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 IAF strike against the Syrian SAM battery is an element of Israel's strategy of countering the empowerment efforts of potential enemies without escalating into an all-out war; in the Far East, the first indications are emerging of a nuclear arms race that could spread to the Middle East; also: does the Palestinian reconciliation present an opportunity, the Israeli public announcements notwithstanding? Amir Rapaport's weekly column
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot has entered the final stretch of his tenure as IDF Chief of Staff. Amir Rapaport presents an interim balance sheet of Eizenkot's term in office: he manages to steer the giant ship of the IDF between internal organizational faults and major defense challenges
The Israeli section at the DSEI 2017 in London draws special attention among visitors to the fair. Some 20 Israeli exhibitors take part in this event, regarded as one of the most important international events among Israeli defense industries. Amir Rapaport reports from London
As the investigation into the "Case 3000 Affair" intensifies and suspicions of corruption continue to surface, chances increase that within months, new regulations will be consolidated that would change the "rules of the game" for the Israeli defense industries. Amir Rapaport's weekly column
Lior Lotan resigned last week from his position as coordinator of government POW and MIA activities. Amir Rapaport's weekly column is devoted to the former officer of Sayeret Matkal who served in this position in the past three years, and to the future of the contacts pertaining to the MIAs
Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to Russia earlier this week was designed as an attempt to counter the growing Iranian threat to Israel by utilizing Putin's clout in the region. Amir Rapaport's weekly column goes behind the scenes of the intriguing meeting between the two leaders
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the identity of the new Head of the National Security Council. After many years of clandestine service with the ISA, Meir Ben-Shabbat has stepped into the limelight. Amir Rapaport's weekly column
The optimism that blossomed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel might soon be replaced by concerns among the Israeli defense industries. Also, what will be the future of the Israeli space program and what lessons must be learned from the Hebron shooting incident? Amir Rapaport's weekly column
Was it really impossible to predict the response throughout the Arab world to the deployment of the metal detector portals on the Temple Mount? In his weekly column, Amir Rapaport discusses the Temple Mount riots, the political crisis with Jordan, and the progress made by the Israeli intelligence agencies in dealing with "individual terrorists"