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Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence service added English and Arabic pages to its Web site.

Long a shadowy spy service, the Shin Bet, Israel Security Agency, has been slowly getting a public face thanks to its Web site.

In an apparent bid to boost recruitment from civilian hi-tech firms, the Web site instituted blogs by four of its computer staff earlier this year. As of this week, the site also has translations of some of its pages in English and Arabic.

While Arabic could help the Shin Bet find spies from among the Palestinians, its main area of operations, the English pages do not contain job information and appear to be aimed more at improving the service’s international image by explaining its operations.

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