Members of the security cabinet, a narrow forum within the ministerial cabinet tasked with defining and implementing the country's defense policy, visited on Friday the Mossad headquarters in order to familiarize themselves with the inner workings of Israel's national intelligence agency, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.
The select body includes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni , Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Naftali Bennett.
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The ministers were given briefings on various issues pertaining to intelligence and security, such as the latest estimation of the Iranian nuclear threat, the war raging in Syria and the newest currents of the Arab Spring.
The session has made the top governing officials privy to the most sensitive issues of Israeli espionage. Having signed non-disclosure agreements, the ministers indeed refused to offer any comment on the visit.
The visit is part of Netanyahu's policy to bring as quickly as possible the new members of the security cabinet – Lapid, Bennett, Livni and Erdan – up to speed with the information necessary for decision making and productive participation in the sessions.
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