A few weeks ago, I was able to secure an interview with Mark Regev based on readers' questions. Many of you have responded by posting your questions, and selected topics were presented to Mr. Regev.
On a personal note, I wanted to apologize for the delay in posting these answers. I gave birth to a baby boy a few weeks ago, thus was less available than I hoped and was unable to upload these answers in a timely fashion.
Here are some of the answers I've received, dealing with the following issues:
- Terror attacks and the tools used against them - Israel has seen a dramatic reduction in terror attacks in the last few years and its not because terrorists have stopped trying.
- Israel's relations with the media - many of you raised the issue of Hasbara, or how Israel is explaining itself to international media. Mr. Regev explained Israel's efforts in this field as well as its approach to new media trends such as social media sites.
- The issue of torture - torture is illegal in Israel and the security services operate within the limits of the law.
- The Jewish identity of Israel and its impact on non Jewish citizens.
I'd be happy to hear your thoughts on these matters.