CIA Assessment of Israeli Intelligence
Former MOSSAD chief Isser Harel accepted the authenticity of thislittle known CIA assessment, which came into the public domain following the sack of the American embassy in Iran in 1979, stating:"The report is one-sided and malicious, it ignores Israel's special position in its struggle for survival"  I have omitted thenames and bio-sketches of the several top players from the original because it included information on their families. Many aspects of this assessment remain relevant to Israeli intelligence in today’s world where the ‘Cold War’ has merely beensupplanted by the ‘War on Terror.’ When the leaders of Israel, theUSA, Britain and France, particularly, are able to disentangle from foreign policy the crime, corruption, profiteering in the arms tradeand attending ‘regime change’ with its murder & manipulatinginnocents throughout the world on a chess board of corporatecolonialism, and not before, only then will the MOSSAD, CIA, MI6 & the Directorate-General for External Security have achieved alegitimate position & purpose
Israeli Intelligence and Security A. General
Israel's principal intelligence and security authority is the
Va'adat Rashei Hasherlim
(the Committee of the Heads of the Services), generally know as the Va'adat. It coordinatesthe operations and activities of its members.
Mossad Letafkidim Meyouchadim
(the Secret Intelligence Service) orMossad, its common name, has the primary responsibility for foreign operations and is subordinate to the PrimeMinister.
Sherut Bitachon Kiali
(Counterespionage andInternal Security), popularly known as Shin Beth, isresponsible for security and is directly subordinate to thePrime Minister.
(Military Intelligence) has themain responsiblity for strategic militrary intelligence and