The Israel Navy plays a crucial role in the covert war against Iranian arms smuggling to its terrorist proxies, former navy chief V.-Adm.

(Res.) Eliezer Marom told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

Marom, who will be a featured speaker at the third Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Sunday, added that during his tenure as navy chief, from 2007 to 2011, “over 50 percent of the IDF’s operational activities were carried out by the navy.