Israel’s Operation Swords of Iron Update 10/19
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. Yesterday, JINSA also held a webinar with JINSA’s President and CEO Michael Makovsky, former CENTCOM and SOCOM Commander GEN Joseph Votel, USA (ret.), and former Deputy CENTCOM Commander VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.), on the U.S. military response to the war. Updated information and analysis are below, which JINSA will continue to produce throughout the war.