Yoram Cohen 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
Assuming he passes the Turkel Committee’s vetting process – a far from forgone
conclusion, judging from recent precedents in the Prisons Service and the IDF’s
General Staff – Yoram Cohen will become the 13th head of the Shin Bet, the
covert organization responsible for our internal security.No small
matter has been made of the fact that Cohen, if approved, will be the first
kippa-wearing Shin Bet head and that he is the latest in a line of religious men
appointed to high-ranking security positions. Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, who,
like Cohen, graduated from a yeshiva high school, was recently tapped to serve
as deputy chief of the General Staff and will probably compete for the top spot
when Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz completes his term in three years. Ya’acov Amidror,
who went to a national religious public school, was recently appointed head of
the National Security Council.
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