Amir Eshel is apparently in line to become the air force's next commander. In that capacity, one wonders, will the officer who led the flyby at Auschwitz send his pilots to bomb Natanz?
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.
The one and only Israel-related question on the international agenda these days has to do with Iran: Is Israel planning to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming year?
Head of military intelligence Aviv Kochavi reiterates army estimates that Iran could further enrich that uranium it already has to create 4 atomic bombs.
Researcher at NATO Defense College says nuclear Iran would increase 'subconventional confrontations of 'nuclear hedging' among NATO partners in the region.'
Heron-class unmanned craft goes down during routine flight near town of Gedera, no injuries reported; IDF drone went down in northern Gaza Strip in late 2010.
The state comptroller's draft report on the Harpaz affair - and the media's response - will go a long way toward determining Gabi Ashkenazi's political future.
Interview outlines three categories that will determine whether Israel attacks - Israel's ability to act, international legitimacy for attack, and the need for military action.
In wake of IAF's recommendation to acquire new training jets from Italy, South Korea sweetens terms of counteroffer.
While it's true that Brig.-Gen. Yohanan Locker is Netanyahu's preference, it doesn't mean that he's ultra-hawkish on Iran, nor does it mean Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel is dovish.
Israel is concerned that in the absence of quick moves against Iran, the Iranians will consolidate a sufficient chunk of their nuclear infrastructure at sites better protected against military strikes.