Responsible for Some of Israel’s Most Spectacular Mossad Successes
Update July 23 - Replaced the pulled videos with fresh links for readers as this post is still getting many visits.
General (res.) Meir Amit, the former head of the Mossad who is credited with modernizing Israel’s feared intelligence agency, died on Friday due to a serious illness. He was 88 years old. Amit, who headed the organization from 1963 to 1968, also served as the head of the Israel Defense Forces intelligence branch. [...]
Some highlights of his long dedication to the State of Israel & career from the Knesset website.
|Date of Birth:||17/03/1921|
|Place of Birth:||Tiberias, Israel|
|He attended Primary School in Borochov neighborhood; Regional School at Givat HaShlosha; and Balfor Gymnasium in Tel Aviv. He studied Business Administration at Columbia in New York.|
Joined the “Hagana” in 1936
Served in “The Watchmen Corps” 1940-45
Platoon Commander in Field Corps
Regional Company Commander
Fought in the battles of Mishmar HaEmek and Emek Yisrael (1947)
Participated in the liberation of the lower Galilee
Participated in the “Hiram” Campaign (as Junior Commander of Regiment)
Participated in the “Horev” Campaign (as Regimental Commander) as well as in the “Ovda” Campaign.
Commander of the “Golani” Brigade (1950)
Commander of the Training Command (1951)
Head of Operations Department of the General Staff
Head of Military Intelligence (1954)
General of Southern Command (1955)
Head of Military Intelligence (1956)
General of Northern Command (1958)
Head of Military Intelligence (1961)
Thank You Meir Amit
That military career in itself is astounding, when one considers the intelligence heights this man reached it somewhat boggles the mind. Some of Israel’s more famous successes including his agent Eli Cohen in Syria, who’s intelligence proved vital to the security of the State of Israel before his capture & execution by the Syrians.
Many of the successes of the lightning Six Day ’67 Campaign, including the total destruction of Egypt’s air bases, defenses & Air Force can be traced to the intelligence gathering under Meir Amit. It is said Israel knew more about the Egyptian forces, their terrain and strengths / weaknesses than the Egyptians themselves. In his last public interviews Amit reversed a previous personal policy belief, and called for Israel to ferociously strike Iran’s Nuclear Programs to safeguard Israel’s future.. Declaring that the Global Islamic Jihad was tantamount to World War III.
A three part YouTube video documentary tribute on Meir Amit
Includes Meir Amit himself in lengthy interviews, many of these intelligence achievements..
Israel has sadly said goodbye to another of her founding fathers and legends.