Maj. Gen. (Res.) Shlomo Gazit served as Head of the IDF GHQ Intelligence Division immediately following the 1973 Yom-Kippur War. He took part in the peace talks with Egypt, served as President of the Ben-Gurion University and as Director General of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Today he is a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).
Given the complex reality around us, we should reconsider whether the almost-automatic response of an Israeli strike after an enemy missile attack is really the appropriate course of action. A column by the former head of Israeli Military Intelligence