Prime Minister Naftali Bennett thanked Ben Shabbat for his service as the head of the National Security Council, noting his contribution to Israel's national security.
Naveh, 63, was the highest-ranking religious Zionist in the IDF. He was the head of the IDF's Home Front Command and Central Command, before serving as deputy chief of staff in 2010-2014.
Mossad chief Yossi Cohen must be replaced in June. Cohen’s term was extended before the elections and Netanyahu has already said he wants the current deputy Mossad chief, to succeed him.
“The discussion will focus on regional issues, building on the close consultations between the two sides over the past several months.”
Whatever Biden’s timeline is for moving forward on the Iran issue – be it before Tehran’s June elections or at a later date – the identity of the Israeli emissary has become clouded as time goes by.
The officials agreed to continue to discuss the matter during a phone call on Thursday, their second since US President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month.
Biden has said that if Tehran resumed strict compliance with the 2015 agreement, Washington would rejoin it.
"This is incontrovertible proof of the connection between the Jewish nation and Jerusalem," Rabinowitz said to Kushner.