Former Shin Bet head ranks dangers facing Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The lack of a peace deal with the Palestinians poses a greater threat to Israel than a nuclear Iran, former security chief Yuval Diskin said.

Ex-Shin Bet chief blasts Netanyahu in West Bank

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 15 (UPI) -- As John Kerry struggles to breathe life into an expiring Mideast peace process, Yuval Diskin, former head of Israel's internal security service, has publicly chastised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for failing to make a real effort to secure an agreement with the Palestinians.
Ex-official: Netanyahu focusing on legacy

Ex-official: Netanyahu focusing on legacy

JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions concerning Iran are based on his desire to have a place in history, a former security leader said.
Netanyahu: everyone must serve

Netanyahu: everyone must serve

JERUSALEM, July 8 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday said everyone must perform national service or face the consequences.

Barak criticizes Olmert, others on Iran

JERUSALEM, May 3 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized former Israeli leaders Thursday for minimizing the threat from Iran and his efforts to raise awareness.

Barak: 'Israel cannot afford to be duped'

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- Israel's defense minister says Jerusalem must be prepared for a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, saying "Israel cannot afford to be duped."

Ex-Israeli spy head raps Netanyahu on Iran

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- A former Israeli spy chief said he supports an ex-Israeli security agency head's no-confidence remarks about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Iran.

Ex-Shin Bet head criticizes Israel leaders

JERUSALEM, April 28 (UPI) -- The former head of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, says he does not trust Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Netanyahu target of smear campaign?

Netanyahu target of smear campaign?

JERUSALEM, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he wanted an investigation into the alleged leaking of plans about a potential military strike on Iran.
Enter Unit 8200: Israel arms for cyberwar

Enter Unit 8200: Israel arms for cyberwar

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 11 (UPI) -- Amid mounting tensions in the Middle East, Israel's outgoing internal security chief, Yuval Diskin, says the Jewish state has been the target of attempted cyberattacks on key state infrastructure.
Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war

Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime would be unlikely to survive a war with Israel, a former senior Israeli military intelligence officer said.

Cooperation needed to combat global terror

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Cooperation among countries and a global judicial system can result in a successful fight against terror, a senior Israeli security official said.

More Qassam rockets fired at Israel

JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Palestinians in Gaza fired two Qassam rockets at southern Israel Monday but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the Israeli army said.

Israeli woman accused of leaking secrets

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- An Israeli reporter is accused of leaking secret military papers alleging Israel illegally killed militants instead of capturing them alive, officials said.

Shalit release discussions on fast track

JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Israel's leaders put discussions on securing the freedom of captured soldier Gilad Shalit on a fast track Sunday, sources said.
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Yuval Diskin (Hebrew: יובל דיסקין‎) (born 1956) was the 12th Director of Shabak (frequently referred to as Shin Bet) (from 2005 to 2011).

In the Israel Defense Forces, Diskin served as deputy company commander of Sayeret Shaked (the command Sayeret of the Israeli Southern Command). In 1978, he was recruited to the Shabak and served as area coordinator for the Nablus district. During the 1982 Lebanon War, Diskin operated in Beirut and Sidon.

In 1984, he became the coordinator of Nablus District, and by 1989, also the Jenin and Tulkarm districts. In 1990, he was appointed Department head in the Shabak's Arab Affairs Branch. In 1994, he became the head of the Arab Affairs Branch.

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