed Brigadier General Res. Amir Avivi in an article entitled War Clouds Gather over Israel as Iran Makes Peace with Arab Rivals.

Israel and The New Regional Architecture


Since the Biden administration took office, the architecture that governed the Middle East for decades has undergone dramatic shift. As of yet these changes are still in the making and may still be reversable, but already the implications for Israel are far reaching.

Until late 2020, the Middle East was shaped by the tensions among four contenders over the hegemony in the region, each with a different affinity to the West. The pragmatic Sunni bloc – led by Sadia Arabia and the UAE – relied heavily on the US and rivaled the Iranian-led radical Shi’it axis, which is hostile to the West. It also contended with a more sophisticated radical Sunni bloc led by Qatar, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood – also characterized by deep, albeit cautious, enmity toward the West, and lastly – the Ultra-radical Sunni faction lead by ISIS, which engaged in direct conflict with the West.

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Special Sovereignty: International Precedents to Less-Than-A-Palestinian State


Notwithstanding the fervent discourse concerning the future of Israel’s control of the territories of Judea and Samaria (“West Bank”), a more nuanced assessment reveals that much of the passionate dispute is in regards to the specific details rather than the substantive position. On the one hand, the more conservative wing of the Israeli political map does not propose full sovereignty in all of Judea and Samaria – plans promoted by right-wing political actors typically call for the establishment of some form of Palestinian entity (a state, autonomy, self-rule, etc.)  in at least some portion of Judea and Samaria. At the same time, the left wing of the Israeli political map does not support a full withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines – most plans supported by left-wing actors recognize the need retail Israeli control of the Jordan Valley, Israeli sovereignty in the major Jewish settlement blocs, and effective demilitarization of the Palestinian entity. In any case, there is a broad consensus that a creative middle-ground solution is the practical approach to this issue, so that the arrangement assures the national security of Israel and considers the needs of the Palestinians to the maximum possible extent.

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