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After approximately 80 days of intense fighting in Gaza, Brigadier General Amir Avivi of the IDF (ret.) will explain the many hardships young IDF soldiers have to overcome in an environment of urban warfare, where there is approximately a 300-mile “metro” system of deep, underground tunnels for Hamas rulers to live for months, where Hebrew recordings of children crying are being made inside dolls to booby-trap soldiers, and where Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists use women and children as human shields, using hospitals, schools and refugee camps, and inserting themselves inside the Palestinian population. Yet many in the international community want Israel to halt the war before their objectives have been met.
In the meantime, Israel’s northern border near Lebanon has been heating up. On Friday, Hezbollah strikes killed an IDF officer, and Israel has therefore stepped up its attacks. As of this writing, Hezbollah is moving its forces north. It is questionable to know how many of the Hezbollah forces have moved north of the Litani River, and whether or not they are in compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
Will Israel be drawn into opening up another front in its war? Will Israel be able to attain the goals of its war with Hamas of eliminating the Hamas presence from Gaza, and rescuing the hostages, despite attempts by the international community to restrain Israel?
Here to answer these questions is Brigadier General Amir Avivi, (Res.) of the IDF.
About the Speaker: Brigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi is the Founder and CEO of Israel’s Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) which is comprised of more than 17,000 senior reserve/retired officers, commanders, and operators from all branches of the Israeli security establishment. Retired from the IDF after more than 30 years of military, counter-terrorism, and national security experience, he held various command positions in the Corps of Engineers leading thousands of soldiers in a dynamic environment combating terrorism.
Brigadier General Amir Avivi (ret.) concluded his service as the Head of the Auditing and Consulting Department of the Israeli Defense Establishment, (including the Israel Defense Force, the Ministry of Defense and Israeli Military Industries). In that position, Avivi managed more than 100 military auditors and advisors. He was responsible for the audit of military readiness, budgeting, procurement, projects, bids, cyber, logistics, infrastructure and operations. Avivi fulfilled various command positions in the Corps of Engineers leading thousands of soldiers in a dynamic combat environment.
Avivi served as Brigade commander, Deputy Division commander and head of the Military School of Engineers. He also served as the aide-de-camp for the Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, Lt. General Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon.
Avivi was at the heart of the policy making process in the Israeli Government and Defense establishment during that term. Avivi also serves as the Principal of the New State Solution working group. Avivi is the Founder & CEO of Habithonistim.