Shabtai Shavit: Top Israeli Spymaster

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Shabtai Shavit, Former Top Israeli Spymaster, Dies at 84”:

Shabtai Shavit, who as director-general of the Israeli intelligence agency the Mossad in the 1990s helped broker a peace agreement with Jordan, oversaw the assassinations of Islamic terrorists and navigated the global fallout from the collapse of the Soviet Union, died during a vacation in Italy. His death was announced by the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

David Barnea, the Mossad’s current director, described Mr. Shavit as “a pillar of the world of operations, intelligence, security and strategy of the state of Israel.”