90-year-old Mossad hero awarded lifetime achievement prize

February 18, 2016 10:44


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President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday honored veteran Mossad agent Avraham Barzilai, 90, who joined the institution in 1955 and took part in some extraordinary operations in his 60-year career.

At the president's residence, Rivlin and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen gave Barzilai his own small ceremony after ill-health kept him from the earlier ceremony for other prize recipients.

According to Israel Radio, Barzilai's career highlights included Israel's secret brought 80,000 Jews to Israel from Arab countries.

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