Israel’s National Security Council head and National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat announced he will leave office on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Ben-Shabbat notified Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that he wished to end his position after a four-year term, terminating at the end of August. Bennett is expected to appoint a replacement until then.
“I would like to commend Meir Ben-Shabbat for his many years of contribution to Israel’s security in a professional and successful manner,” Bennett said in the statement. The prime minister also thanked him for easing the transition from the previous government by staying on.
Ben-Shabbat previously agreed to stay on until further notice when Israel’s new government took office.
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