But israel fielded some of the most capable and cunning special operations forces in the world. The ya’mas, israel national police Border Guard undercover counterterrorists special operations units, became Israel’s eyes-on-target response. The untold story of the ya’mas, Israel's special forces undercover team that infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada.
The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism - It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against a nation in modern times: the al-Aqsa, or Second, Intifada. This is their compelling true story: a tale of daring and deception that could happen only in the powder keg of the modern Middle East. Includes photographs and maps berkley Pub Group. Launched on intelligence provided by the shin bet, jerusalem, indigenous arabic-speaking Dovrim, and Gaza infiltrated the treacherous confines where the terrorists lived hidden in plain sight, or “Speakers, ” operating in the West Bank, and set the stage for the intrepid tactical specialists who often found themselves under fire and outnumbered in their effort to apprehend those responsible for the carnage inside Israel.
Israel's Edge: The Story of The IDF's Most Elite Unit - TalpiotGefen Publishing House - After leaving the army, talpiots have become a major force in the Israeli economy, developing some of Israel's most famous and powerful companies. The book also profiles some of the most successful businesses founded by Talpiot graduates including CheckPoint, Compugen, Anobit, recently bought by Apple, and XIV, recently bought by IBM.
. They have also dramatically improved much of the weapons already in Israel's arsenal. Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. It explains talpiot's highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the secrets of the program's success.
Israel's Edge: The Story of The IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot - How will israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a special and secretive IDF unit called Talpiot. Israel's edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and some of the early founders of the program. The soldiers of Talpiot are truly unsung heroes.
In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for ten years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves. No other military unit has had more of an impact on the State of Israel and no other unit will have more of an impact in the years ahead. Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think.
Talpiots have developed battle ready weapons that only Israel's top military officers and political leaders know about.
Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money MastersHachette Books - Harpoon, directed spies, " the creation of mossad legend Meir Dagan, soldiers, Hezbollah, and attorneys to disrupt and destroy money pipelines and financial institutions that paid for the bloodshed perpetrated by Hamas, and other groups. Efforts to combat threats like ISIS and drug cartels. National bestseller a revelatory account of the cloak-and-dagger Israeli campaign to target the finances fueling terror organizations--an effort that became the blueprint for U.
S. Isis boasted $2. 4 billion of revenue in 2015, yet for too long the global war on terror overlooked financial warfare as an offensive strategy. Written by an attorney who worked with harpoon and a bestselling journalist, to choke off the terrorists' oxygen supply, now joined by the Americans, money, Harpoon offers a gripping story of the Israeli-led effort, via unconventional warfare.
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted AssassinationsRandom House - Bergman traces, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign, from statehood to the present, the Middle East, which has shaped the Israeli nation, and the entire world. A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the israeli government, as well as high-level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services: the IDF Israel Defense Forces, and the Shin Bet an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, Ehud Barak, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, the Mossad the world’s most feared intelligence agency, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Caesarea a “Mossad within the Mossad” that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets, Ariel Sharon, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism.
Important, timely, and informative. John le Carré. New york times bestseller • the first definitive history of the mossad, hailed by the New York Times as “an exceptional work, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, a humane book about an incendiary subject. Winner of the national jewish book award in historynamed one of the ten best books of the year by jennifer szalai, the new york times named one of the best books of the year by the economist • the new york times book review • bbc history magazine • Mother Jones • Kirkus Reviews The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations - This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities.
The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military SuperpowerSt. Martin's Press - Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines. A lively account of Israel's evolving military prowess. If the weapon wizards were a novel, it would be one written by Horatio Alger; if it were a biblical allegory, it would be the story of David and Goliath.
The new york times book reviewfrom drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The weapon wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency―and as a result of its long war experience.
St martin s Press. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, relevant, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world.
The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower - . While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel―and specifically its weapons―for guidance. How did israel do it? and what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address.
No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special ForcesEcco - Captivating and eye-opening, no mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large. Ecco Press. A riveting follow-up to michael bar-zohar and nissim mishal’s account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission Is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special Forces.
