Bibi to Name New Shin Bet Director
Bibi Netanyahu has decided who his new Shin Bet director will be. The name is a closely guarded secret and has not yet been reported in Israel or anywhere. He is Yitzhak Ilan, the deputy under the current director Yuval Diskin. He will assume his new role in May 2011, when Diskin steps down. There is very little available online about Ilan, which is to be expected.
During the recent controversy surrounding the naming of a new IDF chief of staff, the losing candidate, Benny Gantz, was touted as a potential candidate to replace Diskin. Apparently, both Diskin and Netanyahu wished to elevate the new director from within the ranks.
But Haaretz has reported in the past on Ilan’s organizational background in the Shin Bet. Ilan was elevated to the number 2 position in the middle of a juicy sex scandal last year, which implicated the then deputy to Diskin, D., in a cover up. The agency’s number 3, code named “Claude,” had bedded one of his female subordinates and disciplined the woman’s husband, also a Shin Bet agent. D. was sent on an extended vacation to contemplate the errors of his ways. Diskin wanted to fire Claude, but the latter was too wily and threatened to wash all his dirty linen in public. So instead of being out of a job, Claude was demoted to the job of head of the Jewish terror unit. The cuckholded husband had the last word though, because he filed a civil service complaint against “Claude” and Diskin, which forced the latter ultimately to fire the former.
The job at the Jewish terror section was open for Claude because Diskin appointed the then-director of the unit, Ilan, to be his new deputy, replacing the disgraced D. Are you keeping track of all this on your scorecards at home?
Ilan, as then-director of the Jewish terror unit, was responsible for the [miserable failure of the] Jack Teitel investigation. Teitel is the American Jewish terrorist implicated in multiple anti-Palestinian acts of violence and murders who engaged in his crime spree over a decade or more. The final straw was the bomb Teitel exploded at the home of Hebrew University Prof. Zeev Sternhell, which wounded him. The Shabak finally caught him tacking up flyers on a Jerusalem street which bragged about the bombing. Teitel is also considered a suspect or organizer of the shootings at the Tel Aviv gay community center which killed two, in the murders of two Israeli policemen in the Beit Shean valley, and in the bombing of the home of a Messianic Jewish missionary, which wounded his teenage son.
Ilan is a veteran of the Shabak who has filled many senior roles including chief of investigations and was thought, until the sex scandal, to be likely to retire form the service.
The question really is will anything be different? Will Ilan merely pursue the same objectives with the same brutality as his predecessor? The answer is likely to be Yes. The only way the Shabak will transform itself is when the State it serves demands that it do so. The State of Israel gets the secret police it demands. And the Shabak and operatives like Ilan are only too happy to accommodate it.
So unfortunately, Yonatan Shapira can still expect to be summoned to friendly chats with Shin Bet agents warning him about the errors of his ways in supporting BDS, and Israeli Palestinians like Azmi Bishara and Ameer Makhoul can still expect arrests in the dead of night followed by weeks-long interrogations under abusive conditions, followed by announcements trumpeting their crimes of betrayal against the State, backed up with no evidence whatsoever. Diskin will go, long live the new Diskin.
If any readers have a photo of Ilan, please let me know.
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You’re just unbelievable..
You do realize that you do nothing but putting Israeli lifes at risk in every other post you make?
Just because you know doesn’t mean it has to come out.
You keep messing with people’s lives while sitting in a comfy chair in the States, with no moral and ethic considerations.
It must be fun that you can blog whatever you want without consequences, right?
Actually, it is the Israeli secret police who have no moral considerations. I on the other hand believe in morality, transparency and liberal democracy. Those are values clearly alien to you except when they benefit someone who shares yr political views.
Richard and morals are just like two parallel lines that will never converge. of course he is a Zionist so maybe we shouldn’t say that.
Richard thinks he’s a hot shot, because he can sit in Seattle and blog, he has no consideration for anything, because he really doesn’t share the burden.
so when you have no responsibilities, you can talk yourself to death about things you really have no idea about, because last he visited Israel was 15 years ago.
Richard is a neches tzaon barzel of israeli democracy. you wouldn’t know true service to our nation if it hit u in the face.
Thanks, a Hebrew compliment means even more to me than one in English! One website somewhat mysteriously translates this as “inalienable goods,” which is incomplete. I’m guessing it means something roughly like “the real thing” or “solid steel.”
It’s roughly “something very useful and necessary”. its pretty archaic, but I think unmasking a shinbet one letter name alone earns it well.
I’m a lover of the Hebrew language myself. So ‘archaic’ is wonderful in my book. Thanks again. Take a look at what Yossi Melman has to say in today’s Haaretz in my latest post. Not a confirmation, but everything but…
Blah, blah, blah. You’re an Israeli hasbarist who’s attempted to use this argument for the 18th (or what feels like the 18th) time in the last 2 weeks. Snooze.
Hey, you’re in reality Zvi Lapkin & have been banned here before. Nice try assuming the fake identity of Sheldon Adelson. That takes a bit of wit. Major violation of my comment rules to assume multiple comment identities though.
Your next comment that remotely violates the comment rules will land you back in the ban pool.
Hey Dimwit are you on drugs again ?
who is Zvi Lapkin, what fake identity are you talking about?
there are at least 25 other Sheldon Adelson’s who live in different parts of the USA. if you think i am assuming the identity of the famous Sheldon Adelson then you must be on drugs. i am from IL he’s from NV.
get off the drugs boychik, it’s bad for business.
You’re nailed bud. Big no-no to create multiple identities in my blog. And you’ve violated the rules in a bigger way than anyone else before you: 5 diff. identities (& counting)! Wow, I’ve got to hand it to you. When you want to engage in identity fraud you do it in a big way. Here are comments w. IP addresses for you & other identities you’ve assumed. Which one is real, if any?
Sorry, this really has been swell & entertaining & all but all of yr identities are now banned. And if you do this again using a new IP you’ll be banned again.
“…If any readers have a photo of Ilan, please let me know.”
If no one knows Yitzhak Ilan, how would you proof that this is the right man on the requested foto?
A window of opportunity is there, for any conman with a lot of nerve, to have a lot of fun.
How do I know that anyone who offers me anything is giving me genuine material? This is what reporters & good bloggers do, they ask the source to confirm how they know that the info or document is real. In fact, someone once passed on to me a picture of someone he believed was Doron Zahavi. It was Doron Zahavi, but the wrong one. I cross checked the info & discovered the error. That’s what I’d do here. So get off my back.
Found one on facebook! Propably it’s him?
I fear that he will be accused of turning the Shin Bet into a Mickey Mouse outfit in due course.
Where do you think the Weir is? I’m sure I’ve seen it on TV at some point, but in what context I cannot think.
It looks like an european river somewhere in Suisse, Austria or Germany. I would tend to the Isar in Munich, Germany..?
It’s Yitzhak Ilan, not Ilan Yitzhak. And do you think the Shin Bet #2 has a Facebook pg?? He’d be stupider than anyone might think if he did.
A Mid-Ager, having fun with a nice woman, would’nt that be a excellent choice for Shin Bet?
Is everybody familiar with the ‘Where’s Wally?’ picture book series? In recent years they have branched out a bit – you can now get a Top Gear version (‘Where’s Stig’?), an al-Qaeda version (‘Where’s bin Laden’?), and a fair few others. I would really like an Israeli version, its pages showing day-to-day life and international-scale dramas in great detail. Where’s Mordechai Vanunu? Where’s the missing ID card? Where’s the bulldozer? And so on. This Shin Bet person could feature (his face hidden behind a newspaper with ‘gag order’ printed on it, perhaps). Fun for the whole family!