Gold Rush in Israel: Recently-retired and outspoken Mossad chief Meir
Dagan has filed a request for permission to look for gold near Eilat,
Business Week reported Tuesday morning.
Dagan last year became chairman of Tel Aviv-based Gulliver Energy, a
firm, registered to explore for oil, gas and minerals. As Mossad
chief for eight years until 2010, he generally remained silent but
has extremely verbal since his retirement, primarily ridiculing any
talk of an Israeli military attack on Iranís nuclear facilities.
His search for gold will be concentrated in a 16-square mile (43
square kilometer) area near the resort city of Eilat. Late last year,
the government granted Gulliver a permit to search for uranium.