(From left: Hanegbi, Cohen and Edelstein)
The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee bid farewell on Monday to outgoing director of the Shin Bet internal security service, Yoram Cohen. Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein (Likud) and committee chairman MK Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) presented Cohen with a plaque as a token of appreciation for his five years of service as Shin Bet chief.
MK Hanebi noted that during his tenure Cohen conducted ”honest, deep and intimate” dialogue with the Knesset Committee on Intelligence and Secret Services.
On behalf of the rest of the members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Hanegbi expressed deep appreciation for Cohen`s contribution to Israel`s security and lauded the Shin Bet`s impressive achievements during his tenure.