What Mossad Chief Cohen Was Really Doing in D.C. Last Week

Netanyahu needs an experienced Iran hand on American soil at this time, and at least, unlike Ron Dermer, Yossi Cohen isn’t a walking red flag

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Mossad chief Yossi Cohen has a regrettable habit: a tendency to “get caught” on camera in public. He thereby gets it all — media attention, while still emanating that mysterious mien befitting the country’s top spy with an obligation to maintain secrecy.

Last week, on Monday evening, it happened again, when Cohen met in Washington with outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Café Milano, an upscale eatery in Georgetown. Meridith McGraw, the White House correspondent for Politico, revealed on Twitter that the two were spotted dining there together (justifying the restaurant’s motto: “the ultimate place in Washington to see and be seen”).

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