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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.

DMZ Zone between North and South Korea (Photo: AP(

The Volatile Potential of the Tensions in the Far East

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

Rafael CEO Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Har Even, center, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Shmuel Olansky, left, and guest at Rafael's booth at DSEI 2017 (Photo: Israel Defense)

Major Israeli Presence at DSEI 2017

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

Israeli submarine (Photo: Ariel Shalit, AP)

Will the Submarine Affair Affect Israel's Defense Industries?

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

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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

The SkEye system mounted on board a Hermes 900 UAV (Photo: Elbit Systems)

The Next Revolution: Automatic Handling of Information

An exclusive interview with Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems' EVP & GM ISTAR Division, about the future of intelligence/surveillance systems and UAVs, including revelations regarding new developments

Indian PM Narendra Modi and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during Modi's visit to Israel (Photo: AP)

A Cold Wind from India Threatens Indo-Israeli Defense Ties

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

Hamas officers carry a model of the Al-Aqsa Mosque while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine (Photo: AP)

The Temple Mount Crisis: Is the Worst Still to Come?

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"