Definitions

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  • proper n. The national intelligence agency of Israel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Israeli foreign intelligence agency

Etymologies

Hebrew המוסד (ha-mosád), Arabic الموساد (al-mūsād), literally "the Institute". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • LAMB: You tell the story about how you tried to find out what they call the Mossad when they deal with it publicly.

    Every Spy a Prince

  • The CIA/Mossad is behind the current termoil 100%.

    Obama: Iranian accusations of U.S. interference 'false and absurd'

  • Either they are not consider Hamas leaders or the Mossad is incompetent.

    Matthew Yglesias » Team Palin Takes Shape

  • Piper added that the Mossad role alongside certain Mossad-allied elements was the 'missing link that explained the entirety of the assassination conspiracy of John Kennedy.'

    Daimnation!: Blood money

  • Kurdish and Iraqi sources report that Israel’s Mossad is working hand-in-hand with Israeli companies and “tourists” to stake a claim to the Jewish “properties” of Israel in Iraq.

    Matthew Yglesias » Do Critics of Israeli Policy Whine Too Much?

  • Given that the Mossad is one of the best intelligence agencies in the world, you have more to fear from Israel doing something aggressive … they’ve already inferred as much (and there’s precedent here … they flew into Iraq … bombed the crap out of their nuclear reactor … and flew back).

    Think Progress » Bush to hold press conference

  • A European intelligence officer who was stationed in Israel several years ago recalls the Mossad boss trashing colleagues who argued for engaging Damascus.

    Iran’s Worst Enemy

  • In the third book of Daniel Silva's eight-volume series about the art restorer and on-call Mossad agent Gabriel Allon, the action begins with the murder of a researcher who has been investigating a secret World War II pact between Nazi Germany and the Vatican.

    Secret Agents Featured in Series

  • It was a big operation, and it's now in the hands of the other side, said Efraim Halevy, who formerly headed both the Mossad, which is Israel's foreign-intelligence agency, and Israel's National Security Council...

    Monday, July 30, 2007

  • It follows the same practices long engaged in by Israel's Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations known as the Mossad, and its aim is to remove all opposition by whatever extralegal methods it chooses while ignoring international law.

    The Power of Israel in the United States

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