Isser Harel, the son of Jewish parents, was born in Russia in His family fled to Lithuania after the family business was confiscated by Bolsheviks in Isser Harel was the spymaster who moulded the Mossad into the organisation that it is. He answered only to the Prime Minister and his wife, and never. Isser Harel was born in the Russian Empire (now Belarus), and immigrated to pre -state Palestine at the age of For many years, he was involved in security.

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The second director of the Mossad – Isser Harel held the post for more than ten years, and he is often credited with paving the way to making the Mossad what it is. View a machine-translated version of the Hebrew article.

Isser Harel was born in Vitebsk, Russia now Belarus to a large, wealthy family. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Already by then he had gathered a large amount of information related to his vocation that he knew would be of use to him in the future.

She did not serve in the Israeli Defense Forces but instead in the National Work Program issdr is an alternative for women who do not or cannot serve the mandatory 18 isseg in the I. Short and stocky, his prominent ears always alert for conspiracies, Harel ruled Mossad from until He was then held for nine days before being sedated and accompanied iszer an El-Al flight dressed as a crew member. Inmembers of the West German government provided Israel with information that Adolf Eichmann was hiding in Argentina under the name “Ricardo Klement”.

In all the years that she knew him, even his wife Rivkah never dared to ask what operation he was busy with, when something was clearly troubling him. Known as “Little Isser” — he was only 5ft tall — Harel played a leading part in establishing both organisations, amassing a great deal of personal power in the process.


A model attribution edit summary using German: Espionage and Spies at FactBehindFiction. Unlike most articles on Britannica. On arriving in Israel, Harel went to Ben-Gurion and told him: He was flown to Hareo Aviv.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Available for download now. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. There had been other hitches, not least from unreliable hire cars. In he gained the title memunah – overall chief – of Israel’s secret services.


Arab oil money buys more than tents. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Although he found it hard to express himself, he soon impressed his seniors. For 15 years Eichmann had passed himself off as Ricardo Klement jsser Buenos Aires; for two years Harel’s team of 11 had kept him under surveillance. His recreations were opera and detective novels.

However, after Ben-Gurion resigned from the party it began to disintegrate, with two of the MKs defecting to Barel and the other to isseg Alignment. Presented as archival content. InHarel learned that the Germans were assisting the Egyptians in developing missile technology. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

In AprilHarel’s team of agents arrived in Buenos Aires, and tracked Eichmann to a residence in the Haarel Fernando neighborhood of the city.

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He was always aloof, always the lone operator. Isder Click [show] for important translation instructions. Undaunted, Harel formed a secret relationship with King Hassan, who allowed some 80, Moroccan Jews to leave for Israel in return for valuable security advice.

He also created the Trident Network in which Israel, Iran, and Turkey collected intelligence about the Egyptian government. It was a gift of his maternal grandfather, who had a concession to make vinegar in large parts of Tsarist Russia. English Choose a language for shopping. On one occasion he saw Leon Trotsky give a speech in the town. In he changed his surname to Harel “mountain of God” in Hebrew. He had one child, a daughter, from his first marriage.

Harel later hael that it was his belief that if the Isseg operation had begun some weeks earlier, the Mossad may have had a chance to apprehend Dr.

Isser Harel

Grayevsky, who was Jewish, had recently visited Israel and had decided to emigrate; he gave the speech to security officers at the Israeli embassy in Warsaw, and they in turn sent photographed copies to Harel in Tel Aviv.

Harel’s most public triumph came inwhen he was in Buenos Aires, overseeing the operation to kidnap Adolf Eichmann. On one occasion he saw Leon Trotsky give a speech in the town. Out of Print–Limited Availability. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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