Intelligence Minister of Israel
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The Intelligence Services Minister (Hebrew: השר לענייני מודיעין, HaSar LeEnyanei Modi'in), also known as the Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister, is the political head of the Israeli Intelligence community, although authority is shared with the Prime Minister's office. Established on 6 May 2009, the position is currently held by Yuval Steinitz.
The minister is involved with intelligence matters, although none of the country's intelligence authorities are subordinate to the ministry; Shin Bet, and Mossad are subordinate to the Prime Minister's office, and the Military Intelligence Directorate operates under the Israel Defense Forces and the Minister of Defense. An additional intelligence body, the Center for Political Research, operates under the Foreign Ministry.
List of Intelligence Services Ministers
|No.||Name||Portrait||Party||Term of office||Govt. (P.M.)|
|1||Dan Meridor||Likud||6 May 2009||18 March 2013||32 (Netanyahu)|
|2||Yuval Steinitz||Likud||18 March 2013||Incumbent||33 (Netanyahu)|