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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.

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. 

Cyberbit CEO Adi Dar. Photo provided by the company

Five Years Later with Adi Dar

An exclusive conversation between Amir Rapaport and Cyberbit CEO following the recent $70M Charlesbank investment

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The Breakout of a New Kind of War

The recent cyberattack against water supply installations in Israel, attributed to Iran, is an incident of global security significance whose importance cannot be overstated. Why? Questions and answers about the scarcely-reported but immensely important incident. Amir Rapaport talks to Arik Brabbing.

Would Hezbollah retaliate for the alleged Israeli attack? Hassan Nasrallah (Photo: AP)

Between Beirut and Baghdad

Iran's precision missile project is, apparently, the common denominator between the mysterious explosions in Iraq and Lebanon, attributed to Israel. Could retaliatory actions by Hezbollah or Iran lead to a regional war? And how could the Iranian Foreign Minister's visit to the G7 summit affect Israel? Special column by Amir Rapaport