Mossad by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal

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“Truth is stranger than fiction.” Oh, how this book proves this true.The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy.

Basic Overview

Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service unveils the defying and most dangerous operations that have shaped Israel and the world at large from the agency’s more than sixty-year history, among them: the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the eradication of Black September Organisation, the destruction of the Syrian nuclear facility, and the elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists.

Through intensive research and exclusive interviews with Israeli leaders and Mossad agents, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal have re-created these missions in riveting details, vividly bringing to life the heroic operatives who risked everything in the face of unimaginable danger.

In the words of Shimon Peres, president of Israel, this gripping, white-knuckle read “tells what should have been known and isn’t–that Israel’s hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength.”


The Making of Mossad

This is the story of how the secret service of a tiny nation makes the Americans bow down in respect. Their journey through the decades and their hardships of being surrounded by very wolf-pack-like foes. The patriotism running through each one of their veins, their failures and their phoenix-like rises. This is the tale of Mossad through the ages.

Each of these stories was kept a state secret for over 50 years….. until now. The authors have this beguiling ability to make this non-fiction book sound like a leaf out of a spy-tale book. As a huge fan of the book Godfather where bloodshed is enjoyable, I found this book in contrast morally and ethically pure and in its right place.

For heroes unsung

For battles untold

For books unwritten

For secrets unspoken

And for a dream of peace

never abandoned, never forgotten.

Michael Bar-Zohar

As far as I’m concerned, this book definitely beats the likes of James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, for it is as real as it can get in this world. My personal favourite chapter was the “Bring me Eichmann dead or alive!”, in which the Mossad manages to capture the man behind the horrors of the holocaust, the man who killed 6 million Jews mercilessly, Adolf Eichmann.

This book shows what lies behind the mask of ruthlessness we all know Israel wears; that the agents are merely trying their best to hold up their nation, the land of Jews, Israel. Israel is surrounded by Arab countries who love the mere idea of terrorism and annexing more than that of peace and development.

Anyone who follows world news must already know how much criticism Israel receives for avenging the lives of its lost citizens, how the global media keeps flaking Israel for its “privacy intrusions” into others matters and how Israel is a land-hungry mongrel and keeps annexing parts of Palestine.

But this book shows us the truth of it all. That, the matters that the agency is forced to take on are only to protect their nation from another holocaust, to ensure that Jews never have to face the nefarious crimes that took place during Nazi Germany and lastly, to protect their motherland from the predatory hands of their Arab counterparts. Is is not justified?

The world needed to be reminded that monsters were still at large.

The Motto of Mossad

I absolutely loved this book and am constantly suggesting it to my friends. The writing style is extraordinary, mixing the feelings of patriotism, thrills and moroseness, all in one magnificent book. If you wish to pick something enthralling, scintillating and titillating the secret fighter inside you, then read this book, it will leave you thinking for a long time.

This book gives us glimpse of what the “shadow soldiers” across the globe have to face. This is a memoir of their death-defying feats, the solitude of their entire lives and the credits they never receive.

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