Chairman, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Knesset, Former Minister of Public Security & Home Front Defense & Former Director of the ISA, Israel
The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". MK Dichter spoke about the magnitude of the Iranian threat, claiming the country has aspirations to spearhead the Middle East and gain influence in all the various conflicts and groups active in the region. He notes that terrorism is increasingly transnational and religious-based and considerations such as "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" should be taken with a grain of salt.
A unity government that includes a terrorist organization is a terrorist government.
First published in the Jerusalem Post
Mr. Avi Dichter discusses Israel's security challenges in RICE university in Houston.