Shin Bet

Word Origin & History

Shin Bet
Israeli security service, 1964, from Mod.Heb. shin + bet, names of the initial letters of sherut bitahon kelali "(general) security service."
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shin bet

the Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency; "the Shin Bet also handles overall security for Israel's national airline" 
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