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Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations

By: Bergman, Ronen

1473694744 / 9781473694743
Paperback
327.125694
05/07/2019
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England
20 cm xxii, 755 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Translated from the Hebrew. Originally published: 2018.

AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'A gripping investigation of Israel's assassination policy' Sunday Times'Remarkable' Observer'Riveting' Daily Mail'Compelling' John le CarreWinner of 2018 National Jewish Book AwardFrom the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, the instinct to take every measure to defend the Jewish people has been hardwired into Israel's DNA.

This is the riveting inside account of the targeted assassinations that have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes pre-emptively.

Rise and Kill First counts their successes, failures and the moral and political price exacted on those who carried out the missions which have shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East and the entire world. 'Exciting, sometimes moving and always considered ... a stunning feat of research and a riveting read' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

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HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JPSH Espionage & secret services

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