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The Resource Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations, Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope

Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations, Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope

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Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations
Title
Rise and kill first
Title remainder
the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations
Statement of responsibility
Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope
Title variation
Rise and kill first
Title variation remainder
the secret history of Israels targeted assassinations
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"The Talmud says: "If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first." This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel's DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats. Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. Journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman offers an inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country's military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world's most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a "Mossad within the Mossad" that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel's targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world."--
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A political and military analyst for Israel's daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, presents an assessment of Israel's state-sponsored assassination programs that evaluates the protective beliefs that are instituted into every Israeli citizen, the role of assassination in the state's history and the ethical challenges of Israel's policies on targeted killings
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Award
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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(Source of summary not specified)
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10616364
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Bergman, Ronen
Dewey number
327.125694
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
HV6295.I75
LC item number
B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Hope, Ronnie
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True
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  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Targeted killing
  • Israel
  • Assassination
Target audience
adult
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the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations
Label
Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations, Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-725) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
In blood and fire -- A secret world is born -- The bureau for arranging meetings with God -- The entire Supreme Command, with one blow -- "As if the sky were falling on our heads" -- A series of catastrophes -- "Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine" -- Meir Dagan and his expertise -- The PLO goes international -- "I have no problem with anyone that I've killed" -- "Wrong identification of a target is not a failure. It's a mistake." -- Hubris -- Death in the toothpaste -- A pack of wild dogs -- "Abu Nidal, abu shmidal" -- Black flag -- The Shin Bet coup -- Then came a spark -- Intifada -- Nebuchadnezzar -- Green storm rising -- The age of the drone -- Mughniyeh's revenge -- "Just one switch, off and on" -- "Bring us the head of Ayyash" -- "Sly as a snake, naèive as a little child" -- A low point -- All-out war -- "More suicide bombers than explosive vests" -- "The target has been eliminated, but the operation failed" -- The rebellion in Unit 8200 -- Picking anemones -- The radical front -- Killing Maurice -- Impressive tactical success, disastrous strategic failure
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 753 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400069712
Lccn
2017301148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1019731689
Label
Rise and kill first : the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations, Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-725) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In blood and fire -- A secret world is born -- The bureau for arranging meetings with God -- The entire Supreme Command, with one blow -- "As if the sky were falling on our heads" -- A series of catastrophes -- "Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine" -- Meir Dagan and his expertise -- The PLO goes international -- "I have no problem with anyone that I've killed" -- "Wrong identification of a target is not a failure. It's a mistake." -- Hubris -- Death in the toothpaste -- A pack of wild dogs -- "Abu Nidal, abu shmidal" -- Black flag -- The Shin Bet coup -- Then came a spark -- Intifada -- Nebuchadnezzar -- Green storm rising -- The age of the drone -- Mughniyeh's revenge -- "Just one switch, off and on" -- "Bring us the head of Ayyash" -- "Sly as a snake, naèive as a little child" -- A low point -- All-out war -- "More suicide bombers than explosive vests" -- "The target has been eliminated, but the operation failed" -- The rebellion in Unit 8200 -- Picking anemones -- The radical front -- Killing Maurice -- Impressive tactical success, disastrous strategic failure
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 753 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400069712
Lccn
2017301148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1019731689

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