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|Abbreviation||English: ISA, Local: Shabak - Hebrew: שב״כ, Arabic: شاباك|
|Motto||מגן ולא יראהMagen veLo Yera'e The Defender that shall not be seen, The unseen shield|
|Formation||February 8, 1949|
|Leader||Director of The Shin Bet|
The Israel Security Agency or General Security Agency, known in Hebrew as Shabak (an abbreviation for Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali) or Shin Bet, is the Israeli counterintelligence and internal security service.
- Isser Harel 1948-52
- Izi Dorot 1952-53
- Amos Manor 1953-63
- Yosef Harmelin 1964-74, 1986-88
- Avraham Ahituv 1974-80
- Avraham Ben-Dor 1980-86
- Yaakov Peri 1988-94
- Carmi Gillon 1995-96
- Ami Ayalon 1996-2000
- Avi Dichter 2000-05
- Yuval Diskin 2005-
- Reuven Paz former head of Research
- BBC Online Profile: Israel's Shin Bet agency Wednesday, 30 January, 2002, 14:41 GMT.
|Yuval Diskin||“The attacks on 9/11 gave our own war international legitimacy. We were able to completely untie the ropes that had bound us.”||Yuval Diskin||2005|
- Shabak/Shin Bet/Israel Security Agency/Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali, Federation of American Scientists, accessed 9 May 2009.
- ISA Directors Then and Now, ISA Security Agency (Shin Bet), accessed 9 April 2009.
- Yuval Diskin appointed ISA Director, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 10 February 2005.
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