Yossi Melman


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

By Yossi Melman

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.Read More


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

By Yossi Melman

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.Read More


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

By Yossi Melman

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.Read More


Mossad Tries To Avoid Entangling Iran Jews

By Yossi Melman and Dan Raviv

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.Read More


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

By Yossi Melman and Amos Harel and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

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.Read More






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