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Bennett to announce new Shin Bet chief this week

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) and Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 15, 2021. (Haim Tzach/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) and Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 15, 2021. (Haim Tzach/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will announce his choice as the next head of the Shin Bet security agency later this week, according to his office.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Bennett has interviewed numerous candidates and recently held deliberations on the matter with current and former senior security officials, “with the goal of appointing the most suitable candidate for the position.”

Whoever is selected will replace outgoing Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman, who was to step down in May but had his tenure extended until October.

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