Saturday, July 24th | 15 Av 5781

July 12, 2021 9:17 am

Bennett Taps Former Mossad Official as National Security Adviser

avatar by

Naftali Bennett arrives to attend a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, June 2, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun / File. – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday announced the appointment of Eyal Hulata as national security adviser and head of the National Security Council.

Hulata, 45, has served in a series of senior administrative positions during his 23-year career in Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, including head of the Strategic Planning and Policy Division and of the Technology Division, according to a statement from Bennett’s office. He is a recipient of the Israel Security Prize.

Hulata holds a doctorate in physics from Tel Aviv University and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Israel Defense Forces Talpiot program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

A married father-of-three, he resides in Kfar Saba.

Related coverage

July 23, 2021 5:23 pm

University of Cape Town, UC Berkeley Hailed for ‘Ignoring’ BDS Campaign to Cancel Israeli Academics at Conference

A student group working with the Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment–South African Coalition (SABDS) failed to cancel presentations by two Israeli professors...

Upon government approval of the appointment, Hulata will replace outgoing National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat.

“In light of his many years of experience, achievements and understanding of Israel’s strategic challenges, I have no doubt that he is the right man for the job,” tweeted Bennett. “Good luck!”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.