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Aman (אמ"ן) is the Hebrew abbreviation for the Israel Defence Forces' (IDF) Directorate of Military Intelligence (אגף המודיעין), Israel's central, overarching military intelligence. Aman was created in 1950, when the Intelligence Department was spun off from the IDF's General Staff (then, Agam: אג"ם). Aman is an independent service, and not part of the ground forces, navy or the Israeli Air Force. It has a staff of 7,000 personnel (1996 estimate). It is currently headed by Aluf Amos Yadlin. Image File history File links Aman-logo. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית or עברית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... A General Staff is a group of professional military officers who act in a staff or administrative role under the command of a general officer. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, literally Air and Space Arm) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces and currently operates around 900 aircraft. ... Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ... Amos Yadlin as attache to Washington. ...

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Head of Aman

Yadlin, recently nominated to replace Zeevi-Farkash
Yadlin, recently nominated to replace Zeevi-Farkash

The head of Aman is the highest intelligence officer in the IDF and engages in intelligence decision and policy-making at the same level as the heads of the Shin Bet and the Mossad: together, they form the three highest-ranking, co-equal heads of the Israeli Intelligence Community, focusing on the military, domestic (including the Palestinian territories), and foreign intelligence fronts respectively. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (733x898, 363 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aman (IDF) ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (733x898, 363 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Aman (IDF) ... Shabak emblem Defender who shall not be seen The Shabak (in Hebrew, שבכ   Shabak?} an acronym of Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali שירות ביטחון כללי) known abroad as the Shin Bet or the GSS (General Security Service), is the Internal General Security Service of Israel. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... The Israeli Intelligence Community (Hebrew: קהילת המודיעין הישראלית) is the designation given to the complex of organizations responsible for intelligence collection, dissemination, and research for the State of Israel. ... A domestic goat Domestic can refer to: An animal or plant that has been domesticated A domestic worker Something pertaining to home Domestic policy is that policy relevant within a country A lobby term for women or girls This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that... The West Bank map The Gaza Strip map Palestinian territories is one of a number of terms used to describe, from Arab point of view, areas captured by Israel in the Six-day War of 1967, whose political status has been the subject of negotiations between Israel and the Palestine... This article is about a journal. ...


On June 10, 2005, the IDF's Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, in a move viewed as surprising, announced that Major General Aharon Zeevi-Farkash would be replaced by Major General Amos Yadlin. Yadlin, currently the IDF's military attaché in Washington, D.C., was a combat pilot, former head of the Air Intelligence Squadron, and Halutz's deputy. Yadlin was appointed as Aman Director on January 5, 2006, with Zeevi-Farkash having served an extended term. June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... General Dan Halutz (Hebrew: ) (born 1948 in Hagor to an Iranian-Jewish family) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. ... Amos Yadlin as attache to Washington. ... A military attaché is a military expert who is part of a diplomatic mission. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Units

Aman consists of the following subordinate and professionally subordinate units:


Staff units

The Israeli Intelligence Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps which falls under the jurisdiction of Aman and is responsible for collecting, disseminating, and publishing intelligence information for the General Staff and the political branch. ...

Collection units

  • The Visual Intelligence Branch
  • The HUMINT Branch

Unit 8200 (read as eight-two hundred) is an IDF Intelligence Corps unit, responsible for collecting SIGINT intelligence and providing cryptographical analysis. ... The Hatzav Unit (Hebrew: יחידת חצב) is a unit in the IDF Intelligence Corps Unit 8200, responsible for collecting OSINT intelligence. ... The Mapping Unit (Modern Hebrew: Yehidat Mipui )[citation needed] of the Israel Defense Forces military intelligence is in charge of strategic mapping of locations. ...

Research

  • The Research Department

Information security

The ISD logo The Information Security Department is a department in the Israel Defense Forces Directorate of Military Intelligence, responsible for preventing classified information from being compromised by unauthorized elements. ... The Israeli Military Censor is a unit in the IDF Directorate of Military Intelligence which watches over the publication of information regarding the military network, and generally, the security of Israel. ...

Other units

  • The Supervision Department
  • The External Relations Department
  • Sayeret Matkal

Sayeret Matkal (Hebrew: סיירת מטכל - General Staff Reconnaissance unit) is the elite special forces unit of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). ...

