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Former Mossad chief joins Israeli spy firm Black Cube

former Mossad chief, Ephraim Halevy
Former Mossad chief, Ephraim Halevy [File photo]

The former Mossad chief, Ephraim Halevy has joined the Israeli private spy company; BlackCube as a member of the board of directors, head of the committee to screen potential clients and a senior adviser on operational and intelligence issues, Israeli media reported.

According to the report, Halevy; 84 could also become the company’s president.

Some former senior Israeli security officials, including ex- Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, ex-Police commissioner, Yohanan Danino and ex-head of National Security Council, Giora Eiland have all joined the company.

Established in 2012, BlackCube is one of the world’s leading private spy and investigative companies, offering services to powerful clients with strong economic capabilities in the individual market to resolve trade disputes. However, the company has been associated with international scandals including working for Hollywood’s disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein who had hired the company to collect information on accusers of sexual abuse.

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In 2016, the Romanian police arrested two Black Cube operative on suspicion of wiretapping Romanian law enforcement officials in violation of the law.

Last month, Israeli Haaretz newspaper revealed that the company had attempted to obtain information from two members of the Obama administration.

Halevy served in the Mossad for 41 years, during which he held senior positions, including the head of the department responsible for Israel’s secret relations, before being appointed the head of the spy agency. In 1997, Halevy helped resolve a crisis between Israel and Jordan following the failed assassination attempt on Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal in the kingdom.

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