12 days after Hamas launched an unprecedented invasion into Israel, killed over 1,400 Israelis, and took more than 200 hostages—many of them U.S. and foreign citizens—Israel is in the midst of what is likely one of the most consequential wars of its history. In this Israel Policy Briefing, Haaretz Military Correspondent Amos Harel unpacks the current state of the conflict, including Israel’s preparations to for a ground offensive into Gaza, ongoing clashes with Hezbollah in the north, the state of the West Bank, Israel’s strategic challenges, and the geopolitical implications of this war.