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Motto באין תחבולות יפול עם, ותשועה ברוב יועץ
(For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. (Proverbs 11:14))
Formation December 13, 1949
Type intelligence agency
Headquarters Tel Aviv, Israel
Leader Director of Mossad
Yossi Cohen.jpg
Incumbent: Yossi Cohen
Since January 2016
Subgroups Tevel
Staff 1,200
Mossad (Hebrew for Institute) is an abbreviation for ha-Mossad le-Modiin ule-Tafkidim Meyuhadim (Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks), an Israeli intelligence agency focused on foreign intelligence.

The Mossad is an Israeli intelligence agency.


Mossad's former motto, be-tachbūlōt ta`aseh lekhā milchāmāh (Hebrew: בתחבולות תעשה לך מלחמה‎) is a quote from the Bible (Proverbs 24:6): "For by wise guidance you can wage your war" (NRSV). The motto was later changed to another Proverbs passage: be-'éyn tachbūlōt yippol `ām; ū-teshū`āh be-rov yō'éts (Hebrew: באין תחבולות יפול עם, ותשועה ברוב יועץ‎, Proverbs 11:14). This is translated by NRSV as: "Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety."


Full article: Stub class article Director of Mossad


Events carried out

9-1111 September 2001New York
Washington DC
Lavon AffairJuly 1954 - October 1954Egypt
Project Ulysses1950 - 1968

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Possible Israeli connection to the Oslo attackswebpage25 July 2011Stephen Lendman


  1. About Us - Directors, Mossad, accessed 14 May 2009.
  2. Mossad, Federation of American Scientists, accessed 14 May 2009.