Meeting with the Prime Minister and New Book

Dear Valdas,

This week I met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with IDSF leadership.  We presented a plan to develop the new national guard which will bring much needed security to vulnerable cities across Israel.  We spoke about the conscription law that is now under review.  And we presented the Prime Minister with our most recent national security research.

I also gave the Prime Minister a copy of my new book.

The book is in Hebrew, and the English translation of the title is, “We Will Never Go Back: Securing Israel Forever.”  This book presents an analysis of Israel’s national security, and what lies ahead.  The book not only seeks to educate, but also to inspire.  I am currently working on an English translation of the book which will be published later in the year.

The publication of this book coincides with IDSF’s first major conference on national security, to be held this coming week in Jerusalem.  While all of the presentations and panel discussions will be in Hebrew, I do hope to share English interviews of some of the presenters.  The topics of the conference are as follows:

  1. The Iranian campaign, the Abraham Accords and the future of the region
  2. The Palestinian campaign and the day after Abu Mazen
  3. The challenges of governance and personal security
  4. The threat of delegitimization against the State of Israel
  5. A panel of the former heads of the National Security Council.

Speakers include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Defense Yoav Galant, Former IDF Chief of Staff MK Gadi Eizenkot, and Minister of National Security MK Itamar Ben-Gvir.  For the list of 30+ speakers and topics you can visit the Hebrew conference website here.

Thank you for supporting Israel,

Brigadier General (res.) Amir Avivi
Founder and Chairman of IDSF Habithonistim


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📺CBN interviewed Lieutenant Colonel Res. Jonathan Conricus on the role of the IDF in the modern state of Israel’s 75-year history.

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IDSF International Affairs Update

Brigadier General  Res. Amir Avivi briefed Lithuanian Ambassador Lina Antanaviciene on a wide range of national security issues. They spoke about how a policy of deterrence alone has not been working.  Rather, Israel’s security forces need to be more proactive in order to restore a sense of security.   They also discussed the increased volume of delegitimization campaigns on Israel’s control of Jerusalem. This is a leading cause for the many recent security incidents that Jerusalem have been experiencing.

Future areas of collaboration include briefing visiting Lithuanian officials on Israel’s security situation. There was also discussion of future study of the Lithuanian military conscription policy compared to Israel.

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As the state of Israel was established, diverse populations flooded its shores and carried within them conflicting visions of what this new, young nation-state would prioritize. Would it be fundamentally a Jewish state or a democracy? Was its nature forged from the Western enlightenment or from the yeshivot in Eastern Europe? Was just being “a normal state” alone, sufficient? Was it simply a haven, or a place of refuge for persecuted Jews around the globe to flee to? Or was it fundamentally going to be a place of inspiration, where the potential of sovereignty would unleash tremendous potential to aid, assist, and contribute to the rest of the world?

Come hear David Wurmser unpack the philosophical, theological, and sociological different visions of an ideal state of Israel, that have long been simmering just beneath the surface, and which have erupted on the streets today.

About the Speaker: Dr. David Wurmser is a senior analyst and director of the Project on Global anti-Semitism and the US-Israel Relationship at the Center for Security Policy, as well as being a senior fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum. He also is the executive and founding member of the Delphi Global Analysis Group, LLC – a firm specializing in geopolitical risk analysis and mitigation for infrastructure, high-tech, defense and financial firms from the United States, Japan and India navigating in Israel – – since its founding in 2007. From December 2018 until September 2019, Dr. Wurmser also served as senior advisor to the U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton.

Prior to this, Dr. Wurmser was the senior advisor from 2003-2007 to the U.S. Vice President Cheney on Middle East, proliferation and strategic affairs. Before becoming the senior advisor for the Vice President in 2003, Dr. Wurmser was the senior advisor to Under Secretary of State John Bolton at the State Department.

Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Wurmser consulted until January 2002 for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the U.S. Department of Defense on a war‐related classified project on understanding the nature and strategic significance of terrorist group networks and their interactions with states.

Before entering government, Dr. Wurmser founded the Middle East studies program at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in 1996. While at AEI Dr. Wurmser, published Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.

Dr. Wurmser’s military service includes 11 years of intelligence experience in the U.S. Navy Reserves, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. LCDR Wurmser was mobilized during the Operational Vigilant Warrior following Iraq’s surge toward Kuwait in 1994 to serve on the Iraq Intelligence Task for the DIA. He is the recipient of the prestigious Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Dr. Wurmser holds a B.A. (political science), M.A. (international affairs and international economics) and a Ph.D. (on U.S. foreign policy and Middle East affairs) from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his book, he has published extensively in in major periodicals including: The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Commentary.