Amos Harel is the senior military correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. His newest book, T’da Kol Em Ivreea: The New face of the IDF, was published in Hebrew in March.

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Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back

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