Victor Ostrovsky was born on November 28, 1949 in Edmonton, Alberta. He left Canada as a child and went to Israel, where he became a Mossad officer. He is author of two books on the Mossad.
He grew up in Israel and joined the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) just before turning eighteen. During his military service he got married. By the time he was recruited to the Mossad (Israel’s foreign intelligence service), Victor was a Lieutenant-Commander in charge of the Navy weapon testing department. Amongst other things, he introduced the Harpoon surface-to-surface missile to the Saar missile boats as well as the Vulcan “Phalanx” anti-missile defense system.
Former Mossad case officer Victor Ostrosvky became disillusioned with the political influence of Israel’s extreme right wing on the actions of the Intelligence service. After attempting to warn the powers to be for several years to no avail he wrote his first book. By Way Of Deception is an expose of the Mossad which even though it does not expose active officers or give real names points out the activity of the agency which is detrimental both to Israel and it’s allies.