Mossad

The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

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Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062123440

Category: History

Page: 416

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"This book tells what should have been known and isn't—that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength." — Israeli President Shimon Peres For decades, Israel's renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real Mission: Impossible true stories brimming with high-octane action—from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. Anyone who is fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert "Black-Ops" warfare will find Mossad electrifying reading.

Mossad

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Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958455

Category: History

Page: 400

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service For decades, Israel’s renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real, true Mission: Impossible stories brimming with high-octane action – right from the breath-taking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. If you are fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert “Black-Ops” warfare, then you will definitely find that the Mossad makes for some electrifying reading. Michael Bar-Zohar has fought in four Israeli-Arab wars, spent nine years beside David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founder, become a fervent supporter of peace between Israel and her neighbours and served two terms in Parliament. He has written over 30 books and also won several major awards for his screenplays. Nissim Mishal is one of the foremost TV personalities in Israel and the Director-General of Israeli state television. Apart from writing best-selling books about the history of Israel he has also co-authored a book on two thousand years of Judaism.

Mossad

The Great Operations of Israel's Secret Service

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Author: Michael Bar-Zoha

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 184954543X

Category: History

Page: 300

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Mossad is universally recognised as the greatest intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in a thick veil of secrecy. Many of its enthralling feats are still unknown; most of its heroes remain unnamed. From the kidnapping of Eichmann in Argentina and the systematic tracking down of those responsible for the Munich massacre to lesser-known episodes of astonishing espionage, this extraordinary book describes the dramatic, largely secret history of Mossad and the Israeli intelligence community. Examining the covert operations, the targeted assassinations and the paramilitary activities within and outside Israel, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal detail the great stories of Mossad and reveal the personal tales of some of the best Mossad agents and leaders to serve their country.

Gideon's Spies

The Secret History of the Mossad

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Author: Gordon Thomas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250056403

Category: History

Page: 832

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In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all the fantasies about the Mossad. Revised and updated for 2015, this new edition includes: - Mossad's secret meeting in 2013 with Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief to plan for Israel to use Saudi to attack Iran should the Geneva discussion fail to be honored by Iran. - The attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor that will be the flight path to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. - Mossad's new cyber-war unit preparing to launch its own pre-emptive strike. - Why Mossad's former director, Meir Dagan, has spoken out against an attack on Iran. - Mossad agents who operate in the "Dark Side" of the internet to track terrorists. - Mossad's drone and its first killing. - Mossad's role in the defense of Israel's Embassy in Cairo during the Arab Spring. - An introduction to Mossad's new director, Tamir Pardo. These and other stunning details combine to give Gideon's Spies the sense of urgency and relevance that is characteristic of truly engrossing nonfiction.

Israel's Secret Wars

A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

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Author: Ian Black,Benny Morris

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132864

Category: History

Page: 634

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Surveys Israeli intelligence operations from the 1930s to the Ostrovsky affair and describes relations with the American intelligence community

Rise and Kill First

The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations

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Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: Random House Books

ISBN: 1400069718

Category: History

Page: 753

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Presents an assessment of Israel's state-sponsored assassination programs that evaluates the protective beliefs that are instituted into every Israeli citizen, the role of assassination in the state's history, and the ethical challenges of Israel's policies on targeted killings.

No Mission Is Impossible

The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces

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Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062379011

Category: History

Page: 384

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A riveting follow-up to Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal's account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special forces Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service brought to life the gripping, legendary missions of Israeli's national intelligence force like never before, capturing the danger of the operations and the bravery of the operatives who risked everything to complete their assignments. Now, in No Mission Is Impossible, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal return with the intensely absorbing, fast-paced story of thirty of the boldest missions of the Israeli Special Forces. Bar-Zohar and Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and death-defying commando missions while also sharing the personal stories of both soldiers and top commanders, revealing their hopes and fears. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and run side-by-side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel's most prominent figures, including Moshe Dayan, Ariel Sharon, the brothers Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, and Avigdor Kahalani. We follow Sharon, from his near death at the battle of Latrun in 1948, to his crossing Suez in 1973; we are with Ehud Barak, dressed in women's clothes, when he commands a daring raid in Beirut in 1973, and then when he is elected Prime Minister in 1999. Besides recounting the mesmerizing, high-stakes missions, No Mission Is Impossible includes an interview in each chapter with a major figure who took part in the mission discussed, including some of the most prominent players in Israeli politics, and stunning photographs, many published for the first time. Captivating and eye-opening, No Mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large.

