Tag archive for ‘Soviet spy’
Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: An aliyah of agents (Part 5 of 5)

It was June 18, 1967, shortly after 5pm. The last of the Russian diplomatic personnel had left the embassy building in Ramat Gan and minutes later, the Shin Bet stormed in. “The Russians took everything, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Recruiting foreign diplomats (Part 4 of 5)

As far as Moscow was concerned, the years leading up to the 1967 Six-Day War were a successful period for the Russian intelligence in Israel. Not only did they manage to recruit local agents and spies—some More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: ‘Illegals’ in Israel (Part 2 of 5)

In October 1970, the office of Yuri Andropov—the head of the KGB at the time and later the general secretary of the Communist Party—issued an operational order at the agency’s highest classification More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘was Soviet spy’

  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was an agent in Soviet-era, working for the Russian Secret Intelligence Service (KGB) in Syria in 1983, Israel’s Channel 1 published Wednesday. Foreign More...

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