The Interview

Israel’s ex-intel chief: ‘Together, we can do a lot to make Middle East a better place’

The former head of Israel’s military intelligence welcomes Israel and Turkey’s deal to restore relations, saying it could help stabilise the region. He admits that Saudi and Israeli officials have been meeting “below the radar” and says such contacts could now become more official because both countries face a common enemy: Iran. He also calls for more Israeli involvement in the effort to oust Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, including military strikes on helicopters barrel-bombing civilians.