National Defense College
The National Defense College's major objective is
to develop excellence and professional skills in its students, who are
designated to occupy senior positions in the IDF
and the governmental establishment; positions in which they are called
to make decisions on the strategic level.
The Guiding Principles of the
1.Study and examination of the national defense elements:
a) Study of basic concepts & fundamentals.
b) Understanding the composition of the national strategy and defense
doctrine and their implications
c) Raising awareness and sensitizing to the problems and needs of
the defense establishment in the Organizational & conceptual spheres.
2. Stimulation of analytic thinking, based on thorough
research, examination of alternatives, their implications and presentation
of conclusions and consequences.
3. Interaction and self teaching of the students through open debates,
brainstorming, seminars and symposia and the development of constructive
4. Meeting with national, political & military top officials, prominent
public figures, scholars and intellectuals in order to unveil the national
decision-making process. These exchanges give the students an intimate
access to top decision-makers, public opinion shapers and national strategists.
Source: Israel Defense Forces