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New Shin Bet chief’s appointment could be delayed by anonymous letter — reports

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at ceremony to honor outstanding Shin Bet personnel in Jerusalem, on October 4, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at ceremony to honor outstanding Shin Bet personnel in Jerusalem, on October 4, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

Unsourced Hebrew media reports say the appointment of a new Shin Bet chief could be further delayed by an anonymous letter that includes unspecified allegations against Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s choice for the post, “Resh,” whose full name is barred from being published for security reasons.

The letter was reportedly sent to the Goldberg Committee, which vets appointments to senior positions. The panel is due to convene Friday to review the candidacy of Bennett’s pick.

A statement sent on behalf of “Resh” dismisses the letter as being “without factual basis” and “full of lies.”

“As is required, testimony to that will be presented to the committee,” the statement says.

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