Rivalry Heats Up Between IDF, Mossad Chiefs

Rivalry Heats Up Between IDF, Mossad Chiefs
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Statements on Iran in recent weeks have laid bare an intensifying rivalry between IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

The tense relationship between Israel’s top soldier and its top spy is well known in senior security circles. The head of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and Mossad director Yossi Cohen disagree professionally from time to time and many believe they are undeclared rivals for the prime minister’s job down the line.

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