After 30 years of working in the shadows, the identity of one of Israel's most prominent spies has been revealed. Moaz, one of the architects of the Abraham Accords, responsible for Palestinian agents in Gaza and the point person for confidential contacts with the Arab world, was Ronen Levy. The Israeli government published this information after Levy's accepted the position of director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
His identity was so secret that it even surprised the people who worked with him. The Foreign Ministry reported that Levy has been part of Israel's intelligence and defense services for 30 years. His work began in security services and he worked his way up to a high-level position in the National Security Council. The former spy, who is fluent in Arabic, was instrumental in establishing relationships with senior government officials around the world.
Contact with Arab countries
His performance led him to rise through the ranks in the national intelligence service, Shin Bet. After more than 20 years with the agency, Levy led all of the agency's operations and intelligence gathering in the Gaza Strip. He is also considered to be one of the leading Hamas experts in the Israeli intelligence community.
One of his greatest professional achievements was the signing of the Abraham Accords. Thanks to this agreement, Israel normalized its relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan in 2020. His work was especially relevant in the latter two countries. For example, thanks to his work, a meeting was arranged between Benjamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the Sudan Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al Burhan in Entebbe that same year.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eli Cohen, stressed that the new high-ranking position comes after he "has proven himself with countless achievements, not all of which can be talked about. He is one of the most experienced and creative people when it comes to connecting and strengthening Israel's international relations. I have no doubt that as director general, together with the ministry's professional and dedicated staff, his contribution to Israel's position in the world will be dramatic."