Mossad, Admitting the Obvious

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Israel has finally admitted what was one of the most ill-kept secrets from its “secret war”: it assassinated PLO second-in-command Abu Jihad in 1988. The story, released on Thursday in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper (although I have yet to find it on ynetnews.com, the English-language online version), claims Mossad worked…

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Mossad Chief: “A woman can lead the Mossad”

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A follow-on article to the Israeli business magazine Globes’ interviews with female Mossad agents (mentioned in this post)extensively quotes the agency’s director, Tamir Pardo, on his attitudes toward female operatives. In short: he’s all for them. A couple of the more interesting quotes: “Women start at the Mossad at younger…

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Doha 12 Locales: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

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The penultimate showdown in Doha 12—a three-way gun battle between Our Heroes Jake and Miriam, the Hezbollah team out to kill them, and the Mossad team out to kill Hezbollah—takes place at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Green-Wood, now a National Historic Landmark, is 478 acres of green set between Park Slope…

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Another Mossad Book, and Another Mossad Scandal

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Another Mossad Book Thirty-year CBS correspondent Dan Raviv has (with co-author Yossi Melman) completed Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars, a book about the history of the Mossad. The Hebrew-language version is already a bestseller in Israel. This interview in the Jewish Press discusses some of the highlights. Of…

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Mossad’s Women: Out of the Shadows

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Some of Mossad’s female agents have spoken semi-on-the-record to Lady Globes, an Israeli monthly women’s magazine, about their lives in “secret warfare.” You can read the English-language wrapups in the Times of Israel (includes a link to the original article, in case you read Hebrew) and RT-Novosti (somewhat different quotes…

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What happened to Identity?

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It’s transformed into Doha 12. Back in this post, I mentioned the problem with using Identity as a title: too many other people had the same idea. I found 24 other books named Identity in Amazon without even looking hard. Which posed the dilemma: what do I call it? I…

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Hezbollah’s Image Campaign: Theme Parks, Anyone?

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In Doha 12, Hezbollah launches its effort to eliminate the Doha 12 (including Our Heroes) as part of their worldwide publicity/propaganda campaign. Hezbollah is one of the most sophisticated users of media, image and messaging in the terrorist world, with their own newspapers and satellite TV channel. But a theme…

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Identity Crisis

My previous work, Identity, is nearly through the Pure Fiction League critique group I belong to, and is out to agents on query. As I think about publication, I’ve run into a problem: its title. I found no less than 23 books entitled Identity in Amazon before I stopped looking,…

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