On the 50th anniversary of the 1973 war, Hamas launched a surprise attack out of Gaza that stunned Israel and left hundreds dead. Now the Israeli counter-offensive is mounting.

We have discussed the Hamas attack and the Israeli response with Efraim Inbar (president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security). Two members from the Machiavelli Center have also joined the discussion: Lorenzo Bernasconi, research fellow, and Daniele Scalea, president.