Shin Bet

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Abbreviation English: ISA, Local: Shabak - Hebrew: שב״כ, Arabic: شاباك
Motto מגן ולא יראהMagen veLo Yera'e The Defender that shall not be seen, The unseen shield
Formation February 8, 1949
Type intelligence agency
Leader Director of The Shin Bet

The Israel Security Agency or General Security Agency, known in Hebrew as Shabak (an abbreviation for Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali) or Shin Bet, is the Israeli counterintelligence and internal security service.[1]






  1. Shabak/Shin Bet/Israel Security Agency/Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali, Federation of American Scientists, accessed 9 May 2009.
  2. ISA Directors Then and Now, ISA Security Agency (Shin Bet), accessed 9 April 2009.
  3. Yuval Diskin appointed ISA Director, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 10 February 2005.