This Unsung Israeli Hero Still Knows a Secret or Two About the Iranian Bomb

A military operation against Iran may not slow down the nuclear project but accelerate it.

Most of the trendy Israelis in the friendly, fashionable cafe in Ramat Hasharon on a sunny Friday morning don’t know what they owe to the bearded, bespectacled man sharing my table. In 1972, when he was 23, Lt. Isaac Ben-Israel was awarded the Israel Security Prize for significantly upgrading the attack capability of Phantom aircraft.