November 3, 2023

Scott Abramson, “Maps of the Middle East and the Gaza Strip,” Center for Israel Education, October 14, 2023.

Gwen Ackerman and Marissa Newman, “Israel Taps Blacklisted Pegasus Maker to Track Hostages in Gaza,” Bloomberg, October 26, 2023. 

Ghaith al-Omari, “Hamas Has Fractured the Arab World,” Foreign Affairs, October 13, 2023. 

Nidal Al-Mughrabi, “Israel drops leaflets in Gaza offering reward for hostage information,” Reuters, October 24, 2023.

Hadeel Al Sayegh, John O’Donnell and Elizabeth Howcroft, “Analysis-Hamas’ cash-to-crypto global finance maze in Israel’s sights,” AOL/Reuters, October 13, 2023. 

Rafiah Al Talei, Nathan J. Brown, Yasmine Farouk, Mohanad Hage Ali, Amr Hamzawy, Zaha Hassan, Marwan Muasher, Sinan Ülgen, Maha Yahya, Sarah Yerkes, “Arab Perspectives on the Middle East Crisis,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 13, 2023. 

Jon Alterman, “Hamas and Israel: The Current Situation and Looking Ahead,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 11, 2023. 

Yara Asi, Imad Harb, Khalil Jahshan, Tamara Kharroub, Laurie King, Jonathan Kuttab and Yousef Munayyer, “The Hamas Attack on Israel: Context, Analysis, and Potential Repercussions,” Arab Center Washington DC, October 10, 2023. 

Yaron Ayalon, Jonathan Rynhold, Kenneth Stein, “Webinar: Israel’s 9/11: The October 2023 Hamas Attack on Israel” (52:29), Center for Israel Education, October 11, 2023. 

Avner Barnea, “Analysis: How Israeli Intelligence Failed to Anticipate the Hamas Attack,” IntelNews, October 16, 2023. 

Gil Bashe, “In the Face of Horror, Hope is a Vital Mental Health Resource,” Medika Life, October 8, 2023. 

Justin Bassi, “Israeli’s Intelligence Failure Could Be Worse Than in 1973,” National Interest, October 13, 2023. 

Stephen Battaglio, “Horrific images from Israel-Hamas war pose challenges for TV news,” Los Angeles Times, October 12, 2023. 

BBC Video Formats team, “Land, air and sea: Video analysis shows how Hamas coordinated huge attack,” BBC, October 12, 2023. 

Peter Beaumont, “Israel attack is Hamas imposing itself on wider Middle East diplomacy,” The Guardian, October 8, 2023.  

Jordyn Beazley, “‘Israel declares war’: What the papers say about the surprise Hamas attack and its aftermath,” The Guardian, October 7, 2023. 

Ronen Bergman, Mark Mazzetti and Maria Abi-Habib, “How Years of Israeli Failures on Hamas Led to a Devastating Attack,” New York Times, October 29, 2023. 

Ari Blaff, “UNWRA Deletes Social-Media Post Accusing Hamas of Stealing Humanitarian Supplies,” National Review, October 16, 2023. 

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Ups and downs of northern Gaza security zone strategy – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2023. 

Anna Borshchevskaya, “Russian Policy and Hamas’ Assault: Putin Benefits From Chaos,” Jerusalem Strategic Tribune, “October 2023. 

Elliot Cosgrove, Bret Stephens and Rachel Fish, “American Jewry and the War in Israel: What Do We Do Now?” (1:23 :45 video), SAPIR Journal and Park Avenue Synagogue, October 20, 2023.–jMqw_tI 

Ben Caspit, Daoud Kuttab and Andrew Parasiliti, “Webinar: Inside the Israel-Hamas War” (47:43), Al-Monitor, October 14, 2023. 

Center for Israel Education, “Israel – Hamas War 2023 – Resources,” October 12, 2023.

Center for Preventive Action staff, “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Global Conflict Tracker, Updated October 16, 2023. 

Andrew Chuter, “Britain sends spy planes, ships to Mediterranean amid Israel-Hamas war,” DefenseNews, October 13, 2023.  

