Tag Archive for Mossad

Tip from Mossad leads to EU adding Iranian intelligence unit to terror blacklist

Two months after Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu reveled how the Mossad “helped uncover two terrorist attacks – one in Paris, and the other one in Copenhagen, organized by the Iranian secret service,” the EU decided to put a unit of the Iranian Intelligence ministry on its terror list.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The European Union decided to put a unit of the Iranian Intelligence ministry on its terror list for planning to assassination on European soil, the Danish Foreign Ministry and EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

“EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Continue Reading »

Mossad tasked with securing Jewish communities abroad

The Mossad received about $2.8 million to increase security for Jewish communities worldwide after surveys showed 40% of European Jews are considering emigrating because they don’t feel safe.

By Mordechai Sones

 

The Mossad recently received more than NIS 10 million from one of the government ministries, with the aim of increasing security of Jewish community institutions around the world.

The money is intended to support local security forces and help coordinate various actions to protect Jews in the Diaspora.

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen – Reuters

The Israeli decision to increase security around the Jewish communities was made against the background of the rise in anti-Semitism and the increasing fear of terrorist activity. Continue Reading »

Former Head of Mossad joins ranks at private Israeli intel firm, Black Cube

Having been embarrassingly outed in a few past operations, Ephraim Halevy, who headed the Mossad, is being recruited by the private Israeli intelligence firm to help screen potential clients as to prevent further scandals for the company.

By Ronen Bergman

 

Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy will be joining Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube, which has been mired in international scandals.

Halevy will sit on the company’s board of directors, head its client screening committee, and serve as a senior adviser on operational and intelligence issues, a source told Yedioth Ahronoth.

Former Mossad Chief, Efraim Halevy – Photo: Wikimedia/Eli Itkin

The source added that Halevy might even be selected as president of the company within a short time. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Mossad alerts Danes of active Iranian assassination plot in Denmark

Israel’s Mossad security service aids Denmark in foiling an Iranian intelligence service mission to assassinate three anti-Iranian regime leaders, living there in exile.

By David Rosenberg

 

Israeli intelligence services aided Denmark in foiling a recent assassination attempt by Iranian agents, Israeli media outlets reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Denmark announced that it had recalled its ambassador to Iran, after it accused Tehran of plotting to assassinate three Iranian nationals residing in Denmark, AFP reported.

Mossad Emblem

“I have decided to recall Denmark’s ambassador in Tehran for consultations… Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran’s intelligence service plot attacks against people in Denmark,” Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen was quoted as having told reporters. Continue Reading »

REPORTED: Mossad foiled an Iranian terrorist attack in Paris last month

Israel’s TVNews 2 reported how the secret Israeli intelligence agency, working with their European counterparts in Belgium, France and Germany, caught the Iranian terrorist cell while carrying explosive devices to attack a conference of Iranian dissidents.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Israeli intelligence Agency Mossad foiled an Iranian terrorist attack in Paris, France last month, News 2 reported.

The terrorist cell, headed by an Iranian diplomat based in Vienna, planned to attack a conference of Iranian dissidents that was held in Paris. Thousands of people attended the conference, including US President Donald Trump’s adviser Rudy Giuliani.

According to the news report, Mossad agents, together with their counterparts from Belgium, France and Germany, conducted a hunt that crossed several countries. Continue Reading »

Mossad head included in secret meeting of Middle East intel chiefs

US President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt lead conference of intel chiefs from moderate Arab countries, that included the head of Israel’s Mossad.

By Nitzan Keidar

 

Beneath the surface, relations between Israel and moderate Arab countries are growing, but a significant expression of this was given ten days ago at a secret and joint meeting of heads of intelligence agencies from all over the region.

The conference was initiated by senior adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt.

Palestinian Authority security chief Majid Faraj (left) and Mossad head, Yossi Cohen by Kobi Gideon,GPO

The conference was attended by Jordanian General Intelligence chief Adnan al-Issam al-Jundi, General Abbas Kamel, head of the Egyptian Mukhabarat, Khaled bin Ali al-Humaidan, head of the Saudi intelligence agency, and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. Continue Reading »

Al-Arabiya news: Mossad assassinated Iranian operatives in Libya

The Saudi Al-Arabiya news network reported Monday that Israel’s security and special operations agency is responsible for the deaths of two Revolutionary Guards members who arrived in Libya seeking to obtain uranium.

By Daniel Salami

 

Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, was responsible for the liquidation of two Revolutionary Guards members in Libya, the Saudi Al-Arabiya news network reported Monday.

Mossad agents allegedly followed the two men when they were still in Tunisia, and killed them after they crossed the border to Libya.

Iran’s regime is one of the main players attempting to take advantage of the chaos created in Libya after the demise of its ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Continue Reading »

Images released of Hamas rocket-designer’s assassins

Just like when the previous rocket designer for Hamas was assassinated, Gaza’s rulers finger the Mossad for assassinating fellow group member Fadi al-Batsh, in Malaysia.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB, REUTERS

 

Malaysian police on Monday released computer generated photographs of two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian Hamas weapons engineer on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

Two men on a motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, but also a Hamas drones and rockets expert, killing him on the spot.

Police Chief Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun did highlight Batsh’s international and Palestinian-related activities, seemingly de-emphasizing his identity as an average Malaysian resident of international origin. Continue Reading »

Former cyber security official arrested for framing Lebanese actor as Israeli spy

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani, who was arrested in November for spying for Israel, fell victim to a plot hatched by the former (now, herself arrested) Lebanese cyber security official, Maj. Susan Hajj Hobeiche.

