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The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s next?

The Middle East is brutal, repressive and culturally Islamist. Regional powers, including Israel, must guarantee stability together Op-ed.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s next?

'I persuaded Prime Minister Netanyahu to purchase submarines'

Former National Security Adviser rejects the claims by the opposition regarding the sale of submarines to Egypt.

'I persuaded the PM to purchase submarines'

Former National Security Council head warns there's no solution for 2 million Palestinians

Yaakov Amidror, former National Security Council head, warns full sovereignty may cost too much, urges sovereignty only for Jordan Valley.

'Sovereignty plan has no solution for two million Palestinians'

'ISIS has no operational capabilities left'

Former National Security Adviser says elimination of ISIS leader is mainly symbolic.

'ISIS has no operational capabilities left'

'There is no real argument about the need to react'

Former national security adviser believes that the elections will not be a factor in determining the response to the rocket fire from Gaza.

'There is no real argument about the need to react'

Iron Dome battery deployed in central Israel

In light of security tensions on Syrian border in north and Gaza border in south, Iron Dome battery deployed in Gush Dan.

Iron Dome battery deployed in central Israel

Iranians 'far from realizing their plans in Syria'

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror tells A7: 'Iranians have missiles in Syria, if there's war they'll use large part against State of Israel.'

Iranians 'far from realizing their plans in Syria'

Israeli general warns US withdrawal from Syria is a red flag

Former NSA Yaakov Amidror warns that US pullout from Syria endangers Kurds, empowers Turkey, and sends troubling message to American allies.

Israeli general warns US withdrawal from Syria is a red flag

'Jewish terror more dangerous than Arab terror'

'Attacks by Jewish youths on Arabs undermines Israel's legitimacy,' says National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror.

'Jewish terror more dangerous than Arab terror'

Waiting for Iran's next step

Yaakov Amidror says that Israel still cannot predict how the operation to eradicate Hezbollah's terror tunnels will develop.

Waiting for Iran's next step

"Moscow isn't curtailing Israel’s freedom of action"

Yaakov Amidror talks about the affect of downing of a Russian military plane over Syria during an Israeli air strike on Iranian targets.

"Moscow isn't curtailing Israel’s freedom of action"

'Hamas is a battered organization with limited capabilities'

Former National Security Council Yaakov Amidror says there will be no true agreement signed with Hamas, terror group is not in good position

'Hamas is a battered organization with limited capabilities'

Is Israel not really interested in a ground operation in Gaza?

Yaakov Amidror believes there is a possibility for a large-scale military operation in Gaza, but there is hesitation in decision-making.

Is Israel not really interested in a ground operation in Gaza?

Israel is determined to stop Iran - in any way

Yaakov Amidror, former national security adviser, assesses what will happen after President Trump's decision on the nuclear agreement.

Israel is determined to stop Iran - in any way

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

Brig. Gen. Yaakov Amidror says British forces found assistance from Jewish underground network invaluable in helping to oust Ottomans.

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

'Israel needs to prevent Iran from taking over Syria'

Former National Security Council Head Yaakov Amidror talks about the threat of Iran taking over Syria, turning it into a weapons launchpad.

'Israel needs to prevent Iran from taking over Syria'

Security Cabinet commission issues its recommendations

A special commission charged with examining the work of the Security Cabinet has submitted its recommendations to the Prime Minister.

Security Cabinet commission issues its recommendations

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the lawn” won’t cut it—my challenge to BESA

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the lawn” won’t cut it—my challenge to BESA

Unlearning the Oslo rules of appeasement

Unlearning the Oslo rules of appeasement

Shaked welcomes death of Samir Kuntar

Without claiming Israeli credit for airstrike that killed Samir Kuntar, Justice Minister says it's a 'good thing he met his maker.'

Shaked welcomes death of 'arch-terrorist who killed young girl'

Expert: In 10-15 Years, Iran Will be Stronger

Former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror says deal with the West legitimizes Iran’s military nuclear program.

Expert: In 10-15 Years, Iran Will be Stronger than Ever Before

Expert: ISIS Here to Stay

Gen. Yaakov Amidror argues that Islamic State has become a true Middle Eastern power, but notes it's not a direct threat to Israel - yet.

