Yaakov Peri
Born (1944-02-20) February 20, 1944 (age 77)
Citizenship Israeli
Occupation
  • Head of the General Security Service, the Israeli domestic intelligence agency (known in Israel by the acronym Shabak), or Shin Bet), 1988–94
  • CEO of Cellcom Israel, 1995–2003

Yaakov Peri (born February 20, 1944) was head of the General Security Service, the Israeli domestic intelligence agency (known in Israel by the acronym Shabak), or Shin Bet, from 1988 to 1994.

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Peri introduced structural changes in the Shabak in order to address problems that arose during the First Intifada, and address with the new situation in Israel in the wake of the Oslo Accords.

After retiring from the Shabak, he went into business. He was CEO of Cellcom Israel from 1995–2003.

In 2005, he was voted the 125th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.[1]

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