Israel's Rise to Regional Prominence

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman - Israel's standing in world affairs is unprecedented in its reach and influence. One reason stems from the growing sense that the world is a more dangerous place than many had hoped it would be in the post-Cold War era. This sense was first triggered by Islamist terrorism and later by Russian invasions into neighboring countries. Israel's security-oriented policies, once derided as irrelevant in our times, are becoming better understood against this background. Israel's most valuable asset is its demonstrated willingness to act to oppose Iran's revolutionary ideology. Its relentless Campaign Between the Wars has been conducted mainly by the Israeli air force and backed by highly penetrating intelligence on Iranian activities in the region. This campaign has the effect of continuing to draw Arab states toward Israel. The writer, vice president of the JISS, held senior posts in IDF Military Intelligence for over 20 years.

2022-05-09 00:00:00

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