Rita Katz

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(Researcher, spook?)
Basra, Iraq
Alma materTel Aviv University
Founder ofSITE Intelligence Group, Search for International Terrorist Entities

Rita Katz, an Israeli expat with an interest in "terrorism". She moved to USA and set up the SITE Intelligence Group.


Rita Katz was born in Iraq and raised in Bat Yam, Israel. She attended Tel Aviv University.


As a committed Zionist, Katz was reluctant to ever leave Israel saying, “I believed that Jews belong in Israel”.[1] Nevertheless, in 1997 Katz’s husband was offered a research fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and they moved to Washington DC with their three children.[2] In 2002 with Josh Devon she co-founded the SITE Institute (later to become the SITE Intelligence Group) [3]


  1. Aaron Leibel Author Infiltrates Islamic Terror Cells' Washington Jewish Week 29 August 2003
  2. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, 'PRIVATE JIHAD: How Rita Katz got into the spying business', The New Yorker, 29 May 2006
  3. Meet the Israeli analyst who leaked ISIS' execution videos - Ynet News 5 September 2014