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 "Red with Shame" report, as exclusively obtained by Israel Defense

“Red with Shame”: top IDF officer submits Chief of Staff strong-worded report on corruption and value erosion in the Israeli army

The Chief of Staff received an additional report, about the US army – which he ordered to be distributed to relevant parties, contrary to the IDF report. IDF spokesperson: “We will not elaborate on private conversations between the Chief of Staff and his subordinates”

"We won't let Iran go nuclear". This iconic picture was taken in 2012. Has the time come to change the paradigm? Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo 

The Israeli security paradigms that need to be broken in 5782

Iran, the war between wars, management of the conflict, the people's army, and the future of Israel's defense companies: a column by Amir Rapaport on the challenges of the year that has just started 

Photo: Haim Zach, GPO

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