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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 27, 1998
JERUSALEM -- Caught again! This time by a woman looking out her window in Bern, Switzerland.Such was the latest embarrassment for Mossad, Israel's legendary spy agency whose exploits, real and imagined, have been the subject of books, movies and countless articles.Swiss and Israeli officials confirmed yesterday that five Israeli spies got caught Feb. 19 trying to bug a private residence in Bern at 2 a.m. A woman, looking out her window, saw a group of suspicious characters breaking into the basement of a neighboring building and called police, according to Israel radio.
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Emily Kline and For The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I've always been right about Brody!” Whatever her flaws (and they are numerous), she has always been right about Brody. Or has she? The action takes place in Tehran, where Brody is on a top-secret CIA mission to assassinate General Akbari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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NEWS
February 27, 1998
NOTHING imperils an intelligence agency more than the myth of its invincibility.Since its 1951 founding as the Institute (Mossad) for Information and Special Tasks, Israel's foreign intelligence agency has been the front-line defense of a tiny, self-reliant state surrounded by enemies. After the abduction of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1960 and the elimination of the Palestinian murderers of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, the myth of Mossad was the standard against which other countries' agencies were found wanting.
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By Mike Giuliano | September 2, 2011
Even though World War II ended in 1945, it has never ended at the movies. Based on a 2007 Israeli film, "The Debt" is a new English-language film about the decades-long hunt for a Nazi doctor who conducted horrible procedures at a concentration camp. The serious subject matter ensures that attention will be paid to "The Debt. " It generally merits that attention, but director John Madden's slickly packaged thriller often feels superficial rather than profound. Although important ethical issues are raised, much of the cinematic time is spent jumping around between the various places and times that factor into the story.
NEWS
October 10, 1997
THESE ARE TIMES of reflection as world Jewry prepares to celebrate the end of the High Holidays with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, starting tonight at sundown. Lending poignancy to this observance is a messy assassination scandal in Israel that raises myriad sensitive political and moral questions. The country is divided; so are Jews in the Diaspora.For much of its existence, Mossad, Israel's spy agency, has had a sterling reputation of being able to achieve the impossible. Whether it captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann or liberated a planeload of hijacking victims in Uganda, Mossad-directed operations were the standard against which other world spy agencies were measured.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, 68, Israel's ambassador to France, died yesterday after suffering a heart attack, the Israeli embassy said. A former agent for the Mossad secret service and a member of the main opposition Likud party, he had been ambassador to France since summer 1998 after serving as Israeli ambassador to the United States.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
Isser Harel, 91, an Israeli spymaster who directed the capture of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in 1960, died Tuesday in a hospital near Tel Aviv. Mr. Harel was one of the founders of Mossad -- an intelligence agency that achieved international renown -- and served as its head from 1952 to 1963. He was also the first director of the Shin Bet internal security agency. One of the tasks of the Mossad in its first years was to track down leaders of the Nazi regime responsible for the killing of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust of World War II. A prime target was Eichmann, Adolf Hitler's top aide, responsible for implementing what the Nazis called the "final solution" -- the murder of all the Jews in Europe.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF Reporter Joshua Brilliant contributed to this article | February 17, 1998
JERUSALEM -- Israel will continue to hit terrorists "wherever needed," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday after a government inquiry found that he bore no responsibility for the failure of an Israeli assassination against an Islamic militant leader in Jordan.The investigation committee, appointed by Netanyahu after the Sept. 25 attack on Hamas political leader Khalid Mashal, blamed the head of Israel's spy agency, the Mossad, and the agency's operations chief for "the flawed and inadequate plan" that went awry.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 23, 2005
The best gag in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park came when the T. rex popped up in the rearview mirror of a speeding Jeep over the words, "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear." In their turgid, sermonizing anti-thriller Munich, Spielberg and Tony Kushner (Angels in America) look in history's rearview mirror and aim for the same effect. Their movie is ostensibly about the aftermath to the Palestinian terrorist slaughter of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic squad during the 1972 Summer Games.
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By William Safire | September 18, 1990
HERE ARE three officials who ought to be looking for new jobs:1. The chief legal counsel in the Mossad has just made an oxymoron out of "Israeli intelligence" and deserves to be fired.A disgruntled young man, after 14 months as a cadet in the Mossad, vents his spleen in a book that may endanger agents' lives, making wild charges that Israel could have WilliamSafiredone more to warn U.S. forces in Lebanon to beware of terrorists.The sensible reaction would be to protect vulnerable sources and ignore or dismiss the book as the work of a malcontent.
