Israel’s Emerging Security Threats: Strategic Implications

Dr. Boaz Ganor identifies a number of strategic threats that Israel will have to face in the near future: the Hizbullah-Iranian threat, the on-going Palestinian internal struggle and the proliferation of terror networks.
Dr. Boaz Ganor, founder of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, predicts that in the near future Israel must face strategic threats from three different directions:
  • Iran-Hizbullah Alliance - Dr. Ganor stated that "as the international arena will do its utmost to narrow down the nuclear capabilities of Iran...such an attempt, even if it's only sanctions, will cause a terrible deterioration of the situation on the northern border, where Iran will use its proxy Hizbullah to retaliate against Israel."

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  • Palestinian Internal Crisis - Dr. Ganor stated that "the Palestinians are now at the stage of shaping their self-identities...[between] Islamic radical terrorist organizations and the alternative option, which is actually being represented by (PA President Mahmoud Abbas) Abu Mazen."

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  • Global Terror Networks - Dr. Ganor stated that "in the coming months, global jihadists will try to launch what we call a major attack against Israel. Zawahiri (deputy leader of al-Qaeda) has announced that. The activities of al-Qaeda and global jihadist movements are surrounding Israel, from Sinai, Amman, Jordan, some involvement in Lebanon, and ongoing and growing involvement in Gaza Strip."

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Sources

Yaakov Lappin, ynet, 10/25/06. Click here for the full article.