Israel's Secret Wars; A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. Book Club Edition (stamp on back cover. Verso does state 1st ed./1st printing. Hardcover. xvii, [3], 603, [1] pages. Author's Note. Maps. Glossary. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ somewhat soiled, some wear to DJ edges. Ian Black was the Guardian's Middle East editor, European editor, diplomatic editor and foreign leader writer in 36 years on the paper. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics. Benny Morris (born 8 December 1948) is an Israeli historian. He is a professor of history in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Beersheba, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians," a term Morris coined to describe himself and historians Avi Shlaim and Ilan Pappé. Morris's work on the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has won praise from both sides of the political divide. Regarding himself as a Zionist, he writes, "I embarked upon the research not out of ideological commitment or political interest. I simply wanted to know what happened." 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. Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services is a 1991 book written by Ian Black and Benny Morris about the history of the Israeli intelligence services from the period of the Yishuv to the end of the 1980s. It explores the role of secret intelligence and covert activities in the Zionist movement before independence and explore the operational and political histories all three major Israeli intelligence agencies Aman (military intelligence), Mossad (foreign intelligence and covert operations) and Shin Bet (internal security). John C. Campbell, writing in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, said that the book "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." Condition: Very good / Good.

Keywords: Intelligence, Israel, Espionage, Spies, Secret Service, Mossad, Intifada, Palestinians, Oslo Affair, Aman, Shin Bet, Meri Amit, Arab Legion, Menachem Begin, Ben-Gurion, Black September, Terrorism, Moshe Dayan, Rafi Eitan, Fedayeen, Eshkol, Isser Hare

ISBN: 0802111599

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