David Meidan

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David Meidan is a former head of the Mossad liaison branch, known as Tevel.[1] Gil Meidan served as a case officer for Mossad's Tsomet agent-running branch. He served in several overseas stations where he had differences with colleagues, but came through because of his friendship with the head of Tsomet, Mossad Officer N.[1]

He was appointed head of Tevel in 2007.[1]

In April 2011, Meidan was appointed as the Israeli mediator in negotiations to free captured soldier Galid Shalit. This appointment was unusual in that his name became public while he was still a Mossad officer. The role was seen by some as compensation for his failure to win the post of deputy director of the Mossad.[1] An agreement with Hamas was reached through Egyptian mediation in October 2011.[2]

In June 2012, he joined the Portland Trust as Director of Regional Co-operation in Tel Aviv.[2]

External resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yossi Melman, Get ready for some Mossad resignations, Haaretz, 21 April 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David Meidan, The Portland Trust, accessed 27 March 2013.