Given the opportunity to rank the country's greatest threats, former Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo didn't list Iran as number one.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke positively about Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt's upcoming visit to the Middle East and the steps towards peace it may bring.
The IDF chief of staff, Mossad director, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief and a range of other top security and law enforcement officials are precluded from entering politics for three years.
"If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war."
Coalition chairman Bitan: 'Meir Dagan was an extreme right-winger and left the Mossad the opposite. I believe this is a transformation that people in this position undergo.'
Halevy served as head of Mossad for three different prime ministers, including Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu.
More than anything, Meir Dagan will be remembered as a brave man who did not hesitate to express his opinion, even if it meant that he butted heads with his superiors.
Legendary Mossad director, identified with efforts to frustrate Iran’s nuclear program, dies after long battle with cancer at the age of 71.
Although he had a reputation for stopping at nothing when it came to killing terrorists, Dagan himself told 60 Minutes in 2012 that he had never killed an unarmed man.
The former Mossad chief leaves behind a legacy of military and intelligence operations.