The Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד, Arabic: الموساد) is the national intelligence agency of Israel. Its full name is Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים HaMossad leModi'in uleTafkidim Meyuchadim, Arabic: الموساد للاستخبارات والمهام الخاصة al-Mūssād li'l-Istikhbārāt wa'l-Mahāmm al-Khāṣṣa). "Mossad" is a Hebrew word for institute or institution. Its main job is to gather information and perform operations to keep Israel safe from terrorist groups.
The Mossad gathers intelligence information and performs covert operations, which include paramilitary activities. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security), but its director reports directly to the Prime Minister.