Op-ed: Suddenly, years after the strike on Syria's nuclear reactor, everyone claims to have been there. They all offered advice, planned, sat in the ‘pit,’ knew and said something to someone at the top. Luckily, the ego trip festival was momentarily interrupted by former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, who reminded us that the Deir ez-Zor affair was an intelligence fiasco.
Analysis: When deciding to divulge responsibility for Syrian reactor's bombing, Israel took into account Assad's army being greatly weakened by the ongoing civil war and Moscow's unwillingness to back Damascus if it retaliated; timing of publication also meant to send Iran a message: drop your nuclear program, or else.
Op-ed: The former prime minister is truly convinced that it wasn’t Palestinian President Abbas who thwarted his peace proposal, but rather his own political rivals. In an odd and puzzling campaign, he is refusing to hold the Palestinians accountable and pointing the finger at everyone else.