PM to announce Diskin's replacement as Shin Bet chief

Netanyahu set to reveal the identity of new Israel Security Agency head at conference in Jerusalem.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 28, 2011 15:41
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311_Diskin. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected on Monday evening to announce the next chief of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) at a conference in Jerusalem.

The new chief will replace current Shit Bet head, Yuval Diskin, who has held the position for the past six years.

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Diskin's term as Shin Bet head was extended in 2009 following a request made by Netanyahu who stressed the importance of Diskin's work and praised him for his extensive experience in matters of national security.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said at the time that Diskin "is an excellent man, experienced and professional, whose integrity has made possible the deep-seated cooperation with the IDF against threats in recent years."

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