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The head of the Israeli “Mossad” intelligence service, Yossi Cohen, denied having any political ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or the “Likud” party led by Netanyahu.
Cohen said in a statement that all that he does is “nothing but to maintain the security of Israel, regardless of the identity of who heads the government.”
The position of the “Mossad” chief came in response to the “Movement for the Quality of Power” approach to him in the wake of what Netanyahu said in a statement to Channel 13 that he would find a way to allocate a position to Cohen in the next government.
In turn, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the Mossad chief should focus on performing his duties and avoid interfering in politics, and the prime minister should not involve him in political affairs as it is inconceivable for the prime minister to do so.
Source: Israeli Broadcasting Corporation “Makan”