Israel fears election meddling by foreign power

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Stephanie Keith via Getty Images

Nadav Argaman, director of Israel's Shin Bet domestic security and intelligence service, has said there's a high probability a foreign power will try to meddle in Israel's April 9 elections in a similar manner to Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Details: Speaking yesterday at Tel Aviv University, Argaman said Shin Bet is preparing for meddling attempts by a foreign superpower, potentially through social media or cyberattacks. He said he doesn't know what goal would be served by such a foreign intervention.