Challenged Works

By Way of Deception: A Devastating Insider’s Portrait of the Mossad

By Claire Hoy and Victor Ostrovsky


1990—Release temporarily restricted in Canada.

Objection—Said to contain “lethal information about Israeli intelligence services.”

Update—It became a best-seller in the United States after a ban was lifted there, but the Israeli government filed a lawsuit in 1990 against the Canadian publisher (Stoddart) and the authors. The lawsuit did not proceed, and in 1991 Stoddart released a paperback edition that included a chapter describing the legal problems the book had incurred.

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