|Mossad Director, Yossi Cohen Photo Credit: Flash 90 / Channel 2 News|
After a delay of several weeks, the Israeli Prime Minister announced that Cohen, Head of the National Security Council of Israel, will serve as the next Mossad Director. Cohen is considered close to Netanyahu and served as Deputy Mossad Director in the past.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this evening (Monday) that Yossi Cohen will be appointed as Mossad Director and will replace Tamir Pardo, whose tenure is coming to an end. Cohen currently serves as National Security Advisor and as Head of the National Security Council (NSC) of Israel.“All three people whose candidacy I considered were excellent people, talented, with vast experience and exceptionally high capabilities,” Netanyahu stated. “I considered things responsibly and seriously and eventually decided that the next Mossad director will be Yossi Cohen.”