ICT’s Research and Publications include short analyses and in-depth publications on a wide variety of topics including: terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, radicalization process, cyber-terrorism, reviews from Jihadi Websites and insights from our database.
Op-Israel is the name given to a campaign of cyber-attacks carried out by hackers identified withthe international anarchic group ‘Anonymous’, and with pro-Palestinian hacker groups, againstIsraeli Internet sites with the goal “to disconnect Israel from the cyber world”.
One-on-one with retired police commander, Gadi Eshed, Associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and former commander of Tel Aviv’s Central Unit.
On February 11, 2017 the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters designated the militant Hasm group, which claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks on security forces as well as assassination attempts on public figures over the past year, as a terrorist group.
The changing phenomenon of war and investment in the cyber arena are steering the world into a new era in which war is not necessarily waged on a battlefield and does not even require a direct assault on human life. This issue came to the fore in a variety of methods ranging from influencing elections, attacking critical infrastructure, disrupting day-to-day life, and neutralizing military capabilities. How has the cyber dimension influenced the phenomenon of war between countries? And what are the security challenges facing countries in the coming years?
There was no need to wait for last week’s publication of the State Comptroller’s report to know that Operation Protective Edge was neither a military nor a political victory for Israel. At the end of the 2014 clash with Hamas I disseminated a position paper “’Protective Edge’ – A Strategic (temporary?) Balance” arguing that Hamas had not been militarily defeated, was not especially deterred and remained unwilling to give up control of the Gaza Strip.