Meir Ben-Shabbat

Israeli, Russian senior officials discuss efforts to combat COVID-19

Meir Ben-Shabbat and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held a discussion over the phone regarding efforts for combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL head Meir Ben-Shabbat attends a state audit committee meeting at the Kness
Meir Ben-Shabbat makes decisions under pressure, with lives on the line

The National Security Council head shuns the spotlight but his impact is vast.

Nickolay Mladenov (C), the United Nations Secretary-General Special Representative to the Middle Eas
UN Advisor Mladenov 'urgently heads' to Cairo to deescalate situation

The National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat updated security cabinet members on Tuesday Hamas told Egypt that it is not interested in an escalation, Channel 13 reported.

Meir Ben-Shabbat
Ben-Shabbat to replace Molcho as PM's special diplomatic envoy

Ben-Shabbat is a veteran of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

The Knesset building
Meir Ben Shabbat appointed new National Security Advisor

Ben-Shabbat, who has held the position informally since August, spent 28 years working for the Shin Bet, including as the head of its southern division, which is responsible for the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting
Netanyahu: Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks from Gaza

Netanyahu also warned against Iran encroaching at its northern borders.

Meir Ben-Shabbat
Netanyahu names new head of Israel's National Security Council

A former Shin Bet senior official will head the National Security Council.

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