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The Coronavirus Truce: Guns Falling Silent Across the Middle East 

The Coronavirus Truce: Guns Falling Silent Across the Middle East 

From Yossi Melman, well-informed intelligence reporter at the Haaretz, the Israeli news site. The coronavirus emergency has forced Israel’s intelligence community – Shin Bet, Mossad and military intelligence (Aman) – to adapt themselves to the new reality. Thanks to travel bans and restrictions on face-to-face meetings, their collection methods have to be modified. They must...

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After Mossad Targeted Soleimani, Trump Pulled the Trigger

After Mossad Targeted Soleimani, Trump Pulled the Trigger

Last October Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad, spoke openly about assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. “He knows very well that his assassination is not impossible,” Cohen said in an interview. Soleimani had boasted that the Israel’s tried to assassinate him in...

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Rafi Eitan’s Two Nuclear Missions for Mossad

In an obituary of the late Rafi Eitan, Israeli journalist Yossi Melman notes that the legendary Mossad operative played a leading role in another operation obtaining uranium for Israel’s secret nuclear program. I reported last week on Eitan’s role in diverting several hundred pounds of fissile material from a uranium refining facility in Pennysylvania. Melman...