Cohen, a 30-year veteran of the Mossad spy agency, was appointed to his post by Netanyahu in 2013. According to the law governing the responsibilities of the National Security Council and its head, Cohen’s job includes providing advice to the prime minister and his government on Israel’s strategic relationships.
Many of the outspoken critics against Netanyahu’s decision to accept the invitation contend that it damages Israel’s strategic ties with the United States.
But despite widely publicized calls from senators, American Jewish leaders, Israeli diplomats and politicians, to cancel or postpone the speech, the prime minister, in the throes of a tough election campaign, refuses to backtrack. He argues that the importance of doing all he can to prevent a bad deal with Iran that would endanger his country’s future justifies the controversy.
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