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Ehud Eilam

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Ehud Eilam (PhD) is the representative of Israeldefense magazine in the USA.
 
He used to work for Israel’s Ministry of Defense. His email: [email protected]

Israeli forces in Lebanon, 2006 (Photo: AP)

What Will the Next Israel-Hezbollah War Look Like?

The next round between Israel and Hezbollah might be much more destructive than the 2006 war, as the IDF would face a stronger, bigger adversary than it was twelve years ago. Analysis by Dr. Ehud Eilam

From the Or Hadagan drill on Israel's northern border (Photo: IDF)

Israel vs. Iran and Hezbollah: Towards a Military Clash?

Against the backdrop of the largest IDF exercise in the past two decades that was held during the past 10 days along Israel's northern border, Ehud Eilam considers the possibility of another confrontation between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah

Israeli PM Netanyahu with Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)

The Frail Israeli-Egyptian Defense Relations

With a history of animosity and conflicts in the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptians now maintain close defense ties with Israel, as both sides share two common enemies: Hamas and ISIS

UN peacekeepers and Israeli soldiers patrol the border with Syria (Photo: AP)

Israel and the Civil War in Syria

During the 1973 war, Syria attempted to recapture the Golan Heights from Israel but failed. Since then, both countries have refrained from reigniting the war. As the war in Syria rages on, would the Israeli-Syrian front remain quiet?

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: AP)

The Israeli-Palestinian Collision Course

Dr. Ehud Eilam discusses the tension between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and explains why it would be in the interest of both parties to avoid another confrontation in the West Bank

Palestinian Hamas security forces (Photo: AP)

Future Confrontations with Hamas & Hezbollah

The primary challenge IDF will face in the coming years will consist of hybrid opponents, namely – non-state organizations that had developed military strength combining guerrilla tactics and regular armed forces, notably Hamas and Hezbollah