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ISRAELI GENERAL DECLARES: “We’re already at war with Iran”

Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi warns Iran rapidly closing in on Israel’s technological advantage.
By Cynthia Blank

Israel’s Military Intelligence chief warned last week that Israel and Iran are both battling for technological edge – and the Islamic Republic is quickly narrowing the gap between the two countries.

Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi made the remarks at closed lecture Thursday to donors and faculty members of the College of Management at the Rothschild Bank in Tel Aviv, Haaretz reports.

“If you ask me whether we’ll be at war with Iran within the next 10 years, I’ll give you a surprising answer: We are already at war with Iran,” Halevi asserted. “We’re in the midst of a technological war with Iran. Ourengineers are fighting Iranian engineers today and it’s becoming increasingly significant.”

“Today we have the advantage, but Iran is closing in on it,” he added. “Since the 1979 revolution, the number of universities and university students in Iran has increased twentyfold, compared with three and a half times for Israel.”

A related issue, Halevi noted, was the Military Intelligence unit’s difficulty in developing and retaining intelligence sources thanks to rapid technological change as well as rising


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