Analysis: When a leak reeks

It is strange how leaks are sometimes timed perfectly to distract the public at a moment so convenient their motives appear obvious.

Last Tuesday, Haaretz reported that police were looking into whether former prime minister Ehud Barak failed to report capital he held overseas.

Mysteriously, three days later, an old tape of Barak explaining how his intention to attack Iran was thwarted surfaced, attracting lead headlines in all the papers, and the scandal was forgotten.


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