Senior Israeli defense official Amos Gilad's decisive assessment of the regime in Cairo as a 'terrible dictatorship' is premature.
Amos Harel is one of Israel's leading media experts on military and defense issues. He has been the military correspondent and defense analyst for Haaretz for the last 12 years. In this role, he has written extensively about Israel's ongoing fight against terrorist organizations, its battles during the Palestinian Intifadah (uprising) and the last war in Lebanon.
Prior to his current position, Harel, 41, spent four years as night editor for the Haaretz Hebrew print edition, and from 1999-2005 was the anchorman on a weekly Army Radio program about defense issues. He also frequently appears in the Israeli and foreign media as a military pundit.
Along with Avi Issacharoff, Harel co-wrote "The Seventh War: How we won and why we lost the war with the Palestinians", a 2004 book about the second Intifadah. The book- a best-seller in Israel - has been translated into French and Arabic, and won the prestigious Chechic award in 2005, for outstanding security research.
Harel and Issacharoff's second book, "34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah and the War in Lebanon", about the war of 2006 was published in Hebrew in January 2008, and also became a best-seller. It was published in English, by Palgrave-Macmillan Books, in April 2008. "34 Days" also won the Chechic award in 2009.
Harel is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, with a bachelor's degree in Law. He is married with three children and lives in Hod Hasharon, in central Israel.
Amos Gilad described Morsi's government as a 'terrible dictatorship,' but stressed that Israel must safeguard the peace treaty with Egypt 'at any cost.'
Days after Ehud Barak said an attack on Iran could be postponed by 8 to 10 months Iran's atomic agency chief says Tehran 'is completing its nuclear activities regardless of the negative Western media speculation.'
IDF says it expects number of exemptions for ultra-Orthodox to continue rising, unless government decides to draft them; in 2011, a quarter of all draft-eligible Israeli males received exemptions from military service for various reasons.
Escalation on Israel's southern border may eventually become a political risk for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Fighting for his life, Syrian President Bashar Assad exports bloody clashes to Lebanon, while Hezbollah status deteriorates.
Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz is accused of launching an effort to prevent the appointment of Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant as Israel Defense Forces chief of staff.
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In new academic study examining complex relations between IDF and Jewish settlers in the West Bank, soldiers speak with unusual candor about the dilemmas they face while serving.
The elite company would be attached to an armored brigade and composed of outstanding members of the already existing Nahal Haredi battalion.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman's visit will be his second this year; will also meet with senior Israeli officials.