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NATIV   ■   Volume Eleven   ■   Number 3 (62) ■  May 1998   ■  Ariel Center for Policy Research





BMD - The Israeli Case: Strategy by Default







Moshe Guelman

IBIS (Israeli Boost Intercept System) - A General Introduction - MOAV Project

Yehezkel Dror

Systems Perspective: The Dangers of Fragmented Thinking


Boost Phase Intercept of Ballistic Missiles - MOAV Project

Daniel Leshem

IBIS - A Critique

Geoffrey E. Forden

The Airborne Laser (ABL) - The American View of BPI

David Gates

European Perspectives on Missile Defense

Moshe Arens, Simcha Dinitz and Zalman Shoval

Israel - Strategic Asset or Political Liability (ACPR Forum No. 2)

Shmuel Katz

No More Apologies

Remarks on the Profile of an Israeli Intelligent Leftist

Letter to the Editor

"Oh, the Happy Days - Fried Rabbit, Wonderful Vanilla Ice Cream, Plum Brandy from Croatia" - Dr. Kramer's memories from his vacation in Auschwitz


The Ariel Center for Policy Research - Its First Year


Another Abandoned Ally, Yoash Tsiddon-Chatto on A Hopeless Hope: The Rise and Fall of the Kurdish Alliance, 1963-1975 by Shlomo Nakdimon ■ Myth, Reality and Its Lesson, Asher Ilani on The October 73 War - Myth Against Reality by Eli Zeira

Essays and Reviews

The Arts ■ Editor: Moshe Shamir

Reuven Ben Yoseph ■ Aharon Amir ■  Yitzhak Oren


David Shahar - Gavriel in the Street of the Prophets


Aliza Greenberg - The Poetry of the Rebels ■ Amnon Lord - Aharon Amir's Collection of Essays ■ Orzion Bar-Tanna - Thanks and Hopes on Accepting the Brenner Literary Prize

Essays and Reviews

Prof. Edward Alexander, Dr. Yoram Beck, Dr. Aharon Ben-Ami, Ephraim Ben-Haim, Prof. Yosef Ben-Shlomo, Prof. Yirmiyahu Branover, Prof. Louis René Beres, Dr. Netta Kohn Dor-Shav, Prof. Paul Eidelberg, Prof. Emil Fackenheim, Prof. Harold Fisch, Naomi Frenkl, Dr. Giora Goldberg, Prof. Raphael Israeli, Shmuel Katz, Aron Pappo, Prof. Eliav Shochetman, Prof. Shlomo Sharan, Dr. Martin Sherman, Prof. Ezra Sohar, Yoash Tsiddon-Chatto, Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, Prof. Hillel Weis, Gen. (res.) Rechavam Zeevi

Editorial Board


Editor: Arieh Stav ■ Associate Editor: Baruch KorothCopy Editor: Esther Keren Managing Editor: Itta Horol
Publishing Director: Leah Kochanowitz ■ Subscription Manager: Eli Maislish ■ Production: E. Oren, Ltd.

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