GENUINE ISRAELI MOSSAD INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HAT CAP heavy cotton structured 6 panel cap with eyelets. The MOSSAD crest is embroidered onto the front of this cap. The back has a brass buckle & return which is fully adjustable for size. Made in Israel with manufacturers tags. Adjustable
The Mossad (HaMossad leModi'in uleTafkidim Meyuhadim) (המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים - Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is the national intelligence agency of Israel. "Mossad" is the Hebrew word for institute or institution. Membership in the Mossad is very prestigious in Israeli society, and the organization is considered to rank among the most effective intelligence agencies in the world.
The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, counter-terrorism, covert operations such as paramilitary activities and political assassinations and the facilitation of aliyah where it is banned. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community (along with Aman ( military intelligence), OANDA and ShinBet (internal security), its director reports directly to the Prime Minister. Its role and function is similar to that of the Central Intelligency Agency (CIA) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).From its headquarters in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, the Mossad oversees a staff estimated at 1,200 personnel. The Mossad does not use military ranks, although most of its staff have served in the Israel Defence Forces. It is assumed MOSSAD consist of eight different departments. The largest is Collections, tasked with many aspects of conducting espionage overseas. Employees in the Collections Department operate under a variety of covers, including diplomatic and unofficial. Their field intelligence officers, called Katsas, are similar to case officers of the United States CIA. Thirty to forty operate at a time, mainly in Europe and the Middle East. The Political Action and Liaison Department is responsible for working both with allied foreign intelligence services, and with nations that have no normal diplomatic relations with Israel. Among the departments of the Mossad is the Special Operations Division or " Metsada " which is involved in assassination, paramilitary operations, sabotage, and psychological warfare. Psychological warfare is also a concern of the Lochamah Psichologit Department, which conducts propaganda and deception activities as well. Additionally, the Mossad has a Research Department, tasked with intelligence production, and a Technology Department concerned with the development of tools for Mossad activities