Professionally subordinate units

The Israeli Air Intelligence Directorate is a chief unit of the IDF Air Force. ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, literally Air and Space Arm) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces and currently operates around 900 aircraft. ... The Israeli Naval Intelligence Department is a chief unit of the IDF Sea Corps. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters’ five corps, created in April 2000, and is tasked with collecting combat intelligence and is responsible for intelligence units from the battalion level and up to the entire force. ... Mazi logo The Israeli GOC Army headquarters (Hebrew: , Mifkedet Zroa HaYabasha), abbreviated as Mazi (מזי), is a multi-corps command headquarters created in 1998, which amalgamates the ground forces of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... The Israeli Central Command is a regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israeli Southern Command is a regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israeli Home Front Command is a relatively recent Israel Defense Forces regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, which was the first war since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War where the Home Front faced a significant threat. ...

Roles and jurisdictions

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Modash: IDF's newest corps.
Modash: IDF's newest corps.

The IDF's Intelligence Corps (חיל המודיעין), abbreviated as Haman and headed by a Brigadier General, has been detached from Aman since the Yom Kipur War, but remains under its jurisdiction. Image File history File links Haman. ... Image File history File links Modash. ... Image File history File links Modash. ... The Israeli Intelligence Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps which falls under the jurisdiction of Aman and is responsible for collecting, disseminating, and publishing intelligence information for the General Staff and the political branch. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The Yom Kippur War (also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the October War and Ramadan War), was fought from October 6 (the day of Yom Kippur) to October 22/24, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Egypt and Syria. ...


In April 2000, the newest IDF corps was founded (the IDF's fifth land corps), the Field Intelligence Corps (חיל מודיעין השדה), abbreviated as Modash (מוד"ש). It was designed to fulfill some of Aman's former combat intelligence functions, and is also headed by a Brigadier General. Unlike Haman, however, Modash falls under the operational jurisdiction of the GOC Army Headquarters, abbreviated as Mazi (מז"י), and currently headed by Major General Yiftach Ron-Tal (as of June 10, 2005, outgoing: to be replaced by Major General Benny Gantz, outgoing head of GOC Northern Command). It still falls under Aman's professional jurisdiction however. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in April, 2000. ... The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters’ five corps, created in April 2000, and is tasked with collecting combat intelligence and is responsible for intelligence units from the battalion level and up to the entire force. ... Yiftah Ron-Tal (born 1956 in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed He) is an Israeli general and Commander of the IDF Army Headquarters. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maj. ...


In 1976, according to the Lexicon of National Security, some of Aman's principal roles consisted of:

  1. Intelligence evaluation for security policy, military planning and 'fluid security policy,' and the dissemination of intelligence to IDF and governmental bodies.
  2. Field security at the level of the General Staff (today, Matkal: מטכ"ל), and the training and operation of field security in general (all levels).
  3. The operation of military censorship.
  4. Direction and operation of the 'Collection Agencies'.
  5. Drawing maps; providing the direction and supervision for the dissemination of maps.
  6. The development of 'special measures' for intelligence work.
  7. The development of intelligence doctrine in the realms of research, collection, and field security.
  8. Staff responsibility for military attachés overseas.

Aman Directors (1948-1950, Intelligence Department)

Chaim Herzog, second and last head of the Intelligence Department, third head of Aman.
Chaim Herzog, second and last head of the Intelligence Department, third head of Aman.

Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Chaim Herzog (חיים הרצוג)‎ (September 17, 1918 - April 17, 1997) served as the sixth President of Israel (1983 - 1993), following a distinguished career in both the British Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). ... Chaim Herzog (חיים הרצוג)‎ (September 17, 1918 - April 17, 1997) served as the sixth President of Israel (1983 - 1993), following a distinguished career in both the British Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). ... Col. ... Yehoshafat Harkabi (1921-1994) was chief of Israeli military intelligence from 1955 until 1959. ... Chaim Herzog (חיים הרצוג)‎ (September 17, 1918 - April 17, 1997) served as the sixth President of Israel (1983 - 1993), following a distinguished career in both the British Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). ... Meir Amit was the Director of the Mossad from 1963 to 1968. ... Aharon Yariv (December 20, 1920 in Moscow, USSR - May 7, 1994) was a member of the Israeli Knesset and a major-general in the Israeli Defense Forces. ... Major General Eli Zeira was director of Aman, Israels military intelligence, during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. ... Major General Shlomo Gazit was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces and head of Aman from 1974 to 1978. ... Major General Yehoshua Saguy was Director of Aman from 1979 to 1983. ... Ehud Barak (Hebrew: אֵהוּד בָּרָק) (born February 12, 1942, in Mishmar HaSharon kibbutz, then British Mandate of Palestine) is an Israeli politician and was the 10th Prime Minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. ... Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (Hebrew: אמנון ליפקין-שחק, born March 18th, 1944) was the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and later Israeli Minister of Tourism and Transport. ... General Moshe Yaalon, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (2002-2005) Lieutenant-General Moshe Yaalon (often nicknamed Boogie) (born 1950) was the 17th Chief of Staff (רמטכל) of the Israeli Defence Force. ... Amos Yadlin as attache to Washington. ...

