The latest media-barnstorm by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange reveals the private concerns and assessments of Israel’s intelligence services, the Guardian reports.
The documents on Israel and the Middle East come as Assange agreed to be interviewed by the Hebrew-language Yedidot Acharonot this week to defend his organization from charges of anti-Semitism.
Israel Forecasted Mideast Upheaval in 2007
Classified documents from 2007 – long before unrest swept though the Mideast – revealed Director of Military Intelligence Major-General Amos Yadlin had told Americans that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime is unlikely to survive another war with Israel.
Mossad Chief Meir Dagan echoed the sentiment at the time, further expressing his concern over the instability of several Middle East regimes.
Dagan intimated the Israel’s security community felt that the regimes in Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon were unstable – an assessment proved right in early 2011.
Tantawi Obdurate On Arms Smuggling
Mohammed Tantawi, the head of the interim junta ruling Egypt who has expressed solidarity with the Palestinian Authority, was an obstacle to efforts to stop arms smuggling within the Gaza strip, according to Israeli security forc… >>>