The Civilian Front in Israel: A Framework for Future Preparedness

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The only episode in 2013 that came close to being an acute threat to
the Israeli civilian front involved the tension between Washington and
Damascus concerning the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Today, even
if the fate of the chemical arsenal in Syria remains unclear, the episode
highlighted one important lesson about the complexity and volatility
an unexpected direction. While for many years Israel perceived itself as
challenged by a military threat from non-state or semi-state entities led
by Hizbollah and Hamas, the challenge is now proving to be more diverse
emerges, therefore, though not entirely new, prompts the requisite action
items. In other words, as it undertakes preparedness for an emergency,
the home front must be ready to provide an immediate and appropriate
response to a broad range of threats from different directions. This means
that it must attend to the surprise factor that is often associated with disaster
and crisis events
Translated title of the contributionהחזית האזרחית בישראל: עקרונות ההיערכות לעימות
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Survey for Israel 2013-2014
EditorsShlomo Brom, Anat Kurz
Place of PublicationTel Aviv
PublisherInstitute for National Security Studies
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-965-7425-57-2
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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