Former Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, now head of the INSS, thinks neither Israel or the Palestinians are ready to make the concessions necessary for a peace deal • Yadlin on Iran: Israeli military option is still possible.
“The chances of reaching an agreement with the Palestinians are not high,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, the man who by virtue of his former position as head of Military Intelligence earned the moniker “the nation’s assessor,” said this week in a special interview.
“As a matter of fact, the chances are quite low,” he said.
Today, Yadlin heads the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. He “commands” a number of senior researchers at the prestigious institute who analyze events in the Middle East. At the annual conference staged by the INSS, appearances were made by the president, the prime minister, and various cabinet ministers, army officers, diplomats, and academics. The top echelon came to make statements, but also to listen to assessments that allow them to pause and them take stock of ongoing processes, possibilities, risks and opportunities.
Yadlin offered his analysis of the two most pressing diplomatic processes taking place at the moment — the Palestinian question and the Iranian nuclear issue. Reading his statements brings a better understanding of the significance of those four words often said when discussing these issues: “The situation is complicated.”