Shabtai Shavit
Allegiance State of Israel 20px
Service Mossad
Active 1964-1996

Born 1939
Nationality Israel
Occupation Director of Mossad

Shabtai Shavit (Template:Lang-he) was director general of the Mossad from 1989 to 1996.

Shavit first joined the Israel Defense Forces, where he served in the Sayeret Matkal. From 1958 to 1959, he was military governor of the Southern Command.[1] In 1964, he joined the Mossad,[2] where he worked his way up to director general.

At the end of his tenure, he wrote a book about the disposal of nuclear waste by the government.[citation needed]

After retiring from the Mossad, he spent five years as CEO of Maccabi Health Services Group. From 2001, he was chairman of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.[2] He was president and CEO of EMG Israel and chairman of Athena. Shavit continued to work in government, including as advisor to the Israeli National Security Council, advisor to the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sub-Committee on Intelligence, and as a member of the N.Y.F.D. Task Force for Future Preparedness Against Terrorism.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jerusalem Summit Profile. Retrieved March 4, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Targeting Terrorism, Newsweek, October 17, 2001. Retrieved March 4, 2007.

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