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.

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"

Test-launch of the Arrow missile (Photo: IAI)

"Keeping One Step Ahead of the Next Threat"

In a special interview to Israel Defense, Yossi Weiss, CEO of IAI, talks about the past year of Israel's largest defense company as well as its latest technological developments and gives an inside look at the intricate relationships within the Israeli defense industry

 PM Netanyahu with PM Modi (Photo: AP)

The Indian Connection: PM Modi's Contribution to Israeli Defense Sales

Israeli defense industries have been overwhelmed with inquiries following the visit of the Indian Prime Minister; the tension between the Koreas can have an effect on the Middle East; and will this summer pass quietly, without an armed confrontation? Amir Rapaport's weekly column

Visitors at the Paris Air Show (Photo: AP)

Between Paris & Tel-Aviv

The inefficacy of the French soldiers in Paris, the flight demonstration of the F-35 and the Israeli SkEye system. Amir Rapaport devotes his weekly column to impressions from the Paris Air Show