Shin Bet

   Acronym for Sherut Bitahon Klali (General Security Services); the organization responsible for the prevention of hostile secret activity in Israel, including espionage and sabotage. It was founded in 1948 and headed by Isser Harel until 1954. Carmi Gillon was named head of the Shin Bet in early 1995, replacing Yaa-cov Peri; however, Gillon was forced to resign less than one year later following the November 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and was replaced by the former chief of the Israeli navy, Ami Ayalon. In 2002, Ayalon retired and was succeeded by Avi Dichter; he was in turned succeeded by Yuval Diskin in June 2005. Though badly shaken by controversies surrounding the Rabin assassination and a number of other operational failures in the first two years of the Al-Aksa intifada, as well as by greater public scrutiny of its methods of operation, the Shin Bet remains an important component of Israel's intelligence and national security community.

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  • Shin Bet — Israeli security service, 1964, from Mod.Heb. shin + bet, names of the initial letters of sherut bitahon kelali (general) security service …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shin Bet — The Audio|He Shabak.ogg|Shabak ( he. שב כ, an acronym for Sherut Bitahon Klali ( he. שירות ביטחון כללי), lit. General Security Service ), officially known in English as Israel Security Agency (ISA), and commonly known as the Shin Bet, [ Shabak is …   Wikipedia

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  • Shin Bet — Shabak Pour le groupe ethnique d’Irak, voir l’article Shabak (peuple). Le Shabak (en hébreu, שב כ Shabak ) est un acronyme de Shérūt ha Bītāhōn ha Klālī שירות ביטחון כללי) aussi connu sous le nom de Shin Bet (qui était le nom sous lequel le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shin Bet — noun the Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency the Shin Bet also handles overall security for Israel s national airline • Syn: ↑General Security Services • Regions: ↑Israel, ↑State of Israel, ↑Yisrael, ↑Zion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Shin Beth — Wappen des Schin Bet Schin Bet (שב) ist die Kurzbezeichnung des israelischen Inlandsgeheimdienstes. Schin (ש) und Bet (ב) sind die Anfangsbuchstaben von Scherut Bitachon (deutsch: Sicherheitsdienst). Der eigentliche Name des Geheimdienstes ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shin (lettre) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Shin. Lettres de l’hébreu א Aleph ב Beth/Veth …   Wikipédia en Français

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