Israel's Secret Wars by Ian Black
A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

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This is the first documented, comprehensive history of all three of Israel's intelligence services, from their origins in the 1930s, through Israel's five wars, up to the present, with a new chapter updating the book through the Gulf War. Highly readable and exhaustively researched, it provides the most balanced view yet of this controversial subject.

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Ian Black flew Phantoms, Lightnings and Tornadoes with the RAF and then Mirage 2000s with the French Air Force. He is now a pilot with Virgin Atlantic and still flies fast jet fighters and photographs, air-to-air, in his off-duty time. Benny Morris is Professor of History in the Middle East Studies Department, Ben-Gurion University. He is an outspoken commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and is one of Israel's premier revisionist historians. His publications include Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881 1999 (2001), and Israel's Border Wars, 1949 56 (1997).
Published May 1, 1991 by Grove Pr. 603 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the authors maintain, was ``Israel's greatest intelligence failure.'' A checkered record is described: Israeli intelligence agents arranged the clandestine exit of the Iraqi, Moroccan and Ethiopian Jewish communities;

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Cataloguing half a century of Israeli intelligence's triumphs, debacles and infighting, this dense work will be of most use to specialists.

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