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Veteran Haaretz intelligence affairs correspondent Yossi Melman answered readers' questions on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Many thanks to the thousands of readers who took part in this live event.

Melman has written several books on foreign policy, intelligence and terrorism. His works include "The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran," which focuses on the Tehran mayor who became president of Iran, and "The imperfect spies: The history of Israeli intelligence."

Melman extensively covered the parole of Mordechai Vanunu, the nuclear technician who was jailed for 18 years for exposing Israel's nuclear arms program to a British newspaper.

He is the recipient of an award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors association for a report on a Palestinian-Jordanian held illegally by American, Israeli and Jordanian security services.

A graduate of Harvard University School of Journalism, Melman has worked at Haaretz since 1980, and has appeared as a pundit on radio and television in Israel and abroad.