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Amir Rapaport

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Mr. Amir Rapaport is the founder and Editor in Chief of IsraelDefense Magazine - an international magazine on Israeli military and defense affairs. He is a former military correspondent and commentator, an author and research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) of Bar-Ilan University.

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The New Rules of the Game in Syria

The clashing inter-state interests in Syria heat up the northern front and present new challenges for Israel. Meanwhile, another major defense transaction with Germany gets into trouble. Amir Rapaport's weekly column

PM Netanyahu with the IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eizenkot and former Minister of Defense Ya'alon (Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO)

A Different Ending to the Case that Tore Apart the IDF

In his weekly column, Amir Rappaport reveals an alternative scenario to the Elor Azaria affair. Also: the implications of the leaked CIA hacking tools and the battle behind the IMI privatization process

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A Hot Winter on Both Fronts

The war against ISIS in Sinai is escalating, and in the north, Hezbollah continues its rearmament efforts. Meanwhile, a historic ruling in the generation-old dispute between Sayeret Matkal and YAMAM is imminent. Amir Rapaport's weekly column  

PM Netanyahu boards the navy ship INS Eilat (Photo: AP)

Not Just Submarines: The "IDF Navy Affair"

The submarine procurement investigation is evolving into an elaborate affair. Also: what Netanyahu could have asked from Trump with regard to Iran, and why the IDF is among the world's least professional military organizations. Amir Rapaport's weekly column

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis (Photo: AP)

A New Era

In his weekly column, Amir Rapaport discusses the sharp shift in US policy toward Iran. Meanwhile, Israel enters a new era in air defense and appoints new senior defense officials  

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"Attack the Cyber Enemy in their Burrows"

Exclusive: in anticipation of the CyberTech 2017 Conference, Israel Defense paid a rare visit to the cyber warfare facilities of the Israel Security Agency (ISA) and spoke with the "certified hackers" of the State of Israel

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Exclusive: Rare Visit to ISA's Cyber Division

In anticipation of the CyberTech 2017 Conference, Israel Defense visited the cyber warfare facilities of the Israel Security Agency. "We have established a single cyber branch that would function as a powerful fist," says the ISA

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The Truth behind Hamas' Cyber Warfare

Hamas operatives successfully managed to hack the cell phones of dozens of IDF soldiers. However, Amir Rapaport suggests that we take Hamas' cyber capabilities in the right perspective. Additionally: what is the real extent of ISIS activity in Israel?