Fateful Mossad, IDF war over Iran nukes continues - analysis


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Fateful Mossad, IDF war over Iran nukes continues - analysis
The disagreement between IDF Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva and Mossad Director David Barnea seems remarkable, but in fact, is just another round of the debate.
Published: JANUARY 5, 2022

The fateful war of words between the Mossad and Israeli Military Intelligence continued this week, with ministers leaking their classified contrary views on the Iran nuclear negotiations to Walla between Tuesday and Wednesday. Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Aharon Haliva now favors some kind of new version of the nuclear deal to slow Iranian progress and buy time for planning a possible IDF airstrike, while Mossad Director David Barnea is against any but a radically improved deal.

The disagreement between them seems remarkable, but is in fact just another round of the ongoing debate between the intelligence heavyweights. Who wins over the decision-makers – Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid – could have fateful consequences for Israel and the world. First, Jerusalem (or certainly Lapid) is shifting its signaling from being able to prevent a deal to its hope that its efforts will improve a likely deal between the world powers and the Islamic Republic.

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