Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira

Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira is a senior research associate at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He edited the Jerusalem Center eBook Iran: From Regional Challenge to Global Threat. He served as bureau chief to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the military-secretary to the Prime Minister.

Publications by Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira

Lebanon’s Army and Hizbullah Join Ranks

Risking Lebanon’s future Read More »

Hizbullah’s Golan Heights Front Loses its Leader

What Samir Kuntar was doing in Syria Read More »

Hizbullah’s Golan Heights Front

Hizbullah’s activities on the Golan Heights will likely escalate. Read More »

Iran and Hizbullah Mourn Mughniyeh and Plan Revenge Worldwide

Iran’s top commander in Beirut to deliver a message and a prayer. Read More »

The Attack in the Golan Exposes Iran’s Growing Presence along Israel’s Borders

Three high-ranking Iranian generals on Israel’s Golan front has special meaning. Read More »

The Significance of the First Hizbullah Attack against Israeli Forces since 2006

For the first time since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for an attack against Israeli forces. Read More »

Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria” to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights

“Hizbullah Syria” is a new vehicle for enhanced Iranian subversion in the Golan Heights Read More »

Is Hizbullah about to Withdraw from Syria?

Hizbullah’s military involvement in Syria is now a subject of heated domestic debate in Iran. This debate is being waged against the backdrop of the international refusal to let Iran take part in the Geneva 2 talks on Syria’s future, […] Read More »

Iran Honors Hizbullah Commanders – Further Details

Behind Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s efforts to present a new policy to the United States, which culminated in last November’s Geneva agreement, it appears that Iran is taking steps which point to a lack of any change in its basic […] Read More »

Iran’s New Defense Minister: Behind the 1983 Attack on the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut

The newly-elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has appointed Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan as the new defense minister in place of Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi. The appointment will take effect as soon as it is approved by the Majlis. Brig. […] Read More »

Iran Responds to Europe’s Blacklisting of Hizbullah

The EU’s blacklisting of Hizbullah’s military wing ignores the fact that Hizbullah is a unitary, hierarchical organization. Read More »

Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria

Iran sees the civil war in Syria as a war of survival against a radical Sunni uprising that views Iran and the Shiites as infidels to be annihilated. Read More »

Assassination of Iranian General in Syria

The death in Syria of Gen. Hassan Shateri of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps confirms that elements of the Iranian army are involved in Hizbullah’s activity. Read More »

Hizbullah Threatens to Strike Strategic Israeli Targets
in Response to an Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Iran has given a green light for the immediate use of Hizbullah’s military force against Israel in response to an attack. Read More »

Will Lebanon Help Iran Circumvent Sanctions?

As part of its efforts to break the grip of Western sanctions, Iran is working intensively to develop its economic ties with Lebanon. Read More »

Iranian and Hizbullah Silence in the Face of U.S. Support for the Syrian Regime

As bloody riots threaten Bashar Assad’s regime and the minority Alawite rule, the silence of Iran and Hizbullah, Syria’s closest allies, is striking. Read More »