The woman set to be Israel's next prime minister started her career as an elite Mossad agent in Paris, the Times of London reports. Tzipi Livni was part of a covert cell in the city during the early '80s, when it was a hotspot in the spy agency's battle with Palestinian militants and with those helping Saddam Hussein get nuclear technology.
Livni—like any good spy—has stayed tight-lipped about her role with the agency, but sources say her job would have put her in mortal danger. Some experts believe she was part of a unit that poisoned an Iraqi nuclear scientist in 1983. A former director of Mossad said Livni had been a very promising agent and that her experience will prove invaluable in her new role.