The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism

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Author: Ami Pedahzur

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231140436

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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While Mossad is known as one of the world's most successful terrorist-fighting organizations, the state of Israel has, more than once and on many levels, risked the lives of its agents and soldiers through unwise intelligence-based intervention. The elimination of Palestinian leaders and militants has not decreased the incidence of Palestinian terrorism, for example. In fact, these incidents have become more lethal than ever, and ample evidence suggests that the actions of Israeli intelligence have fueled terrorist activities across the globe. An expert on terror and political extremism, Ami Pedahzur argues that Israel's strict reliance on the elite units of the intelligence community is fundamentally flawed. A unique synthesis of memoir, academic research, and information gathered from print and online sources, Pedahzur's complex study explores this issue through Israel's past encounters with terrorists, specifically hostage rescue missions, the first and second wars in Lebanon, the challenges of the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian terrorist groups, and Hezbollah. He brings a rare transparency to Israel's counterterrorist activities, highlighting their successes and failures and the factors that have contributed to these results. From the foundations of this analysis, Pedahzur ultimately builds a strategy for future confrontation that will be relevant not only to Israel but also to other countries that have adopted Israel's intelligence-based model.

Spies Against Armageddon -- Inside Israel's Secret Wars

Updated & Revised

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Author: Dan Raviv,Yossi Melman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985437863

Category: History

Page: 666

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Shedding light on tumultuous events in Syria, Iran, and the entire Middle East, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAEL'S SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. Its 25 action-packed chapters and detailed endnotes are filled with colorful characters, who risk their lives and reputations in the secret service of their nation. This is a history of Israel's espionage and security network from 1948 until the present day, written by the best selling authors of EVERY SPY A PRINCE: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ISRAEL'S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. This book takes you inside the Middle East crises of today, analyzing Iran's nuclear program and challenges for the United States. The authors also examined U.S.-Israeli relations in FRIENDS IN DEED. Dan Raviv is a TV correspondent in Washington for i24NEWS after reporting overseas for CBS News, and Yossi Melman is an award-winning Israeli reporter and columnist based in Tel Aviv. They have a global reputation for being fair and balanced, without exaggeration about Israel's covert achievements -- and some flaws -- in the defense of a nation that always sees itself as embattled. Chapter 1 of SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON is titled "Stopping Iran," then come chapters with exclusive and carefully considered history -- showing how the behavior and lessons learned in wars and adventures affect the decisions Israel must make today. Later chapters focus on the secret bombing of a nuclear reactor in Syria, the murder by a Mossad team in a Dubai hotel (Was it a mistake?), and blasting the Steven Spielberg movie "Munich" for making it look like Mossad hit men suffered frustration and regrets. SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON is well researched, balanced, and a remarkably enjoyable read.

Every spy a prince

the complete history of Israel's intelligence community

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Author: Daniel Raviv,Yossi Melman

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395581209

Category: Fiction

Page: 473

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"This book appeared in slightly different form in England under the title The imperfect spies, copyright 1989"--T.p. verso.

Vengeance

The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team

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Author: George Jonas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743291646

Category: History

Page: 388

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Discloses the Israeli plan to assassinate the known terrorist leaders responsible for the Munich massacre of Israeli athletes and chronicles the story of the hit-squad's leader, a Mossad assassin morally destroyed by his mission. Reprint. 175,000 first printing. (Tie-in to the Universal Pictures, DreamWorks film, written by Tony Kushner, directed by Steven Spielberg, releasing Winter 2005, starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, & Geoffrey Rush) (History - General)

Mossad

The Untold Stories of Israel's Most Effective Secret Service

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Author: Mike Livingston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535559867

Category:

Page: 88

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Discover the untold stories of Israel's most effective Secret Service... Depending on whom you ask, the Mossad can be seen as a legion of heroes or a group of villains. Officially, the Mossad is an intelligence agency responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, counterterrorism, bringing Jews to Israel, and protecting Jewish communities. But one thing is clear: they're endorsed by the State of Israel, meaning they're endorsed to kill. Now, in this book, you'll discover many of the Mossad's covert operations-including the ones not often talked about...the ones that shame...and those that are best left forgotten. Secrets of this highly tactical organization will be revealed, including information not available to the public With this information in hand you'll have myriad perspectives on the Mossad. You'll know whether you deem them saints-or if they are the epitome of a killing machine. Or you may be neutral to their actions, understanding that the Mossad does what it has to at times.In any way, this books aims to give details on the Mossad's covert missions in fairly objective terms. After reading this book, you'll learn: All about the Mossad's high profile assassinations (including hits on renowned leaders) The Mossad's successful and failed missions About the Mossad's most controversial missions The casualties involved in their missions Aspects of the Mossad that have been veiled...until now About the criticism its gotten by a prominent ex-Mossad agent About the capture of the "Butcher of Rig" How people who help Mossad's enemies get assassinated About Mossad's role in embarrassing the Soviet Union How the Mossad gains the trust of its allies and enemies About the sudden assassinations of German and Egyptian Scientists And much, much more... Download this book today and discover the Mossads deathly missions...its quest for redemption...and its statement to the entire worly

Mossad Exodus

The Daring Undercover Rescue of the Lost Jewish Tribe

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Author: Gad Shimron

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

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In 1977, Israels Mossad spy agency was given an assignment to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan and deliver them to me in the Jewish state. First published in Hebrew in 1998, this updated English version of the book offers a thrilling firsthand account of how the operation was put in place.

