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Amos Harel

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.

25 August 2019 05:27 PM

Iran Wanted Revenge Over Iraq Strike. Israel Foiled It – for Now

​Israel and Iran find themselves once again, for the third time in a year and a half, in a round of exchanged blows and revenge-fueled assaults that in extreme circumstances, which could deteriorate into a broader conflict. But this time, as opposed to the tension that played out between February and May of last year, the clashes span a larger area, which according to media reports stretches beyond Syria, to Iraq and Lebanon as well.

12 November 2018 07:45 PM

What Israel thinks the US is trying to achieve with renewed Iran sanctions

US may be trying to force Tehran into reopening the nuclear deal, or affect regime change. Either way, the pressure is leading Iran to make grave mistakes in Europe

11 March 2018 06:55 PM

Israel and Iran Back on Collision Course in the North

Two powerful yet contradictory trends are all but fated to collide: Iran’s insistence on establishing a military presence in Syria, and Israel’s insistence on preventing it