The Mossad: a subject about which one can read hundreds of times and still never tire, a subject filled with excitement, danger, intrigue, murder, assassination, lies, and complex webs — all done in defense of a nation.
Throughout the State of Israel’s sixty-five year history, the Mossad has been working behind the scenes and across the globe protecting the country. This new book details many of the most famous operations of the Mossad. Many of these operations have been previously known, but only in outline form. The details divulged here treat the reader not just to the end results but to the nail biting and intrigue of operations as they unfold.
Sadly, the reader is also treated to the mishaps and colossal mistakes of the Mossad. But in the capable hands of Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal, those mistakes make the book even more exciting.
When Mossad first appeared in Hebrew it was a huge success. Not only Israelis but worldwide, people consider the Israeli secret service as the best. These authors show us why. They tell the story of the push and pull from within the Prime Minister’s office and the political echelon to have the Mossad get the job done. They bring the reader straight into the meetings and arguments as to whether to act or not to act, to move forward or to abort.
It is impossible to describe the exploits of an agency as huge as the Mossad without also analyzing the agency’s leaders and the personal price those leaders pay for their leadership and the toll it takes on them. In Mossad, all of this is done with skill and sensitivity.
Mossad the book traces Mossad the agency through the six decades of Israel’s existence. Readers can come to only one conclusion: It is amazing that this little country did all this behind the scenes.