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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I saw no reason why not, and we made an appointment for October 19, which was a weekend. He turned on the radio, hoping to hear some music and wind down a bit before going to bed.

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

After dinner we were told to complete a detailed report by the morning on every activity we had been involved in that day, omitting nothing — no matter how insignificant it might seem.

In Halim’s case, this was extremely easy since he went to the same bus stop every day. He also explains how the Israelis obtained an Exocet missile in exchange for providing training for the Chilean secret police.

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Certain right-wingers within the government had believed this meeting with the coup plotters was a necessity.

Where I grew up, political tolerance was the main rule.

It could be read like a thriller. On the other hand, all journalists have expe- rienced the high of responding to a tip, only to find that the story it leads to is a dandy. He had a hy black dot in his eye: From now on, you refer to the Mossad as the office.

Two lawyers are assigned to the case, one representing the state, or the prosecution, the other the defense, even though the accused is unaware of the whole process. For a year-old Iraqi to have no children was unusual, not the mark of a normal, happy marriage. We just want to use it as a model, that’s all. Once the listening devices, or “bugs,” were placed and operational in Halim’s apartment, a Shicklut listening department employee would listen and record the conversation.


The unit was activated, and the Trojan horse was in place. I felt I was really something special, but I found out later that thousands of men get interviewed. I am talking about somebody working for the Israeli Mossad and then going abroad and selling for money whatever he learned there.

It just smacks of a disgruntled employee or somebody who’s too full of themselves. Ostrovsky’s’s disillusionment grows, culminating in retirement after being scapegoated for a failed attempt at capturing top PLO officials. Although her initial task was simply to identify the woman, this particular success was indisputable.

The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer. I went in, wearing a suit, and asked a clerk the manager’s name. Arriving on schedule just before 7 a. I felt very insecure, but eventually they became mellow and seemed to believe me. The office psychiatrist was also there, as a silent observer. Ostrovsky, Victor and Claire Hoy. That compensated for it.

That Ostrovsky was a Mossad officer is not in question. By Way of Deception: Victor Ostrovsky was a career Mossad agent. The practice dece;tion, depending upon the prime minister. And as luck would have it, it would prove to be a prize catch for the Mossad.

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But the Mossad was tied in to many of the European terrorist organizations, and ostrovsku was convinced that in the volatile atmosphere that had engulfed Europe, a bombing with an American victim was just a vuctor of time Heads of the Mossad were counting on the American promise to retaliate with vengeance against any country that could be osstrovsky to support terrorism.


There are certain revelations which, I started reading this book late last year and only just managed to finish it. If a katsa has to give out an address or a phone number, he can use the sayan’s. Toward the end of the first week, Riff announced that we would be learning about personal security.

The Mossad — believe it or not — has just 30 to 35 case officers, or katsas, operating in the world at any one time. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying By Way of Deception.

This book came bby inand I’ve been sort of half-assedly planning on reading it ever since. Israel was participating in a peace negotiation process that the Mossad top clique believed would be detrimental to the country’s security.

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Eventually I victir it down and started taking more neutral books out and about with me. This was something he wanted to keep to himself.

And unfortunately the Ostrovsoy cannot do it because we cannot endanger our relations with Canada. Only a handful of people in the Israeli intelligence community knew who the Little Czech was, yet he provided an unending supply of slush money for the organization whenever it ran low. Pity in a way — she was very good, if you know what I mean.

As I approached the desk to ask if there were any messages for me, I thought of the old joke about phoning somebody and asking if Dave is ostrobsky. Ran would do a route first to make sure he hadn’t been followed. Welcome to the Mossad. The author is a bit self-aggrandizing.