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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.

President Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (Photo: AP)

Assessing the Damage: The Implications of the Leaked Intel for Israel

In his weekly column, Amir Rapaport discusses the intelligence information that had originated in Israel and subsequently shared by US President Donald Trump with the Russians: what is the truth regarding this affair, which reports were exaggerated and what are the implications for Israel?

An Elbit gun at the exhibition complementing the 2nd Ground Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun (Photo: Giiad Kavalerchik)

The New IDF Gun Shifts into High Gear

Amir Rapaport visited Elbit Systems' plant in Yokne'am, where the new mega-project of the IDF Ground Arm has been set in motion, and spoke to Elbit Systems' VP Land & C4I Systems, Boaz Cohen, about his division's primary growth engines: guns and robotics

The David's Sling system (Photo: United States Missile Defense Agency / Wikipedia)

Israel's Multi-Tier Missile Defense Revolution

The new development of the Arrow-III missile defense system is intended to engage ballistic missiles outside of the Earth's atmosphere, and augments Israel's multi-tier theater defense system. A peek into the impressive arsenal of Israel's defense industries in Amir Rapaport's weekly column

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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