By Way of Deception: The Making of a Mossad Officer
The # 1 New York Times best seller the Israeli foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, tried to ban. The making of a the Mossad officer is the true story of an officer in Israel's most secretive agency. By Way of Deception is the explosive chronicle of Victor Ostrovsky's experiences in the Mossad, and of two decades of their frightening and often ruthless covert activities around the world. In chilling detail, Ostrovsky asserts that the Mossad refused to share critical knowledge of a planned suicide mission in Beirut, leading to the death of hundreds of U.S. Marines and French troops. He tells of how they tracked Yasser Arafat by recruiting his driver and bodyguard; how they withheld information on the whereabouts of American hostages, paving the way for the Iran-Contra scandal; and how their intervention into secret UN negotiations led to the sudden resignation of ambassador Andrew Young and the downfall of his career. By Way of Deception describes the shocking scope and depth of the Mossad's influence, disclosing how Jewish communities in the U.S., Europe, and South America are armed and trained by the organization in secret self-defense units, and how Mossad agents facilitate the drug trade in order to pay the enormous costs of its far-flung, clandestine operations. It portrays a network that has grown dangerously out of control, as internal squabbles have led to the escape of terrorists and the pursuit of policies completely at odds with the interests of the State of Israel. This document is possibly the most important and controversial book of its kind since Spycatcher.