Ex-Israeli spy chief: Netanyahu planned Iran strike in 2011
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order in 2011 for the military to prepare to attack Iran within 15 days, a former Mossad chief said in remarks released on Thursday.
Tamir Pardo, who served as head of the Israeli intelligence agency from 2011 to 2016, told Israeli Keshet TV's investigative show Uvda that the order was not given "for the sake of a drill," according to excerpts of the interview released ahead of the broadcast on Thursday evening.
Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace
JERUSALEM (AP) — The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.
The comments by Tamir Pardo were his first foray into political issues since stepping down as Mossad chief early this year.