A Fascinating History Of Israel’s Secret Wars

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“Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars” by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman [Kindle Edition]

Now, the amazing history of Israel’s espionage and security network is covered in a new book.  Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars, by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, offers an insider’s view of this compelling subject, built on information from declassified documents and interviews with top operatives. It sheds light on the inner workings of Israeli intelligence, the relationship between Israeli and U.S. intelligence, and the tough questions Israeli operatives must wrestle with regularly.

Indeed, Israel, having been under attack almost continuously since her founding in 1948, has grappled far longer than most nations with the question of how to secure her people and her borders while still upholding democratic values. “The heart of the issue now familiar to the United States and other countries,” the authors write in the introduction, “is how to honor and strengthen our freedoms while combating hostile forces seeking to crush our values.” This book makes clear that there is much we can learn from Israel as we consider the thorny moral and ethical issues related to this question.

But this is not a dry, clinical history. Like a good spy novel filled with larger-than-life characters, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and remarkable acts of heroism, you may find Spies Against Armageddon hard to put down. And you’ll find it especially timely today, as Israel continues to use means both overt and covert to face one of the greatest threats in its 64-year history: the threat of a nuclear Iran.

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

“Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars” by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman [Kindle Edition] is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app (download app – here), get Amazon app for BlackBerry – here,  for Android – here and for PC– here

Dan Raviv has been an award-winning CBS News correspondent for over thirty years, with a Middle East specialty. He hosts a national radio show, CBS News Weekend Roundup. He is author of  Comic Wars, a book about the Marvel Comics bankruptcy and renaissance.

Yossi Melman is an Israeli columnist with a worldwide reputation for breaking news on espionage and security. He is author of  The New Israelis, The Nuclear Sphinx  Of  Tehran, and other books. Melman is winner of the Sokolov Prize for Journalism (Israel’s equivalent of the Pulitzer) and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He organized and participated in ironman triathlons in Israel and has run 30 marathons and 4 ironman competitions. Together, Raviv and Melman wrote Behind The Uprising: Israelis, Jordanians, And Palestinians (1989),  the national best seller Every Spy A Prince: The Complete History Of Israel’s Intelligence Community (1990), and  Friends In Deed: Inside The U.S.-Israel Alliance  (1994).

Raviv resides in Washington, and Melman in Tel Aviv. Their articles have appeared in many international newspapers and websites. Wolf Blitzer, the CNN anchor, writes: “These two world-class journalists take us to places we’ve never been before. They back up their points with tons of excellent research and reporting. They clearly know their stuff. I learned so much reading this book. I know you will, as well.”

File Size: 1130 KB
Print Length: 360 pages
Publisher:  Levant Books; 1 edition (July 2, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Price: $9.63 (Buy now)

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