New Israel Defense Issue: Redrawing the map of the Middle East?

In issue 27: An exclusive fascinating interview with Ram Ben-Barak, Director General of the Ministry for Intelligence Affairs, Col. (res.) Pesach Malovany outlines the Shi'ite-Sunni confrontation, and an inside look of the intelligence gathering effort for Operation Opera in Iraq

A new issue of Israel Defense magazine has been recently published. Issue 27 revolves the challenges of intelligence in light of the changing realities of the region, and the possibility that the borders of the Middle East will be redefined. The new issue will reach subscribers and bookstores in the coming days.

In this issue: An exclusive fascinating interview with Ram Ben-Barak, Director General of the Ministry for Intelligence Affairs, about the implications of the agreement with Iran, the Sunni-Shi'ite war and the difficulties encountered by Hezbollah, the relations between the intelligence agencies of Israel and his own aspirations to become the next Director of the Mossad.

The commander of the IDF Jerusalem Brigade in an exclusive interview with Or Heller about the training and the challenges of the fighting in the north opposite the Hezbollah organization, which acquired substantial combat experience over the course of four years of fighting in Syria, and on ground maneuver in asymmetrical warfare.

Col. (res.) Pesach Malovany tries to draw the map of clashes between various Islamic factions in the Middle East – Will the Shi'ite-Sunni battles raging on Syrian soil decide the outcome of the struggle between the aspiring leaders of the region?

A first-ever exclusive interview with the Chairman of Rafael's Board of Directors, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Itzhak (Itzik) Gat, about the Company's strategy and the recent suspension of the CEO Didi Ya'ari.

Or Heller reviews IDF's Special Forces units – inside looks into Israel's elite units.

Not only Iran aspires to develop nuclear weapons – Special article reviewing Turkey's investment in its defense industry, space industry, civilian nuclear projects and missile technology, along with its aspirations for regional hegemony, raises some tough questions

Vice President of IMI, Meir Oren, in an exclusive interview on the company's privatization process. All you ever wanted to know about the process and who is meanwhile in a race to acquire the company

Small arms and tactics: Interview with CEO of Camero on the growing use of its handheld Radar system, that entered service with IDF during Operation Protective Edge

And the intelligence gathering effort for Operation Opera in Iraq: Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Rafael Ofek gives a behind-the-scenes account of the intensive effort that led to the elimination of Iraq's Tammuz-1 nuclear reactor by IAF in June 1981.

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