Yossi Melman


Melman, Yossi. The Master Terrorist: The True Story Behind Abu Nidal. New York: Adama, 1986. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987. New York: Avon, 1987. [pb]


Melman, Yossi. "Satellite Launch Bolsters Ability to Spy on Tehran." Haaretz, 21 Jan. 2008. [http://www.haaretz.com]

On 21 January 2008, Israel launched "a sophisticated new spy satellite, designated TECSAR.... The satellite was sent into orbit from the Sriharikota Launching Range in India, using an Indian rocket.... The TECSAR, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has the ability to use radar to identify targets even under adverse weather conditions including dense clouds. As such, it differs from Israel's Ofek series of reconnaissance satellites, which rely on cameras."


Melman, Yossi. "Who Is New Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo?" Haaretz, 29 Nov. 2010. [http://www.haaretz.com]

On 29 November 2010, Tamir Pardo was announced "as the new chief of Israel's Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, the Mossad." He has "served twice as deputy Mossad chief." His military service included "the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal.... Pardo's appointment is an attempt to diffuse criticism from within the Mossad, which has seen its directors come from outside of the organization."


Melman, Yossi, and Dan Raviv. Friends in Deed: Inside the U.S.-Israel Alliance. New York: Hyperion, 1994.

Melman, Yossi, and Dan Raviv. "The Journalist's Connections: How Israel Got Russia's Biggest Pre-Glasnost Secret." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 4, no. 2 (Summer 1990): 219-225.

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