In the first episode of the ‘News Snapshots’ podcast by TheOSINT Bunker, hosts Jon, Austin, and George offer a comprehensive analysis of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Austin discussed the impact of airstrikes on Houthi rebels, noting, “What’s going to be important to look at though, is what is the tempo of them, if we see start seeing sort of a slowing in the tempo of their ability, mounted munition bent toward either merchant or military vessels over the next week, then we can kind of confirm that those initial round of airstrikes did do significant damage.”

Discussing Israel’s internal politics, Jon highlighted the turmoil within Netanyahu’s government: “Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is in a bit of turmoil at the minute, and that’s potentially why we’re seeing a slowing in the tempo of operations there.”

George spoke about the IDF’s readiness for an extended conflict, saying, “IDF commanders have been told to brace for the operation stretching potentially even another year before the objectives of dismantling Hamas are even close to being met.”

The podcast also touched upon the broader regional implications, particularly the role of the Houthis in the Red Sea. Austin observed, “The reality is that they’ve just kind of been targeting any civilian vessel within range,” highlighting the geopolitical consequences of the conflict.

As the discussion concluded, Jon reflected on the ongoing challenges, stating, “This problem is not going away, regardless of how hard the Houthis are hit by these attacks.”

Overall, the ‘News Snapshots’ podcast aims to provide a 15-20 minute perspective on current events; we hope you enjoy it! You can listen here.

You can listen to the podcast in full here.

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Lisa has a degree in Media & Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University and works with industry news, sifting through press releases in addition to moderating website comments.
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Farouk
Farouk
4 hours ago

Whilst Israel gets all the news coverage, overnight the Ukrainians appear to have shot down a IL 22 command aircraft and a A50 AWACs.

Cymbeline
Cymbeline
3 hours ago
Reply to  Farouk

That would be a major blow to Moscow if correct. Lets hope those crew completed their parachute training .

Jacko
Jacko
2 hours ago
Reply to  Farouk

The war zone and defence blog are reporting this👍Hopefully it gets confirmed.

John Boulton
John Boulton
2 hours ago

The ideology in the Middle East is: “Israel should not exist”. You can wipe out Hamas but you cannot wipe out their mediaeval ideology. Iran has openly stated that they will not rest until they have wiped Israel from the face of the planet. This is always going to be a problem, in the past, now, and in the future; no matter the immediate outcome. This has been so ever since the break-up of the twelve tribes of Israel, and will continue to be so until such time as Israel ‘does not exist’. This historic squabble is all so stupidly… Read more »

Cymbeline
Cymbeline
2 hours ago
Reply to  John Boulton

The whole Middle East is such a tangled web. Iran of course pulling most if the strings, It would take a major policy shift from them in a first step to any sort of peaceful resolution in the region.

Bringer of facts
Bringer of facts
1 hour ago
Reply to  John Boulton

Even if Israel disappeared tomorrow there would not be any peace in that part of the world. The tribal/religious infighting seems deeply embedded in their culture

Cymbeline
Cymbeline
43 minutes ago

I don’t see Israel going down without using all options against any state that would leave large parts of the ME uninhabitable.

John Clark
John Clark
17 minutes ago

If there was no Israel tomorrow, it would simply revert to Arabs against Persians and double down on the eternal Sunni and Shia (and all the various offshoots) squabbling and bun fighting….

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
10 minutes ago

It’s interesting that similar scenarios were spoken of back in Roman times, indeed one interesting perspective I read by a historian studying how the relatively small forces that kept calm in Roman parts of the Middle East was greatly due to protection of the trade routes greatly encouraging further supportive layers of control from Merchants/traders down through local warlords/rulers to the general population seeing the mutual benefit to all in subjugating widespread thoughts of persuing disruptive violent conflict, outside of the minority. As that fragile control declined however that balance collapsed and the region again became notorious for endless conflict… Read more »

Jonathan
Jonathan
31 minutes ago

Interesting report from the BBC on the intel failure around the Hamas attacks, it seems that there were lots of indications it was going to happen but that nothing was done..seems to be that the Netanyahu government did not have a lot of respect for their enemies capabilities and did not listen or see the evidence something was happening. I would not hold out much hope for his party holding power after 2026.

ChariotRider
ChariotRider
12 minutes ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Hi Jonathan, I read that report as well. What struck me was the the lookouts posted on the border were all young women, 19 to early twenties, and that they were “unarmed”. So not only were their intelligence reports falling between the cracks (or being ignored) they were not able to defend themselves when Hamas came through the fence. These soldiers were brave indeed staying at their posts, filing their reports and knowing that something was in the wind with no way of defending themselves… Awful for the families. At the end of the day this war, like all wars,… Read more »

Simon
Simon
2 minutes ago

Whilst countries fully have right to defend against attack the Israeli response is playing out woefully bad and uk is having to stay quiet.