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August 22, 2013 9:06 am

Netanyahu Selects Deputy Mossad Chief as New National Security Advisor

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyaho. Photo: WEF.

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Deputy Mossad Director Yossi Cohen as the new national security advisor. Cohen, 52, married and the father of four, was only known as “Y” until recently. He will be replacing Major-General Yaakov Amidror.

Cohen has been serving in Israel’s security establishment for the past 30 years. In the last two years he served as deputy to the chief of Mossad, Tamir Pardo. He was also the director of Tzomet, the international network operation headquarters of the Mossad, and received the Israel Defense Prize.

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