See also

Israel Defense Forces
Arms, Commands, Branches, Corps
Arms: Navy (Sea Arm) | Air Force (Air and Space Arm) | Ground Forces (GOC Army Headquarters)
Commands: Northern | Central | Southern | Home Front
Branches: General Staff | Military Intelligence | Human Resources | Computer Service | Technology and Logistics | Operations | Planning
Consultants & attachés to the General Staff: Financial advisor | Womens' Affairs advisor | Rabbinate | Military Advocate General | Court of Appeals | Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
IDF corps
Ground forces corps: Infantry | Armor | Artillery | Engineering | Field Intelligence
Infantry brigades: 900 Brigade | Paratroopers | Golani | Nahal | Givati | Bislmach
Combat support & rear-line corps: Ordnance | Medical | Intelligence | C4I | Education | Adjutant | Logistics | Military Police | General
IDF insignia
Berets, Units symbols and Uniform | Ranks | Decorations
Additional Information
History of the Israel Defense Forces | Military equipment of Israel | Israel Defense Forces checkpoint | Israeli military prison
See Also
Israeli Security Forces | Mossad | Shabak | Police | Border Police | Intelligence Community | National Security Council

The Israeli Security Forces (ISF) are several organizations collectively responsible for Israels security. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... Depiction of actual IDF military badge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, literally Air and Space Arm) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces and currently operates around 900 aircraft. ... Mazi logo The Israeli GOC Army headquarters (Hebrew: , Mifkedet Zroa HaYabasha), abbreviated as Mazi (מזי), is a multi-corps command headquarters created in 1998, which amalgamates the ground forces of the Israel Defense Forces. ... Northern Command logo The Israeli Northern Command (Hebrew: פיקוד צפון, Pikud Tzafon) is the Israel Defense Forces regional command responsible for the northern front with Syria and Lebanon. ... The Israeli Central Command is a regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israeli Southern Command is a regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Israeli Home Front Command is a relatively recent Israel Defense Forces regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, which was the first war since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War where the Home Front faced a significant threat. ... The Israeli General Staff is the general staff of the Israel Defense Forces, constituting its supreme command. ... The Israeli Human Resources Directorate is the Israel Defense Forces body that coordinates and assembles activities related to the control over human resources and its placement. ... The Israeli Computer Services Directorate is the Israel Defense Forces body which charts the communication, wireless transmission, computerization, command and control over and defense of information in the IDF. The Directorate was created on March 3, 2003, on the basis of some functions previously held by the C4I Corps, which... The Israeli Central Technological, Logistics, and Medical Directorate is a directorate in the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, responsible for the its logistics responses and tasks, and in particular: the building of military bases, maintaining a medical infrastructure during peacetime and times of war and emergencies, caring for... The Israeli Operations Directorate is a directorate in the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, established in 1999, and alongside the regional commands, the Air Force and Sea corps and General Staff directorates, is responsible in planning for the exercising military force. ... The Israeli Planning Directorate is the central body in the Israel Defense Forces General Staff which deals with strategic planning, the building of military forces, and military organization. ... The Financial Advisor to the Chief of Staff is a role assumed by the head of the Budgeting Directorate of Israel’s Ministry of Defense. ... The Womens Affairs advisor to the Chief of Staff is a female officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in-charge of promoting freedom of opportunities for women soldiers so as to better develop their abilities and talents in the military, and to provide them with a functional, suitable and diverse... The Military Rabbinate is a unit in the Israel Defense Forces that provides religious services to soliders, including non-Jews. ... The Military Advocate General assists the Israel Defense Forces in imposing rules of conduct through legal advice, legal instruction, maintaining the mechanisms for military prosecution and legal defense, and fulfilling special legal tasks. ... The Israeli Military Court of Appeals is the supreme military court of the Israel Defense Forces which judges over appeals to the district military tribunals: The Central and Air Force district. ... The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories is a unit in the Israeli Ministry of Defense that engages in coordinating civilian issues between the Government of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, foreign organizations, and the Palestinian Authority. ... The Israeli Infantry Corps is a corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... Armor