By Way of Deception has ratings and 99 reviews. This book is very critical of the Mossad and Victor Ostrovsky is considered a criminal in Israel. [“By way of deception shall you Conquer.” — Mossad’s motto. Victor Ostrovsky was a career Mossad agent. He left Israel’s secret police agency and returned to . Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy, By Way of Deception St Martin’s Press, New York {Ostrovsky’s Foreword}. {p. vii} REVEALING THE FACTS as I know them.

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By Way of Deception : The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer

Lists with This Book. We don’t really need him. The author provides a detailed account of how agents are recuited and trained.

Plotting on its own behalf, and for petty, self-serving reasons, it has set the nation on a collision course with all-out war. Meshad was still a problem. He tells how they tracked Yasser Arafat by recruiting his driver and bodyguard; how they withheld information on the whereabouts of American hostages, paving the way for the Iran-Contra scandal; and how their intervention into secret UN negotiations led to the sudden resignation of ambassador Andrew Young and the downfall waj his career.

Three Palestinian extremists were taken by a Kidon unit from their hiding place in Beirut and relocated incommunicado in deceptkon special detention location in the Negev desert. I listed myself as a freelance graphic designer, using my own real expertise in the field but not tying myself to anything too specific. Not that it will matter at the other end, of course, but that bloke selling them didn’t know that.

That’s why, for example, a KGB station would employ about people, while a comparable Mossad station would need only six or seven. By then, the men in the van had changed into civilian clothing.

He said he was doing this job for a security group and that I mustn’t mention it on the base. He even had coffee brought in. In addition, while it may be difficult to quantify, the unique historical cohesiveness of the Jewish community, their con- viction that regardless of political differences they must all pull together to protect themselves from their enemies, leads to an openness among themselves that would not be found among employees of, say, the CIA or Kstrovsky.

In the early s, Mossad recruited agents to bomb American buildings in Cairo, hoping to drive a wedge between the U. Like many others before them, in countless countries and administrations, they were going to do what the leadership really wanted but couldn’t ask for, while at the same time leaving the leadership out of the loop – they were going to become Israeli versions of Colonel Oliver North, only on a much more lethal level.


After all, Israel didn’t possess carriers and ample air power, and although it was capable of bombing a refugee camp in Tunis, that was not the same. Their primary task is to gather information on the Arab world and the PLO, as opposed to gathering intelligence about U. Before I could finish my sentence, there he was, sitting next to me.

They’ll give you a new identity and protect you. In chilling detail, Ostrovsky asserts that the Mossad refused vjctor share critical knowledge of a planned suicide mission in Beirut, leading to the death of hundreds of U.

There would be no people here. That was my idea of Israel. One guy waj me so hard in the jaw, I thought I’d lost a tooth. He finished his service with the navy and later learned that the job he refused was with the Mossad’s assassination unit. At the same time, news was reaching the Office of a growing scandal caused by Mossad involvement in Germany.

My knees were starting to shake. The right wing believed then – and they still believe – that this strength arises from the need to answer the constant threat of war.

In part this book is an autobiography of the author, for several years an officer in the Israeli Mossad, in part it is a history of that intelligence agency for the years of his participation in it, in part it is a critique of the Israeli governmental system which allows its primary intelligence arm to operate without civilian oversight and often contrary to the will of elected officials.

That the book is 20 years out of date gives it far less a sense of urgency than it probably once had. They would let the rented Ferrari and Donovan’s other illusory trappings of wealth do the rest. That meant the others were either more security- minded, or lived at military wzy near the plant.

When Jacqueline returned with the merchandise two days later this time shortly before Halim was due osgrovsky, so that she could see what he looked like she told Samira about her own fashionable Left Bank hairdresser. Finally Ygal told me the job training would keep me in Israel most of the time, but not at home. There are technological advances going on all the time that you will learn about, but there are some new ones even we don’t know about yet. That happened about three times.


Victor Ostrovsky on Mossad – By Way of Deception, thou shalt do War

I blew through it. I had not known, however, how hypocritical that community and the media that lie at its feet can be. Maxwell was told to cancel the meeting. France had an embargo on selling weapons to Israel.

Then he was simply told to go off to his meeting, leaving the personnel file in the trunk. Right away, I knew I’d been there before.

It’s all about Ostrovsky’s training as a Mossad officer. He postponed the strike after newspaper stories saying that former defense minister Ezer Weizman told friends that Begin was “preparing an adventurous pre-election operation.

You will help in the teaching ostrovssky by re-forming yourselves. There were about 28 men in each group, so it was decided that Yosy should take the Tamils to Haifa that night while I took the Sinhalese to Tel Aviv, thus avoiding any chance encounters.

In Israel, posters depicting the president with a pharaoh’s headgear and the inscription “We have overcome the pharaohs, we will overcome Bush” were. Not bad, I thought. I was there four or five minutes.

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Dec 26, Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: In fact, he flew back to Israel immediately, so that he could never be connected to Meshad’s destiny. On September 1,then prime minister David Ben- Gurion issued a directive that the Mossad be created as an intelligence organization independent of Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs. Spurred by the expulsion, Palestinian fundamentalists killed 12 Israelis this month, the highest single-month casualty figure since Decemberwhen the intifada started.

Early hopes that Dina as Jacqueline could get at Halim through his ostrovssky were soon discarded. As the guards stood at the plant gates, their attention was suddenly captured by a commotion outside on the street where it seemed a pedestrian, an attractive young woman, had been brushed by a car.