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.

Israeli Secret Services

Author: Frank Clements

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351511335

Category: History

Page: 80

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The Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, the Mossad, is pobably the best known of the world's intelligence services, one of the most sespected and, certainly, one of the most intriguing. However, despite its fame, the available literature, other than Hebrew, is limited and scattered amongst a variety of subject areas because the tentacles of the Mossad are similarly varied. The aim of this volume is to document the range of English language material available on «f Mossad from its pre-official origins in Europe during the Second World War to e present period of the Middle East peace process. The organization had its origins in the aftermath of the Holocaust, being the agency responsible for organizing the illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine before becoming officially constituted in 1951. Since its formation the Mossad has been intimately involved in each of the significant events in Israel's history, including actions against its Arab neighbors, the hunting of wanted Nazis, spectacular actions such as the raid on Entebbe to free the hostages, counter-terrorist activities, and high technology espionage against friend and foe alike. This bibliography will be of interest to researchers covering intelligence activities and to students, scholars, and librarians interested in the history of Israel and its relations with its Arab neighbors. The early material on the Mossad will also be of special concern to students of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

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.

Inside Israel’s Mossad

The Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks

Author: Matt Webster

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823938155

Category: History

Page: 64

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Describes the history and current goals of Israel's intelligence service, the Mossad.

Mossad

The Untold Stories of Israel's Most Effective Secret Service

Author: Mike Livingston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535559867

Category:

Page: 88

View: 7755

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

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition

Author: Gus Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298016X

Category: Reference

Page: 689

View: 6314

This thoroughly updated edition with expanded coverage explores the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion and pop culture, and also includes details of ethical issues and debates relating to terrorism.

The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism

Author: Ami Pedahzur

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511612

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 7492

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.

The Secret War with Iran

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

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141656490X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 517

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.

Israel's Secret Wars

A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

Author: Ian Black,Benny Morris

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132864

Category: History

Page: 634

View: 8329

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

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604685

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 6157

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.” WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN HISTORY NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist • The New York Times Book Review • BBC History Magazine • Mother Jones • Kirkus Reviews The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman—praised by David Remnick as “arguably [Israel’s] best investigative reporter”—offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world’s most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a “Mossad within the Mossad” that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world. “A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting . . . important, timely, and informative.”—John le Carré