What It Means When Former Mossad Chief Recognizes Israeli Apartheid

Source: Common Dreams
by Juan Cole

“Tia Goldenberg at the Associated Press got the scoop. She landed an interview with the former head of Israeli intelligence, the Mossad, in which he unloaded on the Israeli system of Apartheid. She quotes him as saying, ‘There is an apartheid state here. In a territory where two people are judged under two legal systems, that is an apartheid state.’ Tamir Pardo, roughly 69, served as the head of Mossad from 2011 to 2016. He is no leftist or bleeding-heart liberal, but an exemplar of the tough, pragmatic and somewhat ruthless Israeli tradition of security officials. He once observed that Mossad is a criminal organization with a license and that is what makes it fun. I suspect the same thing can be said about most external intelligence organizations, including MI6 and the CIA.” (09/07/23)