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Shadow Wars: Iran Hit by Computer Virus as Israel Stays Silent

A malicious computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated” has brought upheaval to Iran’s internal infrastructure. Israeli officials are mute on any possibility they may have contributed to its release, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries speaks to journalists about the techniques of Iranian hacking, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Report: Russian Intel Chief Visited Israel to Discuss Syria Crisis

The director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service reportedly visited Israel on Thursday to brief Israeli security officials following a meeting between the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran on reaching a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

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Mossad Chief to Brief White House on Syria Situation

Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen will lead an Israeli delegation of defense officials to brief the White House later this week on the security situation in Syria, the Haaretz daily reported Monday.


Mossad Chief Identifies Iran as Middle East’s Growing Threat

TEL AVIV — The danger posed by Iran to Israel and other Middle East countries is growing, Mossad chief Yossi Cohen told Israeli government ministers in a security assessment he gave at the government’s weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.


New Mossad Head: Iran Remains Israel’s Most Significant Challenge

Iran continues to be Israel’s ’s primary and most significant challenge despite, even because of, the nuclear deal it signed with the world powers, new Mossad head Yossi Cohen (pictured right) said on Wednesday. Cohen’s comments came at a ceremony, attended