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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756264
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $44.99

Mossad

The Great Operations




The secrets behind Mossad, the world’s most respected and hidden Secret Service Organization

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.

  • Pub date: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756264
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $44.99

About the Authors

Michael Bar-Zohar

Michael Bar-Zohar is the author of more than 35 books of fiction and non-fiction that have been translated into 18 languages. He was a member of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), an envoy to the Council of Europe, a former advisor to General Moshe Dayan, a Professor at Haifa University in Israel and Emory in Atlanta, and is a Chevalier of the Legion D’Honneur. He is Israeli’s foremost expert in espionage – his novel Enigma, was made into a feature film in 2001, starring Sam Neill. Bar-Zohar is the official biographer of David-Ben Gurion, Shimon Peres, and Isser Harel – the legendary Director of the Mossad.

Nissim Mishal

Nissim Mishal is one of the foremost TV personalities in Israel. He has worked on the staff of the Israeli state television as a political reporter, Washington correspondent, and director general. At the 50th and 60th anniversaries of Israel, Mishal published two record-selling books about the great events in Israel’s history which were translated into English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Praise for Mossad

“This book tells what should have been known and isn't - that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognised physical strength.”

Shimon Peres, President of Israel


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