In no mission is impossible, raids in enemy territory, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, and the death- defying commando missions of the Israeli Special Forces. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and they run side by side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel’s most prominent figures.
No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces - St martin s Press.
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret ServiceEcco - This book tells what should have been known and isn't—that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength. Israeli president shimon peres for decades, the Mossad, Israel's renowned security arm, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. These are real mission: impossible true stories brimming with high-octane action—from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists.
. St martin s Press. In mossad, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, eye-opening, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. Ecco Press. Anyone who is fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert "Black-Ops" warfare will find Mossad electrifying reading.
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service - Ecco Press.
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of IsraelAlgonquin Books - Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Spies of No Country is an eye-opening look at the paradoxes of the Middle East. Wondrous. Compelling. Ecco Press. Piercing. The new york times book review award-winning writer matti friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, the bluff, disguise, betrayal, clandestine meetings, including duplicity, and the double bluff—but it’s all true.
Journalist and award-winning author Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel--but it’s all true. The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine.
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel - But in the end, the arab section would emerge as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency. Spies of no country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, but it’s also about the complicated identity of Israel, a country that presents itself as Western but in fact has more citizens with Middle Eastern roots and traditions, like the spies of this narrative.
. St martin s Press. Ecco Press. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war’s outbreak, five were caught and executed.
Shadow Strike: Inside Israel's Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear PowerSt. Martin's Press - Israel often flew into Syria as a warning to President Bashar al-Assad. It also asks: had israel not carried out this mission, what would the Middle East look like today? St martin s Press. It also brings israel’s powerful military and diplomatic alliance with the united states to life, the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, revealing the debates President Bush had with Vice President Cheney and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as well as the diplomatic and military planning that took place in the Oval Office, and inside the IDF’s underground war room beneath Tel Aviv.
Ecco Press. These two countries remain united in a battle to prevent nuclear proliferation, to defeat Islamic terror, and to curtail Iran’s attempts to spread its hegemony throughout the Middle East. Ecco Press. But this time, there was no warning and no explanation. This was a covert operation, with one goal: to destroy a nuclear reactor being built by North Korea under a tight veil of secrecy in the Syrian desert.
Shadow Strike: Inside Israel's Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power - . Shadow strike tells, for the first time, the story of the espionage, political courage, military might and psychological warfare behind Israel’s daring operation to stop one of the greatest known acts of nuclear proliferation. Yaakov katz's shadow strike explores how this operation continues to impact the world we live in today and if what happened in 2007 is a sign of what Israel will need to do one day to stop Iran's nuclear program.
The never-before-told inside story of how israel stopped Syria from becoming a global nuclear nightmare―and its far-reaching implications On September 6, shortly after midnight, 2007, Israeli fighters advanced on Deir ez-Zour in Syria.
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and AssassinsLittle, Brown and Company - With unprecedented access to forty-two men and women who proudly and secretly worked on CIA covert operations from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day, Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen unveils-like never before-a complex world of individuals working in treacherous environments populated with killers, along with declassified documents and deep historical research, connivers and saboteurs.
Jacobsen's exclusive interviews-with members of the cia's senior intelligence Service equivalent to the Pentagon's generals, and Special Activities Division's Ground Branch operators who conduct today's close-quarters killing operations around the world-reveal, targeting officers, the enormity of this shocking, its counterterrorism chiefs, for the first time, controversial and morally complex terrain.
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins - Your enemy. Vanish. Ecco Press. St martin s Press. Is the cia's paramilitary army america's weaponized strength, however unsettling, or a liability to its principled standing in the world? Every operation reported in this book, is legal. Without a trace. From pulitzer prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.
Despite hollywood notions of off-book operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually one piece in a colossal foreign policy machine.
No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special ForcesEcco - The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and they run side by side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel’s most prominent figures. Ecco Press. Captivating and eye-opening, no mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large.
Ecco. Ecco Press. A riveting follow-up to michael bar-zohar and nissim mishal’s account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission Is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special Forces. In no mission is impossible, michael bar-zohar and Nissim Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and the death- defying commando missions of the Israeli Special Forces.
No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces - St martin s Press.