Former Mossad Chief Joins Private Spy Firm Black Cube

The company made headlines after initiating an investigation into officials working in the administration of US President Barack Obama.

Efraim Halevy, a former head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, has joined the private intelligence company Black Cube as a member of its board of directors. Halevy will serve as the head of the client screening committee and act as a senior advisor on operational and intelligence matters, according to Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

According to the report, Halevy, 83, could be elected as company president.

Halevy previously was the head of the National Security Council of Israel, an Israeli ambassador to the EU, as well as being the ninth Mossad director. The London-born spy chief also served as an envoy and agent for five Israeli prime ministers.

Founded in 2010, private intelligence company Black Cube has been the subject of attention recently, Haaretz reported. The company, often referred to as a “private Mossad,” hires former intelligence operatives from various Israeli services, including Mossad, the Intelligence Corps (or Haman, the military intelligence), or Shin Bet (internal security service).

Last Month, Haaretz reported that Tel Aviv-based Black Cube targeted members of the Obama administration over a seizure of some $6 billion in Iranian money worldwide.

According to an earlier Observer report, Black Cube operatives contacted Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic…

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