Israel's Secret Wars: The Untold History Of Israeli Intelligence

Israel's intelligence and security services, organizations that have made a fetish of secrecy, are now more exposed to the light of day, thanks to some missteps and failures that have led to official scrutiny and review. Black and Morris, tracking down every lead, begin with the role of secret intelligence and covert activities in the Zionist movement before independence and carry on with the history of all three major agencies-Aman, Mossad and Shin Bet. This is not the only recent book on the subject and cannot be the definitive history, but it comes as close as we are likely to get and is especially good in showing how critical to, and closely interwoven with, the fate of the nation these agencies have been.

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