Yossi Cohen

In a letter sent to Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana, the ex-aides, including former Mossad chief and close Netanyahu ally Yossi Cohen, warned the lack of agreement could undermine Israel’s security, as “the national resilience of Israeli society” has enabled the country to tackle external threats.

“In recent weeks, the political crisis has developed into a grave societal crisis,” they warned. “Lately, the flashpoint has been the judicial reform. The extreme comments that have been heard show the depth of the rift in the public. The feelings of crisis and distress are growing stronger because there is no serious effort to reach agreements of any type.”

–Times of Israel, Feb. 11. 2023