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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Deceptive Calm in the North; a Quiet Revolution in IDF

The deceptive calm on the northern front and the Gaza front, the quiet revolution the IDF is undergoing in the field of cyber and the controversy regarding the relocation of the intelligence complex to the Negev region – all in Amir Rapaport's weekly column

L-R: IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Lieberman (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, IMOD)

The Questions Arising from the First Combat Encounter between Iran & Israel

Was the decision to directly attack an Iranian target planned and made in advance? Why was the ground control trailer of the Iranian drone attacked by fighter aircraft rather than by stand-off high-precision missiles? Is the peak of this period of tension already behind us? Amir Rapaport attempts to provide answers in his weekly column

From the Israeli cabinet's visit to IDF Northern Command (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, IMOD)

Northern Front Warming Up; Unrest in Palestinian Sector

The firm messages conveyed to Syria, Iran and Hezbollah and the visit by the Israeli cabinet to IDF Northern Command notwithstanding, current intelligence appraisals are concerned about the volatility of the Palestinian front. Meanwhile, in far-away Singapore, Israeli authorities have begun concluding a particularly successful year for Israeli defense exports. Amir Rapaport's Weekly Column

From the announcement ceremony (Photo: Amir Rapaport)

ST Engineering to Invest $20M in Joint Venture with SatixFy

ST Electronics and SatixFy UK will establish a joint venture company to develop a satellite antenna system that delivers enhanced in-flight connectivity (IFC) for commercial aviation. The announcement was made during the Singapore Airshow

The tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel, near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim (Photo: AP)

True & False Regarding the Tunnels

The on-going public discourse regarding the underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip still contains question marks and disinformation. In his weekly column, Amir Rapaport attempts to put everything into order

The Israel-Gaza border (Photo: AP)

The Riots in Iran, the Drone Threat from Gaza & the Disappointment from India

Will the recent events in Iran bring about a change in the Islamic Republic? In Israel, specialists are racking their brains in an attempt to find a solution for the new threat from the Gaza Strip. Also, the disappointment from India regarding the defense procurement transactions is growing. Amir Rapaport's weekly column

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The Hottest Fronts of 2018

As the end of 2017 approaches, Amir Rapaport lays out Israel's security challenges in the coming year, as well as its opportunities in the turbulent Middle East. Special column

Lieberman, Eizenkot and Zamir (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, IMOD)

A Storm in a Teacup

What stands behind the media storm regarding the meeting between IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak? Who was the actual intended audience of the things the ISA Chief said at the Knesset's Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee? And why has the IDF failed in the integration of women in the IAF flying course? Amir Rapaport's weekly column