Iron Dome missiles intercept rockets fired from Gaza near Sderot, Israel (Photo: AP)

The Dome vs. the Qassam

Amir Rapaport's weekly column examines the lessons to be derived from the most lethal round of fighting the Israeli rear experienced since Operation Protective Edge

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Between 1988 and 2018

What is the difference between the recruitment class of 1988 and that of 2018? Amir Rapaport's weekly column, this time from a very personal point of view  

Israeli forces deployed near the Gaza border (Photo: AP)

On Timing, Consciousness & "Misunderstandings"

This week's events in the Gaza Strip arrived at a strange timing and under equally strange circumstances. What characterizes this particular round against Hamas and what should be expected next? Amir Rapaport’s weekly column

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Cyber, Lies & Elections

Following the recent scandal involving the alleged hacking into Benny Gantz's mobile phone, and in anticipation of future scandals, Amir Rapaport’s special column delves into the truths and lies about cyber and the elections

Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan at the Sochi Summit of February 2019 (Photo: AP)

The Day after Tomorrow

The regional reality after the withdrawal of the US forces from Syria is in the process of being reshaped with Iran, Turkey, and Russia remaining as the primary triangle in the Middle East. Special column by Amir Rapaport on the implications to Israel's national security policy

IDF Chief, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi (Photo: AP)

A Gathering Storm

Three angles on the turbulent first week of Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as IDF Chief of Staff. Amir Rapaport's weekly column

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi (Photo: IDF)

The First Chief of the Fourth Era

Aviv Kochavi plans several revolutions for the IDF, which he has been cooking over the last few years. Amir Rapaport's weekly column provides a sneak peek into his plans

IDF warfighters in training (Photo: IDF)

Ready or Not?

Tempers continued to flare this week in connection with the military's preparedness for war after the IDF committee appointed to look into this matter rejected the conclusions of the Military Ombudsman. Amir Rapaport's weekly column attempts to put some order into the readiness state of the IDF

IDF activity along the Israel-Lebanon border (Photo: AP)

Operation Northern Shield: Q&A

The IDF has launched an operation to uncover and neutralize Hezbollah terror tunnels in the north. Amir Rapaport's weekly column attempts to answer questions arising from the operation: Why now? Is this operation really necessary? And who actually deters the other side more effectively – Israel or Hezbollah?