Shabtai Shavit

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Shabtai Shavit
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Allegiance State of Israel Flag of Israel.svg
Service Mossad
Active 1964–1996

Born 17 July 1939
Mandatory Palestine
Nationality Israel
Occupation Director of Mossad
Alma mater Harvard University[1]

Shabtai Shavit (Hebrew: שבתי שביט‎; born 17 July 1939) 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.[2] In 1964, he joined the Mossad,[3] where he worked his way up to director general.

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.[3] 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.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Jerusalem Summit Profile. Retrieved March 4, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Targeting Terrorism, Newsweek, October 17, 2001. Retrieved March 4, 2007.
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