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60 days before the games:

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

With just two months to go before the Olympic Games in Paris, Israeli security services have discovered an Iranian-backed attempt to execute terrorist attacks in Europe.

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

Report:

Former Mossad director threatened ICC prosecutor

British media claims that former Mossad director Yossi Cohen held secret meetings with the ICC prosecutor to dissuade her from investigating Israel for war crimes.

Former Mossad director threatened ICC prosecutor

Mossad Director:

'Never Again' is more important now than ever

Mossad head Dedi Barnea spoke at a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Mossad headquarters after hearing, along with other Mossad personnel, the testimony of Holocaust survivors' family members.

'Never Again' is more important now than ever

Report:

Lebanese money changer assassinated by Mossad

Muhammed Ibrahim Srour, who would funnel funds from Iran to Hamas, was found dead in the town of Beit Meri with a large sum of cash next to him.

Lebanese money changer assassinated by Mossad

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

Turkish authorities have continued their recent crackdown on suspected Israeli espionage, fearing attempted attacks against Hamas officials in their country.

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

Agents who drowned in Italian lake were on secret mission

Nearly a year after the disaster at Lake Maggiore, in which a Mossad operative and two Italian intelligence agents, drowned to death, a memorial plaque was made public in Italy, revealing that the agents were on a secret mission.

Agents who drowned in Italian lake were on secret mission

IDF spokesman:

'Lebanese citizens - contact the Mossad'

The IDF's Arabic spokesman, Avichay Adraee, told Lebanese citizens that their best chance for a better future was to collaborate with Israel against Hezbollah.

'Lebanese citizens - contact the Mossad'

Mossad:

'Hamas uninterested in deal, aims to ignite region'

Mossad chief David Barnea meets CIA chief William Burns, in attempt to advance prisoner swap deal, free hostages.

'Hamas uninterested in deal, aims to ignite region'

Seven suspected Mossad agents arrested in Turkey

The arrest joins a series of operations Turkey has undertaken against Israeli intelligence operatives.

Seven suspected Mossad agents arrested in Turkey

Attack on military facility:

Iran executes alleged 'Mossad agent'

Iran’s judiciary says it executed a “terrorist” over a 2023 drone attack that targeted a defense ministry site in Isfahan.

Iran executes alleged 'Mossad agent'

Report:

Netanyahu reprimanded the head of the Mossad

TV report says Prime Minister scolded the head of the Mossad and the negotiating team that had returned from Paris: That's not how you conduct negotiations, you have to be tough.

Netanyahu reprimanded the head of the Mossad

Iran: We executed four people spying for the Mossad

Four people suspected of working for Israel, plotting to bomb Defense Min. site, have been executed, Iran says.

Iran: We executed four people spying for the Mossad

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

MK Tally Gotliv, citing an obscure website, posted a theory claiming a connection between the husband of an anti-government activist and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

Report:

Israel proposed Hamas leaders leave Gaza

Sources tell CNN that Mossad chief proposed that Hamas senior leaders could leave Gaza as part of a broader ceasefire. Qatar's PM said the idea "would never work".

Israel proposed Hamas leaders leave Gaza

Mossad and Shin Bet:

This is how Hamas plans attacks around the world

Orders from the organization leadership, acquisition of UAVs and use of criminal elements: This is how Hamas terrorist organization senior operatives advanced attacks against innocents around the world.

This is how Hamas plans attacks around the world

Turkey arrests 33 suspected Israeli agents

Local authorities claim that as many as 46 individuals were part of an Israeli operation to capture Palestinian Arabs in Turkey.

Turkey arrests 33 suspected Israeli agents

Mossad chief lights Hanukkah candles with Jake Sullivan

In meeting at Mossad headquarters, chief David Barnea tells US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan of challenges in returning hostages.

Mossad chief lights Hanukkah candles with Jake Sullivan

Mossad foils attempted attack on Jews in Denmark

Israeli intelligence agency says 7 Hamas operatives arrested for plotting attack on Jews on European soil.

Mossad foils attempted attack on Jews in Denmark

Mossad team recalled from Qatar

Mossad director David Barnea has recalled agents from Qatar after negotiations with Hamas broke down.

Mossad team recalled from Qatar

Former deputy Mossad chief:

'There was an intelligence and operational failure'

Ehud Lavi, former deputy head of the Mossad, says: I trust the political echelon to make the right decisions regarding the hostages.