Former National Security Advisor: ISIS Here to Stay

Netanyahu's Unenviable Choice in Gaza

Israel's former security adviser says that with the destruction of Gaza's tunnels almost complete, the gov't faces a crucial decision.

How Will it End? Bibi's Unenviable Choice

Amidror: Only Retaking Gaza Can Fully Stop Rockets

Former Israeli National Security Adviser estimates that the only to completely stop the rocket fire from Gaza is to retake the region.

Amidror: Only Retaking Gaza Can Fully Stop Rockets

Israel Will Always Live by the Sword, Says Amidror

Former National Security Adviser provides a pessimistic forecast regarding Israel's ability to evade future wars.

Israel Will Always Live by the Sword, Says Amidrorplayer

Rabbis Denounce Pollard Deal

Major Israeli religious figures slam US for holding Pollard "hostage," say releasing terrorists forbidden by the Torah.

Rabbis Denounce Pollard Deal

No Accident that Hezbollah Didn't Receive Missiles

Most Syrian shipments to Hezbollah did not make it and that "wasn’t an accident," says former National Security Adviser.

Amidror: No Accident that Hezbollah Didn't Receive Missiles

Amidror: US Cannot Force Dangerous Deal On Us

Former National Security Adviser speaks about peace talks and Ya'alon's criticism of Kerry, media treatment of Netanyahu.

Amidror: US Cannot Force Dangerous Deal On Us

Amidror: Obama's 'Threat' Becoming Less Credible

Israel’s former national security advisor criticizes Iran deal, says the world has allowed Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Amidror: Obama's 'Military Threat' Becoming Less Credible

Netanyahu's Ex-Aide: Israel Can Stop Iran

There's “no question” that PM Netanyahu would be prepared to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, says former National Security Advisor.

Netanyahu's Ex-Aide: Israel Can Stop Iran 'For a Very Long Time'

Amidror: Iran Must be Stopped, One Way or Another

National Security Council director Yaakov Amidror said that Iran's nuclear program is the single existential threat Israel faces today.

Amidror: Iran Must be Stopped, One Way or Another

Israel to U.S.: Don't Surprise Us with Syria

Outgoing NSC head Amidror asked for heads up on Syria strike during meeting with U.S. counterpart Susan Rice.

Israel to U.S.: Don't Surprise Us with Syria

Israeli Delegation Visits U.S., Meets Susan Rice

Iran and Syria are on the agenda as an Israeli delegation, headed by Israel's national security advisor, arrives in Washington.

Israeli Delegation Visits U.S., Meets Susan Rice

Cabinet Confirms Yossi Cohen to Head NSC

Cohen is the outgoing deputy director of Mossad spy agency.

Cabinet Confirms Yossi Cohen to Head NSC

Turkish Diplomat Underlines Need for Peace

A veteran Turkish diplomat underscores the importance of renewing ties and maintaining peace with Ankara's former ally, Israel.

Exclusive: Turkish Diplomat Points to Need for Peace With Israel

Israel, Turkey Discuss Possible Strike on Iran?

Israeli envoy Yaakov Amidror begins to raise the issue of Iran in delicate talks in Ankara Sunday as negotiations discuss the Mavi Marmara.

Israel, Turkey Quietly Discuss Possible Strike on Iran?

Amidror: Apology Wasn't Made Under U.S. Pressure

National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror confirmed that the situation in Syria was the main reason for Israel’s apology to Turkey.

Amidror: Apology to Turkey Wasn't Made Under U.S. Pressure

Israeli Initiative with Turkey Fails

The head of Israel's National Security Council met a Turkish official in an attempt to restore ties, but to no avail.

Israeli Initiative to Restore Relations with Turkey Fails

Netanyahu: Building Freeze? No Way

Prime Minister denies reports that a freeze is in the cards as Obama prepares to visit.

Netanyahu: Building Freeze? No Way

National Security Advisor Meets U.S. Counterpart

President Barack Obama's national security advisor, Tom Donilon, meet's Israel's Yaakov Amidror at the White House.

Israel's National Security Advisor Meets American Counterpart