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September 27, 1990 | SHELDON TEITELBAUM, Sheldon Teitelbaum, a frequent contributor to The Times, writes for the Jerusalem Report, a new Israeli English-language news weekly.
Earlier this month, for the first time, a foreign state sued in a U. S. court to prevent publication of a book. At issue was an expose of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, by an former agent who had served with the Mossad for only two years. Victor Ostrovsky, a 40-year-old Canadian-born Israeli, catapulted into the headlines--and best-sellerdom--when the government of Israel filed suits against Stoddard Publishing Co. in Toronto and Ostrovsky's American publisher, St.
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September 27, 1990 | SHELDON TEITELBAUM, Sheldon Teitelbaum, a frequent contributor to The Times, writes for the Jerusalem Report, a new Israeli English-language news weekly.
Earlier this month, for the first time, a foreign state sued in a U. S. court to prevent publication of a book. At issue was an expose of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, by an former agent who had served with the Mossad for only two years. Victor Ostrovsky, a 40-year-old Canadian-born Israeli, catapulted into the headlines--and best-sellerdom--when the government of Israel filed suits against Stoddard Publishing Co. in Toronto and Ostrovsky's American publisher, St.
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September 18, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Israeli government decided not to seek an extension of an injunction that banned publication of a book by a former intelligence agent. The decision means the book, "By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer," by Victor Ostrovsky, could be on Canadian bookstore shelves by the end of the month. An American court ruled to allow the book's publication and sale, making the Canadian case largely moot.
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September 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency today criticized government attempts to prevent publication of a book by a former agent but admitted that some of its claims are true. A New York court Thursday rejected an Israeli demand to ban Victor Ostrovsky's book, "By Way of Deception," in the United States, and Israel Radio said the publicity had made it a bestseller.
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June 9, 1991
BY WAY OF DECEPTION: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy (St. Martin's: $5.99). Israeli government attempted to suppress this account of its elite intelligence organization. FATHER, SON & CO.: My Life at IBM and Beyond by Thomas J. Watson Jr. and Peter Petre (Bantam: $5.99). CEO's son reveals the almost overwhelming doubts he experienced as he followed in his father's footsteps.
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October 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Canada angrily denied involvement in an apparent assassination attempt by two suspected Israeli spies and said Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador to Israel to protest the use of forged Canadian passports in the affair. Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy said Canada had determined that the passports were forged and that neither of the men were Canadian nationals.
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September 15, 1990 | From United Press International
Former Mossad chiefs and Israeli officials Friday characterized information in a controversial book on the Israeli intelligence agency as "inflated out of proportion" and called its Canadian-Israeli author a traitor and liar. On Thursday, a New York state appeals court lifted a lower court's ban on the distribution of "By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer," written by former Israeli intelligence agent Victor Ostrovsky and Canadian journalist Claire Hoy.
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September 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
Israel could have prevented the bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon in 1983 but it chose not to give the Americans details of the plot, according to a book about Israel's fabled Mossad intelligence agency. The book, "By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer," was written by Victor Ostrovsky, a Canadian-born artist who grew up in Israel and said he served in the agency for four years starting in 1983.
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October 14, 1990 | James Bamford, Bamford, author of "The Puzzle Palace," an examination of the U.S. National Security Agency, is the Washington investigative producer for ABC News
At 1 o'clock on a September morning, a group of lawyers for Israel emerged from the home of Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Dontzin. As they stepped out onto Fifth Avenue, they had reason to celebrate. For the first time in U.S. history, a judge had banned a book at the request of a foreign government. Only a week before, Israel had also succeeded in getting the book banned throughout Canada. But the victory would be short-lived. On Sept.
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September 14, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arguing that it was being muzzled by a foreign government, St. Martin's Press on Thursday won an appeal overturning an injunction that had restrained the company from distributing a book purporting to expose the Mossad, Israel's super-secret intelligence agency. Issuing a brief ruling in the precedent-setting case, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court dismissed a stay issued by a lower court judge Wednesday.
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