If you are asked to select the most famous spy agency in the world, I believe many people will name Israel’s Mossad. But why is the foreign intelligence agency of such a small country so famous? What special event made Mossad so scary and respectable? What role does Mossad play in the overall security strategy of the only Jewish state in the world? Today we will talk about Mossad in Israel. Before the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948, the Jews had established organizations to obtain information on the activities of the enemy. In the months after the United Nations voted to divide Palestine, four young Jewish men were sent to Arab countries on intelligence missions. They grew up in Arab lands, can become Arabs, and gather intelligence in social centers that are hostile to Jews and Israel. Since its founding, Israel needs more than just a strong army, because many people and countries want to erase the Jews or Jewish countries from the map. Israel will need higher intelligence, both to understand the constant threats against it, and to take precise actions to eliminate these threats. This explains why Mossad’s motto is a sentence in the Bible: “You should fight by deception.” As the only Jewish country in the world, Israel has also assumed the role of defending the Jewish people. When terrorists target the Jewish community, when other countries are unable or unwilling to take action, Israel stands ready to bring criminals to justice. The main task of the Mossad is first to gather intelligence. In addition, Mossad’s work has four different tasks:
- Bring to justice those who hurt the Jews.
- Eliminate the military threat to the State of Israel.
- Retaliation against the perpetrators of terrorist attacks by the Jews.
Fourth, help Jewish refugees reach Israel.
The story of Adolf Eichmann
As part of Hitler’s final solution, the famous Nazi Eichmann oversaw the mass deportation of Jews to extermination camps. After the war, he fled from the custody of the United States to Argentina, living under a false identity. An 8-member team of Israeli Mossad agents secretly traveled to Argentina and kidnapped Eichmann in May 1960. They dressed him as a flight attendant and then sneaked him out of the country. The following year, Eichmann was tried and convicted for war crimes, becoming the only criminal executed in Israel’s history. Israel destroys Syrian nuclear reactor
In 2001, three senior U.S. officials claimed that Syria was only months or even weeks before the reactor was put into operation, and accused North Korea of helping Syria with secret nuclear activities. At the end of 2006, Mossad agents broke into a Syrian atomic energy official’s hotel room in London and installed surveillance software on his laptop. This gave them access to hundreds of photos, blueprints, and documents related to nuclear facilities built with the help of North Korea and Iran. In the summer of 2007, Israeli commandos obtained photos and soil samples from the facility. When US President Bush refused a military strike, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert said that Israel would act alone. A few weeks later, Israeli jets destroyed the reactor and ended Syria’s nuclear program. Mossad assassinated Mugniye, one of the founders of Hezbollah. As one of the founders of Hezbollah, Mugniye was responsible for many high-profile attacks, including the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in April 1983 , Resulting in 63 deaths; in October 1983, Beirut bombed the US Marine Corps headquarters, killing 243 people; in 1994, attacked the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center, killing 86 people. Before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, US officials accused Mugniye of causing more American deaths than other terrorists. He lives a secretive life, often using disguise and plastic surgery to conceal his identity. Mossad successfully found him in Damascus in February 2008. They loaded explosives into a rented car, while another Mossad team followed Mugniye, who planned to meet with Iranian and Syrian officials. When Mugnier arrived, the manipulated car moved to a position next to it, and the car detonated and exploded by remote control. Mossad has experienced a difficult period in the rescue of Jewish refugees in Ethiopia since the mid-1970s. Civil war, famine, and invasion of neighboring Somalia. Jews in Ethiopia have a particularly difficult life because they have been singled out for persecution. In 1977, many people traveled a long distance to Sudan, where they eventually entered a refugee camp. Sudan refused to cooperate with Israel to send refugees to Israel, so Mossad’s mission came up with a plan. The plan is to operate a diving resort on the Red Sea coast of Sudan as a cover. During the day, this is a full-service tourist activity that includes meals, accommodations, and water sports instruction. In the evening, senior staff travel to refugee camps hundreds of miles away to bring Ethiopian Jews back to the resort where they can travel by boat. Israel. But this time, they seemed to be exposed. Once, a Canadian tourist took one of the managers aside and told him that he knew they were not Europeans, because only Israelis would cut salads so finely. The three-year operation that began in 1981 was an all-round success, and more than 6,000 Jews were rescued. Mossad plays an indispensable role in Israel’s security strategy and plays an important role.
Mossad went deep into enemy territory and used assassination methods to make it both respectable and frightening among Israeli enemies.