Ben Caspit

A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Mahmood Hosseini/TIMA)

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Iranian missiles worry Israel

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

From Israel’s viewpoint, the missiles that Iran launched June 18 failed to hit their target, but demonstrated the missile construction and launching capacities developed by Iran.

IDF prepares for future of war in region

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

After conducting military exercises in Cyprus, the Israel Defense Forces are trying to anticipate all possibilities of warfare on Israel's borders, including a ground confrontation in Lebanon with Hezbollah.

Hamas crisis could present an opportunity for Israel

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

According to Israeli assessment, the record-low point in which Hamas finds itself currently could either lead to a confrontation with Israel or to more moderate policies.

Saudi-Qatar rift could benefit Israel

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israeli officials estimate that the Saudi-Qatar rift could strengthen the Israeli-Saudi alliance against regional Islamic terror.

The story behind Israel’s atomic explosion plan

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

For many years, Israel tried to prevent Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Yaakov from revealing the story of the 1967 plans to detonate an explosive device in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Ben Caspit is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse. He is also a senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers and has a daily radio show and regular TV shows on politics and Israel. On Twitter: @BenCaspit

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