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Meir Dagan, Z”L: Ex-Mossad Head, Outspoken Dove

Meir Dagan

Meir Dagan passed away on March 17, at the age of 71.  The Forward’s editor at large, JJ Goldberg, briefly details his life in this column: “How Meir Dagan, Israel’s Legendary Spymaster, Became Bibi’s Worst Nightmare.”  After outlining his career as a highly effective combat soldier and then as a key security adviser and official for four prime ministers, Goldberg explains how Dagan helped thwart Netanyahu’s intention to attack Iran in 2009 or 2010, and after …

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Can New Peace Plan Break Old Logjam?

Dekel & Goldberg

On the same day that I first learned about the new peace plan of Knesset Member Amir Peretz (Sunday, Dec. 6), I attended a J Street event in Brooklyn (co-sponsored by Ameinu, among others) featuring a conversation between retired IDF brigadier general Udi Dekel and Forward Columnist JJ Goldberg.  They are worth discussing in tandem, as both spotlight the thinking of mainstream Israelis. Amir Peretz has served as mayor of Sderot, head of the Histadrut trade union confederation, and was the …

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