The Resource Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations., (ebook)

Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations., (ebook)

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Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations.
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Rise and Kill First
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the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations.
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eng
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The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF's targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as "an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject." The Talmud says: "If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first." This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel's DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman-praised by David Remnick as "arguably [Israel's] best investigative reporter"-offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country's military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world's most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a "Mossad within the Mossad" that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel's most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel's targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world. "Authoritative...' chilling portrait of the evolution of the assassination program."-The Washington Post
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Bergman, Ronen
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956
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Targeted killing
  • Israel
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Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations., (ebook)
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multicolored
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Contents
In blood and fire -- A secret world is born -- The bureau for arranging meetings with God -- The entire Supreme Command, with one blow -- "As if the sky were falling on our heads" -- A series of catastrophes -- "Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine" -- Meir Dagan and his expertise -- The PLO goes international -- "I have no problem with anyone that I've killed" -- "Wrong identification of a target is not a failure. It's a mistake." -- Hubris -- Death in the toothpaste -- A pack of wild dogs -- "Abu Nidal, abu shmidal" -- Black flag -- The Shin Bet coup -- Then came a spark -- Intifada -- Nebuchadnezzar -- Green storm rising -- The age of the drone -- Mughniyeh's revenge -- "Just one switch, off and on" -- "Bring us the head of Ayyash" -- "Sly as a snake, na<U+00de>ive as a little child" -- A low point -- All-out war -- "More suicide bombers than explosive vests" -- "The target has been eliminated, but the operation failed" -- The rebellion in Unit 8200 -- Picking anemones -- The radical front -- Killing Maurice -- Impressive tactical success, disastrous strategic failure
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1 online resource (448 pages)
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9780679604686
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0367FB77-14A1-4980-BB13-0150D5E9BF61
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  • on1021179667
  • (OCoLC)1021179667
Label
Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In blood and fire -- A secret world is born -- The bureau for arranging meetings with God -- The entire Supreme Command, with one blow -- "As if the sky were falling on our heads" -- A series of catastrophes -- "Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine" -- Meir Dagan and his expertise -- The PLO goes international -- "I have no problem with anyone that I've killed" -- "Wrong identification of a target is not a failure. It's a mistake." -- Hubris -- Death in the toothpaste -- A pack of wild dogs -- "Abu Nidal, abu shmidal" -- Black flag -- The Shin Bet coup -- Then came a spark -- Intifada -- Nebuchadnezzar -- Green storm rising -- The age of the drone -- Mughniyeh's revenge -- "Just one switch, off and on" -- "Bring us the head of Ayyash" -- "Sly as a snake, na<U+00de>ive as a little child" -- A low point -- All-out war -- "More suicide bombers than explosive vests" -- "The target has been eliminated, but the operation failed" -- The rebellion in Unit 8200 -- Picking anemones -- The radical front -- Killing Maurice -- Impressive tactical success, disastrous strategic failure
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (448 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679604686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0367FB77-14A1-4980-BB13-0150D5E9BF61
System control number
  • on1021179667
  • (OCoLC)1021179667

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