Varash (Va'ad Rashei Ha Sherutim, The Committee of the Chiefs of Services)

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VARASH (Va'ad Rashei Ha Sherutim, the Committee of the Chiefs of Services)

Coordinating commission for Israeli security services. Varash is responsible for coordinating the activities of Israel's three main intelligence services: military intelligence (Agaf Modi'in, or Aman); the Mossad (HaMossad Le-Modi'in U'LeTafkidim Meyuhadim, Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks); and the General Security Service (GSS). Mossad and the GSS operate under the auspices of the prime minister's office, and coordinate intelligence gathering and assessment with Aman through Varash.

SEE ALSO Aman;Mossad.