Amichai Cohen, “Operation Swords of Iron: The Decision to Go to War, in Theory and Practice in Israel,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 11, 2023. 

Amichai Cohen, “The Case for a Lean, Unified Wartime Cabinet,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 11, 2023. 

Amichai Cohen, “The Hamas Abductions and International Law,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 24, 2023. 

Roger Cohen, “A Shaken Israel Is Forced Back to Its Eternal Dilemma,” New York Times, October 8, 2023. 

Stephen Collinson, “Israel’s war with Hamas will cause deep and wide political shockwaves,” CNN, October 10, 2023. 

Tara Copp, “Here’s a look at the military firepower the US is providing to Israel,” DefenseNews/AP, October 12, 2023. 

Isabel Debre, “What you need to know about Hamas, air, land and sea attack on Israel,” DefenseNews/AP, October 7, 2023. 

Ami Tojkes Dombe, “If Hamas Was Indeed Aided by Iran – the Mossad Had No Clue | Analysis,” Israel Defense, October 10, 2023. 

Holly Ellyatt, “Bloodshed, destruction and a far-off peace? There are several possible outcomes of the Israel-Hamas war,” CNBC, October 12, 2023. 

Steven Erlanger, “Attack Ends Israel’s Hope That Hamas Might Come to Embrace Stability,” New York Times, October 9, 2023. 

Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman, “Hamas Attack on Israel Brings New Scrutiny of Group’s Ties to Iran,” New York Times, October 13, 2023. 

Jeffrey Feltman, Sharan Grewal, Patricia M. Kim, Tanvi Madan, Suzanne Maloney, Amy J. Nelson, Michael E. O’Hanlon, Bruce Riedel, Natan Sachs, Natalie Sambhi, Jaganath Sankaran, Caitlin Talmadge, and Andrew Yeo, “The Israel-Gaza Crisis,” Brookings Institute, October 13, 2023. 

Foreign Affairs staff, “Why Hamas Attacked—and Why Israel Was Taken by Surprise: A Conversation With Martin Indyk,” Foreign Affairs, October 7, 2023. 

Seth Frantzman, “Israel’s Russia and China policy in spotlight after Hamas attack – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, October 14, 2023. 

Manisha Ganguly and Hibaq Farah, “How Israel-Hamas war disinformation is being spread online,” The Guardian, October 11, 2023. 

Judah Grunstein, “Hamas’ Most Damaging Blow Was to Israel’s Psyche,” World Politics Review, October 9, 2023. [Register for free to access.]

Haviv Rettig Gur, “A wounded, weakened Israel is a fiercer one,” Times of Israel, October 8, 2023. 

Bruce Hoffman, “Israel’s War on Hamas: What to Know,” Council on Foreign Relations, October 9, 2023. 

Bill Hutchinson, “Death came from sea, air and ground: A timeline of surprise attack by Hamas on Israel,” ABC News, October 12, 2023. 

Philip Ingram, “Analysis: Is Hamas a more sophisticated force than Israel imagined?,” Al Jazeera, October 10, 2023. 

INSS Data Analytics Desk, “Real time Updates: Swords of Iron: An Overview,” Institute for National Security Studies, most recent update October 24, 2023. 

Michael Jacobs, Ken Stein, Scott Abramson, “Hamas-Israel Relations with events, statements and previous clashes, 1988 – present,” Center for Israel Education, October 14, 2023.

Stanly Johny, “What is Hamas, the Palestinian militant group?,” The Hindu, October 10, 2023. 

Stanly Johny, “What are Israel’s options after the Hamas attack? | Analysis,” The Hindu, October 12, 2023. 

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The Reckoning,” The Atlantic, October 10, 2023, and also published by the author on Facebook for those without access, 

Michael Knights, “Gaza’s Urban Warfare Challenge: Lessons from Mosul and Raqqa,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 13, 2023,

Zoran Kusovac, “Analysis: Why did it take Israel three days to return to Gaza’s boundary?,” Al Jazeera, October 11, 2023. 

