Victor Ostrovsky

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Person.png Victor Ostrovsky   Amazon C-SPAN WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Spook, writer)
Edmonton, Canada
Interests • Mossad
• Covert Action
• Israel
A former spook turned writer.

Employment.png Case Officer

In office
1982 - 1986


Dates unknown

Victor John Ostrovsky is a former katsa (case officer) for Sayanim for the Israeli Mossad. He was born in Canada and raised in Israel. At eighteen he became the youngest officer in the Israeli military at the time, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant commander in charge of naval weapons testing. He was a Mossad case officer from 1982-1986.

He authored two nonfiction books about his service with the Mossad: "By Way of Deception", a #1 New York Times bestseller in 1990, and "The Other Side of Deception" several years later.


  • By Way of Deception (1990)
  • Lion of Judah (1993)
  • The Other Side of Deception (1995)
  • Black Ghosts (1999)


A Document by Victor Ostrovsky

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:Conversations with Victor Ostrovsky-The Man Who Blew the Whistle on Mossad-1990 December.pdfinterviewDecember 1990Mossad
By Way of Deception, co-authored by Canadian writer Claire Hoy, provides an exceptional glimpse into the Mossad, ranging from its philosophy and training procedures to its methodology and field techniques. As Ostrovsky presents it, the Mossad is an immoral organization operating without oversight. He is outraged at the damage it does to the people in whose name it functions.


57px-Notepad icon.png This is a page stub. Please add to it.