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The man who stopped Bibi from attacking Iran

Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan passed away this week at the age of 71. He was a man of fearless combat who leaves a legacy of reaching out to Israel's neighbors while promoting a regional arrangement.
Meir Dagan, head of Israel's spy agency Mossad, attends a Foreign Affairs and Defence committee meeting at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem in this December 18, 2006 file photo. Dagan sees no reason to resign over a scandal-fraught assassination in Dubai, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to ask him to, a confidant of the Israeli spymaster said on Thursday. REUTERS/Yonathan Weitzman/Files (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY HEADSHOT) - RTR2AH3X

Late Mossad Chief Meir Dagan was a killer. Throughout the entire history of the Israel Defense Forces, there was just a handful of people who shared his same self-control and complete lack of fear. These included former Chief of Staff Rafael (''Raful'') Eitan, legendary paratroop commando Meir Har-Zion and former Knesset member and retired Brig. Gen. Avigdor Kahalani, who almost singlehandedly saved the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

Dagan, who died March 17, belongs to that exclusive group of courageous warriors who were raised on the sword, who breathed war and whose bodies bore the scars of the struggle between Jews and Arabs in the Land of Israel, a struggle that has lasted well over a century.

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