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
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?
How has an operational entanglement led to the resignation of the Minister of Defense and to a resounding Hamas victory, and what really deters Israel? Amir Rapaport's weekly column tackles the burning questions that arise after the dust of war has settled
Defense Minister Lieberman selected Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as his candidate for the next IDF Chief of Staff. What are the challenges facing the new chief? Amir Rapaport analyzes the threats Kochavi will have to address upon assuming office
The events and developments of the last few days indicate that the next war in Gaza will not necessarily be similar to the last rounds of fighting against Hamas. Amir Rapaport's column discusses the possible characteristics of the next confrontation in the south
Eight years after the launching of the cybernetic project that established the State of Israel as a global cyber superpower, a new national plan is currently under development. Its objective is to position Israel within the world's top five artificial intelligence leaders. The path to achieving this goal, at least for now, looks promising
As the Jewish year comes to a close, the IsraelDefense staff picks the most influential or noteworthy people or entities in the defense realm this year. Amir Rapaport chose the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency. Special project
The race for the IDF Chief of Staff's position seems to be progressing "by the book": The Minister of Defense has already interviewed the four candidates, and the Prime Minister will interview them very soon. But contrary to prevailing impressions, the race is not really wide open. Amir Rapaport’s weekly column