P J

P J

At 70 years old, it would be an understatement to say I've had an interesting and all-encompassing life. I hold two nationalities, speak two languages fluently and have two distinctly different personas. Not a split personality:-)

How does it work?
  • P J
    Published 3 months ago
    7-007-70 (Part 5)

    7-007-70 (Part 5)

    Every country has its traitors and spies. In the UK, Philby, Burgess, and Blunt are some of the better-known names of the past century. Russia has had many. Israel too has had its share. I have no wish to name them, and give them coverage, even though they are known to all. One of them still capitalises financially, because of his treasonous actions. Traitors turn against their own countries mainly for financial gain. Some will claim ideological reasons. Others assume an adopted persona, and live under the guise they develop. They may be dormant for years, like a sleeper cell, while they work their way into sensitive and useful employment, or develop a social status. Wolfgang Lotz was a prime example of someone who had created a social status that became very productive for Israeli intelligence. If they are acting against their country of birth, it is treasonous. If for another country, they are spies.
  • P J
    Published 3 months ago
    7-007-70 (Part 4)

    7-007-70 (Part 4)

    A butterfly passes through several stages in its development. Egg, caterpillar, pupa, and finally a butterfly. I was soon to undergo a similar metamorphosis. My military days were coming to an end, and my past would not be part of my future. It would be wiped clean.
  • P J
    Published 3 months ago
    7-007-70 (Part 3)

    7-007-70 (Part 3)

    My life was about to change in ways I could never have imagined. Belonging to a secret intelligence organization suggests a lifestyle of mystique. The dictionary describes mystique as glamour, romance, mystery, fascination, magic, spell, charm, appeal, allure, awe. Ian Fleming was a master of incorporating all in his fictional character James Bond and the world was captivated. 'A license to kill' was born...
  • P J
    Published 3 months ago
    7-007-70 (Part 2 Cont'd)

    7-007-70 (Part 2 Cont'd)

    If anyone would have told me, a Liverpudlian lad of 13, that less than eight years after moving to live in Israel, that I would join the Mossad, one of the most prestigious, if not THE most prestigious intelligence agency in the world, I would have said they are nuts. Shall I make a confession? I sometimes wonder 'was I hallucinating?' But no, I was not...
  • P J
    Published 3 months ago
    7-007-70 (Part 2)

    7-007-70 (Part 2)

    If ever 'the first day of the rest of my life' meant anything, this was the day and the precise moment. Tying up at the quayside in Haifa. The most significant day of my life. An absolute 180° turnabout. It's like everything, but everything that happened before, became irrelevant. I was 11 years old.
  • P J
    Published 4 months ago
    07-007-70

    07-007-70

    It all started back in the 40s before I was born. For better or for worse, it was Hitler's fault.