The Angel

The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

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Author: Uri Bar-Joseph

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062420127

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Under the codename “The Angel,” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat. Drawing on meticulous research and interviews with many key participants, Uri Bar Joseph pieces together Marwan’s story. In the process, he sheds new light on this volatile time in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culminating in 2011’s Arab Spring. The Angel also chronicles the discord within the Israeli government that brought down Prime Minister Golda Meir. However, this nail-biting narrative doesn’t end with Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War. Marwan eluded Egypt’s ruthless secret services for many years, but then somebody talked. Five years later, in 2007, his body was found in the garden of his London apartment building. Police suspected he had been thrown from his fifth-floor balcony, and thanks to explosive new evidence, Bar-Joseph can finally reveal who, how, and why.

By Way of Deception

The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer

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Author: Victor Ostrovsky,Claire Hoy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312926144

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Criticizes Israel's spy agency, arguing it has helped drug traffickers in order to finance its operations, and acted in its own, rather than Israel's interest

The English Teacher

A Novel

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Author: Yiftach Reicher Atir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129198

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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For readers of John Le Carré and viewers of Homeland, a slow-burning psychological spy-thriller by a former brigadier general of intelligence in the Israeli army One of The Washington Post's 10 Best mystery books and thrillers of 2016 After attending her father’s funeral, former Mossad agent Rachel Goldschmitt empties her bank account and disappears. But when she makes a cryptic phone call to her former handler, Ehud, the Mossad sends him to track her down. Finding no leads, he must retrace her career as a spy to figure out why she abandoned Mossad before she can do any damage to Israel. But he soon discovers that after living under cover for so long, an agent’s assumed identity and her real one can blur, catching loyalty, love, and truth between them. In the midst of a high-risk, high-stakes investigation, Ehud begins to question whether he ever knew his agent at all. In The English Teacher, Yiftach R. Atir drew on his own experience in intelligence to weave a psychologically nuanced thriller that explores the pressures of living under an assumed identity for months at a time.

Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS, and Mossad

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Author: Tony Geraghty

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987611

Category: History

Page: 496

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A hard-hitting history of special-forces operations over the past fifty years in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building. Tony Geraghty, an expert author in this field for almost thirty years, unveils the extraordinary evolution of this refined style of war-making from its roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine, by way of the creation of the C.I.A., the S.A.S., the Green Berets, America’s Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others, including Mossad. This history is more than a tale of derring-do, although James Bond-like characters stalk every page. It is a sweeping examination of Black Ops at a time when they represent the future of an open-ended global war against terrorism.

The Mossad

Six Landmark Missions of the Israeli Intelligence Agency, 1960-1990

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Author: Marc E. Vargo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619662

Category: History

Page: 308

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Mossad

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Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742756263

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 388

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It vividly brings alive the leaders, the agents and the 'Mission Impossible' actions of the Israeli Secret Service. The book begins in 1971 with an explosive scene of Hamas terrorists being ambushed near a beach in Gaza by Israeli commandos. They are led by twenty-six year old intrepid Meir Dagan who in 2002 launches a memorable career as head of the Mossad. Called 'the ultimate James Bond', Bar-Zohar vividly describes how Dagan has stymied the Iranian atomic bomb, more than anyone for fifteen years. The Mossad also reveals in dramatic detail how Israelis purloined the text of Kruschchev's secret speech denouncing Stalin's atrocities, how Mossad agents captured Eichmann in Argentina and smuggled him out of Buenos Aires as an El Al crewman, and the story behind the Mossad learning of a Syrian nuclear facility. With up-to-date stories including the current impasse between Israel and Iran.

The Secret War with Iran

The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Power

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Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141656490X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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For twenty-six years, Iran has waged an international terrorist war while the intelligence services of the West, led by Mossad and the CIA, have waged a relentless, mostly clandestine counter-jihad in return. Though Iran has become a quietly looming threat, little has been revealed about this intelligence-based war. Now, Ronen Bergman, Israel’s leading reporter and analyst of intelligence affairs, has written a full account of this secret war. He connected the dots of the long history of Iranian backed terrorist attacks, and revealed for the first time many classified operations against the Iranian terrorist network, including details about collaborations between Israel’s Mossad and the CIA and FBI; thrilling Mossad operations, the successful recruitment of top insiders of Iranian intelligence, who have disclosed a wealth of information about Iran’s nuclear program as well as it’s terrorist activities; and the use of ultra-sophisticated surveillance equipment to penetrate and damage Iranian targets. From the Iranian proxy Hizbollah’s planning of terrorists attacks from apartments in New York City, to Iran’s training of an army of work Iraqi insurgents in the techniques of suicide bombing and the making of improvised explosive devises, he showed Iran has steadily waged war against the West.