MEMBER OF HONOR AND DISTINCTION DIRECTOR OF MOSSAD YOSSI COHEN

 

H. E. Yossi Cohen. Cohen was born in Jerusalem to a religious family and grew up in the Katamon neighborhood. His father, Leo, was a seventh-generation Israeli and Irgun veteran. He worked at Bank Mizrahi, reaching a senior position there. His mother was a teacher. Cohen is a 30-year-veteran of the Mossad. He ran agents in a number of countries over his career, and led the Mossad's collections division ("Tsomet"). From 2011 to 2013, he was the deputy director, serving under Tamir Pardo. He was known publicly as "Y" (Hebrew: "י") in this post. Cohen won the prestigious Israel Security Prize for his Mossad work.Intelligence reporter Ronen Bergman has written that Cohen has a reputation as a tough boss, that he speaks perfect English, and is a marathon runner. He also speaks fluent Arabic. In August 2013 he was appointed the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel. In December 2015, Cohen was appointed to succeed Tamir Pardo as director of Mossad., and assumed office in January 2016.Cohen has four children. One of his sons, Yonatan, is a former officer in Unit 8200 and has cerebral palsy. https://www.mossad.gov.il

 

 

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