Former Mossad director Meir Dagan played down the controversy around Israel's alleged assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
Is it possible that when you clink glasses and say, “Happy New Year,” someone is actually listening? That’s what it felt like this week, with two enormous pieces of good news to start the year off. First there was outgoing Mossad director Meir Dagan’s assessment that Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons is not as close as was once thought, is perhaps even as far away as 2015. For the past decade, Israelis have been warning that Nuclear Mullahs are just around the corner. Even when they moved the End Times back, it was never more than a year or two. After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bristled at Dagan’s optimistic assessment, the spy chief reeled it in a year, but the fact remains: This is very good news.