'There was an intelligence and operational failure'

Mossad chief visited Qatar as part of efforts to free hostages

The head of the Mossad, David Barnea, visited Qatar this past weekend as part of the efforts to free the hostages held by Hamas.

Mossad chief visited Qatar as part of efforts to free hostages

Former Mossad chief:

'No need to rush ground incursion in Gaza'

Former Mossad chief says that the more the IDF trains for ground entry, the more significant the results of the move will be.

'No need to rush ground incursion in Gaza'

Former Mossad director: 'There is an Iranian signature on this'

Yossi Cohen, former director of the Mossad, is certain that Iran planned the Hamas invasion.

Former Mossad director: 'There is an Iranian signature on this'

Hamas invasion:

'There were warning signs'

Intelligence services may have had prior warning of the Hamas invasion that left hundreds dead in southern Israel.

'There were warning signs'

IRGC head threatens life of Mossad chief

Revolutionary Guards Corp chief Hossein Salami says Mossad chief David Barnea's "life will be cut short" if Iranian leaders are assassinated

IRGC head threatens life of Mossad chief

Mossad director warns Iran:

'Harm to Israelis will lead to strike in heart of Tehran'

Director Barnea says that in the past year, 27 terror attacks against Israelis and Jews around the world were foiled.

'Harm to Israelis will lead to strike in heart of Tehran'

50 years on:

Mossad reveals details about agent who exposed Egyptian plans

A new book reveals untold details about the Mossad's work before and during the Yom Kippur War.

Mossad reveals details about agent who exposed Egyptian plans

Mossad director:

'We must not make light of the enemy, our strength is our unity'

Agency honors retirees who served in the war and reveals documents from original intelligence sources.

'We must not make light of the enemy, our strength is our unity'

Eritrea blames Mossad for Tel Aviv riot

A statement from the Eritrean government claims intelligence agencies, including the Mossad, incited the recent riot in Tel Aviv.

Eritrea blames Mossad for Tel Aviv riot

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit dies at 84

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit passes away while on a private vacation in Italy. He served in the post between 1989 and 1996.

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit dies at 84

Report:

Russian delegation hid in hotel as Israel struck Iranian plant

Russians were in Tehran to gain drone-building expertise while Mossad struck a site in Isfahan believed to be an arms production hub.

Russian delegation hid in hotel as Israel struck Iranian plant

In defiance of Netanyahu:

IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet chiefs to release statements together

Leading security figures to issue coordinated statements in protest against PM's refusal to allow them to brief Cabinet of refusals to serve

IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet chiefs to release statements together

The Mossad Spymaster, analyzing relations with Saudi Arabia

The strengthening peace in the Middle East is the mullahs' funeral.Op-ed.

The Mossad Spymaster, analyzing relations with Saudi Arabia

'First the Saturday people, then.."

A thriller by Bruce Portnoy that spans the US and Israel begins with a car crash and is all too real today. Review.

'First the Saturday people, then.."

Former Mossad chief:

'Stop the legislation, time to come to agreements'

Former Mossad chief calls for halt to the legislation of the judicial reform, blasts the phenomenon of refusal to serve.

'Stop the legislation, time to come to agreements'

Cyprus backs Israel's claims on failed Iranian attack

Cypriot official says local investigations support claims by Mossad that Iranian-backed hit squad planned to kill Israelis in Cyprus.

Cyprus backs Israel's claims on failed Iranian attack

Iran claims:

Mossad involved in Quran burning in Sweden

Iranian Ministry of Defense claims the Swedish activist who burned the Quran served as an agent of the Mossad.

Mossad involved in Quran burning in Sweden

Turkish media claims:

Turkish authorities bust Israeli spy ring

According to reports the MIT busted a cell of 56 operatives spying on non-Turkish nationals.

Turkish authorities bust Israeli spy ring

Watch:

Mossad abducted leader of terror squad in Iran to thwart attack

Mossad reveals new information about Iranian plot to attack Jewish, Israeli targets in Cyprus.

Mossad abducted leader of terror squad in Iran to thwart attack

Report:

Mossad meeting in Italy was tracking unconventional weapons

Italian media reports that the shipwreck in which a Mossad agent was killed was part of a joint operation to track unconventional weapons.

Mossad meeting in Italy was tracking unconventional weapons

Italian media:

Intel agents were tracking transfers between Russia and Iran

'Russian figures' recently transferred their investments to luxury hotels on lake where Mossad agent was killed in shipwreck.

