At the ceremony, held at the residence of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin and the head of the secret service «Mossad» Yossi Cohen was awarded «Business of life» by the legendary Israeli intelligence officer, 90-year-old Abraham Barzillai.
This award Abraham Barzilai was to receive at the end of December together with other employees of the «Mossad» who have distinguished themselves in 2015. But during the official ceremony Barzilai was sick. After graduation Reuven Rivlin noted that during the December ceremony, the young scouts were looking forward to meeting with those who became a true legend, and they were terribly upset when he learned that he can’t come.
Abraham Barzilai noted that all of his accomplishments he owes to his wife, with whom she lived for 61 years, and who over the years supported him.
In an official press release prepared by the press service of the head of government for the ceremony, said: «Using operational-technical means, exceptional professionalism, determination and humility made Avraham Barzillai example for many generations of fighters. It is for the benefit of the security of the state for over 70 years. Abraham was drafted into the Mossad in 1955. In 1995, he retired but continues to volunteer to work in the Department. His many years of service are worthy of praise and admiration,» reads the communiqué.