By Ari Ben-Menashe

In this seminal paintings initially released in 1992, an insider account from the man who paid off the Iranians for the yank hostages
Ari Ben-Menashe spent greater than a decade within the innermost circles of Israeli intelligence. He used to be aware about the key negotiations with the Iranians to hold up the discharge of the yank hostages until eventually after the election of Ronald Reagan, he enlisted Robert Gates within the move of the $52 million payoff to Iran, and was once Robert Maxwell's handler. Ben-Menashe brokered mystery Israeli hands revenues on 4 continents and briefed George Bush at the giant palms community. He observed Israel's personal nuclear arsenal improve, and watched his masters sponsor vast terrorist acts within the identify of a better solid. Then, as he wondered the immorality round him, he used to be bring to an end and arrange. this is often the total tale of the fellow who oversaw the buildup of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in CIA and Israeli intelligence slush funds.

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That’s how I had ended up at Metropolitan Correctional Center, in this metal bunkbed, staring at the fluorescent lights, unable to sleep. I had believed that my work was part of the effort to ensure the survival of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. But here I was in prison, my future in peril, and nobody was coming forward to help me. When I was needed by my employers, I was always there. When I needed them, they turned their backs on me. Shamir, for whom I had felt great respect, and who had known my father since the 1940s, had had a hand in setting me up.

The young woman who had been working with me immediately received transfer orders to another unit of 8200 in northern Israel, and within a short time Col. Ben-Porat was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and later appointed official spokesman of the Israel Defense Forces. I don’t know if Peres actually received the bribe. I do know that after I stumbled on the accusation and passed it on to my superiors, it was covered up. No public disclosure or inquiry was ever made. In April 1977, Lt.

This was done with such regularity that finally we saved ourselves a great deal of translation time 舑 we would cut out the editorial from the paper and clip it to the printout of the coded message, then send it on to our analysts. Often, they had already read the editorials anyway. It wasn’t all office work in Unit 8200. Friday morning, July 2, 1976, I was ordered to report to Lt. Col. Yishaek’s office. I found a number of other officers there, all experts in various languages. We were then asked to accompany him to the office of Col.

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