Israel’s recently appointed Mossad chief, Tamir Pardo, whose identity was reported here before being published in the Israeli media, has named his new senior command. His top deputy will be Yossi Cohen. No Israeli media source has yet reported his name. Israel’s News1, which calls him Y., says his most recent posting was as director of Tsomet, the department responsible for running Mossad’s agents around the world. Haaretz reports that in the earlier part of his career he specialized in intelligence gathering.
At this time, I don’t have any other specific information about Cohen or his background.
Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.