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Israel Undercover: The Secret Warfare And Hidden Diplomacy In The Middle East
Israel Undercover: The Secret Warfare And Hidden Diplomacy In The Middle East
By Steve Posner
Syracuse University Press, 1987, 366 pp

Readers looking for sensational revelations are likely to be disappointed. The author has gathered material from far and wide but he has no tunnels into the Mossad, the CIA or the PLO. His book is a jauntily written, generally well informed but somewhat disjointed account of the Arab-Israeli conflict with special emphasis on intelligence operations, on secret Israeli talks with King Hussein, and on the role of the United States with respect to civil and international strife in Lebanon. Interviews with American and other officials add spice to the material found in published sources.