Speaking at an Independence Day reception, Ehud Barak says nuclear Iran will awaken a race toward nuclear armament in the region, nuclear technology could end up in the hands of terror groups.
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.
Gantz says the international pressure on Iran, in the form of diplomatic and economic sanctions, is beginning to bear fruit.
In three years, thanks to the cancellation of the Tal Law allowing Haredi exemption from the military, the first cohort of ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers will officially conclude their service. Or not.
Egypt's move to terminate deal is another reflection of the country's chaotic situation on eve of presidential elections, and may also constitute economic suicide.
The ship was intercepted near the northern coast of Israel, on suspicion that it was carrying arms destined for the Gaza Strip.
IDF spokesman says ship was seized about 160 sea miles off the Israeli coast; troops said to be conducting 'very thorough search of its cargo.'
In special Israel Independence Day interview with Haaretz, Benny Gantz says state should work to include ultra-Orthodox conscripts in more effective ways.
Grilling of Top Palestinian Militant Exposes Arafat's Link to Terror Attacks on Israelis, Papers Show
Transcripts of the Shin Bet interrogations of the cagily ambivalent Marwan Barghouti a decade ago show the former PLO leader avoided taking responsibility for terror attacks during the second intifada while bankrolling them.
Records surface of the 2002 Shin Bet investigation of former Fatah leader who was jailed ten years ago; investigators pressured Barghouti to provide them with the 'smoking gun' against former Palestinian PM Arafat.
In their support of Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, who slammed his rifle into the face of a Danish protester, right-wing leaders wronged thousands of religious soldiers and officers.