Talpiot, founded 1979

ISRAEL – THE GREATEST SPY MACHINE OF ALL TIME | To Understand Globalist Zionist Power And How It Rules From Israel, You Must Understand These Words – “THE TALPIOT PROGRAM” and “THE TECHNION” – Brendon O’Connell 2016 https://isolatebutpreserve.blogspot.com/2016/11/israel-greatest-spy-machine-of-all-time.html

Will Israel Use a Nuclear Weapon? Talpiot – A Primer | From medical nanotechnology to cyber security to private hacking companies to military technology to police databases, banking, finance and medical – Israel runs them all. – Brendon O’Connell 2018 https://jdavismemphis.com/2018/02/05/will-israel-use-a-nuclear-weapon-talpiot-a-primer/

Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot | After the [1973 Yom Kippur] war was over Professors Felix Dothan and Shaul Yatziv proposed a new program designed to tap into Israel’s smartest and most creative young minds. Their idea was to create an army unit where students would learn to fight – but learn to think first. In 1979 the first Talpiot class began with just 25 students.

Cadets for this unit were told when they were drafted, three years was too short of a time for this program. They’d have to enlist for ten years. In order to make it work, the army partnered with Hebrew University to teach the young cadets physics, mathematics and computer science. They were given three years to complete their degrees. It should be noted that the same amount of coursework takes four years for gifted students not in Talpiot to finish.

Members of this unit aren’t just taught to think – they’re taught to think and learn fast.

While studying members of Talpiot are also sent to train with each and every unit in the IDF from the artillery to tank units, to the infantry, to the navy and air force to learn how each unit does its job.

After a few years, Talpiot commanders started adding new requirements to their list for candidates. They didn’t just want the brightest students, they wanted soldiers who could learn together and work together as a team… and young men and women that could lead teams.  Finding the right candidates for this unit is now seen as so important it is given top priority by IDF recruiters, even above finding the fighter pilots of the future.

At the end of their first three years the men and women in this unit would then be asked to take their combat and academic training and combine them to help invent and improve all of the weapons in the IDF’s arsenal.  During their next seven years of service Talpiots become military research and development experts.  Missile defense is high on their list of responsibilities. But they also work to develop new tools for cybersecurity. Talpiots have led the way on this new global battlefield. Talpiots have also been very active in space, developing new satellite systems and high altitude, high resolution cameras that can be used to shoot images that then go to Israel’s intelligence services to help them see what Israel’s enemies are up to.

These soldiers have had an impact on every weapon and communications system used by the IDF and every tool used by Israel’s intelligence community.

In many cases, after going into research and development, members of Talpiots hunger for the field and they are encouraged by the Ministry of Defense to do so. The thinking is nobody knows what a warrior needs more than a warrior himself. …

After their ten years in the army, about a third of Talpiot graduates stay in the IDF, usually in research and development roles.  A third go into the academic world to teach while the other third go into business.  …

Talpiot has been tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran… The unit also has to help Israel stay ahead of the United States and other large countries with strong militaries…” – Times of Israel 2016 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-edge-the-story-of-the-idfs-most-elite-unit-talpiot-2/

Inside the IDF’s Super-Secret Elite Brain Trust | Over the past 40 years, members of one of the IDF’s most elite and secretive units have been behind many of Israel’s greatest military and scientific breakthroughs. – The Tower 2016 http://www.thetower.org/article/inside-the-idfs-super-secret-elite-brain-trust-talpiot/

A League of Their Own | Talpiot places its graduates at the technological front of the IDF, and in civilian life these graduates continue – directly, and in a way typical of Israeli society – to the technological front, which is very highly paid.

The graduates of Talpiot can be found in every large high-tech firm that has succeeded in surviving the present crisis, and Ben Eliezer says that every month he gets a phone call from graduates suggesting that he join a start-up company they have established. – Haaretz 2001 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/1.5476936

Talpiot: The IDF incubator for Israel’s future CEOs | The top physics and math students in Israel are groomed for dazzling careers through an unusual military training program. – ISRAEL21c 2012 https://www.israel21c.org/the-idf-incubator-for-israels-future-ceos/

Zohar Zisapel [Talpiot], the RAD dad of the world’s telecom industry | RAD has helped change life as we know it — enabling high-speed and wireless communication, and secure telephone networks and banking. Today, RAD is a solutions provider for more than 100 telecom operators around the world, including AT&T, British Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Japan Telecom, and Orange France. It provides communications tools to major players in the banking, commerce, education, finance, government, military, transportation, and utility sectors. – ISRAEL21c 2009 https://www.israel21c.org/zohar-zisapel-the-rad-dad-of-the-worlds-telecom-industry/

‘The exit wasn’t the end. It may be the end of the beginning,’ Argus CEO says | Ofer Ben-Noon, who helms an automotive cybersecurity startup recently bought by Germany’s Continental, says a sale was the only way to achieve the company’s vision

Ben-Noon founded the firm in 2013 with two friends, Oron Lavi and Yaron Galula, all of them alumni of the IDF’s elite Unit 8200, along with Zohar Zisapel [Talpiot], a co-founder of the RAD Group who is also an investor in the firm. – Times of Israel 2018 https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-exit-wasnt-the-end-it-may-be-the-end-of-the-beginning-argus-ceo-says/

In Surprise Move, Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center Names New 34-year-old CEO | Assaf Rappaport, who joined Microsoft after it purchased his cloud security startup, will manage 1,000 employees at one of the leading R&D centers in the world

Rappaport, who is a graduate of the elite Israeli military Talpiot program, studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the Hebrew University and holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Technion in Haifa. He served for six years in the Israeli army’s 8200 signal intelligence and code decryption unit.  He subsequently works for the Australian consulting firm McKinsey, after which he established Adallom, which was sold in less than three years for approximately $320 million.  – Haaretz 2018 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/microsoft-israel-s-r-d-center-names-new-34-year-old-ceo-1.5746060