Israel’s spy agency has been in existence since the very beginning of the State of Israel in 1948. It actually existed beforehand in a non-official manner. In the most recent decades, the main threat has been from Iran and it’s tentacles.
The Mossad has served the State of Israel in a myriad ways with a basic can-do attitude that extends to all four corners of the earth. From finding Nazi War Criminals like Adolf Eichmann, to rescuing Jewish families in dangerous situations in Uganda, the former Soviet Union, or in Europe, the Mossad has always had a direct line to and from the Prime Minister’s office.
The Mossad’s main method is trial and error. But what truly fuels the Mossad is a strong ideological focus on doing whatever is necessary to help the State of Israel survive and defend itself and all Jewish people around the world against it’s adversaries. The Mossad had so much power in the first few decades of the State that people called the Director of the Mossad, Isser Harel, the 2nd Prime Minister of Israel. In this unique and far-reaching interview, Shabtai Teveth, one of the longest serving Mossad members brings to the fore many of the norms and stories of this famous spy network. It is not all pretty, but it is all about protecting the State of Israel.