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By Haviland Smith | January 12, 2011
In September, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that filmmaker Michael Moore had launched a campaign to free Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been accused of providing most, if not all, of the classified documents being revealed on WikiLeaks. Mr. Manning has not yet been charged with a crime. At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he will soon, again, seek the release to Israel of Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen employed by U.S. naval intelligence, who was convicted in 1987 of espionage on behalf of Israel and sentenced to life in prison.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 23, 2005
The best gag in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park came when the T. rex popped up in the rearview mirror of a speeding Jeep over the words, "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear." In their turgid, sermonizing anti-thriller Munich, Spielberg and Tony Kushner (Angels in America) look in history's rearview mirror and aim for the same effect. Their movie is ostensibly about the aftermath to the Palestinian terrorist slaughter of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic squad during the 1972 Summer Games.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 29, 2004
JERUSALEM - Israeli officials rushed yesterday to deny allegations of spying on the United States as they tried to head off a potentially embarrassing episode that threatens to strain relations between the two allies. U.S. law enforcement officials have confirmed an FBI espionage investigation to determine whether an analyst working in the office of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld passed a secret report on Iran to Israel through an influential lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
Isser Harel, 91, an Israeli spymaster who directed the capture of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in 1960, died Tuesday in a hospital near Tel Aviv. Mr. Harel was one of the founders of Mossad -- an intelligence agency that achieved international renown -- and served as its head from 1952 to 1963. He was also the first director of the Shin Bet internal security agency. One of the tasks of the Mossad in its first years was to track down leaders of the Nazi regime responsible for the killing of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust of World War II. A prime target was Eichmann, Adolf Hitler's top aide, responsible for implementing what the Nazis called the "final solution" -- the murder of all the Jews in Europe.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, 68, Israel's ambassador to France, died yesterday after suffering a heart attack, the Israeli embassy said. A former agent for the Mossad secret service and a member of the main opposition Likud party, he had been ambassador to France since summer 1998 after serving as Israeli ambassador to the United States.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
NOTHING imperils an intelligence agency more than the myth of its invincibility.Since its 1951 founding as the Institute (Mossad) for Information and Special Tasks, Israel's foreign intelligence agency has been the front-line defense of a tiny, self-reliant state surrounded by enemies. After the abduction of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1960 and the elimination of the Palestinian murderers of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, the myth of Mossad was the standard against which other countries' agencies were found wanting.
ENTERTAINMENT
Emily Kline and For The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I've always been right about Brody!” Whatever her flaws (and they are numerous), she has always been right about Brody. Or has she? The action takes place in Tehran, where Brody is on a top-secret CIA mission to assassinate General Akbari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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By STANLEY BLUMBERG | October 14, 1990
Every Spy a Prince: The Complete Historyof Israel's Intelligence Community.Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman.Houghton Mifflin.466 pages. $24.95. It is an exaggeration to claim that this excellent history of Israeli Intelligence is complete. For in order to meet this description, the authors would have to write several books.The authors use as their point of departure the creation of Israel's various intelligence agencies, foreign, domestic and military. This was after the formation of the state in 1948.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 27, 1998
JERUSALEM -- Caught again! This time by a woman looking out her window in Bern, Switzerland.Such was the latest embarrassment for Mossad, Israel's legendary spy agency whose exploits, real and imagined, have been the subject of books, movies and countless articles.Swiss and Israeli officials confirmed yesterday that five Israeli spies got caught Feb. 19 trying to bug a private residence in Bern at 2 a.m. A woman, looking out her window, saw a group of suspicious characters breaking into the basement of a neighboring building and called police, according to Israel radio.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF Reporter Joshua Brilliant contributed to this article | February 17, 1998
JERUSALEM -- Israel will continue to hit terrorists "wherever needed," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday after a government inquiry found that he bore no responsibility for the failure of an Israeli assassination against an Islamic militant leader in Jordan.The investigation committee, appointed by Netanyahu after the Sept. 25 attack on Hamas political leader Khalid Mashal, blamed the head of Israel's spy agency, the Mossad, and the agency's operations chief for "the flawed and inadequate plan" that went awry.
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