Vengeance is a 1984 book by George Jonas describing part of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli assassination campaign launched after the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The main source of the book is also the main character, Yuval Aviv, known in the book as Avner. A Mossad officer, he is recruited to lead a small team into Europe to assassinate a number of suspected PLO and Black September militants.
Vengeance is a 1984 book by George Jonas describing part of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli assassination campaign launched after the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The main source of the book is also the main character, Yuval Aviv, known in the book as Avner
George Jonas in 1988. His book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team was the basis of the 2005 film Munich. George Jonas in 1988. Born in Budapest into a family of Jewish heritage and reared in a Hungary dominated first by the Nazis and later by the Communists, Mr. Jonas had lived in Canada since the mid-1950s. Though without formal education beyond secondary school - I attribute whatever I know to not having gone to school, he once said - he became known for his stylish writing and witty erudition and for a wide-ranging body of work that included poems, plays, television dramas and documentaries, opera librettos, and 16 books, including a novel, a true crime tale, a collection of essays.
Vengeance is a true story that reads like a novel . I still have objections toward his portrayal of the Mossad agents in the film. However, I was wrong when I accused him for disrespecting the Mossad (and the Israeli government, in that case), because they selected "Avner" (not a real name, obviously) who was an inexperienced junior field agent to lead a five-man team to avenge the deaths of eleven Israeli athletes massacred by the Black September terrorists during th I think I owe Steven Spielberg. a half-apology for bashing Munich two years ago.
In 1972 a terrorist group known as the PLO specifically targeted and murdered eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Once the initial mourning stage was over with, Golda Meir, the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, declared that her government would hunt down and bring those responsible for the acts to justice. Cut off from direct contact with the government of Israel and officially ceasing to exist, the team of five traveled around the world, putting themselves through the grinding.
First published in 1984, George Jonas’s bestseller Vengeance has become a real-life espionage classic. The story of five ordinary young Israelis whose mission it was to hunt down and kill the terrorists responsible for the massacre of eleven athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Vengeance plunges the reader into an explosive world of terrorism and political murder. A profoundly human story, Vengeance explores firsthand the revulsion and doubt that came to torment the Israeli agents, inexorably changing their view of the mission and ultimately how they felt about themselves. It is also a stark examination of the timeless concerns that continue to plague our consciousness today: the nature of good and evil, and the difference between right and wrong.
This film is based on George Jonas' book "Vengeance". It purports to tell the true story of vengeance taken against the Black September terrorists using a supposed former Mossad Agent named Yuval Aviv as Jonas' main source. The Israeli intelligence community has denied Aviv's claims, saying he is a fraud. Aviv counters their denial by saying that they would deny him anyway. Each of the book's chapters deals with a separate stage of the mission, including the background to each assassination. Although Jonas claimed to have verified Aviv's story as much as possible, critics, including members of the Israeli Intelligence Community, have called into question story's validity
In some countries the book was titled Vengeance: Sword of Gideon, from which the movie title is drawn. The story was retold in the 2005 film Munich by Steven Spielberg. Vengeance (Jonas book). Vengeance is a 1984 book by George Jonas describing part of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli assassination campaign launched after the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.