Intel agents were tracking transfers between Russia and Iran

Italian Boating Accident

Mossad offers few details in eulogy of agent killed in Italy

Citing his activities with the secretive agency, Mossad offers circumscribed eulogy for Erez Shimoni, ex-agent killed in boating accident.

Mossad offers few details in eulogy of agent killed in Italy

Cleared for publication:

Former Mossad agent killed in Italy is Erez Shimoni

Erez Shimoni, 50, is the former Mossad agent who was killed in a boat accident in Italy.

Former Mossad agent killed in Italy is Erez Shimoni

Mossad agent killed in shipwreck in Italy

The Israeli citizen killed in a shipwreck in Italy has been revealed to be a Mossad agent.

Mossad agent killed in shipwreck in Italy

Turkish report:

11 arrested after Mossad spy ring uncovered

Investigation uncovers spy ring which followed 23 people, company with business connections to Iran.

11 arrested after Mossad spy ring uncovered

Iraqi cleric accuses Mossad of killing Imam Ali - 1300 years ago

Pro-Iranian Shi'ite cleric in Iraq says Israel's Mossad agency is to blame for the death of Muhammed's successor, Ali - in the year 661.

Iraqi cleric accuses Mossad of killing Imam Ali - 1300 years ago

Iran executes Swedish-Iranian man over 'terrorism'

Swedish-Iranian dissident Habib Chaab accused of staging attacks under protection of Israeli Mossad and Swedish spy agency.

Iran executes Swedish-Iranian man over 'terrorism'

Following leak of Pentagon docs:

Netanyahu speaks to Mossad chief

PM demands explanation of New York Times report which claimed the leadership of the Mossad encouraged protests against judicial reform.

Netanyahu speaks to Mossad chief

NYT, Washington Post: Mossad encouraged anti-govt protests

Leaked CIA intelligence document claims senior Mossad officials encouraged employees, civilians to protest judicial reforms.

NYT, Washington Post: Mossad encouraged anti-govt protests

Poison gas: Details of foiled terror attack in Athens revealed

Iranian mastermind behind planned attack on Jewish, Israeli targets in Greece promised the terrorists 16,000 euros per Israeli victim.

Poison gas: Details of foiled terror attack in Athens revealed

Under certain conditions:

Mossad employees permitted to protest against judicial reform

The employees will be forbidden from giving interviews or making statement revealing their political affiliation.

Mossad employees permitted to protest against judicial reform

Former Mossad chief:

The secret behind creating trust

In a special episode of the 'A matter of life and death' podcast, Dr. Tal Patalon speaks with former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

The secret behind creating trust

Intelligence officials:

'Drone attack in Isfahan was the work of the Mossad'

Senior intelligence officials tell The New York Times Israel attacked military facility in Isfahan due to concerns about its own security.

'Drone attack in Isfahan was the work of the Mossad'

Iran claims:

'We detained 13 members of Mossad-linked network'

Iran once again claims to have captured a network of spies working for Israel's Mossad.

'We detained 13 members of Mossad-linked network'

Galant to Mossad chief:

'The nuclear threat is at the top of the agenda'

Defense Minister Yoav Galant meets Mossad chief David Barnea to discuss the immediate threats to the State of Israel.

'The nuclear threat is at the top of the agenda'

Iran claims:

'We arrested members of four teams linked to the Mossad'

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claims it identified and arrested members of four teams of operatives linked to the Israeli Mossad.

'We arrested members of four teams linked to the Mossad'

Mossad chief:

'Iran plans to supply Russia with more advanced weapons'

Mossad chief David Barnea: Iran is increasing its attempts to carry out terrorist attacks, which we suppress every day, all over the world.

'Iran plans to supply Russia with more advanced weapons'

Mossad operation foiled?

Turkey: 44 suspected of spying for Mossad, 7 arrested

The agents are suspected of spying on Palestinian Arab nationals residing in the country.

Turkey: 44 suspected of spying for Mossad, 7 arrested

New Details

'The Mossad trained them to avoid security cameras'

The four men who were executed in Iran allegedly destroyed property, stole, and kidnapped local civilians.

'The Mossad trained them to avoid security cameras'

Report from Iran: Four executed for cooperating with Israel

Iranian authorities claimed they had busted a spy ring earlier in the month.

Report from Iran: Four executed for cooperating with Israel