Outgoing Shin Bet Chief Presided Over Quiet Time by Israeli Standards

Yoram Cohen’s five years heading the security service saw him oversee the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap and trade blows with Military Intelligence over the 2014 Gaza war. And despite the recent outbreak of violence in the West Bank, he maintained a good relationship with his Palestinian counterparts. Haaretz reviews his term in office.

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Sunday marks the end of Yoram Cohen’s 34 years in the Shin Bet, including the last five as head of the security service. Compared to the terms of his four most recent predecessors – Yuval Diskin (whom Cohen...