The IDF will only be able to buy a limited quantity of anti-missile systems, unless it opts to devote its entire budget to the purchase of defensive missiles.
U.S. security officials look at national security as a whole and do not shrink from challenging the military, while Israeli defense ministers represent the IDF.
'You have to understand that the progressive forces in the Arab world, those that support having a visible relationship with Israel, cannot reach out to it until the Palestinian problem is resolved,' said one Jordanian official.
Prime Minister Netanyahu should stop fear-mongering and offer a new vision for dealing with a nuclear Iran.
In spite of its statutory role, the Knesset Committee has no bearing on foreign affairs and defense policies and isn’t involved in important decisions.
Strategic benefits that Israel would reap from the signing of a peace agreement with the Palestinians far outweigh the security rationale for continued Israeli control of Jordan Valley.
The two countries had planned to create a joint airport. Instead, Israel could be creating serious safety problems.
The operational capabilities of Israel's missile systems have not been proven and relying on them in a war would be a grave error.
In the West, the Israeli prime minister is seen as a troublemaker, trying to sabotage the best opportunity for U.S.-Iran rapprochement since the 1979 revolution.
It’s not possible to adhere to the nuclear ambiguity policy forever. It’s probably only a matter of time before the U.S. will also insist that Israel changes its policy.
Emergency situations require coordination between a very large number of institutions, but the complexity of this coordination does not justify the failure of all governments over the last two decades to solve the problem.
The future of all of us depends on the decision of one man who, unlike in his previous government has no experienced ministers to discuss strategic matters with, acts in an isolation that is anything but splendid.
Thus the debate on the defense budget every year in the government and the Knesset is fundamentally flawed because the IDF distorts the figures its presents to the government and the Knesset.
It's hard to believe that Iran has an interest in being sent back to the Middle Ages. Reports on Israel Radio are making that clear.
An article in Foreign Policy reveals that in the 1960s, Israel bought from Argentina between 80 and 100 tons of 'yellowcake'; essential to fueling a nuclear reactor and can also be used to produce plutonium.
Nitzan Alon, the Israeli general responsible for the West Bank, is warning about a possible third intifada.
The IDF in one breath turned the civil war in Syria into a major threat justifying an increase to the defense budget, even though the war there actually removes the threat of a war against the crumbling Syrian army.
Israel is closely following U.S. activity regarding Syria after the regime there crossed a red line. If the U.S. fails to act, it will be hard for Israel to believe that it will follow through on its commitment to thwart Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
In Ya’alon’s view, we don’t understand the only way to deal with the Palestinians is to hit them again and again, to strengthen Israel’s deterrence and 'sear their consciousness.’
While IDF figures put the Iron Dome missile defense system's success rate at 84 percent, three scientists claim the real figure could be much lower than that.
The IDF is too big and too well equipped with expensive weapons that were developed to counter threats that are no longer relevant.
Iron Dome cannot protect Sderot and the communities around the Gaza Strip. Everyone should know it, not only the nine people sitting in a Kiryat Gat courtroom.
The greatest challenge facing the next defense minister: to divert Netanyahu from the path that leads to an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear installations.
The framework defining the relations between the commander of the army and the government, prime minister and defense minister, is unclear and subject to interpretation.
Just as at Lake Success the State of Israel was founded 65 years ago, so at the UN building in New York the Palestinian state was founded two weeks ago.
Now that the explosions have stopped, we are obligated to delve into the truth behind Operation Pillar of Defense.
Yes, we should be pleased; we should also be proud and grateful. The crowing, however, is a little exaggerated.
The time has come to stop being afraid and demand that the Skyguard laser system and the Vulcan Phalanx artillery system be flown to Israel immediately and positioned alongside the communities in southern Israel.
The IDF has still not found a solution to the rockets being fired from Gaza into southern Israel - around 1,000 in this year alone.
What ought to be most worrisome about the UAV affair is the depiction of this failure as a success - the IDF and the air force are being praised for a superb performance, though no one is investigating or asking questions.