By Ynet

 

Lebanese actor and director Ziad Itani was arrested in November on accusations of cooperating with and spying for Israel. It is now evident that Itani fell victim to a plot hatched by Major Susan Hajj Hobeiche, the former head of the Lebanese Anti-Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Bureau who was arrested Friday.

Itani was accused of being recruited by a female Israeli intelligence agent and that the two exchanged information. Continue Reading »

Lebanon: ‘Wonder Woman’ is Mossad Agent

Lebanese daily newspaper Al Liwaa is claiming Gal Gadot is actually a ‘Mossad agent’ who allegedly recruited Lebanese actor and director Ziad Itani to spy for Israel.

By Roi Kais

 

Israeli actress Gal Gadot was depicted as the “Mossad Agent” who turned Lebanese actor and director Ziad Itani into an Israeli spy in a story published Monday by the Lebanese daily newspaper Al Liwaa.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. – Photo: FACEBOOK

Gadot’s photo was displayed on the paper’s front page with the caption: “The officer of the Israeli Mossad, Collette Vianfi, who recruited Ziad Itani.”

Other Lebanese news websites questioned the authenticity of the picture published by the newspaper, with some claiming they made a mistake as Gadot was not the “Mossad agent” Itani was accused of cooperating with. Continue Reading »

Lebanon: Locals arrested for spying for Israel’s Mossad

According to the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar, one of the three Lebanese nationals arrested confessed to working with the Mossad.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Lebanese security forces announced Friday night that they arrested three Lebanese nationals for allegedly collaborating with the Israeli Mossad.

Watching Lebanon’s border – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A Saturday report from the Lebanese, Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar quoted security forces as saying: “The intelligence war between the Israeli and Palestinian security services of Lebanon and Hezbollah continues, as we recently arrested a cell with three Lebanese citizens operating out of the Bourj el-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp and Deir Koubel, a Lebanese village, who were recruited by the Mossad to gather intelligence on the resistance [to Israel].”

“A Lebanese security squad managed to dismantle the cell in recent days, with three cell members who have ties to Israel and operated out of Bourj el-Barajneh,” the report read. Continue Reading »

Palestinian official fingers Mossad for elimination of Fatah operative in Sweden

A Fatah official blames Israel for the “assassination” of Mohammad Bazam, found dead in his Stockholm apartment from gunshots to his neck and head, because Swedish police refused to comment on motive for the murder.

By Daniel Siryoti

 

Senior Palestinian officials have accused the Mossad of assassinating a Fatah operative in Stockholm.

Mossad – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

According to Arab media reports, Mohammad Bazam, 29, a former Gaza Strip resident who spent time in an Israeli prison for a series of security offenses, was shot once in the neck and once in the head by two assailants in his home. Bazam, who left Gaza for Sweden following his release from prison, was found dead in his Stockholm apartment Saturday morning. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Mossad invests $3m to fund R&D in new intel technology start-ups

 

The Mossad has called on entrepreneurs and innovators to develop new technologies for Israel’s intelligence agency in cutting edge fields such as energy harvesting, data encryption, and automated identification technologies.

By i24NEWS

 

Israel’s Security and Intelligence agency, Mossad, has announced that it will set up a fund to invest in technological innovation, the agency said in a press released on Tuesday.

An initial investment of 10,000,000 shekels (nearly three million dollars) will fund research and development programs of Israeli start-ups to develop new technologies for the intelligence agency.

According to the press release, the fund known as Libertad, is intended to “provide innovative capability for maintaining and developing the Mossad’s technological superiority by connecting to civilian cutting-edge technological startup companies.”

The intelligence agency has called on entrepreneurs and innovators in cutting edge fields such as robotic technologies, energy harvesting, data encryption, automated identification technologies, and machine learning. Continue Reading »

EX-MOSSAD CHIEF: If Trump doesn’t give ‘Bunker-Busters’, Israel should develop them

 

Israel’s super-spy Danny Yatom talks openly about the Temple Mount, Golan Heights, why the Mossad needs more women, the CIA and more.

BY YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

 

Few people have walked the labyrinths of power for as long as Danny Yatom, the former Mossad director, IDF general and chief of staff, and military secretary to multiple prime ministers.

In fact, the title of the recently published English translation of his book is Labyrinth of Power.

GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator – Photo- DoD: Wikimedia Commons

The 71-year-old Yatom, who gained national attention at the side of Ehud Barak during the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit’s Sabena Flight 571 hostage rescue mission in 1972, recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post at his Dantov Global Consulting Group offices in Herzliya for a wide-ranging interview. Continue Reading »

WANTED: Mossad seeking to recruit women

 

Israel’s top intelligence agency, Mossad publishes recruitment ad specifically targeting “powerful women” to apply.

By i24news

 

Israel’s intelligence agency known as the Mossad has launched a recruitment campaign specifically targeting women for the first time since its establishment in 1949.

Mossad - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Mossad – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A series of advertisements published in national newspapers is aimed at drawing female recruits to the agency, whose staff is comprised of about 40 percent women – with 24 percent of those women occupying key top-level roles, according to Israeli news site Ynet.

One ad shows the face of a woman whose features are obscured in darkness, featuring the statement “powerful women needed”. Continue Reading »