09.07.2011 07.Tammus, 5771 Balak
Marking the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Iraq’s Osirak reactor, the IAF commander at the time recalls the challenges they faced.
A few months after taking up his post as the IAF’s ninth commander in October 1977, Maj.-Gen. David Ivry was invited to a special meeting.
Sitting around the table were defense minister Ezer Weizman and representatives of the IDF Operations Directorate and the Mossad. The participants were sworn to secrecy as they began speaking about the country’s options in the face of Saddam Hussein’s continued construction of a 70-megawatt, uranium-powered French reactor near Baghdad….