About the Study

The summary encapsulates the main findings of a year-long study conducted by dozens of Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS) members, all retired generals of Israel’s various security agencies, reinforced by the nation’s leading private sector and academic experts as well as senior veterans of other government institutions.

The study, which is unprecedented in its scope on this topic, is designed to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive analysis of the entire spectrum of ramifications of pending annexation legislation initiatives. It is to urge them to undertake thorough staff-work and conduct an open dialogue with the public prior to making decisions on the subject.

The study also serves as the basis for an extensive public education campaign with a view to alerting the Israeli public of the potential imminence of annexation legislation and the full range of its implications for Israel’s security, the well-being of its citizens, as well as the character and future of the state.

This project is made available in English for policymakers and communal leaders in the United States as part of the ongoing strategic collaboration between CIS and the Israel Policy Forum.