Israel’s Operation Swords of Iron Update 10/17
Ari Cicurel – Assistant Director of Foreign Policy
Yoni Tobin – Policy Analyst
Zachary Schildcrout – Policy Analyst
Anna Schaftel – Programs and Outreach Associate
On October 7, Hamas launched an unprovoked and unprecedented multi-pronged attack on Israel by land, air, and sea. JINSA issued a NatSec Brief with an early assessment of the war on October 8 and has produced daily updates during the war. JINSA also held a webinar yesterday with JINSA Vice President for Policy Blaise Misztal, JINSA’s Senior Vice President for Israeli Affairs IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish, IDF MG (ret.) JINSA Distinguished Fellow Amikam Norkin, and JINSA Distinguished Fellow IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror about the war. Updated information and analysis are below, which JINSA will continue to produce throughout the war.