The Mossad, China's Trojan Horse and Censorship. Yossi Melman on Spooks and Secrets

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On today’s show:

The Mossad, China's Trojan horse, censorship and state secrets on our podcast. Listen

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Host Simon Spungin is joined by veteran intelligence and strategic affairs correspondent Yossi Melman, who recently rejoined Haaretz after a six-year hiatus.

In a wide-ranging discussion, we talk about the daily interference from the military censor that Israeli journalists have to put up with, the authorities’ attempts to silence critical reporting by claiming it could endanger national security and why the Mossad – one of the most clandestine organizations in the world – would welcome documentary-makers with open arms.

We also discuss the Iranian threat to Israel – including Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett’s politically motives threats – and China’s stealthy but largely overlooked efforts to infiltrate sensitive Israeli infrastructure projects.

Read Yossi Melman’s most recent articles:

Head of Iran’s Quds Force in Yemen Who's Behind Saudi Oil Attack ‘Identified’

Why Would Israel Reportedly Have Missiles That Reach Beyond Iran?

Are Israel's Most Sensitive Military Operations Top Secret? Apparently Not

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