(JP) – After years of failing to develop a broad counter-intelligence strategy to cope with Russian and Chinese attempts to use cyber operations to spy on Israel, the defense establishment may finally be pushing back in a more unified fashion. The Jerusalem Post’s sister-publication Maariv reported on Saturday that the National Security Council (NSC) will present the security cabinet with a special report in the

coming days on the defense aspects of large foreign investments. The effort was reportedly one of several moves in which NSC chief Meir Ben-Shabbat, appointed in late 2017, has pushed for. The NSC advises the prime minister on national security issues. Part of the report, which was assigned to the NSC three months ago, will specifically address Russian and Chinese cyber spying and a counter-intelligence strategy. READ MORE


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