On intelligence failures and Israel/Hamas

After the recent Hamas attack on Israel, there’s been much discussion about the Israeli (and American) intelligence failures.

I spoke to Al Jazeera’s podcast, The Take, about it all, especially in relation to my book, The Palestine Laboratory:

An Israeli ground invasion of Gaza appears all but set to begin. It’s an invasion that the military has been preparing for since October 7, when Hamas launched an unprecedented attack. That attack was described as a massive failure for a country touted to have some of the best intelligence in the world. So where was that Israeli intelligence? And how did that same intelligence inform Israel’s decision to invade Gaza now?

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