Israeli Intelligence and the leakage of Khrushchev's “Secret Speech”

  title={Israeli Intelligence and the leakage of Khrushchev's “Secret Speech”},
  author={Matitiahu Mayzel},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  pages={257 - 283}
  • M. Mayzel
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Israeli History
Khrushchev's “Secret Speech” of 1956 not only marked a major radical change in the USSR, but when it was published outside the USSR it brought upheaval all over the world. According to conventional knowledge the text of the speech was obtained by the Mossad (the Israeli foreign-intelligence organization) and transmitted to the CIA. A critical examination of the published evidence and accounts contradicts this version and suggests a number of points: the Secret Speech was not secret; Israel was… 
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