Israel’s military censor authorized for publication the testimony of an army officer who said he killed PLO cofounder Abu Jihad in 1988.
Nahum Lev, the commander of the operation which ended in Abu Jihad’s death in Tunis, told a reporter for Yedioth Ahronoth in an interview before his own death in 2000 that he had killed Abu Jihad, who cofounded the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Lev died in a car accident. The censor only recently lifted a ban on publication, and the interview appeared in Friday's paper.
Ronen Bergman, whose New York Times Magazine article predicted a strike against Iran in 2012, sees some easing on showdown.
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An Israeli military strike “is not imminent,” according to Ronen Bergman, the high-profile Israeli journalist whose New York Times Magazine cover story, “Will Israel Attack Iran?” (Jan. 25), concluded otherwise.