THE MOSSAD: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service, Inside Stories by Dennis; Uri Dan & Eli Landau Eisenberg

THE MOSSAD: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service, Inside Stories

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For espionage fans whose knowledge of Israel's external intelligence service, the Mossad, is old hat, this volume brings the exploits of the agency up to date. Recounted here are the familiar stories of Elie Cohen, ""Our Man in Damascus""; Wolfgang Lotz, ""The Champagne Spy"" in Cairo; Munir Redfa, who delivered his Iraqui MIG to Israel--all of whom aided in the spectacular Israeli victory of 1967. Also: Isser Harel's role in the Eichmann capture; the exposure of Israel Beer, the Russian agent operating in Israel; and the liberation of the missile boats of Cherbourg--with, in each case, personality sketches of the directors who shaped the Mossad. This journalistic inside look is an attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of an intelligence service which was vilified for its failure to predict the 1973 surprise attack. By 1973, the Mossad--previously independent and responsible directly to the Prime Minister--had been incorporated into the military intelligence bureaucracy which ignored countless tips relayed before the October War. This material plus the epic transfer of secret Mirage plans to Israel by Swiss engineer Alfred Frauenknecht are new additions to the mystique which the Mossad shares with the CIA, KGB, and MI6.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1978
Publisher: Paddington--dist. by Grosset & Dunlap