Directors of the Mossad: Meir Amit, Isser Harel, Efraim Halevy, Meir Dagan, Danny Yatom, Zvi Zamir, Reuven Shiloah, Yitzhak Hofi, Nahum Admoni Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157430773

Published: May 30th 2010

Paperback

38 pages


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Directors of the Mossad: Meir Amit, Isser Harel, Efraim Halevy, Meir Dagan, Danny Yatom, Zvi Zamir, Reuven Shiloah, Yitzhak Hofi, Nahum Admoni  by  Books LLC

Directors of the Mossad: Meir Amit, Isser Harel, Efraim Halevy, Meir Dagan, Danny Yatom, Zvi Zamir, Reuven Shiloah, Yitzhak Hofi, Nahum Admoni by Books LLC
May 30th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781157430773 | 3.61 Mb

Chapters: Meir Amit, Isser Harel, Efraim Halevy, Meir Dagan, Danny Yatom, Zvi Zamir, Reuven Shiloah, Yitzhak Hofi, Nahum Admoni, Shabtai Shavit. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Meir Amit, Isser Harel, Efraim Halevy, Meir Dagan, Danny Yatom, Zvi Zamir, Reuven Shiloah, Yitzhak Hofi, Nahum Admoni, Shabtai Shavit.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Meir Amit (Hebrew:, 17 March 1921 17 July 2009) was an Israeli politician and general. He served as Director of the Mossad from 1963 to 1968 before entering politics and holding two ministerial positions. Amit was born in Tiberias as Meir Slutsky during the Mandate era, cousin of the Russian poet, Boris Slutsky.

At a young age, he joined kibbutz Alonim in the lower Galilee and enlisted in the Haganah. He fought for the Haganah during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He remained in the military and rose through the ranks to become a major general. During his military career he came to be regarded as a protege of Moshe Dayan.

In the late 1950s Amit studied at Columbia Business School in New York, earning a business degree. After returning to Israel, Amit entered the Israeli intelligence community, first as a Major General at the head of IDF Intelligence in 1961, and then as Mossad Director in 1963. He was the only figure in Israels history to hold the position of Mossad chief and head of military intelligence at the same time. As Director, he orchestrated some of the Mossads greatest successes, including the spy Eli Cohen who penetrated the highest levels of the Syrian government.

It was also during his time that the Mossad engineered the defection of a Maronite Iraqi pilot who flew the then new Mig-21 from Iraq to Israel. Amit is particularly known for his success in expanding Israels human intelligence (HUMINT), especially in the Arab world. During the lead up to the Six-Day War in 1967, Amit had a network of informants that permeated the entire Egyptian military, providi...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=4852223



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