Uri Bar-Joseph is a professor of political science at the University of Haifa, Israel, and one of the world’s experts on Israeli intelligence, having served for more than 10 years as an active-duty and a reserve-duty intelligence analyst in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) Intelligence/Research Division.  He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University.


In the fall of 1973, Israel knew that Egypt and Syria were planning an offensive, but the date was unclear until an Egyptian spying for Israel gave the mother of all wakeup calls.