Yossi Melman

Mutiny in the Ranks: Soldiers of unit 8200 training in the field in 2012.

Behind the Uproar Over Israeli Reservists Who Refuse To Spy on Palestinians

A group of Israeli reservists set off a firestorm when they refused to spy on Palestinians. Yossi Mellman explains why the public reacted so strongly to the scandal in an elite unit.

Heading In: Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border prepare for a ground invasion.

Hamas Has Nothing To Lose — and Why That's So Dangerous for Israel

Israel says its objectives in Gaza are limited, but that doesn’t mean it won’t turn into a quagmire, writes analysis Yossi Melman. Hamas will do everything it can to extend the agony.

Second Secret: Israel was shocked to learn of Ben Zygier, the shadowy ?Prisoner X,? who allegedly committed suicide while being secretly imprisoned. Now it turns out there is a second detainee, dubbed Prisoner X2

What We Know — and Don't Know — About Israel's Prisoner X2

Israel secretly jailed a second suspected double agent, like the now infamous Prisoner X. Yossi Melman reveals the inside story of how the deepest secrets of the Mossad hit the front page.

Earthquake in Iran: Down believe the downplayers. Hassan Rowhani?s landslide victory is an earthquake in Iranian politics and is likely to transform the Islamic republic?s relations with the West and Israel.

Hassan Rowhani's Election Is Game-Changer for Iran, the West — and Israel

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the landslide election of reformer Hassan Rowhani is an explosive game-changer for Iran, the West — and especially Israel.

Mossad Tries To Avoid Entangling Iran Jews

The Mossad is careful to avoid involving Iranian Jews in its activities. Having a local community in the midst of a clandestine battlefield is nothing new to Israeli spies.

Olmert Hints at Israel's Suspected Role in Sudan Air Strike

Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted on Thursday at Israel’s suspected role in an air-strike that reportedly hit a convoy of arms smugglers as it drove through Sudan toward Egypt in January.

Hezbollah Terror Chief Imad Mughniyah Killed in Damascus Blast

The Lebanese-based guerilla group Hezbollah said Wednesday that its deputy leader Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, and accused Israel of responsibility for the explosion.