Shabtai Shavit is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel; a post he has held since 2001. He served as the director of Israel’s Intelligence Services, the Mossad, between 1989 and 1996, having joined the organisation in 1964 and holding a number of positions over the 32 years before his appointment as director. He also currently holds positions as an adviser to the Israeli National Security Council, the Knesset Sub-Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Security.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is “The Lachish Story”, a film from the Steven Spielberg Archive at Hebrew University. The film shows Moroccan immigrants’ journey from France to Israel in the early years of statehood, and the adjustment of one family to life in a moshav in the Lachish region.