A top Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) official has resigned amid a sex scandal
and allegations that he promoted a female subordinate with whom he had an
affair, Channel 2 reported on Saturday.
Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin
first learned of the affair after a complaint was filed within the agency
against the promotion of the top official.
Diskin asked the Civil Service
Commission to investigate and after receiving its findings ordered the top
official to take a vacation. The official decided to resign.
This is the
second such case in recent months in the Shin Bet. Another top official resigned
several months ago after he had an affair with a female subordinate and
continued to make decisions involving the promotion of her ex-husband, an
alleged conflict of interests.