Mossad Director Tamir Pardo has named his new deputy, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
Y. who currently heads Tzomet – the organization's operatives unit, will replace R. who served as former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan's deputy. He will begin his term in office in September.
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Y.'s nomination has been approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The nomination also positions Y. in the running for the position of Mossad chief in the future.
Y. who is in his 50s, is considered a "home grown" appointment, having spent his entire career in the intelligence field in the Mossad.
The newly appointed deputy is also considered to be exceptionally handsome and is known within the Intelligence Community as "the model."
Pardo has also named a new chief for Caesarea – the Mossad's Special Ops division, but no details were offered as to this appointment.
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