Important Factors Affecting Israel's Intelligence Forces

1. Political factors

After World War II, the pattern of world politics has changed, and the United States has gradually risen. The United States began to gradually implement the expansion model of using the homeland and occupied areas as the fulcrum, with a strong navy and air force, in order to deal with the Soviet Union, which has also become stronger after World War II. Due to the ideological confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the unwillingness to give up the first right to speak in the world domain, the two sides are convenient to counter the development of their opponents by absorbing various forces into their own camps. Due to religious beliefs, economic development, and geopolitical factors, Israel has gradually been favored by the United States and has become its strategic support point in the Middle East. The growth of Israel's intelligence forces has also received all-round support from the United States. Not only the establishment of institutions and the operation of the system, but also the help of high-tech equipment and training systems have made Israel's intelligence operations more than capable. Often Mossad agents lead missions, with CIA spies covering the flanks and accompanying the United States to stand up for Israel internationally.

2. Institutional factors

Israel is the leading military power in the Middle East. Israel does not have a vast territory, does not have enough population to recruit troops, does not have rich resources to develop, and is surrounded by powerful enemies on all sides. In this situation, the Israelis have almost turned the country into a huge military camp. All the people are soldiers, and even women over the age of 18 are required to serve in the military. The main advantage of the Israeli army is the high-quality military literacy of its personnel and the perfect training system, which provides high-quality human resources for the selection of Israeli intelligence agencies. The selection of agents is extremely harsh. They must be Jewish, have an overseas background, and be proficient in English and multiple European languages; they must undergo several months of psychological tests and background investigations. Only top personnel can pass the assessment of a large number of espionage skills including tracking, eavesdropping, fighting, and flying airplanes. At the same time, almost without exception, Israeli espionage personnel have received professional military training and even participated in local wars, which gives them a greater advantage in combat literacy and order execution.

3. Human factors

For this country established by the Jews, we have to mention an unavoidable factor-faith. After being conquered by ancient Rome in the early days, the Jews scattered all over the world began to live in exile for thousands of years. Inspired by strong Zionism, the Jews are willing to selflessly contribute wisdom to the establishment of their own country. Since the beginning of the 20th century, under the planning of the Zionist Organization, waves of immigration have brought Jews together again. An important reason why Israel's intelligence work is so powerful is that Israel's population comes from 80 different countries. Israeli nationals can easily find people who can use the language of the target country and understand the local customs better, and it is not a problem to mix with the target people. In addition, Jewish people are spread all over the world. There are 12 million Jews in the United States alone, which is more than the total population of Israel. Jews are very willing and keen to contribute to Israel because of their race and religion. In the selection and appointment of Israeli intelligence agencies, they do not rely on heavy rewards, but on their absolute loyalty to the nation and faith. Coupled with these elites' deep familiarity with various skills, they have shown amazing efficiency in performing tasks.