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Title

A Mole in Shin Bet: Lucjan Levy and Polish HUMINT Operations in Israel, 1948–1967

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Teorii Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication

2022

Published in

International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Journal year: 2022 | Journal number: Article in press

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Espionage
  • Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
  • Israel
  • Military counterintelligence
  • Military intelligence
  • Poland
  • Special services
PL
  • Izrael
  • Polska
  • Kontrwywiad wojskowy
  • Służby specjalne
  • Szpiegostwo
  • Wywiad wojskowy
Abstract

EN From the time of the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, many Polish Jews emigrated there, seeking shelter in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the circumstances of growing anti-Semitic attitudes. Lucjan Levy/Levi was one such emigrant who left Poland and settled in Israel. He soon joined the Shin Bet counterintelligence service, even as he remained an asset for Polish intelligence, providing Warsaw (and the intelligence services elsewhere in Eastern Europe) with valuable information on Israeli counterintelligence activity. Now, drawing on recently declassified documents, the author reconstructs Levy’s intelligence performance while also examining his espionage career within the broader framework of human intelligence operations conducted by Poland’s Tel Aviv Station.

Date of online publication

01.02.2022

Pages (from - to)

1 - 29

DOI

10.1080/08850607.2021.2005996

URL

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08850607.2021.2005996

Comments

Publikacja będąca na zasadach tzw. Early Access, o statusie artykułu: Article in press.

Open Access Mode

publisher's website

Release date

01.02.2022

Points of MNiSW / journal

70.0

Publication indexed in

Scopus | WoS