Tag Archive for Amos Yadlin

Saudi Prince declines invitation to Israel by ex-IDF intel chief

Former Israeli intelligence chief Amos Yadlin says Jerusalem rejects Saudi peace initiative because Arab League made it a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ deal.



Saudi royal declined invitation by former Israeli intelligence chief to visit Jerusalem at a public talk in Belgium Monday, saying that the invitation was mere appeal to emotion aimed at distracting from the subject of the discussion – reaching peace based on the Saudi peace initiative.

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud – Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Marc Müller

Amos Yadlin, who headed the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Directorate for four years until 2010, made the statement during a public talk in Brussels with Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, director of the General Intelligence of Saudi Arabia from 1979 to 2001 and the youngest son of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Focus on the Bright Side

Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yadlin reports that the deal made with Iran is much better than what was offered two weeks ago – and Netanyahu should take some credit for that.

By Gil Ronen


Major General (res.) Amos Yadlin, the former Head of Military Intelligence and current head of the Institute of National Strategic Studies, struck an upbeat note regarding the deal struck by the US and five other powers with Iran, regarding its nuclear weapons program.

Speaking on Channel 2‘s early-evening newscast Six, Yadlin said sarcastically that when he heard the first reactions of alarm to the deal, he “thought that perhaps Iran had received permission to build a nuclear bomb.” Continue Reading »

Ex-MI Chief: If Assad Starts War with Israel, he’ll be “finished”

Former Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin said that if Syrian President starts a war with Israel, he will be “finished”.

By Elad Benari, Canada


If Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will start a war with Israel, he will be “finished”, former Military Intelligence head, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, said on Friday.

“There is pressure on Assad to respond [to recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria], but he will be finished if he starts a war,” Yadlin, who now heads the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), told Channel 10 News.

“We must not think that what worked several times will always work,” he added, referring to alleged Israeli airstrikes in Damascus targeting weapons meant for Hizbullah. Continue Reading »

ex-IDF chief: Israel can handle Iranian strike



Speaking in New York, former IDF chief Ashkenazi says Israel worked ‘long & hard’ to prepare for consequences of military operation in Iran.

ex-Intel chief Yadlin: Israel doesn’t need US for strike

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said Sunday that Israel can handle the outcomes of a military strike on Iran. “We’ve worked long and hard to prepare ourselves,” he said at a Jerusalem Post conference in New York.

Gabi Ashkenazi speaks in new York - Photo Yaron Brener

Gabi Ashkenazi speaks in New York – Photo: Yaron Brener

Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, who also spoke at the conference, echoed Ashkenazi’s statements saying that Israel can mount an attack on its own, without US assistance and can handle the consequences. Continue Reading »