Behind the Scenes with Shimon Peres | NY Times – Sept. 27, 2016

Asked whether he regretted his early support for Israeli settlements or ordering the assassination of a Palestinian master bomb-maker, Mr. Peres said:

    “The past for sure is unchangeable, so what can I do with my regrets?
    I’m trying to mobilize all my energies to understand what is next.”

Mr. Peres then spoke at a technology conference. In his interview with The Times, he lauded Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, for making “a revolution without revolutionaries, a revolution without bloodshed.”

Google’s Revolution Factory

NSA, Unit 8200, and Malware Proliferation

    “How much you pay for enemies cyber weapons?”

    “We find cyber weapons made by creators of stuxnet, duqu, flame. Kaspersky calls Equation Group.”

    “Maybe there is Equation Group version of cryptolocker+stuxnet for banks and financial systems?”

The above quote comes from the Shadowbrokers announcement on Pastebin, which accompanied its data dump of Equation Group malware on August 13, 2016.

The archive of data provided by Shadowbrokers has been confirmed as genuine by two sources: Kaspersky Lab researchers who compared it to their collection of Equation Group malware and The Intercept, who referenced it against heretofore undisclosed NSA files provided to them by Edward Snowden.

This unprecedented discovery marks the first time in history that a national intelligence service`s cyber operations including targets and malware have been so definitively exposed. Unfortunately, it wasn’t China’s Ministry of State Security or Russia’s Federal Security Service that this has happened to. It was the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA).  

My diaries about the IDF Unit 8200 …

Apple iPhone, Israel’s Unit 8200 and Spying on Human Rights Advocates
Elite Intelligence Unit 8200 – IDF Officers Refuse to Abuse Palestinians
IDF Unit 8200 provided “intelligence” to substantiate Ghouta gas attack

Israel: The Tragedy of Victory | NY Review of Books | by Arthur Hertzberg | May 28, 1987 |

Now, twenty years after the heroics of June 1967, Ben-Gurion’s speech at Beit Berl, his wrathful cry that the most glorious of Israel’s victories could turn out to be even more poisonous than defeat, has become my most vivid memory of Israel in 1967, when, along with hundreds of thousands of others, I visited the West Bank for the first time, drove freely through the Sinai, and even brought home as a souvenir from the Golan Heights a plate of instructions in Russian from the wreck of a Syrian tank.

I am more and more persuaded that the old man I heard that night twenty years ago was more prophet than angry octogenarian. It would, I now believe, have been better had the Six Day War ended in a draw and not in a series of stunning victories.

And yet the full effect of the war on Israel cannot be understood unless we begin with the important, even positive, changes that were the results of this victory. The euphoria of victory lasted for years, and not without cause.

The Six Day War gave Israel, and the world Jewish community which rallied around it then as never before, something more important than victory or captured territory in which to take satisfaction. It gave the Jews, for the first time, a sense of power.

Comment from U.S. State Department on Israel’s settlement expansion on Palestinian land during the eight Obama years: “NOT helpful”.

US invokes Peres legacy in biting condemnation of settlement expansion | Ynet News |

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