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Huckabee: ‘America’s enemies are Israel’s enemies’


view videoWATCH VIDEO: “Mike” Huckabee, addresses the 16th annual Herzliya Security Conference: ‘Every friend of Israel is a friend of the United States and every enemy of Israel is an enemy of the United States.’

By Yoni Kempinski


“Every friend of Israel is a friend of the United States and every enemy of Israel is an Enemy of the United States,” said Governor Michael “Mike” Dale Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas and two-time GOP presidential hopeful. Speaking on Wednesday during the second day of the 16th annual Herzliya Conference, Governor Huckabee said “America is looking into the mirror and sees Israel.” Continue Reading »

IDF intel chief: Next Hezbollah war will turn Lebanon into another refugee state


Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi, speaking at the annual security conference noted that, “In the next wars, the majority of weapons that will attack Israel will be Iranian products,” suggesting Israel will need to escalate in its defense.



Lebanon will become a “state of refugees” from which it will be difficult to recover if there is another war between Israel and Hezbollah, a senior IDF intelligence general said Wednesday.

Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi speaking at 16th annual Herzliya Conference. – Photo: ADI COHEN ZEDEK

“The situation in the next conflict will be completely different. We are stronger than we have ever been and are able to deal with any threat,” said the head of IDF Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Continue Reading »

It’s Imperative to Update ‘Israel’s National Security Doctrine’

Ahead of convening the Herzliya Conference, researchers at the Interdisciplinary Center suggest adapting new concepts.



The security doctrine of the State of Israel needs a major overhaul in order to meet the challenges produced by the changes that have taken place in the Middle East in recent years, including technological developments. This, according to a panel of experts that met several times to prepare for the 14th Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Herzliya Conference, which opens Sunday and runs through Tuesday.

Hagel and Ya’alon

Relationship with U.S. is Israel’s most important asset, experts say: U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Ya’alon, at the Pentagon, June 14, 2013.

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