The secret service of any country is my personal favourite subject to read and study, may be its RAW, ISI, MI, MOSSAD, CIA any other ,I am always in search of articles / books to read which tells the true stories of dangerous yet patriotic missions ever happened.
I have always fascination towards Israel, Israeli people, religion, country’s geography, sustainable technology development and extremely patriotism in each citizen. MOSSAD took me on another level and now I have more respect for them than before.
MOSSAD is a Israeli Secret service founded in 13 Dec. 1949 independence in 1948. This is the strongest security arm which has been widely recognised as the best intelligence service in the world. In MOSSAD authors Michael Bar – Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye – opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agencies’ 60 years history.
These are real, true missions: impossible stories brimming with high octane action – right from the breath-taking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. If you are fascinated by the world of international espionage and covert “Black-ops” warfare, then you will definitely find that the MOSSAD makes for some electrifying reading.
After independence Ben Gurion ordered to establish an Institute (In Hebrew –MOSSAD) to co-ordinate state intelligence agencies and should be headed by Mr. Reuven Shiloh (first Ramsaad of Mossad – Head of Mossad). Its title would be eventually be changed to the Institute for Intelligence and special operations and its motto chosen from Proverb 11:14 “Without stratagems would a people fall and deliverance is in a wise counsel.” Then Ramsaad declared, “ Besides all the functions of secret service, we have another major task; to protect the Jewish people to Israel.” And indeed in the years following, MOSSAD would secretly help create self-defence units in places where Jewish communities were in all over the world.
Meir Dagan is my most favourite Ramsaad ever. Meir has the unique capacity to invent antiterrorist operations that look like movie thrillers. In his charge, MOSSAD did one of the most dangerous and successful operations and I think he is the one who made MOSSAD a strong on a global map. He was the bold, creative leader who would be a formidable weapon against Islamic terrorism and the Iranian reactor.
Grayevski – a MOSSAD spy, daring and dedicated. After world war II, he accidently got an copy Khrushchev’s speech in Russia for which world’s all agents were behind it, but failed miserably. Grayevski became the only MOSSAD agent to be decorated twice; by his own country, which he had served with devotion all his life; and by his country’s foe (Russia) whom he had misled and deceived, regardless of the risks. A reporter called him “the man who began the end of the Soviet Empire,” but Grayevski didn’t feel that way. “I am not a hero and I didn’t make history” he said. ‘The one who made history was Khruschev. I just met history for a couple of hours and then our ways parted.” He worked devotionally for Israel but misled the Soviets. He is the only agent who decorated twice by medal by motherland Israel and enemy country – Soviets. I think this is the lesson we must learn how to protect our country and defeat enemy but in grace.
One more mission in Syria, to rescue Jew girls of teenage. By hook or crook agents rescued those girls and immigrate in motherland Israel. “Costa Notra” was a group of four agents who rescued all girls from Syrian land by water way, road way and with major risks. The girls were strictly instructed not to say a single word how you arrived in Israel from Syria till the death.
After many years from this operation, one of agent Emmanuel Allon was invited to his relatives wedding and introduced to the bride. In a fraction of seconds Allon recognised her and asked her “where do you come from?” that girl was almost fainted due to the secret of her past. Allon said, “Didn’t you come from Syria? By sea?” The bride was stunned, grabbed him in her arms, kissed, hugged and she said, “it was you. You took me out of that hell.”
Later years, Allon said, “that was worth all the risks we took”. And hence its truly proved that all the citizens of my country are my brothers and sisters wherever they are in the world.
And here comes the story of a famous spy of MOSSAD and my very much personal favourite hero – Elie Cohen. What can I say about him? Who sacrified his life, family, personal life just to serve his motherland Israel. I will always fall short of words to say about him as I am now. Because of him Israel won one of the war against Syria. Just “HIM” a single handle person. He entered in Syrian system and won their trust, provided all the information to Israeli handlers. Even his family, his wife did not know about his job. They came to know when he got arrested in Syria. After his arrest MOSSAD took utmost care of his family. Hired best lawyers and tried every possible way to rescue him, but nothing worked. He was beaten, tortured and given the electric shocks but he never said a word till die, of course that he pledged to do with his country. He got hung in the square of market place in Damascus in 1965. His family was watching him in news live. His mother, brother, wife and children everyone collapsed, but at the same time they were very much proud of their hero. His mother touched him for the last time when he appeared on TV screen. Even today, after 46 years of Elie’s death, Syria refuses to return his body for burial in Israel. MOSSAD handler’s pointless, reckless demands of every transmission, daily reports made him run unnecessary risks and his led his life to death. The last letter he wrote to his wife –
My dear Nadia, my dear family,
I am writing to you these last words, hoping that you’ll remain united forever. I ask my wife to forgive me, to take care of herself and give a good education to our children……. My dearest Nadia, you may remarry, so that our children will have a father. You are absolutely free in that respect. I ask you not to mourn the past but turn to future. I am sending you my last kisses.
Please pray for my soul.
I cried a lot after reading his story. He is going to be my personal favourite hero for a lifetime.
For the most famous “Wrath of God” mission you have to read the book. That’s an amazing true inspirational story. I salute to each and every agent of every secret service for their sacrifices, daring and patriotism.
Sometimes the missions to bring home a nation’s own are the most meaningful…!!