Ben Caspit

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria, June 30, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Stringer)

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How the IDF is plotting Islamic State's next move

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israeli intelligence expects the Islamic State to relocate after it loses the battles over Mosul and Raqqa.

Why Israel will warmly welcome Mattis

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are expected to discuss the threat of Iran's presence in Syria at a time when Israel is pleased with the United States' involvement in the region.

Is Israel prepared for all missile threats?

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israel's now-operational David Sling’s medium-range missile defense system, along with the rest of its arsenal, should assist the country in protecting itself against any coordinated attack by Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iran.

How religious female soldiers are transforming the IDF

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Female commanders of combat units in the Israel Defense Forces, especially religious women, are provoking apprehension among religious Zionist leaders in Israel.

Following gas attack, Israel reassesses Syrian threat

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israeli intelligence branches are reassessing the Syrian threat of weapons of mass destruction following the gas attack in Idlib on April 4.

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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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