By Marc E. Vargo

This e-book describes the clandestine missions that have been defining moments within the evolution of the Mossad, together with its pursuit of the Black September terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes on the 1972 Olympic video games, its acquisition at the excessive seas of yellowcake uranium for Israel's undeclared nuclear guns application, and its function in bringing to justice Nazi conflict felony Adolf Eichmann. The agency's extra questionable deeds also are lined, between them the assassination of civilian scientists linked to Iraq's nuclear power software and the kidnapping of Israeli citizen Mordechai Vanunu, who, like Edward Snowden, has been variously depicted as a principled whistleblower and an unscrupulous traitor. Taken jointly, the missions mentioned during this quantity illustrate the Mossad's personality, creativity and braveness, whereas acknowledging the problematic ethical dimensions of its operations.

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Zvi Malkin was one of them. Accordingly, he cooked up an effective, if unorthodox, strategy to ready himself for the ambush. And this was a legitimate issue, since he intended to rehearse his abduction technique on unsuspecting men and women; specifically, the Mossad’s office staff and operations officers. According to the Mossad schedule, he would soon be in a position to do just that, since he and three of his fellow operatives were about to spend a few days together in France in what would be, in effect, the first leg of their journey to Argentina.

Unfortunately for Isser Harel, the chilly and damp weather also meant a head cold. So he pushed on, proceeding unaccompanied to the train depot. Its cafés were plentiful and located side by side, a situation that, like most other aspects of Operation Eichmann, carried a strategic benefit: the close proximity would allow the Mossad chief to spend less time walking to and from the various establishments and more time stationed within them, poised for his operatives to make contact with him. The fugitive then traveled two hours by bus to the automobile factory, where he began what would be, unbeknownst to him, his last day of work.

And this was a legitimate issue, since he intended to rehearse his abduction technique on unsuspecting men and women; specifically, the Mossad’s office staff and operations officers. According to the Mossad schedule, he would soon be in a position to do just that, since he and three of his fellow operatives were about to spend a few days together in France in what would be, in effect, the first leg of their journey to Argentina. So it was that the agents, preparing to put the finishing touches on the ambush plan, rented a Citroén, purchased wine and cheese for a meal al fresco, and drove to the park.

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