Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad

Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad is Director, Policy and Political-Military Affairs and Chair, Security Relations with Regional and Strategic Partners of the Ministry of Defense; former Coordinator of Government Operations in the Territories, former Head, Military Intelligence Production Division; former Spokesperson, Israeli Defense Forces; former Acting Military Secretary of the Prime Minister and Defense Minister.

Publications by Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad

Updating Israel’s Security Policy

If you ask any Arab leader about the greatest threat, he will say Iran – not Israel – but not publicly.   Read More »

Israel’s Current Strategic Environment

Hamas could have pretended it wanted a political solution and the whole world would have recognized this. The Quartet posed to Hamas only three conditions: recognize your neighbor, recognize the peace agreements, and avoid terror. But Hamas said, no, Israel has no right to exist. They have a dream – to join the other Islamic forces, to revolutionize the whole Middle East.  Read More »

Is Gaza Becoming Another Lebanon?

Listen carefully to Ahmadinejad. He is not insane. He embodies very accurately the nature of the Iranian regime and he is gaining popularity among Muslims. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, sitting in Damascus where he is supported by Iran and Syria, controls the military wing of Hamas and is more powerful than PA Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh. Mashaal is responsible for the money, for the policy of terror, and he holds many cards relating to Israel’s abducted soldier in Gaza.  Read More »

Undermining the War on Terrorism: The Role of Yasser Arafat and the Syrian Regime

Vol. 3, No. 7    19 October 2003 As long as Yasser Arafat remains the sovereign of the Palestinian entity, there is not the slightest chance for real peace. Peace, for Arafat, means one big Palestine from the Mediterranean to […]  Read More »

Undermining the War on Terrorism: The Role of Yasser Arafat and the Syrian Regime

As long as Yasser Arafat remains the sovereign of the Palestinian entity, there is not the slightest chance for real peace. Peace, for Arafat, means one big Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Iraqi desert – including Jordan, the West Bank, and Israeli Arabs. The Oct. 4 bombing of a Haifa restaurant that killed 21 people was carried out by Islamic Jihad. Without Syria’s support, it would be very difficult for this terror organization to function.  Read More »

A New Palestinian Agenda After Iraq?

Arafat is determined that, within any peace agreement, Israel must absorb approximately 300,000 Palestinians from Lebanon, and that the independent Palestinian state must be free to absorb more than half a million more Palestinians.  Read More »