Corps logo The Israeli Amour Corps is a corps of the Israel Defense Forces, since 1998 subordinate to GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Artillery Corps is the Israel Defense Forces corps responsible for operating the medium and long-range artillery network. ... The Israeli Engineering Corps are the combat engineering forces of צהל - the Israeli Defence Forces. ... The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters’ five corps, created in April 2000, and is tasked with collecting combat intelligence and is responsible for intelligence units from the battalion level and up to the entire force. ... The Israeli 900 Brigade is one of the most recent Infantry Corps brigade commanded by the 162nd Regiment (Utzvat HaPlada) in the Central regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Paratroopers Brigade (חטיבת הצנחנים) is a unit of paratroopers within the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). ... The Golani Brigade חטיבת גולני (aka. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Israeli Bislmach Brigade (formerly the 772 Brigade, as of 2006, the 828 Brigade), an abbreviation for the School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders, is an IDF body responsible for the training of all the Infantry Corps squad commanders and platoon sergeants. ... The Israeli Ordnance Corps is a combat-support corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Medical Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps responsible for providing healthcare services and medical treatment and instruction to all levels of the Security Forces. ... The Israeli Intelligence Corps is an Israel Defense Forces corps which falls under the jurisdiction of Aman and is responsible for collecting, disseminating, and publishing intelligence information for the General Staff and the political branch. ... The Israeli C4I Corps is a crops in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters responsible for military-related communication. ... The Israeli Adjutant Corps is a support corps in the IDF Human Resources Directorate. ... The Israeli Logistics Corps is a support corps in the IDF Central Technological, Logistics, and Medical Directorate, which centralizes the logistical activity in the IDF, including the transporting of supplies, shipments of fuel, construction, and transport. ... The military police of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: חיל המשטרה הצבאית, Heyl HaMishtara HaTzvait) is the Israeli military police. ... The Israeli General Corps is the Israel Defense Forces authority which amalgamates all professional staff soldiers and officers. ... This page details the insignia of the Israel Defense Forces, excluding rank insignia. ... Notes If the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are to be translated one-to-one to Western ranks then a Rav Aluf is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is Aluf). But since Rav Aluf in Israel is the high commander of the army (including air force... The Israeli Military decorations are the decorations awarded to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces who exhibit extraordinary bravery and courage. ... The history of the Israel Defense Forces is intertwined with history of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. ... The Military equipment of Israel includes a wide array of arms, tanks, planes, cannons, armored vehicles. ... An Israel Defense Forces checkpoint, usually called an Israeli checkpoint (Hebrew: מחסום, machsom), is a barrier put forth by the Israel Defense Forces to enhance the security of Israel and prevent those who wish to harm it from entering the country. ... Like any military prison, the Israeli version is a prison for guarding soldiers who committed crimes during their service. ... The Israeli Security Forces (ISF) are several organizations collectively responsible for Israels security. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... Shabak emblem Defender who shall not be seen The Shabak (in Hebrew, שבכ ) an acronym of Shérūt Bītāhōn Klālī שירות ביטחון כללי) known in English as the Shin Bet (which was how the Shabak was known in Israel in its early days) or the GSS (General Security Service... The Israel Border Police (Hebrew: משמר הגבול, Mishmar HaGvul) is the combat branch of the Israeli Police. ... The Israeli Intelligence Community (Hebrew: קהילת המודיעין הישראלית) is the designation given to the complex of organizations responsible for intelligence collection, dissemination, and research for the State of Israel. ... The Israeli National Security Council (Hebrew: המועצה לביטחון לאומי) is a council established by the Prime Ministers Office in 1999 during the prime ministership of Binyamin Netanyahu in the framework of drawing lessons from the Yom Kipur War. ...

External links

  • "Israeli Intelligence in the 1967 War," By Doron Geller, JUICE, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Education Dept.
  • "Israeli Intelligence and the Yom Kippur War of 1973," By Doron Geller, JUICE, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Education Dept.
  • The "Yom Kippur War: the IDF version," by Amir Oren, for Haaretz
  • "Intelligence service under scrutiny," by Dan Baron, for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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