Dr. Yuval Steinitz

Dr. Yuval Steinitz is Israel's Minister of Intelligence, International Relations and Strategic Affairs. He formerly served as Finance Minister and chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. First elected to the Knesset in 1999, Dr. Steinitz has written extensively on Israeli and Arab strategic affairs and has focused attention on the rapid modernization of the Egyptian army. A philosopher by training, he taught at Haifa University and is the author of four books on philosophy.

Publications by Dr. Yuval Steinitz

Strategic Shifts in the Middle East

The Iranian nuclear industry was designed to produce hundreds of nuclear bombs mounted on long-range missiles.  Read More »

Israel Opposes International Forces As Part Of Peace Deal

Defensible Borders for Peace

Israel’s Gaza Dilemma in the Aftermath of the War with Hizbullah

If one sees one’s adversaries storing rockets and conducting a massive buildup of forces, the first thing one should expect is for them to use those forces. What we see in Gaza is similar to what we saw in Lebanon. Israel withdrew from Gaza over a year go, uprooting all the Israeli settlements, and since then Hamas and other terrorist organizations have been rapidly building up their forces.  Read More »

The Growing Threat to Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge

Vol. 3, No. 10    11 December 2003 Israel has no strategic depth and could face a situation in which its air superiority was jeopardized by guerrilla forces coming from neighboring countries just a short distance away, or even from […]  Read More »

The Growing Threat to Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge

Israel has no strategic depth and could face a situation in which its air superiority was jeopardized by guerrilla forces coming from neighboring countries just a short distance away, or even from the Palestinian Authority. Since a number of hostile countries now possess long-range missiles, Israel must take into consideration the fact that all of its air bases are within range of enemy weapons.  Read More »