Netanyahu Appoints New Head of Shin Bet

YERUSHALAYIM -

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu named Nadav Argaman as the new head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) on Thursday, succeeding Yoram Cohen.

Argaman was until now deputy chief of the Shin Bet, a post he filled for three years.

He enlisted in an elite force in the IDF in 1978. In 1983, Argaman began his career in the Shin Bet, where he held a range of operational positions. He was afterwards elevated chief of the Shin Bet’s operations branch, followed by four years as the intelligence agency’s representative in the U.S.

Netanyahu said of Argaman’s appointment that he is “absolutely certain that under Argaman’s leadership the Shin Bet will continue to strengthen its operational and technological capabilities and continue to ensure Israel’s security.”