Mossad

The Great Operations of Israel's Secret Service

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.
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No Mission Is Impossible

The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces

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.
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Mossad

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.
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The Mossad

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

Author: Marc E. Vargo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619662

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book describes the clandestine missions that were defining moments in the evolution of the Mossad, including its pursuit of the Black September terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games, its acquisition on the high seas of yellowcake uranium for Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program, and its role in bringing to justice Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The agency’s more questionable deeds are also covered, among them the assassination of civilian scientists associated with Iraq’s nuclear energy program and the abduction of Israeli citizen Mordechai Vanunu, who, like Edward Snowden, has been variously depicted as a principled whistleblower and an unscrupulous traitor. Taken together, the missions discussed in this volume illustrate the Mossad’s character, creativity and courage, while acknowledging the problematical moral dimensions of its operations.
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Intelligence

From Secrets to Policy

Author: Mark M Lowenthal

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483307786

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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This sixth edition now features a new two-color interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and theimpact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror and with WMD. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the work force. A new oversight chapter gives extra scrutiny to the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO. Lowenthal also expands coverage of foreign intelligence services, to include more on services in each region of the world.Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is "Intelligence"? / Chapter 2: The Development of U.S. Intelligence / Chapter 3: The U.S. Intelligence Community / Chapter 4: TheIntelligence Process - A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom? / Chapter 5: Collection and The Collection Disciplines / Chapter 6: Analysis / Chapter 9: The Role of The Policy Maker / Chapter 10: Oversight and Accountability/ Chapter 11: The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States / Chapter 12: The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues / Chapter 13: Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence / Chapter 14: Intelligence Reform / Chapter 15: Foreign Intelligence Services / SIGINT /Open Source / GEOINT / HUMINT / MASINT
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How To READ MORE

Simple Steps To A Life-long Habit of Enjoyable & Rewarding Reading

Author: Martin Udogie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496986342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.
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The Book of Yael

Author: Daniel Livny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425750329

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A young woman writes in her diary. She is an Israeli who is smart, strong and attractive. But things are not always what they seem. She is an agent of the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service. And as we read her words, a powerful story unfolds about a special mission she is given, one that takes her to Germany and the USA. Yael works in a world still dominated by men, and she is used to moving in this world smoothly and with confidence. But this mission brings huge changes. Thrown into the whirlwind of modern German and American societies, Yael finds there strength and weakness, sadness and humor. She finds there other Jews as well, and the differences between these "diaspora" Jews and those in her homeland are fascinating and at times even comic. But her greatest discoveries are the things she learns about herself. Yael's mission takes her to three continents, and pulls her into an adventure that will change her life. She enters a complex and deadly world where choices are not always clear, and where the line between national security, and personal revenge is often blurred. Yael finds she must draw on a special kind of strength. On her journey Yael is thrown into the stormy worlds of contemporary Germany and the USA. These worlds test and challenge her notions of society and relationships, and bring home to her the powerful difference between cultures. As this modern Jewish woman encounters the danger and violence of her mission, she also encounters the alien Jewish community of the USA, a community nested in the seeming comfort of the USA where things are not always what they seem. Fast moving and riveting, The Book of Yael touches something in each of us.
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Secret Soldier

The True Life Story of Israel's Greatest Commando

Author: Muki Betser,Robert Rosenberg

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802195210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Muki Betser was born in Israel's Jezreel Valley and grew up to become one of the leaders of his country's most elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. Newspapers refer to the sayeret, or special reconnaissance forces, as the "tip of the spear" of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). But Sayeret Matkal-or simply, the Unit-was the cream of that crop, carrying out some of the best-known antiterrorist raids of the last twenty-five years.
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Operation Eichmann

The Truth about the Pursuit, Capture and Trial

Author: Zvi Aharoni,Wilhelm Dietl

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 1985

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On May 24, 1960, David Ben-Gurion, prime minister and founder of Israel, stood before the Knesset and made a startling announcement: "I have to inform the Knesset that, some time ago, Israeli security forces found one of the greatest Nazi criminals, Adolf Eichmann, who, together with other Nazi leaders, is responsible for what they termed the Endl?sung [Final Solution] of the Jewish question, in other words, the extermination of six million European Jews. Adolf Eichmann is already in this country under arrest and will shortly be brought to trial." Operation Eichmann, as the pursuit, capture, and trial of the notorious Nazi official was known, stunned the world. Its success was due largely to the unceasing efforts of one man, Zvi Aharoni, an experienced Mossad operative who was a skilled investigator and interrogator. He tracked Eichmann to Argentina, secured photographs that established his identity, and was a key player in the plot to kidnap the exiled war criminal and bring him to trial. Above all, as the sole person to interrogate "the architect of the Final Solution" after his capture, and the man who convinced Eichmann to admit his identity and face trial in Israel, Zvi Aharoni is the only one who knows firsthand what Eichmann actually said—a controversial subject often misrepresented in previous accounts. Now, for the first time in Aharoni's own words, comes the extraordinary true story behind one of history's most famous manhunts. Daring, dramatic, filled with episodes of breathtaking suspense and intrigue, Operation Eichmann is also a powerful chronicle of conscience and of the never-ending search for justice. All the intricate planning and preparation, the relentless pursuit of evidence, the constant need to justify time and expense are related with exacting detail. As events unfold, various political, personal, and philosophical issues come into play, focusing not only on a top secret mission, but on the priorities of individuals—as well as nations—during the Cold War era. The startling complicity of those who gave refuge to and provided safe passage for fleeing Nazi leaders reveals an expansive network of global proportions, while the seeming indifference of others is equally chilling. Adding to the tension is the emotional toll imposed on the participants, for whom the operation became a constant exploration of the theme of justice vs. revenge. A probing, deeply personal account of a real-life undertaking to rival the most breathless cloak-and-dagger fiction, Operation Eichmann is a powerful, compelling reading experience. "Operation Eichmann has been covered by a wide range of 'literature.' However, in all the books written so far there have been certain constraints which have meant that the writers were not able to present a full and correct picture of what actually happened. There is no doubt that this book represents an objective and authentic addition to the tale of heroism that led to the capture of Eichmann and his standing trial in Israel. Without Zvi Aharoni and his friends, we would never have achieved what we did."
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