“Spy chief widely seen behind killing of Iran’s nuclear weapons chief is a trusted Netanyahu loyalist, and his preferred choice to steer Israel through the coming regional chaos”

Why Mossad’s Yossi Cohen, shadow warrior against Iran, is PM’s chosen successor
by Haviv Rettig Gur
December 2, 2020

In August 2019, people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heard him utter a startling sentence. “There are two people I consider fit to lead Israel — Yossi Cohen and Ron Dermer,” he was quoted by unnamed associates as saying, referring to the head of the Mossad and to Israel’s ambassador to Washington, respectively…First as national security adviser and then as Mossad director, Cohen has played a key role in helping Netanyahu centralize the most sensitive and significant strategic policy questions within the Prime Minister’s Office, cutting competing institutions and power bases, from the defense and foreign ministries to the security cabinet, out of the loop. READ MORE

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