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Jerusalem - Shalit Deal Mediator Retires from Mossad

Published on: June 3, 2012 12:13 PM
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In this file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meets with his military adviser Major General Yohanan Locker, center, and with David Meidan, a coordinator for negotiations over the release of Israeli captured soldier Gilad Schalit, left, in netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.In this file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meets with his military adviser Major General Yohanan Locker, center, and with David Meidan, a coordinator for negotiations over the release of Israeli captured soldier Gilad Schalit, left, in netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

Jerusalem - David Meidan, Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu’s envoy who negotiated the deal leading to the release last year of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, will be leaving the Mossad after 35 years of service both in Israel and abroad, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Sunday.

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Following the Schalit deal, Netanyahu appointed Meidan in November to be the coordinator of issues relating to missing soldiers and prisoners, replacing Ilan Biiran who held that position for 10 years.

Despite leaving the public service to go into the private sector, the PMO announcement said that Meidan had agreed to continue to deal with the prisoners and missing soldiers’ issues, as well as “any other public issue” he may be asked to deal with.

In November there were numerous reports, never officially confirmed by the PMO, that Meidan was tabbed by Netanyahu as a special envoy to try and iron out differences with Ankara.

Netanyahu thanked Medan for his “dedicated and important work” on behalf of the prisoners and missing soldiers.

Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post



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 Jun 03, 2012 at 12:50 PM Anonymous Says:

....a little too late if you ask me.

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 Jun 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM qazxc Says:

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Anonymous Says:

....a little too late if you ask me.

Don't worry, no one is asking you.

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