Amir Rapaport 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.

"War progresses Longitudinally and Laterally"
Brig. Gen. (res.) Alon Friedman, Head of the new Infantry Warfare Administration at IMI, speaks about weapon systems nfor the tactical echelon and the recent comeback of mortars. Exclusive interview
Amir Rapaport
16/10/2014
The Effective Way for Destructing Tunnels that the IDF has "Forgotten"
Exposed: A day before the end of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF "revealed" an effective practice for the destruction of tunnels. IsraeDefense reveals that this solution was developed 12 years ago at the request of the Ministry of Defense, yet had been forgotten over time
Amir Rapaport
29/9/2014
Technology enables us to Reach Enormous Air Strike Output Rates
Operation Protective Edge showcased various new intelligence gathering, C3 and precision attack technologies. Yuval Miller, heading the new Air & C4ISR Systems Sector at Rafael, in a first exclusive interview
Amir Rapaport
24/9/2014
Debriefing "Hannibal Directive" Incident in Rafah: Conclusions and Unanswered Questions
According to the investigation 41 Palestinians were killed, not 130 as claimed in Gaza. In addition, it is still unclear what happened to the body of late officer Lt. Hadar Goldin
Amir Rapaport
22/9/2014
The IDF's Force Build-Up Pursuant to Operation Protective Edge
As the battles subside, the process of drawing the lessons from the fighting that took place in the Gaza Strip has begun. The victory notwithstanding, the IDF must re-examine some concepts, notably the duration of the campaign and the issue of the ground maneuver and how to enhance it
Amir Rapaport
18/9/2014
"The Operational Effectiveness of the C4I Systems is Evident by Now”
Haim Delmar, VP of C4I at Elbit Systems, in a first exclusive interview: “The greatest challenge is delivering the knowledge all the way down to the tactical echelons on the ground, in real time”
Amir Rapaport
14/9/2014
Everyone Wants Assad to Survive
How the wheel turns: Commentary by Amir Rappaport on the tensed situation in the Northern front of the State Israel. The fighting continues. Who is helping Assas?
Amir Rapaport
2/9/2014
"In the present era, the importance of Mossad and ISA is growing"
Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Intelligence, Strategic Affairs and International Relations speaks to Israel Defense about the Israeli intelligence services and about recent developments in the Middle East. Exclusive
Amir Rapaport
31/8/2014
Haven't Gone All Out and Crazy
Commentary: Hamas was severely beaten in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, but the tests regarding security and defense the State of Israel is expected to face may be more difficult than the operation in itself
Amir Rapaport
27/8/2014
Chief of Staff Approved Second Generation "Tzayad" Program
The acquiring process of second-generation C2 systems has begun, as part of the "Network IDF" program. Emphasis will be placed on information fusion within the tactical level
Amir Rapaport
26/8/2014
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