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Israel's Warlords

How the Military Rules in War and Peace

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Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country--and Why They Can't Make Peace
Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country--and Why They Can't Make Peace
By Patrick Tyler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, 576 pp. $35.00 Purchase
Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy
Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy
By Charles D. Freilich
Cornell University Press, 2012, 336 pp. $49.95 Purchase

Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country -- and Why They Can't Make Peace 

BY PATRICK TYLER. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, 576 pp. $35.00.

Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy 
BY CHARLES D. FREILICH. Cornell University Press, 2012, 336 pp. $49.95.

In the early afternoon of November 14, 2012, an Israeli drone hovered over the Gaza Strip and zeroed in on its target: Ahmed al-Jabari, the military leader of Hamas. A precise missile strike blew up his car, leaving him and his fellow passenger dead. The assassination, which followed two Palestinian cross-border attacks in the previous days, marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, an intense weeklong campaign of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Those were matched by a barrage of some 1,500 rockets that Hamas and other Palestinian organizations fired on Israeli cities.

Several hours before his fateful road trip, Jabari had received the final draft of a

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