By Way of Deception : The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad by Victor Ostrovsky

By Victor Ostrovsky

The 1st time the Mossad got here calling, they sought after Victor Ostrovsky for his or her assassination unit, the kidon. He grew to become them down. the subsequent time, he agreed to go into the grueling three-year education software to turn into a katsa, or intelligence case officer, for the mythical Israeli undercover agent association. when it comes to Deception is the explosive chronicle of his reports within the Mossad, and of 2 many years in their scary and infrequently ruthless covert actions all over the world. Penetrating some distance deeper than the bestselling each secret agent a Prince, it really is an insider's account of Mossad strategies and exploits. In chilling aspect, Ostrovsky asserts that the Mossad refused to percentage serious wisdom of a deliberate suicide project in Beirut, resulting in the loss of life of enormous quantities of U.S. Marines and French troops. He tells how they tracked Yasser Arafat through recruiting his motive force and bodyguard; how they withheld info at the whereabouts of yank hostages, paving the best way for the Iran-Contra scandal; and the way their intervention into mystery UN negotiations ended in the unexpected resignation of ambassador Andrew younger and the downfall of his profession. in terms of Deception describes the surprising scope and intensity of the Mossad's impression, disclosing how Jewish groups within the united states, Europe, and South the United States are armed and expert by means of the association in mystery ?self-defense? devices, and the way Mossad brokers facilitate the drug alternate to be able to pay the large charges of its far-flung, clandestine operation. And it portrays a community that has grown dangerously uncontrolled, as inner squabbles have ended in the get away of terrorists and the pursuit of ?policies? thoroughly at odds with the pursuits of the country of Israel. This record is in all probability an important and arguable e-book of its sort for the reason that Spycatcher.

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We were divided into groups of three students each and BY WAY OF DECEPTION 40 joined two instructors in a car. Once our car was in Tel Aviv, two more instructors met us at the corner of King Saul Boulevard and Ibn Gevirol. m. One of the instructors turned to me and said, "See that balcony on the third floor over there? I want you to stand here for three minutes and think. " Now I was scared. We had no ID with us at all, and it's against the law in Israel not to have ID. We were told to use only our cover name, no matter what.

He looked dreadful. "Now the Iraqis are going to hang me," he moaned. " "This had nothing to do with you," said Donovan. "Think about it. " "This is terrible. Terrible. Is it possible the Israelis are behind this? Samira thinks it's them. " "Come on, man, get a grip on yourself. What are you talking about? The people I'm dealing with wouldn't do anything like that. It's probably some sort of industrial espionage. There's a lot of competition in the field. " Halim said he was going back to Iraq.

He, too, was taken for a ride. One of the others was "arrested" at Kiker Hamdina, a well- known square. We used to say it represented the state of Israel. It holds the circus in the summer and it's mud in the winter. Just like Israel. Half the year mud, the other half circus. This guy was an idiot. He told them he was on a special mission. Said he was being recruited by the Mossad and this was a test. Obviously, he failed it. Indeed, of the 10 who went through the whole of this first ordeal with me, the only one I ever saw again was one of the women.

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