Zachary Laub and Kali Robinson, “What is Hamas?,” Council on Foreign Relations, October 9, 2023. 

Tovah Lazaroff, “Is this Israel’s moment to re-occupy Gaza? – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, October 10, 2023. 

Brad Lendon, “How does Hamas get its weapons? A mix of improvisation, resourcefulness and a key overseas benefactor,” CNN, October 12, 2023. 

Matthew Levitt, “The War Hamas Always Wanted,” Foreign Affairs, October 11, 2023. 

Natasha Li and Jean-Luc Mounier, “From 1947 to 2023: Retracing the complex, tragic Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” France 24, October 11, 2023. 

Joe Macaron, “Analysis: Why did Hamas attack now and what is next?,” Al Jazeera, October 11, 2023. 

Aaron Maclean, “Israel’s Outside-the-Box Options,” Mosaic Magazine, October 13, 2023. [Register for free access]

David Makovsky, “The Trust Biden Built with Israelis Doesn’t come with a Blank Check,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 13, 2023,  

Kenneth Marcus, Alyza Lewin, Denise Katz-Prober and Mark Goldfeder, “Webinar: The Hamas Atrocities and the American Campus” (57:45), Louis D. Brandeis Center for human Rights Under Law, October 12, 2023. 

Chris McGreal, “What are the roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict?”, The Guardian, October 13, 2023. 

Bryan Mena, “Israel-Hamas war risks further deglobalization and inflation,” CNN Business, October 15, 2023. 

Middle East Media Research Institute staff, “Special Announcement – The Hamas Atrocities Documentation Center (HADC),” Middle East Media Research Institute, October 15, 2023. 

Yasmine Mohammed, “Opinion: Many Palestinians in Gaza hate Hamas. My father certainly did,” CNN, October 19, 2023.

Katie Nadworny, “How businesses are Affected in Israel,” SHRM, October 23, 2023. Times staff, “Israel-Hamas War Pulls Russians’ Attention Away From Ukraine – Analysis,” The Moscow Times, October 10, 2023. 

Samia Nakhoul, Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Matt Spetalnick and Laila Bassam, “Analysis: In striking Israel, Hamas also took aim at Middle East security realignment,” Reuters, October 8, 2023. 

Ed Nawotka and Nicholas Clee, “Frankfurt, Sharjah Book Fairs Impacted by Israel-Hamas War,” Publishers Weekly, October 15, 2023. 

Nimrod Novik, “Nimrod Novik on the false premises and failure of vision that led to the Hamas attacks,” The Economist, October 12, 2023. [create free account for access]

David Patrikarakos, “ANALYSIS: Hamas cannot defeat Israel. Israel cannot lose to Hamas. So why all the blood?,” Jewish News, October 16, 2023. 

PBS Staff, “What is Hamas? What to know about its origins, leaders and funding,” PBS, October 10, 2023. 

Paul Pillar, “The Hamas Attack and the Failure to Understand ‘Intelligence Failures’,” National Interest, October 12, 2023. 

Kenneth Pollack, “A Big War That Won’t Inevitably Get Bigger,” Foreign Affairs, October 12, 2023. 

John Raine, Emile Hokayem, Rym Monmtaz, Hazan AlHasan, Tom Beckett, “Webinar: The geopolitics of the Hamas–Israel war” (1:60:46), International Institute for Strategic Studies, October 13, 2023. 

Barak Ravid, “Scoop: Israel says it found Hamas files with instructions for making cyanide-based weapon,” Axios, October 21, 2023. 

Dennis Ross, “What Israel Must Do,” Foreign Affairs, October 11, 2023. 

Grant Rumley, “U.S. Wartime Support to Israel: First Steps and Future Considerations,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 12, 2023,

Robert Satloff, Dennis Ross, Michael Singh, Patrick Clawson, “Hamas Attacks: A Turning Point for U.S. Policy — A Statement of Washington Institute Experts,” Washington Institute, October 13, 2023. 

