The Israeli National Security Council
(NSC) ( HaMo'atzah leBitachon leOmi
) is Israel's central body for coordination, integration, analysis and monitoring in the field of national security and is the staff forum on national security for the Israeli Prime Minister and Government. However, national security decisions typically made by national security councils
in other countries are handled by the Security Cabinet
. The Council draws its authority from the government
and operates according to guidelines from the Prime Minister.
The NSC was established in 1999 by the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
following Government Resolution 4889, in the framework of drawing lessons from the Yom Kippur War
Basis for operations
Article 7 of the Government Law of 2001 states that "the Government will have an staff, established by the Prime Minister, to provide professional consulting in the fields of national security; the Prime Minister is authorized to entrust the staff with additional consulting fields."Government Resolution 4889, dated March 7 1999, established the National Security Council. The Government resolution specified, among others, that:
- The objective of the NSC is to serve as a centralized advisory body to the Prime Minister and the Government regarding issues of national security.
- The NSC derives its authority from the Government and operates in accordance with directives issued by the Prime Minister.
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