IDF Chief of Staff Honors Outgoing Mossad Director

Ori Shifrin, IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

Chief of the General Staff and the General Staff Forum held a celebratory lunch for the outgoing Director of the Mossad Intelligence Agency after years of collaborative efforts and achievements

Date: 11/01/2011, 2:10 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

IDF (Zahal) Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as members of the General Staff Forum parted with the outgoing Director of the Mossad Intelligence Agency, Maj. Gen (res.) Meir Dagan, in a celebratory lunch at the Rabin base in Tel Aviv on Monday (Jan. 10).

The Chief of Staff thanked the outgoing Mossad Director for his combined effort and said, “During the past eight years, as head of the Mossad, you were on the forefront of achievement. You led the agency during a unique and challenging period and contributed exceptionally, with most of your achievements unknown. Over the eight years we’ve worked together collaboratively and with the mutual understanding that we are working toward a shared and higher goal–the security of the State of Israel.”

The outgoing Director thanked the Chief of Staff for the years of cooperation and wished him and the General Staff luck in the rest of their endeavors.

Pictured: The Chief of Staff grants the outgoing Mossad Director a diploma in the name of IDF (Zahal) soldiers and commanders certifying the planting of a tree at the Jewish National Fund forest in Maj. Gen. (res.) Meir Dagan’s name.