Ronen Bergman On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

In the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day and PM Netanyahu Remains Silent

  Tomorrow Israel will mark the Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate the memory of the genocide of the Jewish people, in which most of my parents’ family members were murdered. My mother, may her More...

Ronen Bergman On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

US Intel Sources Warn Israel Against Sharing Secrets With Trump Administration

Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration as the next president of the United States is causing Israeli intelligence officials to lose sleep. Discussions held in closed forums recently raised fears of a leakage of More...

Ronen Bergman On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

B’Tselem Ensuring That We Don’t Lose Our Humanity

On July 12, 2007, in one of Baghdad’s suburbs, two of Reuters news agency’s local staffers were killed in an airstrike carried out by American helicopters along with 14 other people, including children. More...

Ronen Bergman On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Mossad Assassination in Tunisia: Yossi Cohen’s Baptism of Fire

“All-out-battle is the name of the game. Our job is to subtract strategic abilities from our enemies, abilities which may harm the future and wellbeing of Israel’s citizens. When we have to, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Declassified Documents Indicate Israel and South Africa Conducted Nuclear Test in 1979

At the break of dawn on September 22, 1979, an American VELA spy satellite detected a double flash of light over the South Atlantic Ocean. The mysterious flash caused panic in the White House and President More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: The Fight Against Zionism and World Jewry

  In January 1972, Operation Simon entered its final stage. A team from Service A, a key department in the KGB’s First Chief Directorate (which was responsible for collecting intelligence and special More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, November 4th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the Service of Mother Russia

The Soviet navy’s reconnaissance ship Kursograf was speeding through the waves on a moonless night in March 1970, making its way to the rendezvous point. Two weeks earlier, Marshal Dmitry Ustinov, at More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: An Aliyah of Agents (Part 5 of 5)

It was June 18, 1967, shortly after 5pm. The last of the Russian diplomatic personnel had left the embassy building in Ramat Gan and minutes later, the Shin Bet stormed in. “The Russians took everything, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Recruiting Foreign Diplomats (Part 4 of 5)

As far as Moscow was concerned, the years leading up to the 1967 Six-Day War were a successful period for the Russian intelligence in Israel. Not only did they manage to recruit local agents and spies—some More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Agents in Positions of Power (Part 3 of 5)

On one thing there is no dispute: The Mitrokhin documents show that from Day One, the State of Israel has been a top target for the Soviets. “The Soviet Union voted in favor of the establishment of Israel More...

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