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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.

PM Netanyahu's presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)

The Iranian-Israeli Confrontation: Q&A

The implications of the recent unveiling of the Iranian nuclear documents, along with the repeated attacks against select objectives in Syria, are not clear yet. In his weekly column, Amir Rapaport attempts to answer some of the pressing questions as yet another tense week draws to an end

PM Netanyahu leads a security cabinet tour in the Golan Heights, earlier this year (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

The Weaknesses in Israel's Policy for the Northern Theater

The tension in the north has broken all past records this week, with the US threatening to attack in Syria following the chemical attack against the rebel strongholds and the strike attributed to Israel against the Syrian airbase T4. The confrontation with Russia, into which Israel seems to be drawn, does not help the situation. Amir Rapaport's weekly column

Photo: IDF

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