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Panama dictator’s secret ties to Israel

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Published: 6 June 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

 

Former Panama dictator's secret ties to Israel – Ronen Bergman – Ynetnews 01.06.17
Manuel Noriega, who died on 29 May, had close ties to senior Mossad officials and the agency's special ops commander Mike Harari. For years, the despot aided many top-secret Israeli intelligence operations, which would not have gone ahead without his help. ‘In this kind of business, you can't be too picky about choosing your friends.’

The Mossad agent who was second fiddle to Panama's dictator
When US forces invaded Panama they sought to capture two men: dictator Manuel Noriega and his Israeli adviser, Mike Harari.

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