Mossad

Mossad but true

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2012

Conspiracy theorists get started here. The blindfolded boy who selected the new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church on Sunday is named Bishoy Gerges MOSSAD. Here we go...

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Mossad ‘defied Bibi order to prepare Iran strike’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered military heads to prepare for a strike on Iran in 2010, according to a Channel 2 television investigation aired in Israel.

The investigation claims that Mr Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered military heads from the Israeli Defence Force and Mossad to get ready for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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Tale of twist and shout

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2012

The inner workings of Israeli intelligence, mischief from Wikileaks, the Iranian nuclear threat, a shady drug underworld and a glamorous femme fatale — it’s a recipe for a riveting spy thriller. And, to a point, that’s what Jake Simons’s Pure (Polygon, £12.99) is. It’s entertaining, well-written and delivers an array of plot twists.

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Conspiracy theories, Mossad and the tragic Al-Hilli murder

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2012

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, right? Aliens in Roswell, the moon landing that never was, Elvis alive and living in the countryside; we all like to stretch our imagination beyond the realms of what is possible or plausible.

Invariably, one notion that tends to figure high on the list for the conspiracy theorists is the "it's the Jews wot dunnit" scenario.

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When going undercover meant sleeping with Arafat’s wife

By Orlando Radice, August 17, 2012

In 2004, during the Second Intifada, Israeli intelligence officers invited two journalists to a cafe to discuss corruption stories involving Yassir Arafat, with a view to smearing the then-Palestinian Authority leader.

As the conversations got going, a third, uninvited journalist dropped in to the café on a tip-off that the meeting was taking place.

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A chief rabbi, Mossad and a dubious diamond deal

By Simon Rocker, July 5, 2012

Behind the London legal battle over diamond profits between the Russian-Israeli businessmen Lev Leviev and Arakady Gaydamak lay a chain of what the judge called "extraordinary events".

Mr Gaydamak had sued Mr Leviev, claiming he was owed hundreds of millions of pounds from the export of diamonds from Angola as a result of a deal made in December 2001.

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Former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir mourned

By Jennifer Lipman, July 1, 2012

Yitzhak Shamir, who led Israel for two terms as prime minister, has died at the age of 96.

The statesman, who was 96, is to be buried on Monday. His body will lie in state at the Knesset until then.

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Fact and fiction in Israel's fight behind enemy lines

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 11, 2012

When trying to make sense of some of the recent reports to come out on secret Israeli missions and plans for attacks on Iran, it is useful to simply open an atlas.

Take, for instance, the "news" on Israeli operations from the Kurd regions in northern Iraq, which appeared in the Sunday Times last month. This is the same report that has been recycled for the past nine years - but how true is it?

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Atlanta paper owner quits after assassination column

By Jennifer Lipman, January 24, 2012

The owner of a Georgia Jewish newspaper has stepped down after public condemnation of a recent column.

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Jewish writer criticised for Israel presidential assassination column

By Jennifer Lipman, January 23, 2012

A Jewish newspaper owner in Atlanta has issued an apology after he wrote a piece suggesting that Israel should consider assassinating a US president to ensure its own security.

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