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The Mossad (HaMossad leModi'in uleTafkidim Meyuchadim) is the national intelligence agency of Israel. "Mossad" is the Hebrew word for institute or institution.

The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations such as paramilitary activities, political assassinations and the facilitation of aliyah where it is banned. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community (along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security), but its director reports directly to the Prime Minister. Its role and function is similar to that of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).




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