Secured from within
Tamir Eshel outlines the evolution of the Israeli homeland security and counter terrorism industry, and explains why it has become a world-leader in the field
Israel has always faced a mix of high and low-intensity threats, representing different challenges that required specific military and security responses. While regular military forces, operated by neighbouring or distant nation states, historically posed an “existential” threat, Palestinians militant groups have subsequently established irregular forces, mounting continuous pressure on Israel since the mid 1950s in the form of terror attacks. These operations were often supported by neighbouring Arab nations, as a means to . . .