Israel PM names national security adviser as next spy chief

A picture taken at the Israeli foreign ministry on October 15, 2015, shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) sitting next to newly appointed Mossad chief Yossi CohenIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday named national security adviser Yossi Cohen to head the Mossad spy agency. A former fighter pilot, Cohen, 54, will replace Tamir Pardo whose mandate expires in January. Cohen is a Mossad veteran who served as deputy director of the agency between 2011 and 2013 when he took up the post of national security adviser.

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