Mossad’s Mystery Man Meets Major’s Master
The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen, met with United States President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday to discuss Israeli concerns over a potential revival of Washington’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. According to Israel’s Channel 12 which first broke the story, the rare meeting was coordinated on Thursday and included other top Israeli national security officials. President Biden has yet to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the two’s reportedly chilly relationship was on full display in the four weeks after the president’s inauguration, during which Netanyahu was left waiting wistfully by the phone. Last week, Cohen, who will step down as spy chief in a month’s time, met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken while Israel’s national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat met with counterpart Jake Sullivan, in an all-out Israeli push to soften the blow of a looming US-Iranian agreement.