The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Nov. 7: Itamar Yaar
November 7 marks one month since the horrific massacre carried out by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel and the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war.
Have any of the military goals been met? How have the IDF’s tactics changed over the past month and what does the latest phase of the IDF’s maneuvers inside Gaza mean for the hostages in Hamas captivity? What are the biggest challenges still facing the IDF and what can we expect next?
Col. (res.) Yaar is Former Deputy Head of the National Security Council. And the Director of Commanders for Israel’s Security spoke to dozens of foreign journalists about these questions