Amos Yadlin pushes back against claims by the former Mossad chief who characterized the delay in identifying the threat as an intelligence failure.
‘Der Spiegel’ first reported suspicious site near Lebanese border in 2015.
“I’m not sure it was good to publicize the attack on Syria now. We could’ve done it seven years ago or in another seven years.”
"The international community must know that Israel will always protect the security of its citizens and take all necessary steps in the face of threats in our region.”
The situation in Iran is more complicated than in either Syria or Iraq. There is no simple military solution to Iran’s aspirations for nuclear weapons.
The Mossad and IDF intelligence agencies butted heads time and again in the lead up to the operation that took out a Syrian nuclear reactor.
The former 'Jerusalem Post' editor broke story of Israel's strike on Syria's nuclear reactor in 2012.
Netanyahu was the head of the opposition at the time of the attack, and was interviewed soon after it on what was then Channel 1.
‘IDF had two goals: destroy the reactor and avoid war,’ says then-military intelligence head Amos Yadlin
"Very early it was clear to us that this was a North Korean enabled plutonium enrichment reactor that was clearly designed to advance a nuclear weapons program."