Robert Satloff, Ehud Yaari, Matthew Levitt, Neomi Neumann, Ghaith al-Omari, “Webinar: The New Middle East: Hamas Attack, Israel at War, and U.S. Policy” (1:19:37), Washington Institute, October 13, 2023. 

Robert Satloff, Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, “Israel’s War Aims and the Principles of a Post-Hamas Administration in Gaza,” Washington Institute, October 17, 2023. 

Jonathan Schanzer, “The War After the War Between the Wars,” Commentary, October 12, 2023. 

Assaf Shapira, “As The War With Hamas Continues, An Emergency Unity Government is Formed,” Israel Democracy Institute, October 10, 2023. 

Aditya Sinha, “The mirage of stability: How Hamas attack has changed Middle East geopolitics,” Firstpost, October 10, 2023. 

Matt Spetalnick, Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis, “Israel-Hamas war upends Biden’s two-pronged Mideast strategy,” Reuters, October 10, 2023. 

Kenneth Stein, “Hamas Charter Totally rejects Israel and Zionism,- 1988,” (Espanol),  Center for Israel Education, October 23, 2023.

Kenneth Stein, “Jimmy Carter’s Hamas Decade of Embrace,” Center for Israel Education, October 29, 2023.

Kenneth Stein, “International Voices Urging the Recognition of Hamas as a Legitimate Political Actor,” Center for Israel Education, October 30, 2023.

Kenneth Stein, “Quotations from Hamas Sources Expressing Hatred for Zionism, Israel, and Jews, 1988-2014,” Center for Israel Education, October 24, 2023. 2023,

Kenneth Stein, “A Short History of Hamas” (Espanol), Center for Israel Education, October 28, 2023.

Bret Stephens, “‘We Are Alone’: Reflections on the Jewish-American Response to October 7,” Sapir Journal, October 2023. 

Laura Strickler, “’It’s like being underwater’: What Israeli soldiers will face inside the labyrinth of Hamas tunnels,” NBC News, October 23, 2023. 

Zhiyuan Sun, “Binance freezes Hamas-linked accounts after Israeli request,” Cointelegraph, October 10, 2023. 

Fatma Tanis, “Why Hamas and Israel reached this moment now — and what comes next,” NPR, October 11, 2023. 

Daniel Thomas, Jim Pickard and Heba Saleh, “Six BBC reporters taken off air as probe launched over pro-Palestine tweets,” Financial Times, October 16, 2023. 

Times of Israel staff, “Document drafted by defense minister Liberman in 2016 predicted Hamas onslaught,” Times of Israel, October 30, 2023. 

Times of Israel staff, “Ministry proposes moving Gaza’s civilians to north Sinai, a likely non-starter,” Times of Israel, October 30, 2023. 

Times of Israel staff and Jacob Magid, “US said concerned that Israel lacks achievable goals for Gaza op and IDF isn’t ready,” Times of Israel, October 24, 2023. 

Karl Vick, “A Former Israeli Intelligence Chief on Atrocities, the Coming Invasion of Gaza, and the Fate of Hostages,” TIME, October 13, 2023. 

Pierre Vimont, “Europe’s Moment of Powerlessness in the Middle East,” Carnegie Europe, October 10, 2023. 

Cleary Waldo, Gabriel Epstein, Sydney Hilbush, “International Reactions to the Hamas Attack on Israel,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 11, 2023. 

Selina Wang, “Israel-Hamas conflict tests Biden’s foreign policy message ahead of 2024: ANALYSIS,” ABC News, October 9, 2023. 

Robin Wright, “Israel May Decimate Hamas, but Can It ‘Win’ This War?,” New Yorker, October 9, 2023. 

Michael Young, “Will Gaza Set the Middle East Alight?,” Carnegie Middle East Center, October 13, 2023. 

Amy Zegart, “Israel’s Intelligence Disaster,” Foreign Affairs, October 11, 2023. 

Neri Zilber, Shira Efron, Nimrod Novik and Michael Koplow, “Israel under attack (Emergency Briefing” (57:02), Israel Policy Forum, October 9, 2023.