Are Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks on the Brink of Collapse? Can Iran Talks Succeed?
On the brink of potential collapse of Israel/Palestinian negotiations with deadline looming, Major Gen (ret.), former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin talks to journalist Ethan Bronner and gives a first hand analysis on the events taking place in the region today.
Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, former military intelligence chief, was one of eight Israeli fighter jet pilots to strike Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981. Before that, he took part in intense air battles against enemy forces in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. He was one of the first Israelis to pilot an F-16 warplane in the early 1980s, before becoming the commander of a number of Israel Air Force (IAF) squadrons.
Throughout the 1990s, Yadlin commanded a number of air bases. In 2004, he was appointed IDF attaché to Washington. Two years later, he became the first member of the IAF to be appointed as head of military intelligence, a post he served until 2010. Today, Yadlin is director of the prestigious Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.