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The Curious Case of Ex-Shin Bet Chief Avi Dichter

There is little doubt that Avi Dichter was an outstanding intelligence chief and a fierce warrior on terror. It is equally clear that he subsequently became a mediocre politician. Now that he has been appointed as Israel’s deputy defense minister,…

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Ongoing Settler Attacks on IDF Alienating Israelis

Continued settler attacks on soldiers could gravely undermine the future of the settlement project. The settlers have always struggled to win the hearts of most Israelis, and images of youngsters confronting troops are hardly helping the cause. On Thursday, an…

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Israeli War Preparations Move Into High Gear

The Israel Defense Forces accelerated their preparations for war in recent months, Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi told journalists this week. The situation on Israel’s northern and southern borders is “tense and fragile” and could spark a military clash, he…