Of potential significance to the US Election process, Israeli news Ynet reports in an article entitled “Israeli Mossad Chief And Security Delegation Meet With Trump Team” that the Director of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, (image left) “clandestinely visited the United States to meet with President-elect Donald Trump’s staff and brief them on pressing security matters including the Iranian nuclear deal, the Syrian civil war, terror threats and the Palestinian issue.”
Of significance, this was an initiative of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Obama administration was not consulted or informed:
The security delegation was organized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was led by National Security Council head Yaakov Nagel. The Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer was also present during meetings.
Additionally, Israeli officials have also reached out to the President-elect to ask him to come out against President Obama and veto a Palestinian bid submitted to the Security Council.
The proposal is expected to be up for a vote before Obama leaves office on January 20. The proposal seeks to label settlements as illegal and implicitly calls on the international community to boycott Israel.
The story was also picked up by the Times of Israel.
There is no corroborating evidence or reports in the US media regarding this “secret” Mossad mission, the timing of which coincides with the media campaign (backed by US intelligence) against Donald Trump in relation to Moscow’s alleged interference in the US elections.
Needless to say, the US authorities would have been informed of the entry to the US of Yaakov Nigel and Yossi Cohen.
It is worth noting that Donald Trump has come out in favor of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.
The report does not mention whether the Mossad delegation met directly with Donald Trump.
Michel Chossudovsky contributed to this report.