An Iraqi Jew in the Mossad: Memoir of an Israeli Intelligence Officer

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Horesh tells of leaving Iraq in 1938 when rising Nazism spread across the country; working with British Intelligence during World War II; secretly providing the Palestinian underground with information on British policies toward the Jews; serving as an intelligence officer in Israel's 1948 War of Independence; joining the new Israeli government's i

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Horesh was born in Baghdad in 1920 and left Iraq in 1936. His first work in intelligence was voluntarily gathering information of military value for the British to aid in the Allied invasion of Syria and Lebanon during World War II. Later, ostensibly a member of the British forces fighting the Palestinian underground, he secretly served the underground, giving it information about British actions and policies toward the Jews in Palestine. After Israel's 1948 War of Independence, Horesh joined the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, and served in Turkey and Austria under an assumed Arab identity. Although Horesh tends to get a bit preachy in attempting to justify his beliefs, his memoir reads like a real-life James Bond. George Cohen

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