Aaron J. Klein

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Aaron J. Klein (1960 - July 7, 2016) was an Israeli author and journalist. He previously served as Time magazine's military and intelligence affairs correspondent in the Jerusalem Bureau.[1][2] The recipient of 2002 Henry Luce Award, Aaron J. Klein, an M.A. in history from Hebrew University, has taught journalism at the college and university level in Israel.[citation needed]

His book Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response (2005)[3][4] was translated into a dozen languages and published in more than twenty countries. Among the exclusive information Klein presented was the successful Mossad plot to kill leading Palestinian militant Wadie Haddad in 1978 by poisoning him via a manipulated box of Belgian chocolates.[5]

In 2014, Klein's book Master of Operations — a biography of Mossad agent Mike Harari — was published in Israel.[6]

Klein died of cancer on July 7, 2016.


  1. ^ "Aaron J. Klein". Time. 6 March 2014. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Book Reviews". Royal Australian Regiment Association. 2011. Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Maslin, Janet (15 December 2005). "A Massacre in Munich, and What Came After". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Matthew (2009). "A Review of "Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response"". Comparative Strategy. 28 (2): 186–189. doi:10.1080/01495930902799780. 
  5. ^ "Israeli assassination tool? Belgian chocolate". NBC News. Associated Press. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Ginsburg, Mitch (4 April 2014). "A legendary Mossad commander steps from the shadows". Times of Israel.