Bill planned to replace the Tal Law, which was recently declared unconstitutional by the High Court of Justice.
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.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant remains quiet about his failed appointment as IDF chief and says seven good years of Israel's security are about to end.
Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff return with their newly relaunched blog to explore the Mideast conflict, primarily from a security-diplomatic perspective; in his latest post, Harel says security establishment's failings bode ill for future Israeli military operations.
Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff return with their newly relaunched blog to explore the Mideast conflict, primarily from a security-diplomatic perspective; in his latest post, Harel elucidates the controvesy miring the defense establishment - a battle that has nothing to do with Iran, Syria or Hamas.
IDF says overall enlistment to technical units has declined by a few thousand every year since the middle of the previous decade.
Military drawing up plans for mass recruitment of ultra-Orthodox men after successor to Tal Law goes into effect.
Conversation which took place shortly after the forged document was published in August 2010, shows Gabi Ashkenazi and Col. Erez Weiner appear to have coordinated their response.
High Court justices set a potential timetable for the final report on the affair, which Lindenstrauss announced he intends to try to publish before he leaves office on July 3.
Court to hear Erez Weiner's request for access to all material from probe.
The revelation that a new malware virus has been targeting Iran's nuclear program has led to speculation about Israel's involvement.