There was news item that Israel’s PM Netanyahu and the Mossad were planning an aerial strike and assassination of t.the US President Barack Obama.
Earlier there was the murder of Iran‘s Scientist.
Though all this seem to be a fiction by Robert Ludlum, reality is far from it.
Read what a Mossad say on spying by Mossad.
For some more information about Mossad, how and when it was founded please read the Book ‘O, Jerusalem”
“Former spy Michael Ross was on Mossad’s very first pathfinding mission into Iran in 1993.
As a combatant in the Israeli intelligence service, he knows any covert operation — such as the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week by a hitman on a motorcycle — is the culmination of a finely honed plan.
“There would have been a huge mosaic of activity going on around [the targeted killing],” said Mr. Ross, who is no longer in the field but still uses a pseudonym.
“How did the assassin know what car he was in? What street he was on? What time he’d be there?”
If Mossad operatives were behind the killing of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, it would be the latest chapter in a long history of covert action — one shaped by what Mr. Ross calls an unparalleled sense of urgency and a unique set of challenges.
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan.
“There’s definitely a real sense of purpose at Mossad,” he said.
“Israel’s history, with the Holocaust and the persecution of the Jewish people over time, has instilled a [survival] mentality. Your basic CIA officer isn’t concerned with the survivability of his country or an existential threat to America … At the end of the day, I don’t think he has the same core belief in what he’s doing that Mossad people do.”
When Mr. Ross was recruited from Israel’s military to become a spy, he was sequestered and trained one-on-one in a safe-house for 18 months, never visiting the Mossad headquarters north of Tel Aviv nor learning the true identities of those who operated there.
Over the next 14 years, the Canadian-Israeli assumed six different identities — one cover lasted a full seven years — and led a life wildly different from the one his family believed true so he could gather intelligence and seduce defectors.
“It’s basically the same as other services, but because Israel perceives itself — rightly or wrongly — to be threatened by its neighbours and constantly under attack, there is a greater sense of urgency,” said Yossi Melman, an Israeli journalist, best-selling writer and co-author of Every Spy A Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community.
While other services have in rare instances seen their agents defect, Mr. Melman could not recall ever hearing of a Mossad double-agent — evidence, he said, of the Israelis’ meticulous screening, the loyalty of their agents, and the impenetrable nature of the country in which they operate.
The Institute, as it is translated in English, is also deeply mythologized outside its borders, beginning with the tale of Adolf Eichmann, the “architect of the Holocaust.” Tracked down to Buenos Aires, he was kidnapped in 1960 by a small team of Mossad operatives, drugged and smuggled aboard a plane to Israel for trial.
“I’ve brought you a present,” the chief and founder of Mossad famously told David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s prime minister at the time.