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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.

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with the head of the Mossad, David Barnea

The Mossad is hoping for a little quiet as new era dawns

Why did the interview given by Yossi Cohen to Ilana Dayan spark anger? Will the Mossad carry out fewer "daring operations" under Barnea? And who is expected to be selected soon as the next head of the ISA? A column by Amir Rapaport

The percentage of precision munitions out of the total munitions used in recent conflicts. Source: Israel Defense 

Are our munitions in Gaza too precise?

The use of very precise munitions on the battlefield has limitations that need to be considered. The IDF is not on the way to subduing Hamas. An observation by Amir Rapaport

The city of Ashkelon is seen after a Hamas rocket hit an oil tank at the Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures facility on Monday. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Who will emerge triumphant in the 2021 Gaza war?

The "Guardian of the Walls" war started at a high level of intensity, and therefore it will be shorter than wars in the past. Towards the end of the war's first week, Hamas used its advantage of surprise to the fullest while Israel made a series of errors, but from now on Israel's great military advantage is expected to set the tone unless the war spreads to additional fronts. A column by Amir Rapaport 

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes part in a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Spin and truth about Israel's agreement with the UAE

Things seen from New York during another eventful week in the new world. A weekly column by Amir Rapaport 

Firefighters extinguish the blaze following the explosion in Dolat, Iran, this week. Photo: WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Cyber, deterrence, and the rules of the game

What are the latest developments in the cyber war between Iran and Israel? How is it connected to the strange security-related incident in Har Dov? And to China? A weekly column by Amir Rapaport. 

A coronavirus testing station in Jerusalem. Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Considerable Likelihood of an Attack on Israel Soon 

Also: You won't believe the reason that the Israeli vaccine for COVID-19 is being delayed, and how it happened that the Home Front Command finally started to work. A weekly column by Amir Rapaport.