Market Report, "Israel Defence & Security Report Q3 2014", published

New Defense research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

[USPRwire, Thu Jun 26 2014] Israel's domestic and regional security situation remains volatile. The civil war in nearby Syria continues to worsen. There is still the possibility of confrontation with Iran, and it is unclear if pro-peace centrists will be able to influence the government's hawkish stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

We expect Israel to spend USD17.7bn on defence in 2014. In late March 2014, it was revealed that the Obama administration would extend foreign military financing to Israel up to 2028. The US provides around USD3.1bn to Israel annually in loans and grants to supplement its defence budget which it will continue to receive annually up to 2028.

In March 2014, the exemption of orthodox Jews from compulsory military service was repealed by Israel's parliament. The law requiring members of the orthodox community to perform military service will enter into force in 2017.

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BMI has given Israel an overall security risk rating of 66 for Q314. Overall, Israel has secured an average overall security risk rating of 67 for the period December 2007 until Q314. Israel faces a moderate risk of becoming involved in a major interstate conflict. This is also the case for Israel's susceptibility to terrorist attack, although the country boasts a slightly lower risk of experiencing significant criminal activity.

In early March 2014, Israel revealed that it had intercepted a large shipment of arms destined for Palestinian militants and believed to have been supplied by Iran. Furthermore, Israel's Iron Dome surface-to-air missile system continues to engage rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. Recent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip has bought Israeli retaliation in the form of airstrikes against targets there.

Israeli Air Force warplanes conducted a series of major airstrikes against targets in Syria in mid-March 2014 which were mounted in retaliation for an attack against an Israeli Defence Force unit which caused injury of four Israeli soldiers. In addition to...

The Israel Defence & Security Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.

BMI's Israel Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Israeli defence and security industry.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Israel to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Israeli defence and security market.

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