The President of the State of Israel, Mr. Moshe Katzav, held a first ever visit to the Intelligence Directorate of the Israel Defense Forces. During his visit the President visited the Visual Intelligence array, the Signal Intelligence array, and the Human Intelligence array in the north and center of the State of Israel. During his visit the President was shown new technological developments in these fields which enable the IDF Intelligence Directorate to be one of the leading intelligence agencies in the world. In addition, the President met with the soldiers and officers and was impressed by their capabilities and the high level of the motivation they demonstrate in their activity. The President viewed the wide range of the Intelligence Corps activities, and was impressed by the large number of topics and the special intelligence capabilities in the fields of intelligence gathering, and their contribution to early warning, identifying its enemies, and analyzing the political and strategic components in the local and global system.